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Posted February 20, 2012 - 05:38 PM

Take it to the "restoration" show, see how much Rick wants to "restore" it! :D :D



Yeah,who could afford Rick. :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 08:51 PM

Take it to the "restoration" show, see how much Rick wants to "restore" it! :D :D

Yeah- I saw a show where he restored a little teeney tractor that looked like it didn't have two dozen parts and charged $6000! I watched that and wondered how much would he charge to do one of my 444 Case's.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:09 PM

I agree with the professional restorer comment... but IDT this fella is one.



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...has a really nice paint job on it except for where a fly got into it while wet. I uploaded close up picture of the spot to show. The spot is about the size of a fly. He didn’t crawl after he got stuck.


Yep thats a sure sign. A pro would not have let that out, sand and repaint til right.

Edited by Michiganmobileman, February 20, 2012 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:19 PM


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...has a really nice paint job on it except for where a fly got into it while wet. I uploaded close up picture of the spot to show. The spot is about the size of a fly. He didn’t crawl after he got stuck.


Yep thats a sure sign. A pro would not have let that out, sand and repaint til right.

He could just say that is his logo :p

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 01:10 AM

I wonder if the Fly Said "Hellllllllllllllllllp MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!"

(Sorry, bad movie referrence)
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 07:15 AM

I wonder if the Fly Said "Hellllllllllllllllllp MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!"

(Sorry, bad movie referrence)




HE, HE, HE, HE ,HE ,HE, HE.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 07:33 PM

Not any offers on the $$$ patio tractor yet.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 07:42 PM

No fun in buying one that's already done over, It would take many years to pay off that price tag anyways.
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 07:57 PM

I think everyone missed the point. His wife got cranky about his tractor and made him sell it. " I'm trying dear". I'm trying !!"

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:13 PM

I wonder if the Fly Said "Hellllllllllllllllllp MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!"

(Sorry, bad movie referrence)


Good one Alan :thumbs:

I think everyone missed the point. His wife got cranky about his tractor and made him sell it. " I'm trying dear". I'm trying !!"

:bigrofl: :bigrofl:


You could be right!!

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 09:55 PM

...The value of anything is: What the seller is willing to accept and the buyer is willing to pay.


My father once told me something is only worth what you can get someone to pay for it.

Obviously in this case, the restore was 'less than perfect' see reference to the fly in the hood. It is his and he can do with it what he would like, and I do know the 140 yellow patios are of the 'rare bird' variety, much more uncommon than the rest of the patios, but this one was not originally yellow, so were he to sell a genuine tractor, with a perfect restore job...likely this would still be a hefty tag but more reasonable...this price again IMHO is just ludicrous...

If we were in this hobby to collect and restore then we would not be selling a prized possession. If on the other hand we were professional restorers who demanded '$' for our time and efforts then in order to be effective we would have to be efficient and we would have to be the best at what we do and a restore like this would have perfect results in very little time. Otherwise we would just be spinning our wheels.

This job is neither perfect nor efficient if he is asking this kind of $ for it. So, in essence what is going on here is he found a tractor that has value, (no doubt), and he is attempting to squeeze that for all it is worth...which is his call because it is his tractor.Most likely when the price gets close to $1200 it would be able to be sold...At this price however, it might be awhile...a LONG while. Again My opinion...




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