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#1 rustyoldjunk ONLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2016 - 07:50 PM

This little Custom 10XL was beside a building that burned and got hot enough to lose some paint and ruin the steering wheel.A buddy hauled it home and swapped a front axle and HH100 off a slightly newer ST10 onto it then left it out under a tarp. So a little trading and its in my shop now. It looks bad but I think will be an easy runner driver. I need to clean the tank (also from the ST10),add fuel line,maybe rebuild the carb,run a little wiring and a couple of the steering ball joints are broke. I did start the engine and it runs nice. He drained the transaxle and lost the plug so I grabbed another pipe plug. I plan to get it going and decide what to do with it from there.

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Posted March 02, 2016 - 07:59 PM

I'm sure it will thank you for saving it.
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Posted March 02, 2016 - 08:55 PM

Good save!


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 01:02 AM

Nice find.
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 01:37 AM

I'm a suckered for the usually cheap basket cases, too. I buy a part here and a part there over time, and eventually round everything up to get going on the project. I end up replacing a lot more than I anticipated most of the time, but it's worth it to me. I always end up having more into the project than I could ever get back out of it if I were to sell it, but that's not my objective. I'm working on a '56 Powerking and it will basically be a new machine when I'm done. It will be more durable and last longer than a machine that I could buy today and that's what I'm after. A somewhat comparable machine made today would cost far more than I'm putting into this thing, and I like bringing them back to life. Those Sears tractors are great little workhorses, and even if you don't keep it, at least it will be put to use again by someone. Good save!
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 08:25 AM

Doesn't look too bad in my opinion


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 08:34 AM

A little TLC and it'll be a nice tractor!


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 09:36 AM

Be a nice restore, I bought a custom 10 a few months ago for 20 bucks . It was pretty rough but all there. That's my current project. I needed something to do
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Posted March 04, 2016 - 06:39 PM

Be a nice restore, I bought a custom 10 a few months ago for 20 bucks . It was pretty rough but all there. That's my current project. I needed something to do

I really didn't.......lol.......but there it was.....


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