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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:43 PM

HA HA HA!!!! as soon as i can find some rims and tires to fit it will be a wheel horse, can you help identify this beauty i think its a 1961 suburban but i have been wrong before, there are no tags, but once i get it inside i may be able to find some engine numbers, i had bought this for $100 because i wanted the hood for what may be a 59 rj but once i drove down to get it i cant get myself to tear it down and strip the parts off so the hunt continues for a hood and a few other goodies

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Posted February 10, 2014 - 05:38 AM

I'll indentify it as a " Dead " horse for now ...... :D



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Posted February 10, 2014 - 07:47 AM

:deadhorse:  You really just gotta quit dreaming sometimes and find reality!  There's lots of "LIVE" horses out there.



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Posted February 10, 2014 - 07:59 AM

this one will be resurrected , its hard to find a live horse over 50



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Posted February 10, 2014 - 09:39 AM

Actually it doesn't look too bad there under all that snow,  I assume you did ask is there were other parts around there for that beautiful tractor,  Yes, it sure is worth saving, and way in Canada too, no wonder all the snow, (until June?). 

The rear wheels should be an easy find.

The front tires were really just Wheel Barrow tires (back into the early 60's, wheel barrows used a 4" axle, which is what Wheel Horse bought and used, today, wheel barrows use 6" axles - - - buy a pair of wheels, if you remove the bearings and cut about 1" off each side, replace the bearings, you have an almost perfect match & new wheels).  MillerTire has both front and rear rubber that is almost a perfect match also.  An air grinder is the best way to cut the axle, be sure to get all the chips out.  Steering wheel may not be original, but it looks very good.  Sometimes it's cheaper to buy the wheel & tire unit at Home Depot, then discard that cheap rubber and keep just the metal wheel (about $22/unit).  Several other early garden tractors used the same front wheels, keep your eyes open, but, they are all usually very rusted and not worth saving which is why making your own may be the best option.  (North American made are thicker/better metal).

Great find, and I hope you do get to restore that beauty.  Good Luck.

Glen


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 12:46 PM

thanks glen he did give me some front rims and tires, the po to the po gave them to him and he thought they were wheel barrow rims and tires, i will check it out to see if they fit



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Posted February 10, 2014 - 01:52 PM

Nice find. It looks like everything is there to make a good tractor again other than the wheels. The fun part will be digging it out of the snow.


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 02:30 PM

it out and at home in the drive, had to dump it there to rush out for the 520h



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Posted February 10, 2014 - 02:34 PM

Looks like the horse of another color to me.


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 05:51 PM

When your done horsing around, take some more pictures. Congrats!






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