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#1 Simpleton OFFLINE  

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 09:46 PM

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 09:54 PM

The engine is not original, but had been rebuilt shortly before it was left to sit outside several years. The transmission is tore up, thus it was left to sit. The steering is completely locked up.

 

It came with a complete rear section of another tractor, including some nice original wheels and tires. It also came with a complete front running gears, with nice original front tires. Not pictured because I kind of got in a hurry to unload before "someone" came home and caught me with a new "Sweetie".


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Always a good day when you bring an old Simplicity home, congrats! Simple job to change out the rear end, too. Are the steering gears froze in the bushings, or is it the front spindles?
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Posted April 11, 2015 - 10:05 PM

I haven't had time to get into it yet. It showed up on CL Thursday and I snatched it up even though I don't have time to mess with it yet. These don't show up very often for $200.

 

She's in the back of the tractor shed till later this summer.


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 10:11 PM

The main thing is that you got it for a great price. It's good to have a project for the future, too.
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Posted April 12, 2015 - 06:41 AM

A real nice find. One has to grab while the grabbing it there.
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Posted April 12, 2015 - 07:11 AM

Nice find! That trailer looks like it's built strong!!


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Posted April 12, 2015 - 07:14 AM

Nice score, especially getting another drive axle and all!


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Posted April 12, 2015 - 07:20 AM

boy does that bring back memories, I was bringing home gts while my wife was at work and shashing them in the back garage until my kids ratted me out to mom ," dad has the shed full of tractors" ( I had stached over 20 tractors there) well when confronted I felt like a herion addict caught with a needle in my arm, anyways im john and im a tractorholic


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Posted April 12, 2015 - 08:18 AM

Classic '64 nice find great looking GT
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Posted April 12, 2015 - 08:26 AM

boy does that bring back memories, I was bringing home gts while my wife was at work and shashing them in the back garage until my kids ratted me out to mom ," dad has the shed full of tractors" ( I had stached over 20 tractors there) well when confronted I felt like a herion addict caught with a needle in my arm, anyways im john and im a tractorholic

Oh that's funny the kids rating you out the bride' at work hahahahahahahahahah
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Posted April 12, 2015 - 12:51 PM

  But I thought that was what the back of the shed was for---if you don't see it, it's not there. Also applies to new books, kitchen gadgets and those chocolate puff cookies with the bit of jam under the marshmallow, lol.


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Posted April 12, 2015 - 01:24 PM

Sweet find.


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Posted April 12, 2015 - 09:18 PM

Nice find! That trailer looks like it's built strong!!

Yes, Sir, that trailer was built by me out of leftover material from a KIDS_R_US store in Anderson SC, about 26 years ago.



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Posted April 12, 2015 - 09:35 PM

I had a few minutes this evening to check things out a little more. Pretty sure the steering gears are froze in the bushings. WD40'd the heck out of everything, and will continue that for a while.

 

Had 1 bolt holding the hood on, got it off and checked the battery compartment. A little rust hole in the bottom, but not too bad. The sheet metal is all very good. A few miner dents on the front of the hood is all. The paint looks decent except where someone went to town with a rattle can and got runs in it. Miner detail.

 

Not yet able to determine what engine was put in it. It looks like it belongs. The only decal on the engine is a gold and red one that says Briggs and Straton Easy Spin.


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