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#1 HANKG ONLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2015 - 07:14 PM

Once a upon a time in America things were made to last... such is the case of my 1963 Massey Ferguson Executive 7, 1963 was a sad and exciting year, we the nation lost a beloved president Dr. King made his I have a dream speech Beatlemania swept the country and Massey Ferguson entered the burgeoning garden tractor market with their Executive series tractors . I found this tractor on CL in Pa. the gentleman I purchased it from told me two old ladies owned it and after their passing it was left to a friend of his who said it had sat in a barn for twenty years. There is a youtube walk around of this GT before I bought it. I'm currently restoring this tractor, here are some before, during and after photos, note the original seat cover and B.F. Goodrich tires, there were only 678 of these tractors produced in 1963 I will post the finished tractor photos in the very near future.IMG_1060.JPG IMG_0710.JPG IMG_0714.JPG IMG_1077.JPG IMG_1119.JPG IMG_1121.JPG IMG_1156.JPG IMG_1155.JPG IMG_1163.JPG IMG_1165.JPG IMG_1161.JPG
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Posted October 16, 2015 - 07:20 PM

I believe my Brother, (CRFarnsworth) has one of these but doesn't have the original motor and a couple of other pieces had to be made. Yours is looking really nice. I can't wait to see the final assembly. :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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Posted October 16, 2015 - 07:28 PM

That looks great!


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Posted October 16, 2015 - 07:29 PM

Great looking Executive, before, during and will be great to see the after pics. Nice work!

 

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Posted October 16, 2015 - 08:01 PM

Very nice!


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Posted October 16, 2015 - 09:31 PM

Looks real good. Was it hard to source the tires?


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Posted October 16, 2015 - 09:48 PM

Yes that is very nice , you are doing a very good job perserving history. 

 

 

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Posted October 16, 2015 - 10:53 PM

The executive is looking fantastic.
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Posted October 17, 2015 - 01:30 AM

Looks real good. Was it hard to source the tires?

Those tires as far as I know, are what came with the tractor in 1963, they just got a good cleaning with a wire brush and spray nine . Then I hit them with a show time tire spray there are a lot of brands out there .


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 02:12 AM

That is going to be a beauty. Really nice work there!


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 03:16 AM

:thumbs:  :thumbs: :thumbs:  


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 06:45 AM

nice project so far , the yellow looks prominent on it 


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 06:59 AM

That is a really nice restore you have done on your Massey. Congrats!
There is a  Massey Exec. near me for sale, it is missing the original motor and mower deck. What he wants for it and what I have offered have not been equal so far. I hope to get it, those tractors are few and far between.


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