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#1 Tbrooks OFFLINE  

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Posted December 03, 2017 - 08:40 PM

Dad just brought home another R-8. He bought it with the intention of being a parts tractor. But the more we looked at the more oddities we find on it. For starters both the front and back wheels are cast aluminum. I have seen cast aluminum front rims, but never rear. It also has aluminum final drive housings, never seen that before either. The axle extensions look too good to not be factory. The seat spring is also different than any I have seen.D5BFA072-0608-4973-8073-270E08676031.jpeg A39D5830-A8F4-45FC-BACE-669C0292F0A6.jpeg 05D6BD04-D7B3-4EC7-BBDC-5CC0364FD096.jpeg F878677C-9645-4284-BEDD-0C138F54D12A.jpeg 1843A344-D1F3-43B3-BAC8-9D50FD454956.jpeg 20BF267D-47D6-4D87-9428-18CA041DF9CF.jpeg ED256998-7623-4BEA-8668-FBB743AFD1B4.jpeg B058A3C4-302B-45D7-9986-F9D018069467.jpeg 80A98984-2DDA-4AB1-A2A2-BCBFD3B796B9.jpeg 35D19BE6-E4E2-4EDB-9E04-AFBA360D2569.jpeg 838166A7-02E6-4452-BCC4-184C5ADFE67D.jpeg We talked to Cliff Bridgford about this and he sent us a picture he received from the nephew of Stanley Shaw showing a wide Shaw. The one we have has many similarities to it, however I believe the one we have is wider than the one in the picture. 96B5FCDE-E76E-4D03-B989-AF19700F0C44.jpeg It would appear like we may have brought home a special built Shaw. I think what was purchased as parts has become a full blown restoration project. Any additional input or information on a wide Shaw would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted December 03, 2017 - 09:25 PM

Congratulations on the hidden treasure you found. The machine deserves a full restoration and the research for the whole story on it. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted December 03, 2017 - 10:53 PM

I don't really know what I am looking at but it appears to be a near complete machine. If that is so it would be a shame to scrap it for parts. I have never seen anything like it, if it was at a show my wife would get real impatient while I walked around it. Don  

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Posted December 04, 2017 - 10:15 PM

You had me at odd, cool machine
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