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#1 BowlBuilder OFFLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2013 - 04:45 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...r-/200947028475

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Posted July 29, 2013 - 04:54 PM

That is one cool shop on wheels! :D

Someone really put some thought into that! I know it seems a bit steep in the price but it is a one of a kind machine thats for sure!



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 05:34 PM

Looks like a POS to me!



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 05:36 PM

Just the thing for the King of Obsolete! I wonder if it would run on moonshine?



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 06:04 PM

This tractor was built in the 60's in Kentucky. (The Engine, Transmission, radiator and rear end are all Crosley Parts

Runs and drives Great,

It has a "ARC"welder, a Air Compressor, A Hydralic Pump and Cylinder and Govonor.

The brakes are not hooked up at tis time, I have the most of the parts to make them work again.

Some Short Term Storage (inside) avaible Arrangements should be made prior to bidding

Delivery avaible at $ 1.25 Per Mile (loaded) Arrangements to be made prior to bidding


$1700.00

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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Must be the hub caps. What a POS!!



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:25 PM

Looks like a bomb that ran into an old gypsy wagon.



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:30 PM

I agree with you all! It is one ugly mut! I just like how he made it a portable repair vehicle. And yes $1700.00 is way to much for that.



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 08:22 PM

That was common right after the war. Nothing was available as far as metal and tires. The Welder came off of an airplane  and they worked extremely well,

 

Most of these tractors were made out of Willy's surplus jeeps , however I'm sure that at that time anything that was available was used.



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 08:23 PM

That is one cool shop on wheels! :D

Someone really put some thought into that! I know it seems a bit steep in the price but it is a one of a kind machine thats for sure!

 

I agree with you, Chris.  Although I wouldn't pay that, if you needed to get a welder into a tight spot and didn't want to lug a generator big enough to pull it, too, that is the right machine for you.

 

Ben W.



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Posted July 31, 2013 - 09:42 AM

I think it is neat as can be. I can appreciate the utilitarian aspect of it. It was built for a purpose and since it is still kicking I would bet it's built stout.



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Posted July 31, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Having had two of those surplus generators (200 and 400 amp) and not having been impressed with either of them I wouldn't 

touch that contraption. I will admit that I would like to meet the person who built it as I'm sure he would be someone after my own heart. Would be fun to just listen to the stories. Thanks for the memories. 






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