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#1 jtrojek OFFLINE  

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 07:51 PM

My favourite Eshelman, well, what's left of one anyway.  It'd be a bit of a project to be sure, but still, I think it'd be worth the time.

 

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 08:29 PM

$50 isn't too bad for something you don't see too often.  Do you know what motor they used in it?

 

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Posted March 09, 2014 - 07:03 AM

   Looks like that hood has been cut, one of the pillars is missing.


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 07:09 AM

$50 isn't too bad for something you don't see too often.  Do you know what motor they used in it?

 

Ben W.

Model 23 Briggs, I think.  Easy enough to find as far as these things go.


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 07:11 AM

   Looks like that hood has been cut, one of the pillars is missing.

I noticed that.  That would be out of my league to fix and have it look right.  Have to find someone who knows what they were doing for the part.



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Posted March 09, 2014 - 08:48 AM

  stuff like that is not to hard to do, just need to have patience and time.  lots and lots of time.



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Posted March 09, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Not only is the vertical post missing but the whole grill is too. That piece is all one big casting. I know a couple of guys that have had the front piece recast. That would be the best way to fix it. I like the seller's statement that it is all complete except the engine and then he shows it with the grill held up. doesn't he realize there is a piece missing there? Jamie's right on the model 23 Briggs.



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Posted March 09, 2014 - 08:06 PM

I talked with the guy. I might buy this one. I got an engine for it. Unfortunately its rough and missing hood part and grill. Someone told me these were sold as kit tractor and you assembled and finished yourself? Anybody know original color schemes everyone i ever saw was different
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Posted March 10, 2014 - 02:25 PM

The Eschelmans I don't think were kits. I had one of these a few years back. The broken hood is a bummer. The definite downside is that everything on these were cast - even the two piece from rims. The downside was two-fold: they are stupid heavy and everything is prone to cracking. The castings were crappy and even the rims cracked. A good score for sure at the current auction value though. I've seen them with Briggs 23's and Wisconsin AKN's. Not sure which is correct.


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 02:49 PM

I am really trying to decide on it. I like challenging projects. Mainly its the time factor to do it right. That was a concern too is the cast metal and cracking since it looks like it sat outside for long time. See where it goes the next few days.
Maybe its me since i am 1/2 way finishing my last project tractor and i am looking for the next one

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 08:00 AM

Happened to find a pic of mine. It also had a cracked hood - and cracked rims etc.etc.

 

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 09:15 AM

Another thing missing on this tractor is the original steering wheel. The deluxe model with the hood used a sportier looking half round wheel compared to the plain round one that the non deluxe had.



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Posted March 11, 2014 - 09:40 AM

I think i talked myself out of it. The search continues for the next project....

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 05:43 PM

Saw it went for $305




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