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New soon to be Cub owner

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Sep 4, 2023
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Hello cub club !

I’d like to start by thanking everyone in advance for creating this community and having such a great resource available for new members.

My wife and I are looking to purchase a 1946 j3 cub down in Florida . We did a (pre)pre-buy last Friday and the plane looked to be in very good condition with complete logs . It’ll be flown to my mechanics shop this week, but I’d like to pull from the forums expertise for some specifics to look out for .
The engine has less the 200 hours on it with a fresh top overall (it sat for a few years after OH, recent owner did the TOH about 9 months ago) and it currently is flying . Paint looked a little faded but fabric didn’t show any signs of wear (hangar kept). All data plates are intact and match the logs , no visible corrosion on the frame, jackscrew greased and in good condition.
Interior was clean and relatively new with basic but well done instrument panel

Asking 27k but thinking 25k for cash transaction . Thoughts ?


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