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#1 CMAC OFFLINE  

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Posted September 27, 2013 - 10:38 AM

I have owned this GT for about 10 years now but never really gave it any love. About 2 years ago the main drive pulley snapped and the tractor sat outside for about 24 months. The first year I cut an acre and a half every week with a push mower but I am not getting any younger :) This past year my friendly neighbor (who owns a JD) cut my grass for the cost of using our dumpster while I repaired the Ford 100. I still have a few more things to do like installing a stack and replacing a few steering ball joints but the snow is coming soon and I need to freshen up the 2 stage snow blower before then. Most of the GT is stock except for the seat and fenders which needed some serious love - they were just about rotted through. I also fabricated a rear extension to hold suitcase weights and hitches and possibly mount a home made cozy cab in the future. You will also notice 100lbs of weights on each tire as well. I intend to put a plow and attached claw bucket on the front in the spring ( I have seen some pretty cool fabrications on this site) and perhaps a winch or electric pistons up front as well.

 

Anyway - here she is right before her second maiden voyage.

 

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Posted September 27, 2013 - 10:47 AM

Nice looking GT, looks like it is ready to work again.   :thumbs:



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Welcome to GTT. That is a beauty. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 11:37 AM

Welcome.  That Ford looks great.  Thanks for those great photographs.  I'm glad you are here.



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 01:36 PM

Very,very nice resto on that ford.....well done



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 01:51 PM

Great restore work on your Ford.  That is as nice as I have seen.  Ought to do the job.  Congrats!



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 01:58 PM

Why are the front tires on backwards? Looks really nice!



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 02:05 PM

That is one very nice looking Ford you have, should serve your needs in the future.

 

 

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Posted September 27, 2013 - 02:09 PM

Nice Ford!!



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 03:18 PM

Why are the front tires on backwards? Looks really nice!

 

I did a bit of reading and found that by putting them on backwards you get more traction. I have a number of hills on my property and can use all the traction I can get.



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 03:45 PM

Very nice job...good looking GT. Never gave it much thought until now. The cleats normally would spear themselves through the dirt but placed backwards they would act like a paddle wheel cupping the dirt therefore I would think your right...more traction. Something to think about.

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Posted September 27, 2013 - 03:56 PM

Hello there and welcome! :wave:



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 05:10 PM

That is one shiny tractor!

 

What do you think about the seat mounted that way?  I have a Ford 80 that needs a new seat, and I have a spare seat, but it looks like I would loose some leg room that way.  Anything might be better than what I have now.  I have the box filled with firewood and a hunting seat cushion on top.



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 06:09 PM

Sweet looking Ford! If you are going to push or blow a lot of snow with it then pick up a set of chains. I've found that no amount of weight will help on ice with AG tires. Chains make all the difference. 



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 08:07 PM

VERY  NICE Ford you got there.  One to be proud of that should serve you well for many more years to come.






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