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When Is It No Longer The Same Tractor?


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Poll: When Is It No Longer The Same Tractor? (21 member(s) have cast votes)

When does a tractor lose it's identity? What's OK to change?

  1. Only what has to be swapped (3 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. Tin and Cosmetics (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Whatever's bad and you have a spare (14 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  4. As long as you keep the serial tag. (4 votes [19.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.05%

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#46 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 03:58 PM

Yeah, I didn't see one of the 4 answers that suited me. I like tractors that are either original or that are adapted to fit someone's needs or wants. I'm going for the latter.
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:30 AM

As far as the Elec-Traks go , a stamped frame, traction motor , steering column / console and riveted sheet metal means you have an original. The correct color is to be followed for L nd G models and industrial models and also the OEM supplier. The chase for serial numbers sorted this out . Still some rooting to be done . Now for my own personal kick in the rear side . I am extremely allergic to certain yellow pigments .Small details :D Switching control relays out for new electronic controls does not offend most in the same way disc brakes are installed on vehicles made before they came out.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:38 AM

Thanks everybody, I appreciate the input.

I was concerned that changing to straighter tin and maybe the stronger tranny would be a loss of identity. Kind of the way Jennifer Grey isn't the same person after her nose job.

I need to figure out a good way to keep the serial tag intact without removal. Or if I do remove it, reattach it OEM rivet style.

No one will accuse me of being a rabid purist, but with it's unique story, I don't want to abandon it's history.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 02:58 PM

I think the Chipster should stick to cars. Soooooo outside his realm, he wrecked the poor thing. :mad2: :toilethead:


I generally feel he also wrecks most of the cars he does.....


Yeah, I didn't see one of the 4 answers that suited me. I like tractors that are either original or that are adapted to fit someone's needs or wants. I'm going for the latter.


Your FrankenPanzer would be a PERFECT example for this thread. With a frame from one model of tractor and the body from another and an engine from neither, which tractor is it?....... :confuse:

Edited by Canawler, July 04, 2012 - 02:58 PM.





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