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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted February 03, 2013 - 04:49 PM

I have saw a few tractors done this way. What do you all think of them? Kinda kickin around the idea of making one.

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Posted February 03, 2013 - 04:54 PM

As long as they are not destroying a really nice tractor to make them... I like 'em. I'm a function over fashion type though so I couldn't imagine making one unless I had legit use for it... like pulling around a wagon at the tractor show :smilewink:


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Posted February 03, 2013 - 04:56 PM

I like the idea. I really like that Wheel Horse ( I think it is?)

 

I would probably do one like if I had a basket case GT that was beyond restoring to original. 

 

Thanks for the pictures :thumbs:



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Posted February 03, 2013 - 05:39 PM

Go for it!  If you are happy so am I.   I gave some thought about doing that to my Massey. i didn't but i sure thought about it.

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Posted February 03, 2013 - 05:41 PM

If you have a tractor that is not super collectible and not worth restoring, go for it!
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Posted February 03, 2013 - 05:43 PM

I have saw a few tractors done this way. What do you all think of them? Kinda kickin around the idea of making one.

 

 

Bob, If you want to build a Rat Rod, then by all means build one. It's your tractor and you can do as you please.

 

Some on here may not like it, but then again, it's yours !! :thumbs:


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Posted February 03, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Go for it, Bob! I know where there are several LT's, might get one of them and make something out of it.


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Posted February 03, 2013 - 05:56 PM

Im with the gang.  If its your beast do with it as you please.  Its nice to have something that is unique among the many.


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Posted February 03, 2013 - 06:04 PM

I agree, go for it. I love the wire wheels on the black one. 

I hate to say it but they are just machines and I find myself ripping the hearts out of them and installing diesels. While seeing restored originals is always nice, so is creative freedom. Have fun  :thumbs: 


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Posted February 03, 2013 - 07:25 PM

I Love them!! If it keeps another one out of the scrapyard, or gives a pile of old parts something to do other than grow rust... Go for it! I have one sitting in my barn that someone else started years ago so I have no guilt customizing it to my liking. I really REALLY like that custom wheel horse, and am basing my custom around its design...

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Posted February 03, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Nice tractors !  Though I wouldn't do it unless it was something that was in need to a lot of new parts anyway , do you have a tractor in mind ?



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Posted February 03, 2013 - 07:55 PM

I have saw a few tractors done this way. What do you all think of them?

 

Well..since you asked..I hate them.

cant stand them..I think they are hideously awful and ugly, and ruin perfectly good tractors.

(I dont like hot rod cars either..)

 

of course, people have the right to do anything they want with their own possessions, I wont argue against that..

but that doesn't mean we all have to like it! ;)

 

I much prefer to see tractors, and cars, restored to original specs..

Never been a fan of hot rods, and "rat rods" are even worse IMO..ugh..cant stand them.

 

Back in the 1950's, when Model A Fords were a dime a dozen and "just another used car", Im sure no one cared

that Model A's were being chopped up..but today, a hot rodded Model A is, IMO, a crime against nature..

I feel the same way about classic tractors..

 

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Posted February 03, 2013 - 10:40 PM

So, should I slam my sons moline 110 like the Jacobsen?

I think they look cool,but would not do it to one of the odd

ones. But to each,his own!



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Posted February 03, 2013 - 10:53 PM

..."rat rods" are even worse IMO..ugh..cant stand them.

 

You sound like my ol' man... LOL.

 

I LOVE rat rods... but the key point for me and the spirit of "rat rods" is to coble together pieces and parts... no takes a duece that's been sitting in a barn out in arizona for the last 60 years and chops the top off of it, throws the hood and fenders in the scrap pile and tubs the rear... They take the SCRAPS and piece them together.

 

Take the WH in the OP. I REALLY hope that someone didn't cut the hood off the grille to make that 'rod... otherwise I really like it.



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 05:17 AM

Yes,"rat rods" are pretty cool.






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