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#1 cglisson01 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 28, 2013 - 08:20 PM

This was my grandpa's tractor. I think he acquired it sometime in the early 80's and he would use it to pull a trailer around the yard and even plow his garden. He passed away in 1996 and the tractor set till 2007 when I got old enough to get it out and start working on it. I restored it back all original and fortunately it was complete because parts for these tractors are hard to come by. My dad told me that he thought about scrapping it several times because he thought it was a homemade tractor that had no collector value at the time. Now that we are active in the tractor hobby, he says he is sure glad that he didn't. The pictures attached are a before and after picture of it.

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Posted November 28, 2013 - 08:40 PM

From what can be told about the tractor from the pictures make it look more like it was well worth the keeping it, looks as though you did a fine job of getting it back in nice looking order-something to be proud of.

 

 

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Posted November 28, 2013 - 09:06 PM

you sure made your grandpa proud

you will remember your grandpa each time you ride it


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Posted November 28, 2013 - 09:24 PM

Nice looking Shaw. Good job of saving Grandpa's tractor. What model is it? Looks like an N series. Are the hood and grill the same in both pictures? The original pic looks like the tin grill and the restored one looks cast.


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Posted November 28, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Nice looking Shaw. Good job of saving Grandpa's tractor. What model is it? Looks like an N series. Are the hood and grill the same in both pictures? The original pic looks like the tin grill and the restored one looks cast.

Thanks for the compliment. And you are correct, it is a model N5. And yes I was able to save the original hood and grill. And it is the cast grill. I'm going to try and post a side view of it shortly


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Posted November 28, 2013 - 09:50 PM

Heres another picture of it from the side

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Posted November 28, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Very nice job!  I have a man here locally who has a pair of these things, both with Wisconsin twins in them. 

 

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Posted November 29, 2013 - 08:28 AM

Nice looking tractor.


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Posted November 29, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Nice job on the restore, and it is great that it was your grandfathers tractor.


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Posted November 29, 2013 - 10:29 AM

I was told the last Antique tractor magazine had an article on Shaw tractors. Anyone know the issue?
Nice looking Shaw! The history makes it priceless! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted November 29, 2013 - 11:46 AM

Nice job on your Shaw, and it means that much more when it has family history.


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Posted November 29, 2013 - 12:45 PM

These are pics I took of cg's Grandpa's tractor at the Otter Creek Park tractor show back in 2007.  I still had all the pics, so after cg told me I made a post on another forum way back then, I dug up the pics I took to upload here.  Not sure where I made that post back then.  

  Anyway, here's the pics!

 

shaw 4.jpg shaw 3.jpg Du all.jpg shaw 2.jpg shaw 5.jpg


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Posted November 29, 2013 - 01:53 PM

These are pics I took of cg's Grandpa's tractor at the Otter Creek Park tractor show back in 2007.  I still had all the pics, so after cg told me I made a post on another forum way back then, I dug up the pics I took to upload here.  Not sure where I made that post back then.  

  Anyway, here's the pics!

 

attachicon.gifshaw 4.jpgattachicon.gifshaw 3.jpgattachicon.gifDu all.jpgattachicon.gifshaw 2.jpgattachicon.gifshaw 5.jpg

Thanks for posting those pictures. That was the very first show I brought that tractor to, and first one i experienced. Its there where I became hooked on tractors


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Posted November 29, 2013 - 02:14 PM

CG, very nice Shaw you have there, glad you saved it. Those rear lights are really neat. Where was all the Allis's at in the second photo? Very nice story about saving it.


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Posted November 29, 2013 - 03:22 PM

CG, very nice Shaw you have there, glad you saved it. Those rear lights are really neat. Where was all the Allis's at in the second photo? Very nice story about saving it.

 

Brian brought up a good point.  You must have been to at least one more show where you're on it after painted green.  I'm wondering if that wasn't the Lanesville, IN show??


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