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#16 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 04:26 PM

Its not going to be a book...
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Maybe it should be.LOL

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 04:31 PM

Maybe it should be.LOL


:D LOL
You never know..

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 04:51 PM

Sounds like an awesome thing your doing there bud, wish you all the luck in your research and development

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 04:55 PM

Thanks for the comments guys!


The main goal I have in writing this is to have something that fellow tube frame collectors and owners can look at to identify their tractor and see the original factory specs and colors.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 05:59 PM

Quite the undertaking Brian! I wish I had that much time. I thought we'd be slow on the farm now, but no way.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 07:05 PM

Brian,
I been slowly working on one for every thing bolens made, may be we could work somthing out some time and add your info to mine.
If you could show whats different between each model like I did with the 1886 post on the other forum would be great.


Its going to be a big book. :smilewink:

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 07:16 PM

Sounds like a real under taking you have started.If i can think of something i will mention it.But for now looks like you have the ball rolling.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 07:42 PM

I think it would be great to build a buyers guide for Bolens tractors. Pointing out details and issues to look for when purchasing a Bolens.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 08:03 PM

I think it would be great to build a buyers guide for Bolens tractors. Pointing out details and issues to look for when purchasing a Bolens.


I will be putting one in my book.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 08:49 PM

Quite the undertaking Brian! I wish I had that much time. I thought we'd be slow on the farm now, but no way.


I have been making it my goal to get information completed on at least 1 Model each day.... The brochures and all the literature I have collected are a huge help.

I thought I could get this done in a month... but that was wishful thinking.....this is probably going to take a LONG time to fine tune... the main priority now is just jotting down basic information about each model. I have info for 1962-1972 so far...

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 08:51 PM

Its going to be a big book. :smilewink:


That is alot of information to cover.....

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 02:11 AM

That's one heck of a task you've taken on doc. I don't think I can add anything you don't already have(unless you want me to photoshop factory colors onto my G12 since they seem rare. lmao) Seriously though, you should ask george to protect it to a members only viewing when you get it together. I know your doing it out of passion not an easy buck sceme, but I really think you should at least guard it from all the search spiders out there, 'cause you never know...

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 07:59 AM

Brian, I wish I knew enough about anything to attempt what you're doing! It sounds great and I can't wait to see it finished. As far as a book goes, If it were published, I'd probably never see it. I'm not really a Bolens enthusiast, But I do like to read about anything GT related. That said, I wouldn't likely buy a book on them.
I think what you're doing is great and I applaud the effort.

Wilberj, Best of luck on your project as well. I'm sure that there are many Bolens collectors out there who would be very interested in what you're doing as well!

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 06:09 PM

95% of my Bolens knowledge is in the tubeframes. I have always loved and used Bolens but the true addiction probably started around 8 years ago. Thats when I started searching for more tractors. Along the way I have had the opportunity to talk to an old dealer that once sold these Great machines and For about 3 years now I have been slowly finding/buying Bolens literature and documents that would help me identify the tube frames.

I figure I know enough now in this series to attempt this article.... .. But Bolens does have a very confusing past

Edited by Bolens 1000, December 21, 2010 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted January 07, 2011 - 12:51 PM

Brian sounds like it will be a great project I really look forward to seeing the info. Never really thought about the cost of my 1220 new?




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