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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted August 19, 2012 - 11:04 PM

I was at the Dover, Pa. Auction yesterday and got 3 old WH Gt's. I bought them to keep them from the scraper, and needed them for parts.
The first is a 1257, with a good engine, the second one is a 1057. I also got another 1257 that was really rough, and sold it to guy this morning who couldn't live without it, doubled my money on it too.

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Posted August 19, 2012 - 11:06 PM

So, just how are you going to get those in the overhead luggage compartment?
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Posted August 19, 2012 - 11:11 PM

Compacter lol

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Posted August 19, 2012 - 11:33 PM

Well these are cool machines...good luck and they super neat restored...I have one, b4ut it is near and dear to my heart since my dad bought it in 1974
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Posted August 19, 2012 - 11:46 PM

Well these are cool machines...good luck and they super neat restored...I have one, b4ut it is near and dear to my heart since my dad bought it in 1974


Jim, The 1257 is the first Gt I ever got to use as a boy, my Dad bought one new in 1967 and I mowed and pulled with it as a boy. We had our's stolen a few years back and have been trying to find a descent one to buy and restore to give to Dad. I finally have one that won't take a miracle to restore.

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Posted August 19, 2012 - 11:50 PM

So, just how are you going to get those in the overhead luggage compartment?


Alan, I will have to make another trip out here fairly soon to pick up all my stuff stored a George's place.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Jim, The 1257 is the first Gt I ever got to use as a boy, my Dad bought one new in 1967 and I mowed and pulled with it as a boy. We had our's stolen a few years back and have been trying to find a descent one to buy and restore to give to Dad. I finally have one that won't take a miracle to restore.


Alan,
Congrats, not only do you have one that 'won't take a miracle' you have a purpose...that will make this restoration fun and a joy to achieve. Once done...lets see the pics pal and good luck. If you end up needing anything or looking for anything let me know, I am pretty busy around GT's these days...
Regards,
Jim
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 06:03 AM

Cool Brian,congrats.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 06:35 AM

That is going to be a neat gift when you get it done, Brian! Glad you were able to get it!

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 06:38 AM

So, just how are you going to get those in the overhead luggage compartment?


I think he is looking into a air carrier that has a trailer :smilewink: with the load he has he will need it
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 06:39 AM

Brian great to see you in Dover! Glad to see you got some great deals!
I walked (ran) the auction yard just in case there was something needed......it looked like wheel horse country!


I did see a GT on the back of a truck coming in that was badged "Columbia" any chance you saw it and recognized the manufacturer?

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 06:47 AM

I was at the Dover, Pa. Auction yesterday and got 3 old WH Gt's. I bought them to keep them from the scraper, and needed them for parts.
The first is a 1257, with a good engine, the second one is a 1057. I also got another 1257 that was really rough, and sold it to guy this morning who couldn't live without it, doubled my money on it too.

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"save em all Brian" Sound familar.They look like some decent tractors.You did pretty well .Nice meeting you this weekend
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 06:52 AM

I believe Columbia was one of those rebadged MTDs.
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:07 AM

Nice haul. Why not just drive them home :ok: :thumbs:

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:12 AM

I would say you did well. Nice wheel weights on the back of the 1057 as well.......drooling over those!

Hope you can get them back home soon so you can enjoy them!
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