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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:37 pm 
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Can somebody tell me what it is worth? Excellent condition with original paint, stickers and gas cap

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:33 pm 
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Frank,
Post a few photos.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:46 pm 
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nobody has an estimate?

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No idea on the tank value. Put a reserve on it and toss it on ebay and see what happens. I'm more interested in the garden statue in the background. Is that a Hispanic gentleman with a poncho and sombrero pulling a burro? If so, wow! Those are almost as rare as yard jockey statues. 8)

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ellice_island_kid wrote:
I would suggest contacting Planes of Fame and talk someone there. They would be able to give you an idea and may be interested in it.

I am quite shocked sombody didnt have an answer for you on here. Those kinda tanks used to fetch about 2K a few years ago, but the whole warbird market is in the biggest slump in history and prices are falling faster than a Zero, especially the most expensive ones like P-51 and F4U?


yeah, i don't know whats going on. not much interest. who wouldn't want this awesome piece of history!? Don't you want it?

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It would be cool to have something like that but not sure whats its worth


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The problem is the nose is punched in and in order to repair it you'll have to cut the tank open to make the repair then re-weld, a bunch of work! Next, whats the condition of the rest of the tank, dents, corrosion, etc.

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I would like to have it the way it is now but if it would look nice restored but it would be a project but it would be fun


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:27 pm 
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just curious....what do you want for it? I collect corsair stuff when the $$ and the wife will allow it....lol

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:24 pm 
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If you want to fix the dent without cutting it apart, you could always do what the autobody guys do. Strip some paint, use a stud gun to weld on some studs, attach a slide hammer, and pull the dent out. Much less work than halving it.

Of course, i`m not an expert, so i could be way wrong. Just food for thought.


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