Doug Snead wrote:
What city are you in?
Looks like he's in Minneapolis, Flying Cloud Airport, according to his blog:
Funny thing, I was contacted a couple of months back by the grandson of ANOTHER early homebuilder. He was looking for the plane his grandfather had built in the mid '50s. I aimed him at the present owner, who did have it for sale. Don't know if he bought it...
BTW, Chris, on your blog you say, "Since I don’t fall under the FAA’s 51% rule, there will be a few
thousand dollars worth of upgrades and repair work that will need to be
done. " If the airplane is licensed as Experimental Amateur-Built, *anyone* can perform maintenance or restoration. You don't need to hire someone to do the work. However, you will need a licensed A&P to sign off a condition inspection, which means you'll have to do the work to their standards.
Your local chapter should be able to give you some help on restoration, and maybe point you to an A&P.