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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2013 - 07:22 PM

This is an interesting concept to me. What is you definition of "restored"?  



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Posted September 13, 2013 - 07:39 PM

This discussion can go forever.

 

Restored means brought back to the way it was in the dealer's lot.  To me, it means mechanically good as new and cosmetically equal to the quality of new.  The end result should be able to go to work or go to a show.

 

Going beyond a restoration is when someone puts a car quality shine on a tractor and all that sort.  It isn't needed (in my mind) to make a restoration.

 

Everyone's got different standards.

 

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Posted September 13, 2013 - 07:42 PM

Restored to me is mechanically sound with fresh coat of paint all the way around.

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Posted September 13, 2013 - 07:46 PM

Fixed up to the point you are scared to use it. Because it might get scratched.



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Posted September 13, 2013 - 08:07 PM

I'd say making an old tractor like new again. This is hard to do 100%.  It is also expensive and time consuming! 



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Posted September 13, 2013 - 08:30 PM

I define restored as mechanically restored to factory specs using factory parts from the specific brand or a donor tractor, and painting using correct code paint.

Since I will use parts from where or whatever, my work on a GT is what I would consider a 'refresh'.
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Posted September 13, 2013 - 09:19 PM

This discussion can go forever.

 

Restored means brought back to the way it was in the dealer's lot.  To me, it means mechanically good as new and cosmetically equal to the quality of new.  The end result should be able to go to work or go to a show.

 

Going beyond a restoration is when someone puts a car quality shine on a tractor and all that sort.  It isn't needed (in my mind) to make a restoration.

 

Everyone's got different standards.

 

Ben W.

 

Please meet my brother, Ben. We are a lot alike, and think mostly the same way.

I define restored as mechanically restored to factory specs using factory parts from the specific brand or a donor tractor, and painting using correct code paint.
 

Please meet my other brother, Cat. He also thinks a lot like Ben and I.


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Posted September 13, 2013 - 09:26 PM

Please meet my brother, Ben. We are a lot alike, and think mostly the same way.

Please meet my other brother, Cat. He also thinks a lot like Ben and I.

 

Let's leave Cat out of the brotherhood, Troy.  :rolling: It wouldn't speak well for our mental stability.  :D

 

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Posted September 13, 2013 - 09:37 PM

Restored is a fresh rattlecan paint job with extra paint slathered on the greasy spots because grease can soak through the new paint,  and also about half the tires side walls painted as well. 

OH heck!  the question was whats my defination,  not most ebay sellers.........


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Posted September 13, 2013 - 09:38 PM

Ok, all joking aside now. Here is where I'll get a little weird to some members, but others will understand exactly what I'm saying, or trying to say.

 

I define "restoration" as a project that not only takes time and money to make something look new again, but it also means that you put your blood, sweat and tears into it also. It's one thing to restore a tractor, a car, or a piece of furniture, but if you really put your mind, talent, patience, understanding, knowledge, and wisdom into it enough, to the point that the finished project looks as good as it can be, and reflects your ability and know how, then the project has restored you as an individual. I see a lot of "restored" collectors, as they are proud of their efforts, and excited about the restoration they did. Then again, I see collectors who just say, yeah, I restored that one a few years ago, not great, but doable.

 

In my opinion, in order to do a restoration, you have to be wanting to be restored. Be open to knowing the project at hand, how it should look when finished, and be willing to be proud of the results when through. If you aren't happy with yourself before starting a project, maybe full of doubt, then the project when finished, will show that you really didn't put forth the full effort that you could have done. I have restored numerous round fender 110's and 112's, and even though they are mostly all the same, I try and take on each individual restoration as if it was the very first one I ever did.


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Posted September 13, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Back to as close to what the factory boxed and shiped out.


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Posted September 14, 2013 - 06:13 AM

Be open to knowing the project at hand, how it should look when finished, and be willing to be proud of the results when through.

 

:thumbs: There's our philosophy in a nutshell, brother.

 

Ben W.


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Posted September 14, 2013 - 06:20 AM

Back to as close to what the factory boxed and shiped out.


That's what I could call a restoration as well, and that generally requires a complete tear down and re-assembly with the proper parts and a new paint job.

Just getting it into good mechanical condition, and a paintjob without the complete tear down is what I would call REFURBISHING a tractor.

In general, it seems like the truly restored tractors end up being 'Trailer Queens' while the refurbished ones remain as working tractors.
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Posted September 14, 2013 - 09:18 AM

This was a 100% restore.

 

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 10:06 AM

What about the correct date coded parts and factory inspection stamps. :smilewink:


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