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DEEREMEYER1

12-02-2012 16:10:58
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If I restore it I'll probably never sell it. I've considered selling it as-is, since I could probably get my money back out of it. But I've never been one to buy something just to try to sell it at a profit. Especially putting a ton of my own time in something, I'd never make that part of the investment back. I'll probably knock it back apart, put whatever I need to into it and start going back together with it. I've got a 55H 3-14 plow in good original shape that will match it perfectly. If it had been in better shape to start with, I might not have even considered doing much restoration, as I like old stuff in original condition better than "restored to new". I'm starting to get the itch again, and I actually quit working on it when I got burned out on wrenching in general and took a couple years off and only did some minor work for friends. I'm back to turning wrenches again, but with more care not to get carried away and burn myself out on it. Got $100,000 in tools and 20 years of my life invested in this profession and I don't want to give it up altogether. I have considered going back to school to be a machinist or something, though.

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 Re: Starting over... in reply to DEEREMEYER1, 12-02-2012 16:10:58  
Where are you located G-man ? Me and Tim are here in ohio . Both of us not to far from columbus .



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 Re: Starting over... in reply to Thesmoothedeere, 12-02-2012 16:16:23  
Western Nebraska. The geographic area western, not the town of Western, which for some reason is in EASTERN Nebraska, lol. I've only been to Ohio once a few years ago when I was driving escort for a buddy of mine that does heavy haul. We hauled a big shear out of a machine shop (talk about a place that can do any machine work you can imagine) in Youngstown down to a steel mill in Arkansas. Interesting trip.

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