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L4 Project or Flying, Motivated Buyer!

j3cub

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Walter beaudette just called me looking for a L4 Project or Flying aircraft. He is looking for a sound project with logs and he is a very "Motivated Buyer".

He is willing to make a very attractive trade and even consider a loss on the trade to get into a L4.

Here is the info on his aircraft.....
1956 TRI-PACER • $31,500 • FOR SALE TO GOOD HOME • This plane was beautifully restored by the previous owner of Wag Aero and his friends. The 150 engine was done at an FAA approved shop Belvidere Airmotive 190 SMOH. Has original logs from 1956 to present. • Contact Walter Beaudette Jr. - located Chicago, IL USA • Telephone: 773-563-1942 [email protected]

If you know of someone that has a L4 Project or flying aircraft, this buyer will make the sale worth their time. Please contact Walter with any leads.

Thanks
Will

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If someone had a 1942 J-4 with TOH a few years ago and was converted to J-3 after WWII and well taken care of -- 25 to 30 year white grade A cotton fabric that failed punch test two years ago, would he be better off selling as a project to a motivated buyer or restoring it himself?
 

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Call Walter and see what he is willing to do. When I talked to him today he was very willing to "Make a Deal"

Will
 

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I passed along his name and number to the owner of the plane I described.
 

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How do you convert a J4 to a J3?
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Not sure if converted is the proper term. The aircraft was recovered in a J3 pattern with the observation glass removed and registered as a J3. What is the proper term?
 

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>What is the proper term?<

I don&#039;t know. The J4 is a two place plane with side by side seating that complies with Type Certificate A-703. The J3 is a two place with tandem seating that complies with Type Certificate A-691. The two planes have little physical resemblance and I don&#039;t see any way to convert from one to the other. Is it possible that you may have been referring to an L4 conversion rather than a J4 ?
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OK guys, Jerry made a typo in his original post (like we all havn&#039;t done that! ;D ).

The airplane I believe he is referring to was an L4 that had J3 "D" window frames installed a long time ago. The L4 window framework is evident under the fabric if you know where to feel.

Joe has a complete "project" that is worth $15-20K as is, if it were nicely restored as a J3 it woould be worth between $35-45K and if it were nicely restored as an L4 it would be worth $45-55K. From experience, the rebuild will cost between $20-35K

Jerry, not to be rude but Joe&#039;s bigger issue is his age! He could possibly double the value of his Cub IF he has the money to finance the rebuild and the time to wait.

Come on down to York again sometime!

John Scott
 

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John,

Thanks! Sorry for the confusion of typing J4 rather than L4. I agree with you and hope he can let go. Joe has owned this aircraft since 1970.

Restoring this aircraft to a L-4 would be a great project for someone.

Enjoyed meeting you at the York flyin.

Jerry
 

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:) Wow I finally made it here this is Walter or ironeagle with the Tri-Pacer. I am a 55 years old a real "Walter Mitty" as my wife says. I teach children with disabilities that have Downs Syndrome and other severe disabilities. I am very fortunate in my profession to see some dreams come true for these great kids.
I want to thank Will for taking my call and all of you for taking an interest in my dream the L4. This has been an adventure meeting Will and others on the phone. Thanks for keeping my dream alive everyone.

Walter "Mitty"
 

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