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#16 T Guiles OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Welcome to the site, your just a stone throw from me. We spend time up the north end of the lake. That's a great looking gt well worth  the time to get it running. You'd be amazed how well it'd work for you, I hope you end up keeping and enjoying it, oh yeah as stated this gt thing is VERY addictive.....



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Posted August 26, 2014 - 05:47 AM

Welcome to GTT. You do have a very nice survivor there. One thing to keep in mind is that you can not compare it to todays machines. It has already lasted 50 years longer than any of them can hope to last. It is better built and stronger than the machines today, unless you spend over $8k.

 

You have inherited a very nice antique GT with attachments. It may have sentimental value to you or someone else in your family. It may also have some good stories too. Take your time. Get it running, play with it, research it, and decide what you want to do. When you have questions or just want to show off more pics, we are here. Check out our Manuals Section for 3 free downloads per day. Good Luck, Rick


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#18 HANKG ONLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2014 - 05:56 AM

Yes what they said, very cool.



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Posted August 26, 2014 - 09:17 AM

Wow, I had no idea this was so highly admired. I don't even come close to the amount of love all of you have for these machines. If I manage to head back home, I will bring the GT and attachments out of the garage; try to present more detailed pictures. The photos do fail to point out the flat front tires, or that (from what I was told) the roller leaks, assuming to be erosion or internal rust. I'll be moving out of college eventually, so I will most likely sell. You all seem to have a strong bond and I would love to see someone restore this, and present it to the forums, it would make my grandfather proud. 


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#20 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2014 - 05:50 PM

I can understand it sounds obvious your not as interested in these gems as we are. The good thing is you want your grandfather to be proud. Please discuss with some of the guys on here that could carry that wish out for you. Don't let them go to some hack or end up on ebay to just anyone. These old gems are relics of times gone by & they need to be appreciated. Looking forward to more pics & thanks for sharing.

Edited by Sawdust, August 26, 2014 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted August 26, 2014 - 08:42 PM

I agree, i am glad you chose to join this fourm and ask, most people just hack it or chuck it.


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Posted August 27, 2014 - 06:11 AM

I can understand it sounds obvious your not as interested in these gems as we are. The good thing is you want your grandfather to be proud. Please discuss with some of the guys on here that could carry that wish out for you. Don't let them go to some hack or end up on ebay to just anyone. These old gems are relics of times gone by & they need to be appreciated. Looking forward to more pics & thanks for sharing.


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