Let's show off some of our Jacobsen Chiefs. Post pictures and tell a story about how you got it or what you like or don't like about it.
Let's See Your Chiefs!
Posted December 08, 2013 - 06:16 PM
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 06:40 PM
Well here is two of mine. I have two more. Just no pictures of them. The two in the pictures are both ten horse models. The two not pictured are both 8hp models.
- Texas Deere and Horse, Littledeere, chris m and 4 others have said thanks
Posted December 08, 2013 - 06:49 PM
Now how can you start a post like this with no pics
But here are mine, would like to restore it some day tough built tractors
I like those wheel weights.
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 06:52 PM
Also have a project 1968 Chief but have no pictures. It came factory with cigarette lighter, hydraulic lift, and I think a radio too based off of holes in the hood.
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 06:58 PM
Even if you don't have pictures let's hear a story if you got one.
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 07:05 PM
The Jac 1200 currently has the engine out. The block is bored, valve job done. Just waiting to be completed. It will also have the 42" blower on the front.
The Jac 800 is my main yard tractor, She is one heck of a worker!!! I leave the front blade on for snow, and I use it to trailer the cart for yard clean ups. I just love these old ,machines!!!
Once I get settled in at my new job I'll be back to working on them.
- Texas Deere and Horse, Traill95, Jack and 2 others have said thanks
Posted December 08, 2013 - 07:08 PM
Here is my 1963 Chief. This pic is several years old. It now sports a Cushman golf cart seat and canopy so the MRS. and I can ride together on garden tractor cruises or ride around at shows. I had to drill spot welds and remove the fenders to install the 2 person seat. It was already yellow when I bought it.
Been tossing around the idea of lengthening the frame and installing the fiberglass body from a Harley Davidson golf cart. This will still give me the 2 person capacity and put more weight on the front axle. We have experienced some noteworthy wheelies with its current setup. The Harley body has a small pickup bed behind the seats and is real close to a Sweepster body. Any and all mods are and will be in such a way that it can be put back to stock.
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 07:33 PM
I forgot to say. These two where my first actual Chiefs, My real first was a 67 Jac built Ford 100.
But.. these two I found on CL, they where up in CT just over an hour away. I didn't have a trailer at the time so I rented a Uhaul box truck. I even took my dad along for the ride.
When we got to the PO's house he told me he had gotten them of his buddy who was on his way to bringing them both to the scrap yard. He also said the Jac 800 would prob never run and was beyond repair. He also thought the Jac 1200 would need a lot of work to get going.
I had the 800 running the same day, I even pulled the head and resurfaced it as it was warped and I rebuilt the carb. That little 8hp is amazing!!! I moved some serious snow with her last winter!!
Also I can go out there after months of it sitting and she fires right of every time!
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 07:42 PM
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 07:48 PM
That is one sharp looking Jake ya got Jack!
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Posted December 13, 2013 - 04:23 PM
There is some very nice Chiefs out there!
Posted December 14, 2013 - 01:20 PM
Have a 1969 Jac 1000 that was on the way to scrap, my son spotted it (W/ 38" snow thrower 42" deck) and brought it to me. It
was in really bad shape.With a big cleanup and a carb rebuild and new pts & con had the engine running. After a partial
teardown,sand blasting & sanding I painted it. looked pretty good(I don't have any pics from that stage). We have 52 acres of land so decided to make to make a wet area machine. replaced the front wheels with wider wheels & tires with rear wheels from an old craftsman tractor and added duales on rear. Made a mount w/ winch& bumper on front. use it for all kinds of hauling with small trailer I built last year. Looks great and really hauls. 7
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Posted December 14, 2013 - 04:29 PM
Dave, that looks like it will do well for it's intended purpose.
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