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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted March 01, 2017 - 10:09 AM

Should be a good one for April.
Congratulation to the March winner.

Noel

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Posted March 01, 2017 - 08:23 PM

This isn't a nomination, but may be the roughest before and after I have ever done.

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Posted March 02, 2017 - 08:22 PM

Just checking before I do but can I enter the purple patio or is it too soon since last year?
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Posted March 02, 2017 - 09:35 PM

Just checking before I do but can I enter the purple patio or is it too soon since last year?

It goes a year from when you won. Looks like you just won in September.


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Posted March 03, 2017 - 04:13 PM

Ok so I have to wait until Sept again then ok no problem

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Posted March 04, 2017 - 09:01 AM

As nice as the finished pictures are, this tractor is nicer! Mark and Lee did a fantastic job, and the polished parts are unreal. The best part is ,this tractor is no trailer queen!
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Posted March 04, 2017 - 10:05 PM

      Being April is Autism Awareness month, I will nominate my 1968 Autism Horse.   Started with a nice original condition 1968 Commando 8 Wheel Horse, complete with nice 36" RD mower deck.  The K181 Kohler engine has been rebuilt, carb completely rebuilt.  Still has all the original Wheelhorse embossed tires. Custom decals donated by vinylguy from over on the Redsquare WH forum.  Tractor will now promote Autism Awareness at every show and plow day I attend.  Tractor is still a worker, mowing my grass and doing normal chores we all use our GT's for.  Still some minor things I want to do, such as the embossed WH hub caps and such, but will have to wait for summers mowing income.   See, I myself am on the autism spectrum, and income to spend on hobbies beyond family bills is hard to come by.  Keep your eyes open, for now its the only WH done up for Autism that I am aware off.  

      The hunt for a tractor to make into a custom decorated one took a year or so, I first got a nice JD212 with Hyd lift, but it was to large to mow our small lot with all its landscaping.  So I sold that tractor and started looking for one of the later short frame Wheelhorses as I knew they could turn tight and had small mowing decks.  They are also easy to work on, less complexity = less anxiety, something I have enough of on a daily basis.  I looked at several tractors, I didn't want a real rough one as I have lost most of the patience and desire to deal with a real rough condition tractor. I found this horse on Craigslist a couple towns away from where we live.  Most of the paint looked good except for the top of the hood and fenders, which was faded to an almost pink color.  Once the custom decals were installed, I was able to buff out the remaining paint on the tractor.  I still want to put a couple more decals on the tractor, just haven't decided what yet.  

  

      First we have the before pics, both at the seller's house and on my trailer

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I will take some nice outdoors pics in a day or two when the weather improves, very windy here today.  Being on the spectrum has its challenges, they are different for each person as no two are alike.  Without my tractor and my model trains, I would be a hermit and stay in the house all the time.  But with my tractor, I get myself out among others and try to make friends and be somewhat social.  I hope to add more attachments for the tractor to use and attend more shows to help raise awareness  and acceptance of those of us on the spectrum.  This is very important to me as there is little in the way of help and support for adults, espically the ones missed as kids and have not had the benefits of therapy and training to cope with the disorder as an adult.  You do not grow out of this disorder, just learn to better cope.   This tractor serves as a segway to help me communicate with others outside of the online world.        Mike the Aspie. 

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I cant thank you enough for devoting a tractor to autism awareness. Autism is a bad thing, and people need to be aware of it more than they are, so thank you


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 02:34 AM

I cant thank you enough for devoting a tractor to autism awareness. Autism is a bad thing, and people need to be aware of it more than they are, so thank you


I agree. Our youngest son just been diagnosed with Autism earlier this week. Hopefully with the right support and coping strategies he will be ok.

Cool tractor by the way.
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Posted March 05, 2017 - 02:44 AM

I agree. Our youngest son just been diagnosed with Autism earlier this week. Hopefully with the right support and coping strategies he will be ok.

Cool tractor by the way.

So sorry to hear that, i will be praying for you guys, and i hope he will be ok too


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 10:24 AM

Thanks guys, I hope to win this month with my special tractor.  Mike


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Posted March 06, 2017 - 07:54 AM

Awesome Jake!


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Posted March 06, 2017 - 08:58 AM

Great machines, and stories to match. Wow.


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Posted March 06, 2017 - 08:46 PM

Looking like good competition this month good luck everyone
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Posted March 08, 2017 - 10:53 AM

]Weather finally moderated where I could dig the Autism horse out of the garage for some nice pictures.   To late to edit my original post, but here they are none the less.    Mike the Aspie 

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Posted March 08, 2017 - 09:43 PM

 As I was younger, I looked to the future for fast and shiny things. As I grow in time, I now see things from looking to the past to see my future. My grandfather on my mothers side gave me a 1950 cj-3a when I was 12. I still have it. My father let me drive the left over 1957 JD model 50, dig with the 1964 Ford 3000 backhoe, use the 1965 Ford 1000, and the 1979 GMC dump truck. All with using them to complete tasks around his house. When I tuned 21 I learned of the night life. Life got busy. Now I have a settled life and now have time to sit down and enjoy.

 When I was around 7 years old my grandpa started his Wheelhorse, put in gear and said it is now up to you. I could not reach pedal and quickly put it in the right direction. He passed at he age of 67 and as though our time together was short  moments, every moment was filled with eares to learn wisedome. My grandma held on to the tractor and when she passed at the age of 91, the estate was settled. I do not know where it is now but looking back at the Autism Wheelhose tractor and looking at the pedals and shifters , I now know that my grandfathers Wheelhorse was a Scout and I thank you for sparking a trip to memory lane but most of all, you dediicated something of yours to help a cause. If she is coming out for another cause I will quickly denounce.   


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