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#1 TimW OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2017 - 06:28 AM

I guess it is a homebuilt, sure is neat.

 

https://cincinnati.c...6055540343.html


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Posted March 23, 2017 - 06:53 AM

Interesting.......

 

Doesn't look homebuilt enough to be a Speedex.



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Posted March 23, 2017 - 07:12 AM

The builder didn't give himself much legroom. It looks like a wheelie waiting to happen.



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Posted March 23, 2017 - 07:24 AM

This is about the 3rd or 4th time this little tractor has popped up on CL in the last 2 or 3 yrs, making it's rounds, made it to the Cincy area now, it was for sale last time in Lexington I think.

I don't think anyone ever did figure out the manufacturer on the little dude.


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Posted March 23, 2017 - 07:25 AM

This has been for sale for about 2+ years. I talked to him a few times about it then and he was stuck on the $1500 + range and seems like it was in the $1800 range if I remember right. I did a lot of internet searching and never found it or anything. I asked questions with pics on here at that time and everyone was blank at that time also.


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Posted March 23, 2017 - 09:19 AM

Anyone who is older than about 10 is going to have a rough time getting behind the steering wheel. Otherwise it is an interesting machine.



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Posted March 23, 2017 - 09:44 AM

Truck transmission for PTO is cool

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Posted March 23, 2017 - 10:27 AM

I have seen plans on the net of something like this, the plans were
about 1940's era. I thought about building one if I had access to a
junk yard for free, manual transmissions are expensive.

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Posted March 23, 2017 - 01:24 PM

Kinda neat but not $1200 neat. Pretty short wheelbase. Maybe john Deere paint makes it worth that much


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Posted March 23, 2017 - 01:27 PM

This is about the 3rd or 4th time this little tractor has popped up on CL in the last 2 or 3 yrs, making it's rounds, made it to the Cincy area now, it was for sale last time in Lexington I think.

I don't think anyone ever did figure out the manufacturer on the little dude.

Might be Cinn craiglist but the posting says Knoxville, I wonder if it's still in KY.



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Posted March 23, 2017 - 01:46 PM

Looks like a Crosley hood and grill that has been narrowed and shortened. Looks like a Crosley trans and rear end. I only say this because my dad and uncle cut down an old Crosley and made a doodlebug out of it and IH tractor motor.      Never the less, I like it.                                                                                           Roger


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Posted March 23, 2017 - 02:50 PM

Gotta be the Ferd ranger rear hub cappies bringin the value up some.

Lots of trannies floating around with a AUX Pto output. Great example is a a Chevy 1 ton with dump bed.

Neat little rig tho;)

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Posted March 23, 2017 - 03:11 PM

Looks like a Crosley hood and grill that has been narrowed and shortened. Looks like a Crosley trans and rear end. I only say this because my dad and uncle cut down an old Crosley and made a doodlebug out of it and IH tractor motor.      Never the less, I like it.                                                                                           Roger

Around 1963 my brother was given a 1951 Crosley Station Wagon. He got it running and then took the body off. a piece of ply wood was bolted on and then two seats. The stearing column was supported and the dash board was mounted onto the stearing column. That thing was a blast tearing through the back woods. He later biught a better one when he turned 16 and drove that for a couple of years. They were fun little cars.

 

In the last 5 years, I have seen 4 homemade tractors that were built on Crosleys. One was a freebie on CL. I have a homemade tractor that my father-in-law built around 1962. The front end and transmission are from a Crosley, the rear is a narrowed Ford, and the rest is mostly parts salvaged from WWII bombers. I hope to fix it up sometime since it was one of the good memories from my wife's youth. Good Luck, Rick

 

Some pictures of two of the tractors are in old threads of mine. Here is one http://gardentractor...ray#entry371871


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Posted March 23, 2017 - 05:19 PM

Maybe some ancestors here,

 

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Posted March 23, 2017 - 06:09 PM

Around 1963 my brother was given a 1951 Crosley Station Wagon. He got it running and then took the body off. a piece of ply wood was bolted on and then two seats. The stearing column was supported and the dash board was mounted onto the stearing column. That thing was a blast tearing through the back woods. He later biught a better one when he turned 16 and drove that for a couple of years. They were fun little cars.

In the last 5 years, I have seen 4 homemade tractors that were built on Crosleys. One was a freebie on CL. I have a homemade tractor that my father-in-law built around 1962. The front end and transmission are from a Crosley, the rear is a narrowed Ford, and the rest is mostly parts salvaged from WWII bombers. I hope to fix it up sometime since it was one of the good memories from my wife's youth. Good Luck, Rick

Some pictures of two of the tractors are in old threads of mine. Here is one http://gardentractor...ray#entry371871




just curious what was used off the bombers? any pics
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