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#1 Lance Skene OFFLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2014 - 04:47 AM

Come across this little CAT the other day, appears to be a home build, no motor in it now but it seems otherwise complete, I didnt bring it home but I thought you guys would like the pics.

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Posted July 24, 2014 - 04:59 AM

That would be a fun project!


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 05:36 AM

It reminds me of a 1920s Mity Cat. They are collected and aggressively looked for. You may have a treasure there. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 06:21 AM

I wouldn't mind checking it out. Where abouts is it, That is if you are not interested in it.

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Posted July 24, 2014 - 07:15 AM

Looks like it has lots of potential.



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Posted July 24, 2014 - 10:51 AM

Coop... I went to see a woman about a '39 Farmall M thats currently on calgary kijiji.... which is on an acreage just off 22x.... this little CAT was in the same yard but it apparantly belongs to her brother and he apparantly believes its worth ALOT more than I think it is... $1000 range

 

I suggested to the Farmall owner that she join GTT because she is working on a Bolens 1050 so we might hear from her in the next day or two but you can contact her thru the ad..... theres a few GTs and Ford trucks but she doesnt want to part with the Bolens 1050, Farmall would be OK for parts but a tough starting point for a project.....  so I didnt leave any $$$ behind. 



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Posted July 24, 2014 - 12:59 PM

I wish I had the room for another project, but, unfortunately I can't . Sounds like the price tag is out of my reach anyway.



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Posted July 24, 2014 - 03:45 PM

That looks too nice to be a Homebuilt!  Least it's not that thick Crusty kinda rust on it yet.  Setting on ground not so good though.  Kinda out of my range too on price.  



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Posted July 24, 2014 - 03:58 PM

Having some experience with "home built " equipment, I have to agree with glgrumpy in that it looks too nice for your average home built.

This has some thick sheet metal with several rolled corners and the area where the engine would mount is inset nicely between the fenders.  

Rolling that thickness of metal takes a very strong machine that you aren't likely to find in someones garage.

 

That's not saying that the builder didn't work in the metal fabricating industry. 

If it is home built, then I am very impressed with the builders engineering design and construction.


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 05:19 PM

 

 

If it is home built, then I am very impressed with the builders engineering design and construction.

I think your right about not being home built. Those sprockets look pretty purpose made also. I was thinking maybe a kit something like the Struck (sp?) kits.






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