I don't know the history of the rig. I bought it a few weeks ago from a neighbor who has half a dozen GTs, is in ill health and selling off his stable. He has a couple other 1050s, but this one suited my wallet and need.
The tractor is a 10-footer. It doesn't pass muster on close inspection. I'll clean it up some, keep it clean and working. I'm more concerned with function than originality, so I have no hesitation about making functional mods.
As for the decals, they will be pretty low on my priority list, at least for a few years, but thanks for the offer!
The rear tires are 23x8-12, Carlisle All Trail, ATV tires. They replace badly dry-rotted originals.
I got them from a local tire dealer. Installed price IIRC was ~$92 ea. The fronts were ~$40 ea. with new tubes.
Note: I just saw a set of the Carlisle All Trails on local Craigslist, four for $150, with 95% tread. They're a steal!!
(BTW I have no affiliation with this ad; posted FYI. If anyone wants them, have at it!)
Carlisle All Trail tires are available anywhere ATV tires can be found, including Amazon.
These tires will be good for my long term use at our cabin/future home near Raystown Lake (Huntingdon PA). I'll put it to work hauling dirt/mulch/firewood etc. and driving to visit the neighbors . These tires will suit the terrain better than turf, yet still be gentle on the lawn as opposed to big lug ag tires. These should also be good winter traction if I find a plow rig.