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#16 NyRedNeck OFFLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 03:11 PM

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They started out masking mini dozers, hence the name.


Actually there is no connection between these 2 companies. Struck made the mini dozer but nothing do with the Magna trac garden tractor. The Magna Trac GT was made by Magna American Corporation Cincinnati Ohio.
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 04:41 PM

Actually there is no connection between these 2 companies. Struck made the mini dozer but nothing do with the Magna trac garden tractor. The Magna Trac GT was made by Magna American Corporation Cincinnati Ohio.


I need to watch what people tell me! LOL Thanks for correcting me!

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 10:02 PM

I really need another project so I can post the full restore here. For now the one I would like to nominate is the Blue Money Pit a.k.a. BMP.

As it was, I just completed the restore on Hulk II (Craftsman II) and my Grandson was showing a lot of interest in using tools, and overall "pap where does that go and what does that do". While at work a co worker mentioned that he was cleaning out a neighbors barn and found a riding mower that he was going to take to the scrap yard, but remembered that I was restoring another mower and asked if I wanted it. Well I said yes, but depended on the price and condition. I couldn’t afford a lot (Funds used on Hulk II) and I didn't want something that was missing major parts like a deck or engine.

The next day he brought some cell phone pictures (wow)! Um.... what are you asking for it? He figured it would bring $60.00 in scrap. I offered $60.00 and he said OK, and agreed to load it on his trailer and let me take it home.
9 months and $2,400.00 (and a worn out Grandson) later. BMP was done. I did 3 test mows on 2.5 acres to iron out the bugs, then used BMP twice to do full 2.5 acre mows, and a recent Pull off with Hulk II.
BMP was the latest restore project, and the most extensive to me. New to me hydraulics, and Hydro transmission. Lots of time spent with my Grandson.

Presenting the 1983 Ford LGT 145 09JC3311


Great restoration! You and your grandson should be proud!

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 04:24 AM

That Ford turned out nice.

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 06:38 AM

Maybe we should rename the thread to: Maynard get a camera!!??
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 09:02 AM

Maybe we should rename the thread to: Maynard get a camera!!??


Good one! Welcome to the site!
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 10:03 AM

Maybe we should rename the thread to: Maynard get a camera!!??


:bigrofl: :bigrofl:

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 07:12 PM

Hey yall, I would like to nominate my newly rebuilt 1960 Economy Jim Dandy, with a Briggs and Stratton 19FB engine (1948-1962) complete with an oil bath breather filter.
This little pulling tractor was given to me by an Army buddy when we got back from duty during OEF, she was once a snow plow. How many photos need to be submitted, I have the whole restoration project recorded, but I don't want to flood the forum with pictures..?

http://gardentractor...nomy-jim-dandy/ Just in case the image didn't come out, visit My Garage please.


The 1st post in this thread has all the rules. 2 pics required, and you can add more, but 6 or so would be plenty. Remember, do them as attachments & not by url.
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 11:24 PM

I shall re-enter the Caterpillar this month, so I will have to locate the pics and descript from other nomination threads.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 08:09 AM

:ok: Thank you OlCowHand, I will try and post a couple pictures properly now; "and one of myself at the County fair" thanks.

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Great looking PK!
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Posted August 10, 2012 - 10:49 PM

Alright gang, will get the voting going tomorrow sometime so if you would like to nominate your tractor you have about half a day from the time of this post to do so.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 04:27 AM

There is some good looking stuff here in this thread,may be hard to choose.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 08:44 AM

That's pretty cool, Terry! It's definitely a 'whole different animal'!
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 07:02 PM

Terry,that WH looks really neat.
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 11:16 PM

I'd like to nominate my custom 1965 Wheel Horse 855 "Drags-Tor".

This tractor began in 2007 as an MS Paint drawing and - with a bit of coaxing from a few online friends - I built the real-life version in the spring of 2008.
The tractor is based on a 45.5" wheelbase 1970 Electro 12 frame bolted to an 8 speed / 8 pinion Uni-Drive transaxle. The engine is a Kohler K-181 from a 1975 B-80 and has been changed to mag ignition / retractable start to keep it clean and simple. The original implement lift lever is now a combination hand clutch / brake lever and the foot throttle came from MSC. I estimate the top speed at 18 to 20 mph.
The front rims are by Azusa and are fitted with "pocket bike" tires. They mount to '60/'61 Suburban spindles and front axle that has been laid back for better stability at speed. The low-profile rear tires are aftermarket for golf carts and are mounted to standard garden tractor rims covered with WH hubcaps.
The dash housing, gas tank, and tank tray are the only pieces that have not been modified. Paint is Krylon satin black and Krylon cherry red, and decals are by Terry Dennis at Midwest Custom Graphics.

I can't really say that it's used for anything other than a conversation piece and an occasional wheelie. :thumbs:

The drawing:
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Mock up (that's what they call it on the fancy TV shows):
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The "Official" pictures:

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That is definitely unique... nice work... way beyond my ability...
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