Barn Find!!!!

Last week I was approached by two gentlemen to “cover” their airplane.  They explained that the plane needed to be covered and assembled.  I agreed to come take a look.  I drove to meet one of them so I could follow them to where the plane was being stored.  we Drove on city streets them he turned off the road into a field, not a road, not a trail, but a field.  drove back for about a quarter mile to an old horse barn.  Inside that horse barn was an old Piper J-4 Cub Coupe.  A real barn find, dusty, dirty and needing a lot of work. IMG_3824

The wings were off and the tail feathers were scattered about the barn, but for the most part the plane was all there.

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The only piece that seems to be missing was the cowling.

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Everything was in tatters, The whole plane needed to be striped down to bare metal and start over.  However, the plane was in good structural condition.  IMG_3821

The boot cowl and cockpit seem to be relatively intact.
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The other thing that I was glad to see were all the extra parts that are present, including a whole other fuselage.

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The engine, a Continental A-75, was sitting on the floor of the tact room.

Hopefully we can make a deal to help these guys get this plane back in the air!!!

Thanks!


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