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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted January 14, 2018 - 09:56 PM

I edited some pics that I took today while cutting firewood. I cut down a dead oak and was able to haul it out in one load. At 71 years old ,the Gibson is still working hard. It hit 20 degrees today, and the ground was frozen solid after the rain we just had. It was a good day to cut and haul wood out, and I spotted a dead maple, so that's next.

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Posted January 14, 2018 - 10:03 PM

The tractor looks like it did in the time when it was made!

Thanks for the pictures!


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Posted January 14, 2018 - 10:10 PM

You're welcome, Mark. I was tinkering with the photo editing thing on my tablet and it has an editing thing that says vintage. I just hit that and it added 70 years to my pics. I thought they looked pretty good, so I figured that I'd post them that way. I just need to build a wooden cart with Model T Ford wooden spoke rims and tires now. I've been wanting to build an old looking cart for a while now.
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Posted January 14, 2018 - 10:29 PM

Very vintage looking nice job. The vintage wagon would be a good project maybe do some research on the era to see what they used if you haven't already.lol
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Posted January 14, 2018 - 10:43 PM

This one came up for sale and I thought something like it with a front panel and side boards would do, Sawdust. Thanks!

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Posted January 15, 2018 - 12:34 AM

ive seen some Gibson's at shows and stuff, very well built tractors and by the size of those logs it looks like it got quit a workout!! they use Wisconsin motors don't they?? 


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Posted January 15, 2018 - 05:40 AM

Those are great pics! Makes you think they were taken way back when!


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Posted January 15, 2018 - 08:00 AM

Nice photos.  Love looking at those "old time" photos.  Open station tractor no less, but sure did the job at hand.  I have an oak that is down but trunk is about 3 times that size.  To cold now to go after it at 4° F this morning.  That's our high for the day.


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Posted January 15, 2018 - 08:10 AM

Now you need to get in a suite and wear a nice hat and have someone take a photo of you with you working, or maybe even stand next to the fully loaded trailer with a buck saw with some nice old garb on.


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Posted January 15, 2018 - 08:19 AM

Not to hijack the thread, but I tried one of Alice.

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Sure makes it look older.


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Posted January 15, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Those are "classic" photos Jim.
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Posted January 15, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Nice photos.    But looking at that loaded cart is making my back hurt!   :D   Rick


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Posted January 15, 2018 - 01:11 PM

I've always picked up vintage things from yard sales, like tools, cast iron cook ware, and any hand forged hinges, latches, or other hardware. These old garden tractors just have a look to them that I like, and they are well built and easy to work on. Bob, the Gibson model D like this one came with the Wisconsin AEH engine which was made until 1949. The AEH for the Gibson has a crankshaft that's 1-1/2" longer than the standard AEH crankshaft, to accomidate the 6 groove belt pulley. Cheiffan, I hear you about cutting wood in the cold weather. 18-20 degrees is about the lowest temps I'll cut in. I've cut down a couple of monster oaks in the past, but just split the wood on the spot before hauling it out. It's good winter time exersize and I don't overdo it. John, I have some old cross cut saws, but no clothes from back then, HA! It would be cool to take some pics like that, though. We should start a vintage thread here with black and white photos only and see where it goes. Thanks Kenny, Allis looks good in your edited pic! I never consider anyone posts a hijack in any way. I see what anyone adds as a contribution to the conversation. Hank, you have to get some "classic" pics of the nice tractors in your collection. They would look like they are straight out of a magazine advertisement. Well, glad you guys enjoyed the pics!

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Posted January 15, 2018 - 07:25 PM

I always enjoy a vintage look to today's memories. And cutting firewood has always been a tradition.
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Posted January 15, 2018 - 07:42 PM

I really like your Gibson, just wish they would have put a little bigger steering wheel on them.    :smilewink:


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