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#1 john webster OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 02:25 PM

Hi all.

         Have been off the forum for a while now ,have had other comitments. wondered if i could enter this machine for the tractor of the month. It has been stored and unused for 9 years but broke down and they could not get it mended because of shortage of replacements here in UK. I think its a 1979 with a replacement engine bought new in 1980.

        Heavy crash damage to repair and this came from Belguim Factory in Europe the owner has has it from new untill i came across it. have spent 5 months on project and we think here in UK that it has  had the wrong grafics on it so we have re badged it to what we believe to be correct.

        I have made a bonnet grill guard for it as the tinwork has very little strength in its construction.before.jpg 020920121150.jpg 060920121157.jpg 20130102_134959 (960x1280) (600x800).jpg 20130105_083604 (600x800).jpg 20130105_083659 (600x800).jpg 20130105_084508 (600x800).jpg 20130105_084539 (600x800).jpg


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 02:49 PM

That's a nice restore job! Good looking tractor!


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 03:42 PM

John, that is a very nice restoration job.  Thanks for posting those great photographs of it.  Nice grill guard too.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 03:52 PM

looks great!! nice job......I'm sure you'll have alota fun with it


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 03:55 PM

great comments from you all.  good to be back happy new year to all many thanks john.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 04:13 PM

Hey, John! Good to see you back with us. Nice Horse you have there. Great job on it!


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 05:26 PM

It's nice to see a restored WH over in England. You've done a great job of restoring it. Parts must be difficult to come by in the UK which makes this even more impressive. Thanks for posting the pics.


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:40 AM

John,nice looking Wheel Horse.Great job restoring it.


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:23 AM

Nice work on the horse John !  is that grill guard original to wheelhorse, or where do you get one of those?


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Nice work on the horse John !  is that grill guard original to wheelhorse, or where do you get one of those?

the grill guard was made by me ,and as i have only seen them on the 200 wh model i thought it was about time the c 61 got one aswell. thanks for enquiry. john



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 11:30 AM

John, this tractor would not meet the guidelines for tractor of the month as a "Survivor" due to the repainting.  The rules for "survivor" do not allow for repaint, among other things.  Your tractor however will meet all criteria for the next 2 months of contest, so please enter it on a later date.  We must stick to the rules, or it isn't fair to others entering.  Thanks, and hope you understand.


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 04:26 PM

 John that is very fine looking machine you have there-something to be proud.

 

Dick


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 06:58 PM

Love the restoration!

 

I guess I'll have to get busy and make the "grill guard" for pushin'! Thanks for the pic's!


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