With deference to Dave ( OldBuzzard ) I am resurrecting this post , couple reasons , happy to own it and potentially clear up some questions members had , also to ask some of my own. I purchased this and the ‘86 it was mounted to off Dave awhile back , my buddy Rick has been storing it for me. He called a couple weeks ago and said he had a guy looking for a ‘86 . I debated a bit , realistically knowing I’m probably not going to get to a refurbish for it anytime soon so I told Rick go ahead and sell it blade and all. The more I thought about it , discussing with Rick about the possibility it’s a factory piece and not ever really looking at it good I called Rick the next day and asked him to contact the buyer and tell him I reneged on the blade, apologized and gave him a deal on the ‘86 so I didn’t feel as bad. Rick pulled it off for me and last weekend I picked it up. I disassembled it and am in the process of running the pieces thru the blast cabinet. After a sizeable chunk of time blasting the very crusty pieces I found this raised logo on the blade (pic one arrow) and under the frame ( pic two arrow) they are very faint but the old pencil rub revealed some letters, I can’t tell excatly what the letters are but they are there and the last two are C O. Doing some research on site I contacted member Husky about his TF belly blade post because the blades of this piece and his look identical , he sent some pics of literature from the Hydro-Speed Co of Los Angeles CA that showed they made one for the early tube frames , not sure if they made it for the early L.F. ‘s. I invited Rick to the conversation and he recognized the Dealer’s stamp on the literature as to the late husband of a lady he’s gotten NOS
parts and pieces off of , but she couldn’t remember, (I believe Rick said her Dad started the business so it’s been awhile) if she’d ever seen one for a L.F. and all dealership literature is long gone.
I’ve cut the scabbed on pieces off that were added by a P. O. for lengthening to allow attachment to the ‘86, after the blasting is complete I’m going to shoot some epoxy primer and some color of red enamel to it. To me it became desirable to keep because it can be used sans tying up the rockshaft for utilizing the raising and lowering leaving the rockshaft available ( see Dave’s pic ) to operate say a 3pth , say with a mounted up York rake , be a driveway leveler extraordinaire. Any info on its make or if the letters mean anything to someone will be appreciated. Thanks
Edited by WrenchinOnIt, February 19, 2018 - 08:38 PM.