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Old 04-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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Hi everybody! I am new here, happy to join. Concerning that 8 it seems to be twice the value? Does anyone know if the chrome stand is original coming that way with united models or it is a custom one? Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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I was just about to post that model. TEN GRAND will definitely separate the men from the boys.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:34 PM   #4
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Paint is not that good and stand and stand emblem are reproduction.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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Hi everybody! I am new here, happy to join. Concerning that 8 it seems to be twice the value? Does anyone know if the chrome stand is original coming that way with united models or it is a custom one? Thanks!
Not even twice the value. Maybe $2,000 to $3,000
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #6
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Leaving aside the very inflated price, the model is quite a looker.

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Old 04-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #7
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I guess you could ask for a Million dollars if you wanted to. Doesn't mean someone will pay it. Looks like a repro stand and logo (I sold the logos for a while and will have some more soon). I think that this model is worth about 2k to 3k. But you never know with Ebay. To me 10k is an awful lot of money, but for some collectors it is just small change.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:31 PM   #8
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I think the seller made a mistake and added an extra "0" in the price.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:01 AM   #9
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This is in the league of Fred Cox. If anyone is willing to buy it that would be Fred. He's the Guru of the DC-8's:

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:44 AM   #10
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That thing must be made of silver !!!!!! And I'm already saving for a cutaway
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This is in the league of Fred Cox. If anyone is willing to buy it that would be Fred. He's the Guru of the DC-8's:

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And a very nice guy to deal with, and I echo your sentiments that what he doesn't know about DC8s, is not probably not worth knowing.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:36 PM   #12
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Fred wouldn't pay that much for a model. I have met with Fred (had the pleasure of having dinner with him a few times and we swapped models a few times) and he is a pensioner with limited funds, like most of us. 10K for a DFM is way out of line. That is why he hasn't sold it the first time around. I could see 5k but it's real value is around 2500 to 3500. Fred is the DC-8 guru and sure has the collection. He started as a kid and he would tell you that it would be impossible to do today.......Cheers Al 707Boeing
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #13
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707boeing,

hi, as i see your a restorer i figured u might know the answer to my question. i just obtained a DFM american dc4. it is scratched deeply and has severe metal pitting on top of and bottom of fuselage. some pits as deep as 1/8 inch. almost as if someone dragged it and slammed it on a concrete sidewalk. there is also a stress fracture on one of the elevators and both elevators are bent. is there any way to repair this metal? i doubt polishing will work as it is too deep and the metal will be out of shape if overpolished or sanded. I was thinking more in the sense of this new aluminum welding rod that is out on the market called durafix. it is sort of a solder that u melt on to aluminum and it welds. perhaps i can use that to fill the pitting? your advise would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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This model has been on eBay before and it didn't sell then... I doubt the result would be any different this time round.
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