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#1 Salvagebeast OFFLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 03:42 PM

Along with old garden tractors, I also collect architectural salvage (among other things). So, when I needed a shift knob for my old Jaconsen Chief that my boys and I are refurbishing... I went to my salvage stash.  After a little digging I found a bucket of old oval spindles I've had for quite a while.  When it was all said and done, it was a perfect match for the patina of the old tractor. 

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 04:09 PM

Like the bottle opener too!



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Posted July 24, 2016 - 04:59 PM

nice knob, everybody needs a bottle opener on there tractor for them long days



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Posted July 24, 2016 - 06:17 PM

:thumbs: ​ 



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Posted July 24, 2016 - 06:21 PM

Like it :thumbs: The opener ads to the feeling of yesteryear too, those things were everywhere.


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 06:33 PM

Good thinking!



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Posted July 25, 2016 - 04:23 AM

nothing worse than a shifter or lever without a knob or grip on it , nice replacement idea 

 

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 08:29 PM

My throttle and choke tabs were cracked. So I dug through my of file handles and found two that worked nicely. They match the overall patina of the tractor too.

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Cool.
Excellent recycling.

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Like the way you think :thumbs:






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