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#16 jabelman OFFLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 07:42 PM

could you post some more pics of it.
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Posted October 02, 2015 - 08:06 PM

ok

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 09:01 PM

A very difficult question. It will very much depend on how you market it. As a custom GT it will only bring a small amount. As a piece of art it might bring alot more.

A very clever friend decided to clean up his shop abit. He took a bunch of old Chevy SB engine components and welded up a statue.
It was junk from under one of his benches. He set it up in front of his shop and someone stopped in and bought it for alot more than he expected. Your piece of art that makes a statement about modernizing antiques may bring a better price too. Good Luck, Rick

Boy scout hit on something here. Do they have a sculpture fair in your area? Display it and price it high!
You might be surprised what it might bring.

I have a friend who works in a factory, but had been an auto body man for many years.
He is always bringing scrap home from work, beating on it, welding it together and selling it as sculpture and makes more than he does on his regular job. But Gary has a good eye.

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 09:26 PM

I'm guessing you used a Cub Cadet gear box for the steering. I believe they are a 1 to 1 ratio. How does it steer?



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Posted October 02, 2015 - 09:53 PM

I would love to find someone who could respect it and display it.
                                                     Pete


I couldnt afford it...but I wouldnt mind trying my hand at somwthing similar. I have an engineless Hiller that I thought would be neat under electric power, and make a neat butt buggy for my son. Good luck on the decision...know that its inspiring to see the work put in it!
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Posted October 02, 2015 - 10:38 PM

It is so cool..Price it where you are comfortable and be patient.  Limited market out there for your tractor but someone gotta love it enough to compensate you for your time and talent.


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 04:39 AM

   the steering was actually a gravely mowing deck gear box, steers good.  I think I may store it for the winter and just put best offer on it for the shows next summer, see what comes of it.

                                                  Pete


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 09:02 AM

You will never get out of the thing all the time and effort you put into the thing..  Just the facts..

 

For giggles start ~ $1000 and see who bites..

As others have said, I don't want to seem rude; to you or Tink. Things like this have shown up on CL with that kind of a price and we rake the seller and his intelligence over the coals. Really!

 

I do like the idea of selling it as art work. . . steer the buyer's mind in that direction. Put it in your yard, maybe with fall decorations and such. Something patriotic maybe.

 

I'm not sure $1000 is realistic.



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Posted October 03, 2015 - 12:55 PM

But in all fairness Rich..  Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder!  (maybe how you came to be?)   :poke:

 

While many folks will slam the high price perhaps someone will need to have that rare & unique work of american history?  

 

Price it high and the seller and the buyer are satisfied when you come down in price..  Win-win for all..  If you price it @ what you need you will always have a problem getting what you want..  Just sayin..


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 01:58 PM

How would you value your own work ?

 

I'm somewhere between between Ellis (tiretrx) and F. Lee Bailey on the hourly rate.


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 02:27 PM

How would you value your own work ?

 

I'm somewhere between between Ellis (tiretrx) and F. Lee Bailey on the hourly rate.

Are you talking about your construction work or your tractor art?



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Posted October 26, 2015 - 04:58 PM

Just a perspective. Ford LGT-145 with 50" deck. Saved from the scrap yard for $60.00, restored over 9 months at a cost of around $3000, (Mowed  3 acres twice) Mainly used for trailer towing and just rideing around. Sold 4 years later for $1000 I think I broke even, but heart broken..

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