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#16 BTS ONLINE  

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Posted September 08, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Although I paint all my machinery and implements I still use them. I don't like restoring something and then parking it in a shed never to be used. It seems like a wast of a machine to me. I paint everything and then use it. I don't care if they get scratched or anything, my 400 has some scratches from tree limbs on the edge of a field when disking.

 

I also use good paint and a paint gun, I don't use rattle cans.


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Posted September 08, 2017 - 04:25 PM

What were the methods used in the old days?  Did they use a spray gun or dip them in a tank?


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Posted September 08, 2017 - 05:12 PM

I have some of each with a couple in between. My 416-8 and C101 are really nice tractors and both are workers. My MTD 999 and MF10 still have their work clothes and they show it. Then there are the 400, 654 and 704 little guys - those are my babies... 

 

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I enjoy them all

 

 

 


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Posted September 08, 2017 - 05:42 PM

I like them all charged up ready to go.  :thumbs:


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Posted September 08, 2017 - 06:42 PM

If you want a new tractor, but can afford one.  Fixing up and making an old one the way you want is a great way to get yourself a functional, good looking classic workhorse.   A mechanically sound machine with implements that are also in good shape from the yesteryear seems to be very satisfying.  I'm sure there aren't too many people with only single restored garage queen,  they also likely have a work horse. 


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Posted September 08, 2017 - 08:49 PM

If a tractor has been well taken care of I have no issue leaving it original but as a professional Bodyman/painter I can't live with an ugly tractor, before someone starts that trailer queen crap I assure you that these tractors work and get dirty.

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Posted September 08, 2017 - 09:56 PM

I like them all charged up ready to go. :thumbs:


Me too!

But I could make a career out of that...

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Posted September 08, 2017 - 10:17 PM

About all I do is pressure wash,maybe wax if the paint is good. I like that used,unmolested look
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Posted September 09, 2017 - 05:33 AM

To me, if you can afford to spend $500 on a paint job and then have a $500 tractor, go for it.......

 

I have 3 Fords, one is still original in good shape.....another I painted with a brush and Rustoleum......and the other sat outside for years and the bodywork is pretty rusty and beat up. BTW, guess which one seems to run the best?


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Posted September 09, 2017 - 08:20 AM

Running that is all
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Posted September 10, 2017 - 10:37 PM

To me, if you can afford to spend $500 on a paint job and then have a $500 tractor, go for it.......

I have 3 Fords, one is still original in good shape.....another I painted with a brush and Rustoleum......and the other sat outside for years and the bodywork is pretty rusty and beat up. BTW, guess which one seems to run the best?

My guess is the ugly clapped out looking ford...

Out of all my tractors, the ugliest ones are the most dependable.

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Posted September 11, 2017 - 06:18 AM

A tractor is a tool, I don't wax my wrenches, I keep it clean and well serviced, no more.
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Posted September 11, 2017 - 06:34 PM

I like em both ways. I have my first RF 110 completely restored along with my 208 and
112. I also have several others in their work clothes serviced some with new belts
and engines rebuilt but not repainted but all mechanically safe and ready. The 67 RF
112 still tills the neighbors garden in it's original clothes
A few have yes been retired for good but they all get rode and drove around at shows and all enjoyed equally.
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Posted September 11, 2017 - 09:58 PM

I like them any which way, just as I do old cars and trucks. The ones that wear the history they survived through make me want them to tell me about it, and the restored ones make me want to have been there back in the day to be proud of buying a brand-new one!

 

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Posted September 12, 2017 - 10:08 AM

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