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#16 gtcsreg OFFLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 01:36 PM

Ok down to some gluing and plastic weld on the console, decal applications, a tiny bit of touch up paint, new gas cap, and new hood support cable.  :usa:

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Posted July 03, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Nice tractor !!!! , you get nervous and excited at the last finall steps of a restoration. When I restored my Mf 12H i was always hoping it would start on the first try. Thanks for sharing and the pics. Real nic tractor.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 05:12 PM

"The Beast" has a new name.  I am now naming it "The Superior".  No holes drilled for it, I used suction cups.  The photos that follow should be self-explanatory.  Just got the decals on and only lack a coat of clear in the next day or two and to decide whether I add the hour-meter. Oh and Dad's tractor will be in here with him on it.

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 04:14 PM

Any attachments to part with? (especially snow plow) Have family in central OK and a daughter in SW MO.

Only a boom pole. Attachments down here are very rare, I have a tiller, and the original dump cart

 

and two blades  one for the MF14, and the other for the 1650 and 1450 as well as 4 decks , one rear discharge


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 05:45 AM

"The Beast" has a new name.  I am now naming it "The Superior".  No holes drilled for it, I used suction cups.  The photos that follow should be self-explanatory.  Just got the decals on and only lack a coat of clear in the next day or two and to decide whether I add the hour-meter. Oh and Dad's tractor will be in here with him on it.

 

It looks good. Time to put it to work?


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 09:33 AM

Superior looks great. Nice tribute. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted July 20, 2013 - 10:11 AM

"The Beast" has a new name.  I am now naming it "The Superior".  No holes drilled for it, I used suction cups.  The photos that follow should be self-explanatory.  Just got the decals on and only lack a coat of clear in the next day or two and to decide whether I add the hour-meter. Oh and Dad's tractor will be in here with him on it.

Is that a picture of your Dad on the tractor. I think I missed something, I'll go back and read the earlier posts, Superior is a good name. I have named a few of my tractors, but I don't really call them by nicknames often,  because I know a guy that has a Massey he named "fergie" and that seems pretty girly, so I shy away from naming tractors, it reminds me of that .



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Posted July 20, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Is that a picture of your Dad on the tractor. I think I missed something, I'll go back and read the earlier posts, Superior is a good name. I have named a few of my tractors, but I don't really call them by nicknames often,  because I know a guy that has a Massey he named "fergie" and that seems pretty girly, so I shy away from naming tractors, it reminds me of that .

It's a picture of my Dad on HIS tractor.  It's owned by a lady about six miles away and she still uses it all the time.  I bought MINE last fall from a guy sixty miles away and it's a Snapper 1650 I painted as a MF 1650. Naming your tractors makes them harder for you to sell them (and makes a better argument to your wife about the fact you just can't sell it). lol


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Your tractor looks excellent, especially considering it's rattle can & not a complete teardown job.  She is NICE!!!!!!   :thumbs:


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 01:53 PM

It's a picture of my Dad on HIS tractor.  It's owned by a lady about six miles away and she still uses it all the time.  I bought MINE last fall from a guy sixty miles away and it's a Snapper 1650 I painted as a MF 1650. Naming your tractors makes them harder for you to sell them (and makes a better argument to your wife about the fact you just can't sell it). lol

I lost my Dad to colon cancer in 1991, it was the worst day of my life and I think of him every day. I have 12 tractors, not tractor I would I sell, I'm very, very lucky, my wife encourages and supports my hobby 100%, we even picked up a tractor on our Honeymoon. My wife is my first mate, my friend, and my support. I make all the decisions, and take responsibility for all those decisions right or wrong. She is always supportive (not always happy) even when I am wrong and we survive mistakes together. She doesn't go anywhere without me and I include her in every outing I can. I bought most of my tractors from the original owners or thier families, so I consider my tractors as family, Maybe I should start naming them.


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 02:53 PM

I lost my Dad to colon cancer in 1991, it was the worst day of my life and I think of him every day. I have 12 tractors, not tractor I would I sell, I'm very, very lucky, my wife encourages and supports my hobby 100%, we even picked up a tractor on our Honeymoon. My wife is my first mate, my friend, and my support. I make all the decisions, and take responsibility for all those decisions right or wrong. She is always supportive (not always happy) even when I am wrong and we survive mistakes together. She doesn't go anywhere without me and I include her in every outing I can. I bought most of my tractors from the original owners or thier families, so I consider my tractors as family, Maybe I should start naming them.

I think so.  Sounds like you have a keeper like me.  The Lord blessed me with my soul-mate over 35 years ago.  I tend to have to many hobbies so sometimes she keeps me grounded.  She always loves me more than I deserve and I try to "spoil" her any chance get.  I'm really enjoying the garden tractor but in all honesty there are four other hobbies I've been involved with for years that take priority.  I know what you mean about losing a Dad to colon cancer.  It's very hard but I look forward to joining him in heaven when the Lord takes me home.  Maybe name a favorite after something your Dad loved and another after your sweet wife's favorite something.


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Posted July 24, 2013 - 08:40 PM

It really looks great.


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Wow...I just ran across this.  Great job with the restore!  I plan on doing the same thing to mine this winter.


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