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#61 jj69chev OFFLINE  

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Looks great!


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Posted March 18, 2014 - 05:52 AM

Sweet
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Posted April 12, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Looks neat! Nice work!
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Posted September 19, 2014 - 10:32 AM

I just picked up a 140 that needs a LOT of work and was looking for ideas/info. Came across your post and said "WOW, I like this !". How far have you come along with the fenders? I see the last posting was in April, just wondering how the cast to mild steel weld is holding up and if you started on the front 3 point hitch. The motor in mine spins freely, so I'm suspecting a broken rod, I have an onan P218 just sitting here in the garage waiting to do something, so I might put that in it. You've done some pretty creative things with your 140 that actually look good, not like some absurd conglomerate from a cartoon. Post some updates! I really like it.

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Posted September 19, 2014 - 11:10 AM

ride65,

 

First off, Welcome to the site, glad to have you aboard! 

 

Second, I see that your tractor is a 1968 140H3, the first year for the 140's. You may want to reconsider customizing this tractor, as there weren't a lot of these first year 140's built. You have to do what you have to do, but it might just be worth your while to invest in the correct parts to keep this tractor in it's original state. 


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 12:53 PM

I figured it was an early h3 from the s/n, anything I do will be reversible (bolt on or off). I will have to do some welding on it to replace a front accessory mounting tab that was cut off somewhere along the way, other than that I'm not going to make any permanent changes to it.  I'll do a post when I get all my pictures together and a list of all the things that need to be repaired/replaced.


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 01:26 PM

ride65, Welcome to GTtalk. The 68 140 is very cool and a lot more scarce to find then any other year 140. And you have an H-3 model, even better. I agree with Troy, repair and use or maybe sell it, but don't chop it up.


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 01:39 PM

Got it. Nothing besides fixing it. :deadhorse: 


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Posted October 24, 2014 - 01:18 PM

Ride65 thank you for the compliment. First, the weld is holding up better than I thought it would. It hasn't cracked yet and it has been put under some stress of pulling a home built hay wagon. Unfortunately, I have not gotten much further than what you see in the last pictures. I have been super busy at work and have not had much time to do much. I do agree with the others on the keep it original mark. The '68 is a hard one to come by. Mine did have quite a bit of rot under the fender area and made it an easy choice to do away with them. I will get to it, but with being on the Navy and on a boat, finding time is hard. Again, thank you for the compliment.

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Posted October 24, 2014 - 01:23 PM

Oh, the front three point is next on my list. Right now I am working on measurements and finding parts. The wife also wants me to finish tiling the bathroom walls and she has decided we need a sprayer trailer before next year so we can self spray for ticks instead of paying a company to do it.

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