Thanks for keeping us posted. When we see the overspray/sloppy jobs that people do there machines, it sure does take away from what it could be, that's for sure. I guess we all have our priorities but a few extra minutes and attention to detail can make a HUGE difference when it comes to painting. Different value systems I guess. Keep up the good work, as you are doing a great job making it look like it should. Someday you will find yourself sitting in your yard or shop or garage and just looking at it and smile. It makes it all worthwhile.
That's a really great way of putting it. Different value systems, you hit the nail right on the head. It's important to take pride in what you have and do a good job. People in cities and small towns and everywhere in between used to really appreciate what they had and took good care of it. Even if these people didn't have a lot of money, they were still clean, they kept their places up nicely, they had a sense of independence, they didn't live on credit and have to try to out-do the neighbors, and they had something known as pride. Now a days, those values are out the window, but I won't open that can of worms. I'm way too young to be that cynical, but I guess I'm "old-school" in that sense.
Anyway, I got a little side tracked, but I still am doing something Massey Ferguson related. I just disassembled and got my MF641 dump cart that my friend gave me about ten years ago (I finally got to it!). It's all set and ready to go to the sandblaster and to get a fresh coat of some heavy industrial primer. It's a big, heavy, very well built cart that will look great behind my 1855 I think. Here's a pic of it from an old brochure that I found on the site.