New project, enjoyed my 1965 110 so much I started looking for something with a little more functional use. Decided on a 140 so I could get a bucket and two stage snow blower for the front as well as mowing my lawn with it. I put an ad in Craigslist looking for one to buy cheap. Along comes the white whale.
The last owner had it in his garage for five years and had taken every last piece apart in hopes of making it green again, but never did. He bought lots of extra parts, some really nice stuff that I thought I could sell off to pay for the tractor and still have enough for a build. Integral hitch sleeve, mule drive, new headlight panel, etc...You should have seen his wife grinning when I loaded it up.
Anyway, from what I can tell someone did a really nice job painting it white and replacing a lot of the 1969 parts with ones that match a 1968 patio model. The is a serial number plate in one of the many bags of parts that matches a 69 H3, currently there is only H1 equipment installed although the last owner had bought all the parts to return it to an H3. It also came with a 68 K301 engine, disassembled of course.
I heard that the 1969 H3 triple levers will not fit in a 68 body thinking that might be the definitive way to check and find out exactly which year body I have before I begin. Any thoughts on this or other ways to find out exactly what I have? It definitely is not a real patio model, there is green under the white where the last owner sanded in various places. While I hate someone trying to cheat others I will probably just leave it white and use it around the yard.
Any other ideas?
Edited by xochytl, August 15, 2011 - 09:33 AM.