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#46 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Thanks for the pic, but the decals that were on mine and pulltilbroke's are completely different from the 'normal' HT18 decals.


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 02:03 PM

I am certain that the new restorer will far exceed the expectation. And as for anonymous, I will use my imagination until he decides to announce himself.
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Posted May 08, 2016 - 04:27 PM



Does your mechanic have a code name?
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DeepWrench


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 04:49 PM

I'm sorry to hear the turn of events, Dave, but I'm happy to hear things are currently being resolved; unfortunately it's another example of the imperfect world we live in. Perhaps some things happens for a reason. I have confidence that it's going to be the sharpest HDT around. :thumbs:

 

If you don't mind my asking as this is purely out of curiosity to learn more about the HDT, but is that original hood fitment on the sides? I realize that adjustments need to be made to the hood but just wondered if there was some kind of bracing underneath the hood that stretches it out on the sides as it shows in the photos.


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 04:55 PM

 

 

If you don't mind my asking as this is purely out of curiosity to learn more about the HDT, but is that original hood fitment on the sides? I realize that adjustments need to be made to the hood but just wondered if there was some kind of bracing underneath the hood that stretches it out on the sides as it shows in the photos.

 

I was wondering about that too.  It's a shame how poorly things were done.....shame on him!


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 06:14 PM

I'm sorry to hear the turn of events, Dave, but I'm happy to hear things are currently being resolved; unfortunately it's another example of the imperfect world we live in. Perhaps some things happens for a reason. I have confidence that it's going to be the sharpest HDT around. :thumbs:

 

If you don't mind my asking as this is purely out of curiosity to learn more about the HDT, but is that original hood fitment on the sides? I realize that adjustments need to be made to the hood but just wondered if there was some kind of bracing underneath the hood that stretches it out on the sides as it shows in the photos.

 

There isn't any bracing on the hood. It isn't any different than the other large frames except that it's longer.

 

There is a piece of flat stock that helps support the perforated metal screen at the front sides of the tractor.

 

Here's a pic that shows the inside of the hood:

 

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And a couple that show the braces for mesh:
 
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Posted May 08, 2016 - 06:20 PM

DeepWrench

 

I LIKE that :thumbs:  :thumbs: :thumbs:  

 

Hence forth 'the anonymous one' shall be referred to by that name  :D :D :D


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 06:29 PM

I am certain that the new restorer will far exceed the expectation. And as for anonymous, I will use my imagination until he decides to announce himself.


If it is who I think and hope it is, it will turn out as fine as their other work! Which is what that hdt deserves!
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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:28 PM

When DeepWrench is finished with it, I'm pretty sure that it will be the nicest HDT in the country if not the world  :D :D :D


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:31 PM

Good luck, whatever happened and was agreed upon appears to have been a letdown - at least you're optimistic of the outcome in the near future.
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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:39 PM

Wow. I don't know what to say.

Except, Dave I'm very sorry this worked out this way...

That's why I do my own work. I might not be the best but I do it until I'm happy

As I'm getting "more mature" I am allowing more things to get sent out, because sometimes I don't have the strength or with the more modern stuff the special tools...or its simply to high these days up on the barn roof.  But when I do pay somebody I expect the work to be as good or better than I can do myself !

 


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 02:01 PM

Sorry to hear this OB but I hate to say it doesn't surprise me, I'm still waiting for a $40 refund on a part that was discontinued last October!


Unfortunately, you're not the only one he owes money. I'm guessing I'll never see that but hopefully I can get the item back.

I've been a bit out of the loop on here lately and haven't been following too many threads so I may have missed it but, what has actually happened to Ben? Rather than speculate I'm wondering if anyone has any facts? He seemed like a great guy and this would be very much out of character. I hope he's OK.
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Posted May 09, 2016 - 05:31 PM

OK, since so many folks are asking....

 

From what I gathered from Ben, there was a major falling out of some sort between him and the family.

 

He was living at his parents home and was running Old Paths out of a garage in the rear.

 

He had to move out and take all the tractor stuff with him.

 

He then started the new business, and is a 'one man show' and pretty much overextended.


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:29 PM

Thanks for that information. Although its bad for you and doesn't bode well for the long term success of Old Paths, I'm glad he's physically well. Hopefully he can get back on his feet at some point.

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 08:38 PM

Dave sorry to hear of these misfortunes but hopefully he is willing to give you some sort of a correction or compensation depending on the situation, and when you took 522 to 81 south the first town you came through after passing hancock would have been Berkeley Springs WV ( Where I Live) lol. I Wish I had known this and we could have met up for some Food or something. Maybe Next Time


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