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Posted February 21, 2012 - 10:35 PM

As you guys know I purchased a Ford LGT145 about a week ago. Now as luck would have it I have the opportunity to buy 'another ford'. 165 Well I need someone with extensive Ford knowledge to advise me,. The guy with the 165 'told me his has hubcaps on it which is pretty 'rare', so now the question ...did all of the mid 70's LGT's come with hubcaps? If so then for sure I will grab this tractor, for the hubcaps, then put em on the 145, or were they 'optional' or ? Any advice would be greatly appreciated...

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 10:39 PM

Jim, I can't tell you whether or not they were standard or not. I can tell you that about all of the GT manufacturers offered them as options.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 10:46 PM

Jim, If you get the 165 and it runs I will trade you Case stuff for it. :D
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 11:14 PM

back in the day you could get hub caps on any ford GT at the dealer , but it was always a option you had to add , i don't believe hub caps where ever standard equiment , hope this help and good luck with your new tractor
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 11:21 PM

Ok

Thanks Ford guys, I guess a general 'lil help ' would have sufficed, Casey the guy says it does run...Lemme get my hands on it before we negotiate a trade, or I sell. I am looking to get my ford to 'showroom condition before I let go of anything...You guys understand I am sure 'playin it safe'. This guy told me it was in a box for 15 years, so the motor and insides are like new...Most likely one of the two fords will be mine and it will be the one in the best shape. Although I know they are workhorses...

Casey how bout some pics of your stuff

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 11:33 PM

Hey Jim, I remember emailing you pics of all of my Case stuff, so dig thru your emails a little, it was about the time you bought the speedexes. Hope you get that Ford and that you end up with 2 complete, good Fords, and want to part with one of them to me.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 04:37 AM

A 165 was top billing for Ford, so it most likely came with them, at any rate , a rugged rig , and the 165's had an aux. Hydraulic circuit option on the 77-83 versions.
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Posted February 22, 2012 - 05:21 AM

Dig out the camera for that 165 when you get it.

Edited by mjodrey, February 22, 2012 - 11:03 AM.


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Posted February 22, 2012 - 05:32 AM

I'd like to see this one also. Is it a 'closed side'?

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 06:38 PM

Dig out the camera for that 165 when you get it.

I'd like to see this one also. Is it a 'closed side'?


Maynard, of course, I got my new lens and am anxious to use it ...so this is as good excuse as any :smile1:

Kenny, No I believe it is an early 70's (like my 145) which is a Jake I believe, but as soon as I get my paws on it I'll shoot some pics and a vid, Odds are I'll grab a new battery to take with me, guy says it need a bat..

I'll update most likely tomorrow...

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Hurry we can't wait.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 07:40 PM

Sounds like a nice package. The older Jake style Fords look to be bigger than the newer ones but maybe it's just the sheet metal.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 08:22 AM

Okay, open side. Still a nice tractor. All Fords are Jake built up to about '83.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Good luck. Will be waiting to see it.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 06:19 PM

Those hubcaps are a dime a dozen....Tell you what, I will give you a buck a oiece.....lol

Sounds like a cool find....waiting for those pics




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