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#1 jdslednut ONLINE  

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:07 PM

Nate and I are wondering what this thing is.  Factory built or homemade?  Any ideas?  It's coming up on an auction near us but far, far away for everyone else if it's something rare :D

 

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Ooh! That's a ..........

See ya at the auction! I'll wear my blue GTT hat.

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:27 PM

Looks homebrew to me, but then again I don't know.

 

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:28 PM

Looks home made to me and a well done job too, the driveline puts me in mind of from a Ford.


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:29 PM

Ooh! That's a ..........

See ya at the auction! I'll wear my blue GTT hat.

 

JDSlednut, would you kick Cat for me if you see him?  I owe him one, and I hate to default on the payment. 

 

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:45 PM

Another two wheel walk behind.



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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:56 PM

I am going to guess that it's homemade. The rear end looks like one from a Panzer though.



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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:23 PM

   I am going to agree and say home-made, whoever did it must have had their &*$!) together, looks like allot of thought went into it.

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:23 PM

JDSlednut, would you kick Cat for me if you see him?  I owe him one, and I hate to default on the payment. 

 

Ben W.

I can but I'm pretty short. :D


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 08:19 PM

I can but I'm pretty short. :D

 

Don't worry, I didn't want you to go too much higher than a shin anyway.

 

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 08:28 PM

I have no idea but I do see a Bolens Lawn keeper sitting next to it! :D



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Posted July 10, 2014 - 08:42 PM

The tractor is VERY rare because I figure its the only one the guy built  :smilewink:



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Posted July 10, 2014 - 09:12 PM

I have no idea but I do see a Bolens Lawn keeper sitting next to it! :D


That's the brother to the one I got last fall. If I remember right it has the original engine on it.

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 08:28 AM

 I've got a homebuilt that I plan to restore. This one looks homemade to me except for the front axle. That is a puzzle. The rear looks like a narrowed Ford. It was common to narrow those rears in the 50s and 60s. Somewhere in our Manuals Section is instructions on how to do it. Part of an article on home building a tractor. I suspect that it was not comfortable to operate. If you like unique, that would be a good one. It does show off alot of skill of the builder. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 11, 2014 - 01:48 PM

I did check the rear and it shortened up and welded. 


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