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1940 J3F-65 For Sale (Franklin 65HP) (Price Lowered)

ATCT

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Hey Fellow Cubbers,
It is with great joy and deepest regret that I must put my cub on the market. Ive accepted a transfer in my ATC line of work to Anchorage, AK from Houston, TX. With the cost of living jump that im about to undertake, I am going to have to sell the cub :'(

Here is her stats (roughly as I fly her frequently)

1940 J3F-65, Franklin 4AC-176 65HP, 3300TTAF, 1815TTSNE - Put on in 1946 (569STOH), Mid-80's re-cover (ceconite), new tailwheel (lang), wood prop, wood wings, June 2009 Annual, damage history in 1946 (re-build / new right wing) and in the early 60's (total restoration finished in mid-80's). The fabric has a few slits (patched) and the bathtub area could use a little paint, but overall the fabric is in great shape. The paint is peeling away from the fabric in a few spots but has been stopped by use of dope and silver (See pictures below). Wings were off for transport in May 2008 and airframe / wings checked for corrosion and found none. New Bungees in May 2009. Spare plugs, new skylite glass, and spare tailwheel parts included. Feel free to ask any other questions. I am asking $22,500 and I am accepting offers.



Prior to silver'ing the fabric (taken the winter prior to my purchasing the cub back at home in Finleyville, PA....ski's not included but mounts are still attached for ski wires)


Pictures below from a photographer at the Reklaw Fly-in, October 2008.
http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/ThumbPage.aspx?e=4241866&g=CJ&s=25


Clint
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glennj3

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It is always exciting to see a plane just like mine! I bought her in 03 for $17000 it needed nothing. Not that I would encourage you to take less than you are asking. The plane is nice and the Franklin engines run very nice. Sorry you have to sell her. Good luck.
Glenn
 

iflyaj3

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Clint...grats on your move to Alaska! Compared to your J-3, I suppose you'll now become infatuated with one of those high-powered Super Cubs with new-fangled balloon tires! This Franklin Cub is a sweet ride having flown her in PA. The engine is very smooth compared to my Continental. She deserves a loving home (gee, doesn't Will live in TX??) and to be flown/enjoyed as much as you have lately! All the best...it was great to see you and your wife at Sentimental Journey this year! Mike P.
 
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