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#1 HotRod OFFLINE  

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Posted June 28, 2012 - 10:39 PM

Thought i would share pics of a 1974 MF8 i restored last winter. It was my first restore and i really liked it. I bought it from a boy i went to school with for $200. I had a good deck with it and all the tractor was there but the console pieces. I found the missing pieces on ebay and when i got them i started tearing it down. It was a factory electric start but somebody had replaced the original engine with an 8hp briggs pull start that ran and started easy. I do alot of buying and selling and tradding so i didnt really wanna keep it to long so i put it on criagslist for $600 never dreaming id get that. To my supprise i sold it for $600 a few weeks later!
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Posted June 28, 2012 - 10:42 PM

Congrats on getting your asking price, it's a nice looking machine.
Those usually don't go that high, the buyer must've been very impressed with your work.

Thanks for the ride-along pics
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Posted June 28, 2012 - 10:51 PM

Thanks. The buyer said he had looked along time for one of these and never could find one. He wanted it to use in his garden.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 04:56 AM

Nice job on the 8 HotRod. I have one I'm restoring but I haven't had time to get it finished. They have a nice tight turning radius and are a sturdy little tractor.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 05:17 AM

Nice job there. So, what's the next project going to be?
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 07:52 AM

Great restoration work on the MF and also :welcometogttalk: !!! Glad you were able to get what you wanted for it!
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Very nice work. I like that muffler you got on it.
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 11:34 AM

As far as another project i havent really found it yet lol. And i thought the muffler was cool to even tho there wasent much muffler to it. Somebody took a piece of pipe and stuck another smaller piece of pipe inside of it and welded it to look like a muffler. It sounded pretty good on there and gave it that little tractor look.




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