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Anyone in mid-atlantic area that does full restorations?

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#1 krvangilder OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2017 - 02:04 PM

I have a 1050 that was my father's and it needs some work. I have lots of fond memories using it as a kid. I don't have the necessary tools, equipment, expertise or time to do a restoration my self. I would love to find someone in the mid-atlantic area that would be interested in doing a full restoration. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted June 22, 2017 - 02:44 PM

Good luck and if it happens please share the before and after pictures with us. Welcome to the forum.                                                                      Roger

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Posted June 22, 2017 - 03:03 PM

Can't help with the resto, but welcome to GTT!

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Posted June 22, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Welcome to GTT. It may be difficult to find someone to do a good restoration. It is alot of work and usually costs more than the tractor will be worth. Ignore what the unreality shows say. Very seldom do we make money on a restoration. That is why I will only do them for myself. It is easy to spend $1000 dollars on a restoration and the sale price would only be $1200. I do it for the love of the machines.

That said, you need to evaluate the current condition of the tractor. Please post pics. It may only need a good cleaning and some repairs. Yours is a "heritage" tractor so consider saving the original paint if it isn't too bad. Good Luck, Rick
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