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Steen un-welded fuselage For Sale

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Hey all,

I was just made executor of my fathers estate .Also only heir.

He left me with NOS still box un-welded Steen Skybolt fuselage.

He bought it in 1974 and it's been in storage ever since.I intend to sell it, but have no idea of fair market value.

I'll find out shortly exactly what it includes.

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Any help would appreciated...:confused:

Dan
 

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Hey All...It has 90 pieces..all labeled..with a schematic...It appears to be the main fuselage...no landing gear... or vertical tail...

Thanks




Hey all,

I was just made executor of my fathers estate .Also only heir.

He left me with NOS still box un-welded Steen Skybolt fuselage.

He bought it in 1974 and it's been in storage ever since.I intend to sell it, but have no idea of fair market value.

I'll find out shortly exactly what it includes.

Moderator...if posted in the wrong place...sorry in advance

Any help would appreciated...:confused:

Dan
 

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Hey All...It has 90 pieces..all labeled..with a schematic...It appears to be the main fuselage...no landing gear... or vertical tail...

Thanks
To package only contains twenty pieces. (2) 7/8 od (2) 3/4 od. Both have a slight miter joint. Then 16 pieces pre-cut according to a check marked diagram.

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Welcome! Can you post pics of everything? That would help. Heck, why not go ahead and build it? :) Biplanes are Cool!
 

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It is in fact Kerbie- J..... Only reason I know is I found the schematic inside an envelope with the return address of Kerbie-J Inc. It's been in storage since 1975...I have no clue what it's worth

Dan
 

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Biplanes are waaay cool! As far as building it...It's complicated...I have a step mom who has life interest in my dads real estate..along with his shop.Not exactly fond of her...I want to distance myself from her and her family as much as possible...It kinda sucs... If i'm way off on the price PM me

Dan
 

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Dan

You can check out www.steenaero.com and see what the price of a new fuselage is. Not sure if they have one close to the one you have listed but it's a start.
 

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That wont help him much. It is pushing 12k fully built and powder coated. Realistically, project fuselages are available cheap, all the time, I have seen them from $750 to 2500 welded up. Your kit will be of the old design, some tubes would need to be swapped out, perhaps a couple scrapped. It is probably worth 500-700, but like all things, it's only worth what someone is willing to pay.

Photos will sell things a lot easier.

Best o luck/
 

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That wont help him much. It is pushing 12k fully built and powder coated. Realistically, project fuselages are available cheap, all the time, I have seen them from $750 to 2500 welded up. Your kit will be of the old design, some tubes would need to be swapped out, perhaps a couple scrapped. It is probably worth 500-700, but like all things, it's only worth what someone is willing to pay.

Photos will sell things a lot easier.

Best o luck/
I'll have photos sometime today...:)
 

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KT... what's a Kerbie-J kit ?

How long ago and who made them ?

I did a search and came up with a vacuum cleaner.
 
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Kerbie J was a guy in New Jersey that sold fuselage material kits for popular designs. It was a pre fishmouthed and mitered material kit and all the tubes were hand done. They were only a little bit of a head start as it wasn't that great of a deal. The only one I was personally involved with was a Pitts S1 that I welded up for a couple of friends that had built it up and tacked it for final welding. They told me every joint "almost fit". Kerbie-J advertised in S.A. all through the '70's and '80's. The new Vr3 kits are quite the opposite, they snap together with micrometer precision.

To the original poster, you are sitting on about 500 bucks worth of tubing, sorry if you thought you had a rare find but a lot has changed in the Skybolt in the ensuing years.
 
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Kerbie J was a guy in New Jersey that sold fuselage material kits for popular designs. It was a pre fishmouthed and mitered material kit and all the tubes were hand done. They were only a little bit of a head start as it wasn't that great of a deal. The only one I was personally involved with was a Pitts S1 that I welded up for a couple of friends that had built it up and tacked it for final welding. They told me every joint "almost fit". Kerbie-J advertised in S.A. all through the '70's and '80's. The new Vr3 kits are quite the opposite, they snap together with micrometer precision.

To the original poster, you are sitting on about 500 bucks worth of tubing, sorry if you thought you had a rare find but a lot has changed in the Skybolt in the ensuing years.
Not surprised...I'll post some pics...

Thanks
 

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Hey All.. I appreciate the info on the fuselage...How about $500.00 plus shipping. I'll deliver for small fee within 100 milesskybolt 001.jpg

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Hey all.. again thanks for the info..If anyone is interested.. I have a PayPal account.

Dan
 

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Hey All...I'm going to hold onto this for a few weeks .Then it's off to the recycling plant.

How about $250.00.
 

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How about 175.00 plus shipping...Shipping will cost about 70.00 on the average.
 

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Sounds like an economical avenue for someone starting a new build.
 

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