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Do you find yourself with too many irons in the fire also?


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#1 Tecumseh power OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2016 - 08:34 AM

I ended up dragging some tractors home over the past few months. , to restore this winter I think I drug too many home. This is what I drug home. 2 sears custom 10s. 2 sears SS15s. A cub 147. An allis 620. A sears GT16. I also have a 51 ford f1. I wanted to do. Standing here looking at all this , I don't think it's all going to happen this winter. Do alot of you find yourself in this situation also? I would like to get it all done because I'm sure I'll be finding more.
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 08:54 AM

Any way you look at it, you still have them for next year. I have too many irons in the fire too and I'm not restoring any thing. I'm just trying to keep things running and serviced.

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Posted October 23, 2016 - 09:01 AM

I can only tackle one restoration per year, I have lots of things I picked up over the years but they are just waiting for me to find the parts or time to restore them.


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 09:03 AM

I can only tackle one restoration per year, I have lots of things I picked up over the years but they are just waiting for me to find the parts or time to restore them.


Im laid off right now. And kind of doing my own business thing so I have a little more time to do them
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 09:03 AM

Any way you look at it, you still have them for next year. I have too many irons in the fire too and I'm not restoring any thing. I'm just trying to keep things running and serviced.
Noel

I will have more drug home by next year!
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 09:09 AM

Yeah, too many things to fix and too little time to do it!

Work takes too much of my time, but sometimes it is hard to make ends meet working....I can only imagine how difficult it would be if I wasn't working!


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 09:09 AM

I put so many irons in the fire that it went out. I am trying to prioritize and create dry storage spaces for my projects. I've aquired several tent garages and am filling them. I intend to empty a bunch of projects from my garage into one of the tents so that I can comfortably work in the garage. That should speed up some of the work. I've stopped picking up more projects unless they are almost free. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 09:27 AM

I have the same problem as Rick.  To many toys and projects to keep in storage and no room to work.  I'm fighting the probability of getting one of those garages because it will just lead to more stuff coming home.   I have slowed down some.  :oh_shucks:


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 09:42 AM

I need to get one of those too. My garage is full
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 09:44 AM

My dad told me a long time ago you can never have a big enough building. I find this to be very true. He has a 30x40 garage. And a 40x60 building full. My garage is 30x40. And I have two big sheds full
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Used tent garages should be about free. The covers are usually shot and the frames are alot of work to disassemble. I've gotten two for free and two with usable covers for $100 each. A 20' x 20' tarp will usually do a good job of covering a single bay frame. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Time to step back, take a look, decide you are going wrong way, set a few special projects to do, LOSE the rest!  You have to change your ways, start only things that will be finished, sell them off and work on next one. Pick a couple to keep, get rid of rest.  STOP hording, going to sales, dragging more home, just STOP!  Decide you are done, and BE Done!  Simple!  

 

Myself, never finish things at one time. I go slow, have many projects at one time, work on some as I go,, and go slow.  Just say your DONE, and finish up, be happy!  :smilewink:


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Time to step back, take a look, decide you are going wrong way, set a few special projects to do, LOSE the rest!  You have to change your ways, start only things that will be finished, sell them off and work on next one. Pick a couple to keep, get rid of rest.  STOP hording, going to sales, dragging more home, just STOP!  Decide you are done, and BE Done!  Simple!  
 
Myself, never finish things at one time. I go slow, have many projects at one time, work on some as I go,, and go slow.  Just say your DONE, and finish up, be happy!  :smilewink:

What I always end up doing is dragging them home ripping them apart to see what they need to get running. Then I have a garage full of stuff ripped apart until I get to it.
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Hey, what about the truck?  I'm thinking of doing a truck again, go from GT back to trucks.  How ruff of 51 Ford, for sale then?  Workable, still flathead, or started as rod?  You're close for pick-up maybe, what kind of money?  Have a title? How about some pictures of that, selling or not, would like to see what it is.


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 12:00 PM

I'm glad I'm not addicted . I quit cold turkey after I bought my last tractor. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. At least until the next bargain to good to pass up falls in my lap.


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