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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:02 PM

I know some of you watched the show (not sure exactly what the name is since I don't get the History channel) and watched them restore the Bantam tractor.  Ever wonder what happened to the tractor after it was restored?  Well I found it and its for sale.  We were out in Sugarcreek Ohio for a few days (major Amish country) and I saw this little shop in town called Finders Keepers.  This shop has some awesome stuff that you just don't see anymore.  Well of course the Bantam caught my eye and I wanted to stop to see if it was for sale.  I didn't realize that it was the Bantam they restored on the show.  They had a sign hanging on it telling about the restoration and the shop owner had pictures of himself and the cast of the show hanging around the store.  I can't verify that this is the tractor but I have no reason to doubt their claim.  As I said, it is for sale so if you have a cool $9000 laying around, you can buy a piece of history.  Good luck and let me know who buys it!  Oh, we got pics but they are on my daughters camera and she won't be home till later this week.  Sorry, you'll have to wait.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:30 PM

  Yes I hear that show charges out the mule to fix your stuff .


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:43 PM

I doubt if it is worth $9000 to me even if Rick restored it. 

 

I would like to see some good pictures though of it to study and see how close he got!

 

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:49 PM

I saw that episode, way too much smoke for a "restored" engine!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:52 PM

:ditto:

Too expensive to be smoking when the guy was driving it!

Anyone catch the one a few weeks ago with the David Bradley walkbehind? I think he charged 12,000 to do that and forgot a decal on the hood...


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 07:03 PM

9000$ for a Bantam. I'm laughing ...real hard! 


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 08:07 PM

If Rick did the restoration, then to me the value just went down!  That show is a joke as far as reality is concerned.  :(


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 08:45 PM

In the David Bradley restore he also forgot to put brakes on the tractor or cart. To bad he did not do some more research to find out about the unit. Did get everyones attention thu.
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Posted June 23, 2013 - 09:18 PM

In the David Bradley restore he also forgot to put brakes on the tractor or cart. To bad he did not do some more research to find out about the unit. Did get everyones attention thu.

I didn't see much flex in the wagon frame either, fine on flat lot, but not so good on uneven ground.  Four wheeled wagons should have some flex in the frame!  ~~  Lowell



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Posted June 24, 2013 - 04:39 AM

I would like to see how Rich made the hitch for the DB, if he hooked to the eye on the back of the tractor, it will break the eye off.

Their were a couple of different styles.

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 05:02 PM

As promised, here are the pics of the Bantam in Sugarcreek, Ohio.  You be the judge but I believe the wheels are the wrong color.

 

Bantam 1.JPG

 

Bantam 2.JPG

 

Bantam 3.JPG



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 05:04 PM

I think the guy got taken...



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 05:10 PM

I watched that episode, and it strikes me as odd that the guy is selling it after how emotional he was when he first got it back. But then again, there is nothing to say that was not staged either.

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 05:18 PM

I watched that episode, and it strikes me as odd that the guy is selling it after how emotional he was when he first got it back. But then again, there is nothing to say that was not staged either.

 

 

Staged like storage wars...



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 07:54 AM

i think on the db that they did on the show if he took his time he could have found tires to match the ones that were on it to begin with






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