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#1 IHCubGuy ONLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 08:00 PM

I have been reading thru some of the threads and noticed today there seems to be quite a few comments on bringing home rusty relics. Whether they be you saved them from the scrap man or got them for free or took them on trade for work. Whatever the case what's the worst looking thing you ever brought home. If you got pics that would be great too, I curious what others bring home that they might be put in the doghouse for.

Here's the worst we ever brought home. It's a 1926 McCormick Deering 15-30 farm tractor. This particular tractor was owned by my great grandparents and was only the third tractor we had on our farm. When my Great grandparents passed away it was sold at the estate sale in 1969 and a Neighbor who was into old IH tractors bought it and kept it. We inquired about the tractor from him off and on thru the early 90's and after he passed from a heart attack in 96 his wife and son decided that they would sell it back to us as it was a family heirloom.

Here what she looked like in 96 when we got her.
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And here she is what she looked like they day she finally rolled outta the shed in 2009 when she was finally finished.
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Believe it or not the fuel tanks are the originals and the side curtains are an original set we were able to obtain. The fenders and floor pans are reproductions and she has a brand new radiator core as well. She took a long time and had a LOT of MAJOR work both inside and out but she is our diamond in the rough.

One last picture is of my grandfather who is the last surviving person that ever operated the tractor in the field.
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Thanks for reading and what has everyone else got?
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Posted June 06, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Definitely my "Crud Cadet."

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 08:12 PM

You put a lot of work into that, by the look of it.
You should be very proud of your efforts. Congrats.
Nice to see history preserved.

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 08:19 PM

I guess it would be my Wards walk behind. I had to follow the guy 25 miles to the scrap yard, he wouldn't sell it to me off his trailer as he passed throughthe town where my shop is. It looks really bad, but I am in the process of restoring it now. It still had the orginal Wisconsin engine on it and wasn't stuck.


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Posted June 06, 2011 - 08:37 PM

Fenders are a little more bent now, but the hood and belt cover are painted! The engine tin is next when I get some money in.002.jpg

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 08:45 PM

I's kind of a toss-up.
I would say the Allis would have to be the winner, as the WH does run and move.

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 08:59 PM

I's kind of a toss-up.
I would say the Allis would have to be the winner, as the WH does run and move.

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You can do one worse Alan, the Scrap Massey you bought off of me, which was the worst I drug home I think. lol

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 09:17 PM

A 317 'rolling chassis' for $40 at an auction:

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Transformed into the 317 "Special":

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Or the 69-60 lawn tractor:

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Into the L/60 "Custom":

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 09:43 PM

You can do one worse Alan, the Scrap Massey you bought off of me, which was the worst I drug home I think. lol


Shhh, I'm too embarrassed to mention that one.

Just kidding, it'll run and move too... The Allis still wins for me. I may enter the MF12 for the Ugly Tractor month... Just need more duct tape. :laughingteeth:

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 10:05 PM

My first wife? And, you definitely DON'T want to see what she looks like now!

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Sorry..... couldn't help myself!!

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 10:09 PM

My first wife? And, you definitely DON'T want to see what she looks like now!

:bigrofl:

Sorry..... couldn't help myself!!


:bigrofl: that's great! Thank you!

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 10:35 PM

Shhh, I'm too embarrassed to mention that one.

Just kidding, it'll run and move too... The Allis still wins for me. I may enter the MF12 for the Ugly Tractor month... Just need more duct tape. :laughingteeth:


I was going to but instead sold it to you, so you better enter the Scrap Massey lol.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 04:56 AM

I have two for this thread. The first is the GTV/16 that is the first one I acquired. It did not have an engine, but I happened to have an Onan looking for a home. Took a little time, but I got it in there. That was before I found all the online forums, so it was quite a struggle to figure out things.
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This last December, I found the LGT 165 on CL locally and had to have it. It was looking pretty rough and didn't run. Luckily, the tires held air and we pushed it on the trailer.
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I had to put new rings in the K341 as it smoked something awful. At times, you couldn't see the front of the tractor. Once the engine was running good, I decided to make it look a little better. Thanks to Daniel, I acquired some decals and squirted a little paint on the sheet metal. I still need to get a new seat for it, but I am very happy with how it looks today.
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I had a deal working for a new hood and grille for the GTV/16, but it fell thru. Since the Ford is mostly done, I plan to start working on it again. Had the engine running the other day and I do like the sound of the Onan.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 06:38 AM

Well my MF-7 wins hands down. It really wasn't that bad when I got it but to make it better I made it worse...
This is when I got it.

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These are the process pictures.
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Posted June 07, 2011 - 07:00 AM

Looks promising. Might want to do something about the blue engine, maybe send the tins to Maynard. He's been looking for something blue. LOL




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