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leewwalton
 Post subject: N34W
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:40 pm 
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Nice looking older California Thorp For Sale on the main site ..

See http://thorp18.com -> Classifieds -> Aircraft For Sale -> Thorp T-18 N34W

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d.grimm
 Post subject: Re: N34W
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:47 pm 
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So how do you view classifieds on a Apple device?


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leewwalton
 Post subject: Re: N34W
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:57 pm 
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It's not pretty but try it now David.

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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: N34W
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:13 pm 
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Couldn't get it on my iPad.....


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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: N34W
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:14 pm 
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John Kerr and I went to see this T-18 at KSEE and advise the widow/owner as to what the overall condition of the AC was and to see what she might get with regard to price . As she stated the AC has not flown since 1996 and the engine has NOT been started , only turned over by hand by the Son . The paint is a 4+ and there are a few minor dents in the sheet metal that will require some Bondo to smooth out . Having been sitting for almost 20 years I explained to her that ALL the rubber parts (tires/tubes, hoses, etc.) would need to be replaced . I suspect the fuel had not been drained so there is probably some varnish in the tank and carb . A search would be needed on the engine for AD's and a bore scope of the cylinders would be a good idea . The interior , IMHO needs a complete replacement (carpet, seat covers , seat belts , etc.) along with a panel upgrade . I did not notice any cracks in the windshield or canopy .

I explained to her that there are T-18's out there for sale that are in flying condition going for around 20K+ and that in my opinion, considering the current condition and the work/money required to get the AC back into flying status a fair price "As Is , Where Is" would be no more than 15K . This was not a pre sale inspection and should not be taken as such . It was just to give the owner a ruff idea what they AC might sell for in it's present condition . There may be more involved to get this AC airworthy . There were no panels open other than the cowling and a visual access to the cockpit . It will take a lot of man hours and some $$ to get this AC flying again . This will not be a quick fix and go fly . I suspect if someone wants this AC they will take the wing off and trailer the plane home to do the upgrades .

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d.grimm
 Post subject: Re: N34W
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:34 am 
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Thanks Lee


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