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#1 bowtiebutler956 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Hello, I'm new here, and I just want to say this is a great site, with some very friendly people. As a child at the age of 7 or 8 my dad gave me this little Standard, which was probably one of my best memories as a kid. After giving it to me, he realized I had a very hard time starting it with the rope, so he added a starter/generator to it from an old Simplicity.I rode it every chance I got. I move to Austin with a friend at the age of 17, and my dad kept it for me. Well 30yrs had gone by, and I now have 4 kids of my own, and my youngest is a tractor nut just like I was, so I decided to pull what was left of it out of the mothballs, and restore it for Danny. It has now been completely restored, and I just gave it to him 4 days ago on his 7th birthday. He's already gone through 4 tanks of fuel, and I can't hardly pry him off of it. He is so much like I was as a kid!! Anyway, I thought I'd post some pics of what we started with, and what we ended up with, and a few pics from when I was a kid.

Thanks Matt

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Thats great most of the time we are looking for those things from our childhood
to bring those feelings back ,you must be feeling them 100 times more passing it on :thumbs:
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Posted May 29, 2012 - 08:55 PM

It is truely an amazing feeling Littledeere. :thumbs: Watching Danny ride his tractor brings back some of the best childhood memories. :smilewink:

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 09:03 PM

Hey Matt, Glad to have you here with us at GTtalk. I about 4 hrs north of you and the very same standard, not as nice as yours. what else to you have in your collection, I saw a Wheel Horse in the video of your son, great gift.

Here's a link to ours, http://gardentractor...0-dads-new-toy/
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Posted May 29, 2012 - 09:12 PM

Very, very nice history of your tractor. awesome restore too. Welcome to GTt and thanks for uploading that.
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Posted May 29, 2012 - 09:17 PM

That's funny I had just finished reading your post when I noticed you had commented on mine. Yours really is neat, my 52 has the ball lock clutch like the Bantams do. I am very curious about your set up. I too talked to Daryel Shaffer out of MO. Thanks to him, I was able to buy a NOS Bantam lower steering gear for my sons tractor. Ours was badly broken. I also got the decals, and fuel tank from Daryel. I would really like to see some more pics of yours Texas Deere and Horse! Right now my collection consist of just the little Standard, and my 74 B-80 I restored about 6 months ago. :thumbs:

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 09:30 PM

That is one nice looking B-80, I have to get started on restoring our Standard. I have to fab the back rim halves, badly rusted. Our clutch is the drive shaft lifted to give the drive belt slack to slip.
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Posted May 29, 2012 - 10:18 PM

I was hoping for some before and after pics in the other thread. Ask and ye shall receive. LOL

That's great you have the original, and even better it's on to the next generation. :thumbs:

Now you need to Danny posing with a bunch of his childhood friends and relatives like yours. Kind of a recreation of your pics.


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Posted May 30, 2012 - 05:01 AM

Great story and great pics. That last picture says it all!
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Posted May 30, 2012 - 05:22 AM

Great story and pics! I'd say your son is very happy with his tractor. Thanks for sharing with us!

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 06:20 AM

Nice story and nice tractors. When you do a restore it looks like nothing less than perfection. Danny will have hours of enjoyment and lots of memories.

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 12:27 PM

I was hoping for some before and after pics in the other thread. Ask and ye shall receive. LOL

That's great you have the original, and even better it's on to the next generation. :thumbs:

Now you need to Danny posing with a bunch of his childhood friends and relatives like yours. Kind of a recreation of your pics.

I have all the pics from every stage of the resto, from sandblasting, to body work, and all the pics of rebiulding the drivetrain. If you would like some other pics, just let me know. That's a great idea of getting a pic of Danny similar to the ones from my childhood. I think I'll do that! Thanks

Great story and great pics. That last picture says it all!

Thanks, and yes seeing Danny's face is all the reward I need!

Great story and pics! I'd say your son is very happy with his tractor. Thanks for sharing with us!

Thanks, and I've enjoyed sharing here, there are alot of very friendly, encouraging people here!

Nice story and nice tractors. When you do a restore it looks like nothing less than perfection. Danny will have hours of enjoyment and lots of memories.

My restorations are anthing, but perfect. I relly spent the extra time on the Standard, so it turned out very well, but still not perfect. The Wheel Horse is a worker, so if you got real close to it you could see the imperfections, but I really enjoy it, and it beats using some flimsy new machine anyday! Oh Danny got hours of enjoyment on his tractor the first day, now I think he's up around 15hrs now! :rofl2:

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 01:59 PM

Does your Standard still have the original FB9 Briggs on it?

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 03:03 PM

Great story! Thanks for the pics and you did an awesome job restoring it!
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Posted May 30, 2012 - 04:54 PM

Does your Standard still have the original FB9 Briggs on it?

Yes Brian, it still has its original 9FB. It looks a little different with the starter/generator that my dad put on it when I was a kid, but it is still the original. :thumbs:

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