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#1 bread320i OFFLINE  

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:23 PM

For the past year I have been trying to ad a RJ58 to the collection. I was looking, asking, and willing to travel for anything complete. Restored or not, dead or alive.

 

I had found a lead in Iowa but got fustrated after the seller canceled and postponed on me for 2 months. So I gave up and continued.

 

Over the past few months I got leads from other tractor sales or purchases, but everything left me empty handed.

 

Last year I remember seening one at our local car swap meet. At the time I walked away thinking the seller was crazy for what he was asking. So today Michelle and I went with a wad of cash hoping to find this tractor. It took about 3-4 hours and my eyes light up when I saw it in the distance. After 5 minutes haggeling with the seller, the wife said If it is what you want buy it.

 

So I said deal and we drove it away. I dont remember the last time I heard so many comments and looks after buying something. On our way out 3 people asked us how much I paid.

 

The search is finally over. Thank god because I was about to give up.

 

 

 

 

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:29 PM

I learned the hard way that it needs a muffler guard. :(


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:33 PM

You hinted that you may have gone long to get it (I'm not asking), but it's really great that you have the passion and desire for a specific model and to have found the one.

 

Too bad the muffler is an issue - I love the way it looks.  Maybe you need to get some asbestos pants.

 

It sure does look shiny.  She has some nice, gentle curves.


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:58 PM

Congrats for finally getting your RJ. :thumbs: Glad to see your wait is over.

 

I don't mean to be negative, but to me, it looks like the tractor was completely stripped on the necessities. I don't know if you have knowledge about the tractor or not, but since you already mentioned the muffler shield is missing, did you get the rear lifting cable and hitch, the lifting handle, and the throttle cable and lever? Again, please don't think I'm trying to take away your thunder, I'm just trying to point out to you all of the other things that seem to be missing. Without these other items, it don't leave you with much, as far as using attachments.

 

Congrats again, and enjoy!


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Howie "sort of" approved of it tonight. I think he prefers a cushion seat (Bolens 1050) over the cold metal. 

 

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Edited by michelle, April 27, 2013 - 07:19 PM.

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:21 PM

We will be getting the lift handle and I think a mower deck. But thats it. The white knob is whats currently contriling the throttle. I have been looking at others online and with time I hope to get the tractor back to original. I am currently in the middle for another restoration.

Long term goal for this is to do a bread320i restoration.

I would be happy to see pictures of what It "should" look like so I know what I am looking for.


Edited by bread320i, April 27, 2013 - 07:22 PM.


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:24 PM

That's one of the nicest looking gt's i've seen on here lately !!


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:41 PM

Sure is Purtey, Congrats! :thumbs:


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 10:58 PM

I like happy endings! Congrats on a real gem.



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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:57 AM

Glad you were able to find one! It has lots of potential. Enjoy it, Adam!



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:44 AM

sure is purdy.  nice nut burner u got there.  u should get some header wrap to stop the muffler issue



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 09:37 AM

thats a 5hp correct? a friend has a couple of them neat little gts thought bout trying to get one from him



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Nice RJ, even has the boiler plate tranny.

 

Good for you guys... you'll enjoy it.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Nice looking RJ! I'm glad you finally found one.
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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:22 PM

Nice RJ, even has the boiler plate tranny.

 

Good for you guys... you'll enjoy it.

What is a boiler plate tranny?






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