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#1 dhiesel OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 09:01 AM

Purchased a Model D last weekend. As it turns out I purchased from a retired Ford employee, who purchased from a retired Ford Fleet guy, for which I am a Ford Fleet guy.

 

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 09:16 AM

Nice tractor.

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 09:20 AM

Nice Gibson! I was just having a cup of coffee on the deck after hauling out some firewood with mine. I'm picking up parts here and there to restore mine, but for now I'll continue to use it. Do you plan on restoring yours? You can look up the serial number on the engine to find out what year the engine was built, and there will be a date code cast onto the side of the T96 transmission. The tractor serial number should be stamped into the top of the frame rail on either the left or right side of the engine.

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 09:56 AM

Tough looking little rascal



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Posted April 07, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Thanks for encouragements, I realized as I was going over a few items; The restoration will be great ! NO BODY WORK.

 The Wisconsin reads as a 1947 build year, the Tractor Serial D7041 so 1948?

I just adapted a sickle bar for my 195 Case, so I have to tweek it before I can start on Gibson. Sold my Sears (From avatar pic) need to cut grass around pond this summer.



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Posted July 20, 2016 - 03:11 PM

More like 1947. I am compiling a registry of all Gibson models. Looking in among the Ds already registered, your frame number is bracketed by tractors with engines supplied by Wisconsin in February 1947. Presumably with the tractor being built shortly after.

 

If you would not mind, I would like to get more details on your tractor for the registry. Besides dating Gibsons that have lost their original Wisconsin engine (engines can be dated at the Wisconsin engine website), the database is being used to determine when Gibson changed certain features and how many of each model was made. PM me for more info, or I have set up a Gmail address for registry inquires and submissions at gibson.registry@...

 

-Doug



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Posted July 20, 2016 - 07:28 PM

Hi Doug, Welcome to the forum. The other Doug



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Posted July 26, 2016 - 08:10 PM

my early Gibson model D.

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 10:47 PM

my early Gibson model D.

That looks more like an A. Does it have 16 in wheels? I don't think the D ever used the Plymouth rear end.



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Posted August 01, 2016 - 07:55 PM

That looks more like an A. Does it have 16 in wheels? I don't think the D ever used the Plymouth rear end.

I would agree, it looks like a model A. I don't believe the D's used the cast front rims either.

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Posted August 24, 2016 - 03:24 PM

Driving one of those would take some getting use to






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