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I couldn't just let it rust!


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#1 DanP OFFLINE  

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 02:32 PM

I found this today, a 1968? MF-10 serial number 1446-014284 for $50.00 . I know it doesn't have rear wheels but I plan on changing them to bigger ones anyway. The motor is shot and missing pieces but I have a brand new NOS motor for it so that is not a problem. Everything else looks to be there. I couldn't just let it rust and die in a junkyard could I?

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 02:43 PM

Good save.:thumbs:

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 03:02 PM

You could have left it yes, but you would have lost a lot of sleep if you had. LOL
Great save, I rescued an MF12 this past year and sold it to MH81, and he is in good shape for this month's UGLY Tractor of the Month vote LOL.
I think you have a great candidate for Before and After month of Tractor of the Month, which is only a few months away.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 04:02 PM

Man has that thing been sitting there for a while or what! It's sank a few inches into the ground! Good save!

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 04:03 PM

Dan, Nice rescue. :yelclap:

No, you couldn't let it rust... I'd have done the same thing.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 06:09 PM

You did GOOD I believe in saving all of them. But the Misses don't think I need them. LOL

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 08:21 PM

That's nice to see. Another one saved. Looks like a good/straight resto project.

By the way, Dan welcome to the forum.
Please keep us posted on your project.
If you got any ???? just ask. We'll try to help.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 09:12 PM

Glad you saved it. I wouldn't have thought twice about buying it either.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 09:20 PM

Great save Dan and WELCOME to GT talk, glad you joined us....

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 11:04 PM

nice save! I would have done the same.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Again, nice save! Sandblasting, paint, and a lot of work could do wonders for this one.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 04:15 AM

It's hard to walk away from one of those, particularly when the price is right. What I hate is when a tractor worse than that comes up for sale and they want 200$ for it. I can let them go then.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 08:09 AM

That's a project! The before and after pictures will be keepers - especially with the addition of rear wheels. You won't even have to feel like doing a full restore to make a difference with that one.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 09:20 AM

Kind of looks like it is sinking and being absorbed into the lawn. Is it sitting on a peat bog?

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 09:29 AM

Welcome. Nice save. Hope the project works out well for you.




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