[quote="BEAKER"]Wanna Bee, I would love to have casts made, I know thats the best solution, I just dont think I can swing the costs. BUT, I am have a couple foundries look at some pics, including Tomahawk Foundry just to make sure it is infact out of my price range.
Dcrane, I did get my appraisal back from GTS. This is what they said
"Current, unrestored, as is condition: $300.00 to $600.00
Cost to fully restore:
dismantle, blast, weld, rebuild, paint and mica on base heater $3850.00 to $4850.00
nickel $4000 to $4500
Retail value following professional Good Time Stove Co. restoration: $8850.00 to $9850.00"
I will restore the stove for NOT EVEN CLOSE to their cost to restore.
Coalnewbie, OK I will add pics to the knowledge base.
This is a GREAT POST (thank you for that!) I missed it before but its good to show the kind of money it costs to have someone restore a stove like this
It would be nice to hear Williams opinion on these numbers, since he has some experience with these places. the current "as is" price of 300-600 seems a little crazy to me (unless it has some glorious mint condition Finial on top that might be worth $200 by itself).
great thread....keep the photo's and activity going for us on this! LOVE IT