Since I posted the thread about reproduction parts, it appears that some of the members here collect tractors to use, and aren't concerned about looks and beauty, and some of the members here collect tractors to restore and show. So I'm wondering, how many of each do we have amoung us?
Collect and use would be guy that buy tractors to use, and if they don't hold up or pull their weight, they are sold, and something else is found to take it's place. These collectors don't care much as far as paint appearance or originallity, they just want the tractor to work when it's needed.
Collect and restore would be guys that buy tractors to include in their collection, and in most cases, won't ever have to work again in it's life time. These collectors spend hours in the shop painting the tractors and spending as much money as it takes to bring the tractor back to originallity as possible. Most of these tractors are found at the various shows.
Should be fun to see how the results turn out.
Edited by HDWildBill, February 28, 2013 - 09:29 PM.