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#16 NeedMoreStuf OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Awesome tractor. That is one Model Panzer I really wish I had. According to a buddy of mine there was only 200 hundred of the T707esl Panzers built.

I corrected my first post, yes it is the model T707ESL, not the T707ES. Thanks. You are correct on the 200 built, I spoke with Jim Haynes of Dandy Sales yesterday and he confirmed this.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 11:25 AM

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There's something to be said about both restoring and/or leaving as original.  Thanks for taking the time to tell us the story behind it.
  Here's some pics of another T-707esl I found at the Olde Tyme  Days show in Dover, PA last year. This one belongs to Lee Wentzel of Denver, PA.
 
Big AL

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Thank you for the photos, Ive had a tough time finding much in the way of T707ESL pictures. Sharp.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Thank you for the photos, Ive had a tough time finding much in the way of T707ESL pictures. Sharp.

Yeah, there isn't much about that model out there. Another thing I heard is that one of the T707esl was leaving the factory or something, An the truck carrying it had a accident and the T707esl was so busted up that they just scrapped it.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Congrats on Panzer! On a tractor like that I would leave it alone (paint wise). You can't replicate patina like that. Take it to shows like it is. You will get a lot more compliments on it.
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Posted April 29, 2014 - 03:26 PM

Great story, and a great GT with loader!


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 03:40 PM

Nice tractor and story-------Glad you can keep it in the family.When you get her up and running you will think of your uncle Joe,and that will feel good also. 


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 05:03 PM

What a great story!  I'm tickled to death that you found the exact tractor you needed.

 

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 05:25 PM

Great story, Clean it and fix it and use it and take it to shows.  It's an eye catcher painted or not, but JDBrian has a good point.  I am just not a real good painter and I like tractors in their working clothes.  Just my thoughts,  Noel


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 06:12 PM

OH YEA COOL TRACTOR AWESOME STORY


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:04 PM

Awesome story. I vote for a mechanical fix up, and see what you use it for. A cosmetic restoration could always happen later on.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:05 PM

That's a great story, and a real cool Panzer. Thanks for sharing that with us.

When you feel the time is right, you really should enter it in the "Tractor of the Month"

contest.

I can't wait to see what you do with it. Whatever you decide, it a holly grail for sure. :thumbs:


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 08:58 PM

Great story and great tractor. Glad you got it and looking forward to seeing it in use again.


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Posted April 30, 2014 - 04:35 AM

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Patrick, Now it is my turn to say how lucky you are to have a little piece of family history.  Awesome story and great reading.  You have woken up a sleeping giant in this forum.  I have never seen so many comments on a single subject.  I am steering both ways on the restoration topic so  whatever you decide you can get all the help and info needed right here on GTTalk.  So stay with us, enjoy the ride and keep us informed.

 

Dave


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Posted April 30, 2014 - 06:36 AM

Yeah, there isn't much about that model out there. Another thing I heard is that one of the T707esl was leaving the factory or something, An the truck carrying it had a accident and the T707esl was so busted up that they just scrapped it.

I HEARD IT WAS THE TRUCK THAT GOT SCRAPPED THE PANZER NARY A SCRATCH


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