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#1 VintageIronCollector ONLINE  

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 06:36 PM

I've been thinking about turning a Jacobsen Chief into what I think an Oliver Chief would have looked like if they made one. Think this is a good idea?


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 06:50 PM

Hmmmm? Will it just be painted Oliver green?


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:23 PM

It's yours to do with as you please.  I don't have a problem with customizing so long as its not represented as an original - especially at selling time.   Good luck and ya got ta know we will want pictures!  :wave:   :thumbs:


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Have at it, we are all eyes and ears.

 

 

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 08:31 PM

I thought about doing that too. I don't care for the tube frame tractors as much. I thought it would be cool. :thumbs:



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Posted November 06, 2013 - 09:35 PM

As an original Oliver owner, i wouldn't be in favor of it. but like was stated above "its yours to do with it want you want."



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Posted November 06, 2013 - 09:50 PM

It wouldn't be the first 'clone' so to speak.  I get the hesitation by an owner of an original as well.  I watched for years to collect specific Wards machines, and now clones are common as any old Simplicity of the era.  I have a custom planned, and it will be a Simplicity made into another brand...thing is, it will be something clearly 'wrong' as the brand was never built in that type of tractor.  It will be a sort of 'what if?' machine.  =]



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Posted November 07, 2013 - 12:16 AM

To me it would be like taking a 1970 Malibu with a 6 cyl. and putting a 396 under the hood with SS badges and stripes on it, its still a Malibu, just in different clothes.



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Posted November 07, 2013 - 01:10 AM

Nate with the bowtie talk.  Priceless.


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 01:34 PM

Nate with the bowtie talk.  Priceless.

I figured I would say something that more people could relate to. But since you seem to think I'm a chevy guy here goes.

To me its like taking a 1968 Dart convertible with a slant 6 / 3 on the tree and putting a 383 / 4 speed with GTS badges, its still a plain ole' Dart convertible, just in different clothes.

 

Didn't most of the Oliver and MM GTs have serial tags with the tractor brand on it? I wouldn't think it would be that big of a deal, but I don't have one so I can really say much.



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Posted November 07, 2013 - 02:05 PM

:smilewink:  Nice.



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Posted November 07, 2013 - 08:45 PM

The Chief was never made in an Oliver Version was it? Oliver was only made with closed side. I got 3 original Molines and know there are clones out there I got one that needs a repaint bad but am leaving it original because the serial tag is missing.



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Posted November 08, 2013 - 07:49 AM

No one seems to jump all over the guy that makes the cubs into Farmall minis? So why would it matter for this? You go for it! Just be for- warned!! We Want Pictures !! ;-)
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Posted November 11, 2013 - 05:05 PM

First I have to get a cheap donor tractor. Right now I have a parts Chief 1200 that I bought for the Hydraulic Lift but I'll need another one doesn't matter what model Chief (800,1000,1200) but it must be cheap this will probably be a multiple year project.



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Posted November 25, 2013 - 05:32 PM

Anyone in lower central PA have a cheap chief tat they want to sell?






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