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#1 tweidman OFFLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2016 - 11:11 AM

I found this pic of me riding my grandfathers custom build project while it was still under construction. He did build a hood and rear fenders for it and got it primered. A few years later it was painted green. He mainly used it to pull a homemade dump trailer and a set of gang mowers for the 5 acre front field. My dad currently has the tractor and it still runs fairly well.

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Posted March 29, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Cool tractor!


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Posted March 29, 2016 - 12:32 PM

did the hubcaps come off the plymouth?



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Posted March 29, 2016 - 12:43 PM

I like it!    :thumbs:                    Rick  ​


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Posted March 29, 2016 - 02:00 PM

A family heirloom. Is that a Wisconsin engine? Good Luck, Rick



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Posted March 29, 2016 - 04:01 PM

   that's cool !!!! thanks for sharing the pics.

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Posted March 29, 2016 - 05:56 PM

Thank you for sharing!
I really like DIY Tractors, there are never 2 the same, and all that ive ever seen have always had at least one unique feature.

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Posted March 29, 2016 - 06:27 PM

That's cool!

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Posted April 01, 2016 - 01:02 PM

The hubcaps and rear wheels are Rambler.

The engine is a 8hp Wisconsin. (it's also the biggest engine I have ever seen that was only rated at 8hp.)

 

It uses a 3 spd car transmission and a narrowed car rear end.

The clutch is a belt system activated by hand. The clutch is the real weak point in the design. It holds well, but it's a total pain to use.

 

If I can find a more current picture of it completed,I will post it up.






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