Hello I am new to the Forum and wanted to share a current restoration that I am doing with some friends of mine. The tractor is a 1954 Eshelman Garden Tractor that my friends grandfather customized with spare parts that he found/made. We are not sure if he purchased it new and had an accident with it or bought it second hand and rebuilt it, although my friends found the original sales tag, and Eshelman sales brochure in some paper work at their grandfathers. The transmission is a 3 speed from a 1940's Chevy truck and a rear end from possibly the same vehicle. It is powered by a 1954 Briggs and Stratton model 23 engine. The tractor has been completely disassembled, and is in the process of being painted. The engine is getting a valve job but does run. As you can see in the images it spent a few years outside and a few critters had made their home in the engine flywheel cover. More to follow.