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Simplicity 700 Wonderboy "Wide Crop" edition

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#1 MarksA-C OFFLINE  

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Posted April 28, 2016 - 08:10 PM

I just recently got this machine from a friend who got it from his friend names Jacob Leedle from the Lake Geneva area of WI.  His family made this to use it on their food plots.  Its a VERY odd looking machine but it seems to have been made fairly well.  The differential actually still works and overall, besides the front and rear axles the machine is pretty well factory.  Original engine and bodywork!

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It came with goofy car wheels on the back with sprockets used as hubs.  I swapped on 2 simplicity hubs and now I can use proper garden tractor wheels.  It runs but the carb leaks fuel very badly so needs a rebuild.  

The plan for this is to clean up and upgrade a few parts, mount nice wheels and tires on it, and repaint it as a factory simplicity tractor.  All new paint, some era proper lights, etc.

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Posted April 28, 2016 - 08:25 PM

That's cool.  :thumbs: ​   

Someone put some though into creating it.  The turning radius has to be wide.

Glad you are restoring it.         Rick


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Posted April 28, 2016 - 08:31 PM

You need one of these lights.

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Posted April 29, 2016 - 06:12 AM

I think it's pretty darn neat, but would take more garage space than my truck!  I would have to with 6-12's to get the wide look I like  ;-)

 

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Posted April 29, 2016 - 06:36 AM

Very unique and cool. It is neat to see what people modified to get the job done. Many of these custom pieces are left in the fence row to rot when the builder no longer needs it.

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Posted April 29, 2016 - 07:31 AM

Definitely different



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Posted April 29, 2016 - 07:35 AM

Be hard to tip that over!


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 10:32 PM

I hope to find a set of 6-12 rims and tires for this thing.  Some AGs front and rear would be pretty sweet I think. 

The large tires currently on it are just so I can move it around the yard for now. 



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Posted June 05, 2016 - 12:40 AM

Got a set of 6-12 rims and tires, carb kit, and a few other bits.  Still need to find a proper 700/725 style throttle but it does run.

 

 

Have a few otherpossible ideas in the mix for it as well...

 

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 06:34 AM

Unique piece. Thanks for sharing it

As for the half tracks, the rear wheels will need a lot more structure to keep the extra strain of the tracks and the bogey wheels from causing damage.





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