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#1 Jimkemp OFFLINE  

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Posted September 10, 2015 - 06:12 PM

Hi everyone , I am new to this forum and just getting into garden tractors , have love old tractors for as long as I can remember and have two old wheel horses , one is what I think is a c120 and a raider12 , the c120 has been my snow plow tractor for 5 years and this thing is amazing when it comes to plowing , the raider12 is one I want to restore if I can find all the parts I need , if not the c120 will be first while I find the parts or part tractor for the raider12 , as you can see it needs paint real bad but runs great2015 wheel horse tactors001.jpg 2015 wheel horse tactors003.jpg  , I am not new to restorations as I have been doing vintage bicycles for years and hand building custom bicycles in my small shop ,


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Posted September 10, 2015 - 07:44 PM

welcome! Glad to have you here. you will find all sorts of great resources here. good luck with your project!


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Posted September 10, 2015 - 08:00 PM

Welcome To GTTalk !
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Posted September 10, 2015 - 08:16 PM

Hi everyone , I am new to this forum and just getting into garden tractors , have love old tractors for as long as I can remember and have two old wheel horses , one is what I think is a c120 and a raider12 , the c120 has been my snow plow tractor for 5 years and this thing is amazing when it comes to plowing , the raider12 is one I want to restore if I can find all the parts I need , if not the c120 will be first while I find the parts or part tractor for the raider12 , as you can see it needs paint real bad but runs greatattachicon.gif2015 wheel horse tactors001.jpgattachicon.gif2015 wheel horse tactors003.jpg , I am not new to restorations as I have been doing vintage bicycles for years and hand building custom bicycles in my small shop ,

maybe start another thread and show us some of your vintage bike projects?


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Posted September 10, 2015 - 09:17 PM

:welcome:
The one tractor is a little mad max in its paint job, but lots of potential.
Thanks for joining
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Posted September 10, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Welcome to GTT. My first tractor was my Raider 9, and I still have it. Check out Manuals Section for info. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted September 11, 2015 - 04:20 AM

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Yep, both Wheel Horses need some paint!


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 08:38 AM

Welcome to GTT. I'd love to see some of your bike projects also.


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 08:11 PM

here is a few that I have done , these are all hand built       6-15-15 slow roll buffalo003.jpg old school ready for shipping001.jpg show bike ready to go003.jpg

 


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 08:18 PM

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Yep, both Wheel Horses need some paint!

It kind of a funny story , the guy I got the c120 from gave his young kids paint and let them go wild with it and I figured there was so much paint on it I didn't have to worry about it rusting so I just ran it the way it was , my neighbors laugh at me about the paint job until I come and plow the snow out of there driveway , then they don't laugh



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Posted September 11, 2015 - 08:38 PM

here is a few that I have done , these are all hand built       attachicon.gif6-15-15 slow roll buffalo003.jpgattachicon.gifold school ready for shipping001.jpgattachicon.gifshow bike ready to go003.jpg

 

Wow, those are sick. Really dig the black one. How is that to ride? Incredible work, hats off to you!


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 09:02 PM

The black one I ride all the time , I took it to Buffalo Ny and rode 10 miles at an event called Slow Roll Buffalo with about 500 people and it turned a lot of heads , I was going to sell it but I like it to much so I think I will keep this one for now


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 09:07 PM

Guess it doesn't matter what they look like as long as they work hard.



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Posted September 12, 2015 - 06:27 AM

You got that right , I have always gone with they have to run good before I worry about looks , the c120 runs good now I have to fix how it looks



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Posted September 12, 2015 - 07:10 AM

If you get a few more posts in before nominations are closed, you could nominate yours in the Ugly Tractor Contest.
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