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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:04 PM

Here is a tractor that I just hauled home.This tractor and I have a little history together. I bought this tractor several years ago from a local farm/trucking family who love Wheel Horse tractors and have barns full of them. At the time I bought 8 tractors from the family including this one and resold them all including this tractor. The boy that bought this one used to hang around my shop and got interested in these old tractors. He bought this one and took it completely apart and repainted it. He parked it in his family's pole barn and left it. He also bought a nice C105 from me and that was ( and still is ) his user tractor. Another friend of mine who has caught the garden tractor bug from hanging around me bought this tractor out of the young guys pole barn about a month ago but soon decided to get rid of it because it needs more then his mechanical ability's can handle. You may have noticed that I haven't called this tractor any certain model and if you look the pictures over you will see why. The trans,gas tank,and seat/fender pan appear to be from a late 80's 300 series. I believe the dash tower is late 60's to early 70's. The engine is a starter/generator big block,small pan engine most likely from a 1045,1055,or 1075 short frame tractor. The engine sits on a factory riser plate,like one from a B80 or Raider 8,to get the engine crankshaft up high enough for the belt guard on this tractor but The belt guard is not right for this setup either. And the wiring,well that's another issue...

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:16 PM

Neat tractor, kinda reminds me of Johnny Cash's " One Piece At A Time" song.  Neat story also. Thanks. Roger.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 03:11 AM

Great story about the little red Wheel Horse. So what are your plans for the tractor?  She looks like a pretty stout tractor. How does she run out? Are you going to sell it?  And the story goes on.....


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 05:42 AM

Neat history. It doesn't look cobbled together. Even though the parts are from different years.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 06:29 AM

I don't know the differences between just about any brands so if you didn't say it was from different models/year I wouldn't have known better , to me it's a " nice looking tractor "     great story  too


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:21 AM

Interesting assembly, but somehow, it works.
Neat looking machine. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:25 AM

Well, you can definitely call this one a 'one-of-a-kind'! Looks good!


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Just call it Frankee - As in Frankenstein - Many put together to make one and has its own horror story
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Posted January 22, 2014 - 02:41 PM

Great story about the little red Wheel Horse. So what are your plans for the tractor?  She looks like a pretty stout tractor. How does she run out? Are you going to sell it?  And the story goes on.....

At this point I'm not not sure.I may swap other wheels and tires onto it and sell it,but I may not. I don't know if  it runs and drives. When it warms up a little I plan to find out.


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