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Posted January 10, 2012 - 03:07 PM

thats the same dates as my clubs hammer in down and plow days. O well

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 07:56 AM

wow.....very, very nice rebuild cookiemonster. you outdid yourself...... I wish PA was alot closer to MO. That antique tractor event looks like a good time to be had by all.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 08:28 AM

Nice looking ride Cookie! Hope to see you some time this show season. Shawn

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:37 AM

Nice looking ride Cookie! Hope to see you some time this show season. Shawn


Thanks. I see Portersville and a few others shows out that way. I don't know how many shows I'll actually make. The Chambersburg one was just to get one in before I start using the freshly painted tractor. While there, the wife and I are going to meet some folks for dinner and go to see the Wolf Sanctuary there to see what it's about. I don't make plans too often with 3 teen and tween kids.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 11:37 AM

If you guys can work it into your schedule, our show is Father's day weekend and will be featuring Garden Tractors. (all brands)

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 05:10 PM

Took some time today to work on something that's been bothering me. The T70b panzer which the body came from... I noticed that the steering wheel didn't feel very solid on it. Especially side to side. It doesn't help that I added some height on to the steering column by adding a tilt, either. They were only held on by this piece of heavy triangular sheet metal leg at the back of the hood. I think that explains why the next model line, the T75x's had a solid panel for a dash. Anyway, I added some bars between the hood edge and the frame by the footrests. It sure does feel a whole lot more solid now. I'm going to hold off painting them turquiose cause I'm working on a whole batch of stuff to paint at one time, so disregard the fact that they're black. I used just black iron. I used tube because I wanted to make it look good and match the steering shaft coming down in the middle. So what do you guys think? Look good or any ideas?

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Just to close out this thread. Did my one show, mounted up the mower deck and got that slimy grass all over it.
She's a working girl, now.
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 08:50 PM

For a work tractor it sure does shine, great job Dean.
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 08:52 PM

I think this is the first time I have seen a full size pic of it, it looks good in your little avatar but it looks 100 times better in a large pic! Very nice job on it!
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Posted May 04, 2012 - 05:20 AM

Looking good, Dean. She's a sweet little machine!
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Posted May 05, 2012 - 06:35 AM

That's a beautiful piece of machinery Dean. I hope you'll consider asking her to come out of retirement to come up to our show. Even if there's grass on her, that means she's working for a living.

Thanks for the updates and pictures.
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 03:59 PM

I have to agree with everyone else here. You did a fantastic job! The exhaust is awsome. The engine is a nice touch. The paint is jaw dropping and I have to ask where I can get a seat cover like that. I want one! I always tell everyone, "Paint doesn't make it run better," but wow, that Panzer sure is a head turner! I think this one is better than new.
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 04:39 PM

WOW!!!!!! That is one Classy GT!!!!! You did a GREAT job on it!!! I passed up 2 Panzers, wish I hadn't now! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 04:58 PM

The seat cover came from here and I am happy with it: http://panzerbantam....tion-Parts.html

Thanks to everyone for their nice compliments.

I was just messing with it a little today. May have mentioned in another post that I finally figured out that a pile of parts that I got with it was a complete sleeve hitch and lift. Fitted it all up and now I'd like something to put on it... Was thinking about making a small trip bucket to go on it. Kind of like a Johnny bucket but smaller - about 36" wide or less. Smells like I have my next project. Now where to find a bucket or just steel. Hmmmmm...

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Very nice job I love the fabrication work. what rear rims are those they look great.




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