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#1 Nato77 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2014 - 01:23 PM

Last Sunday I made a run into Wis. to pick up some things that member cutsgarage brought back from In. when he went to Portland in may and on his way back home. I'm a little excited to get everything home so I can start working on a few projects I have in mind.

I got 3 12BBs to start making "Randolph" and his team. I have one more to go pick up then I'll have the 5 I need.
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Also got a pile of parts from gunstuff1000 and curtsgarage to complete them and a front blade for a Power Ho.
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Picked up another plow for a 12A.
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A 12A with cast wheels.
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And a Gardener that wilberj had at bread320i's place. It runs decent but could use a little carb work. It fell half way off the trailer on the way home after one strap broke. Luckily no one was behind me and the only damage to the tractor was a few lugs got the corners chewed off.
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Then when I stopped to put some gas in (3 hours from home) a guy came up to me and started to talk to me about all my goodies I had on the trailer. Turns out he lives about 40 miles from me and reproduces old style tires! He was eyeing up the 4 - 12 continuous tread and bf Goodrich (5-12 with the check mark design) tires and said if he could get them from me to make a mold for new ones. I told him I'll get in contact with him soon I told him. I've got a few junk tires that would be perfect for molds. So in a year or 2 there should be some old style tread design tires on the market! Need to bring them over to him soon so he can get working on them.

Thanks to everyone that was involved in this journey !

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Posted June 10, 2014 - 01:28 PM

Wow, great haul

 

Dont even bother starting that 12A, you can ship it directly to me :poke: :D

 

Will you have the Randolf Red Nose Bolens display ready for this Christmas? :D


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 01:41 PM

From what i was told by Miller tire, they need a tire that's like new to make a mold from. Not sure how well a junk tire would work. I didn't realize anyone else was making repo tires. It would be nice to get a 6-22 remade.



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Posted June 10, 2014 - 02:22 PM

From what i was told by Miller tire, they need a tire that's like new to make a mold from. Not sure how well a junk tire would work. I didn't realize anyone else was making repo tires. It would be nice to get a 6-22 remade.

He said the ones on the tractors he seen were plenty good to remake. I plan on bringing an assortment to choose from when I meet with him. He sells some tires to Miller Tire.

Wow, great haul
 
Dont even bother starting that 12A, you can ship it directly to me :poke: :D
 
Will you have the Randolf Red Nose Bolens display ready for this Christmas? :D

I plan on trying to get that done before the snow flies!

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Posted June 10, 2014 - 04:34 PM

Nice load you got there happy the Gardener went to a good home.


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 09:09 PM

Awesome haul!!! Between you an Curtis there will not be any walk behinds left for anyone to buy!!! Can't wait to see what you do with the early 12A!
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Posted June 10, 2014 - 09:27 PM

Great deal on the load of Bolens tractors. Glad you didn't damage the one that almost fell off the trailer.

 

Check with your tire buddy and see if he's interested in re-molding MW Riverside tires, I have a few different one's that would make good molds off of.


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 12:56 AM

 

 

Check with your tire buddy and see if he's interested in re-molding MW Riverside tires, I have a few different one's that would make good molds off of.

Are you talking about the 5-12 and 6-12 sizes for the walk behinds?



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Posted June 11, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Amazing, that is such a good start to some nice projects. I love the fact that there are so many attachments to go with them.


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