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#1 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 04:20 PM

I got a call from a neighbor saying his friend had a Bolens Articulating tractor for sale. As usual I always picture worst case scenario, all rusted out or one of the new "FS" series ones, anyway I never pass on an opportunity to look at a Bolens so I went down to check things out.

I got to his house and as I turned the corner around the garage my jaw just about dropped!

An all original 1965 EK7!!!!!!!!

 

Believe it or not this was actually going to be scrapped if the guy did not pull this from his neighbor's garage and bring it to his place ( I believe the gentleman who owned this passed away and the property needed to be cleared)

 

This has never seen a night outside in its entire life and is truly a survivor. There was even a maintenance tag on the shifter!

This will look even better after a wash, I am going to leave everything exactly as it is and put a good coat of wax on her. There are still "nubs" on the 50 year old tires and factory belts all around!

 

 

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 04:30 PM

That is an amazing find...congrats to you!hope you got it for a good price!


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 04:39 PM

Thanks for the story and what a great find. I've wanted to try mowing with one of those but none in the area. Please let us know how it rides. 


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 04:48 PM

Wow! I'm glad you were there to save that one form the scrap yard. Make sure to post some photos when you get it cleaned up. It's probably one of the best examples out there! 


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 04:50 PM

That is totally incredible. I love the tag saying the oil was last changed in 1974. Do you realize that thing probably has super low hours on it. Fantastic find and great save.


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 04:55 PM

That is totally incredible. I love the tag saying the oil was last changed in 1974. Do you realize that thing probably has super low hours on it. Fantastic find and great save.

 

Yeah, it dosen't look like it was used much at all!

The engine starts right up and runs like a top, all you have to do it look at the key and it fires up!

Just went out to look at the deck and there is paint under it still!!!


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 05:18 PM

My Dad had one of those but not that good. His was yellow and it didn't have that good of a 7 horse engine. His had a smaller Tecumseh without that generator on the side.

 

Yours is a beauty! Museum quality!


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 05:35 PM

All washed :D

 

 

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 05:49 PM

Way to go Brian, it looks like new. WOW, What a find !!!   Congrats buddy!! :thumbs:


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 06:13 PM

Great find there Brian that EK is super clean!


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 06:18 PM

Wow, the after wash pictures are unbelievable. I see a candidate for the all original survivor month for tractor of the month.

 

Way to go, Brian!


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 06:23 PM

thats in great shape ! great score


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 06:55 PM

If that's the original muffler, it hasn't been run much at all.  :thumbs:


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 07:21 PM

What a find & a rescue story to go with it. Glad to hear your keeping it original.

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 07:55 PM

How do you guys do it?? Find of the year, Bolens 1000. WTG. :thumbs:


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