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nashranch

12-07-2017 08:06:11




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Some body here in Oregon did a fantastic job restoring his 8N

https://bend.craigslist.org/grd/d/1948-ford-8n-completely/6413618262.html




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L.Fure

12-09-2017 12:43:12




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
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I thought the price was a little outrageous for the time. You could buy a newer tractor with more features on it for that kind of money.



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Bruce (VA)

12-09-2017 13:08:39




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to L.Fure, 12-09-2017 12:43:12  
If you inherited your grandfathers tractor & had a great deal of sentimentality and money w/ no mechanical ability, it would make sense. Other than that, not so much.



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TheOldHokie

12-09-2017 03:48:16




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeMore like 7K plus last time I saw a price. Then there were extras like clear coat paint for another thousand plus.. I think the last catalog l had with restoration prices in it just went to the recycler in the last office clean-up.



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Bruce (VA)

12-08-2017 17:16:17




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
$4-7k

fat finger.......



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Bruce (VA)

12-08-2017 17:15:11




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Yep. But you supplied the tractor! Seems like the base cost was 47-8k.



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nashranch

12-08-2017 17:01:16




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
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Where you at ArleninOr?



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ArleninOr

12-09-2017 10:00:28




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-08-2017 17:01:16  
Nash, SE of Portland.



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ArleninOr

12-08-2017 16:36:34




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
Nash, you do know that most of the people that live in and around Bend are just high maintenance valley transplants. Sold an 8n that had been completely stripped and put back together as new. Got just about that for it.



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TheOldHokie

12-08-2017 15:56:48




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That was probably N Complete. Sold a few years ago and I don't think they have much of a restoration business anymore - mainly parts.
TOH



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L.Fure

12-08-2017 15:30:41




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
Back in the 80's I saw an article in Farm Show magazine about a company that rebuilt N series tractors. According to the article they stripped the tractor down to the last bolt, then put it back together replacing worn parts as they went, if it didn't meat factory specifications. Dose anyone know anything about this? I was wondering how many of those tractors were out there at this time?



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Royse

12-08-2017 13:27:05




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
"It's all about location."

I agree with you welding man. I've actually thought about hauling
them to locations where they sell for more, but the expense and
any possible liability outweighed the possible profit in my mind.



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pinball

12-08-2017 05:31:40




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
Several years ago I started buy some old tractors to restore after I retired. Some one asked me if I was doing it to make money. I told him I was doing it because I liked the old tractors and it will give me some thing to do when I retire but it awful hard to make money restoring tractors due to the cost of restoring them. To me unless you just like to work on these old tractors then buy one that has been restored. This one is priced to hi for my area. Canada I don know as the area will make a difference. Here in Missouri 3000 will buy you a very nice n tractor but I would imagine the guy in Canada might have that much into it if he has to hire the work done.

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4play

12-07-2017 23:25:16




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
Ya'll are not being reasonable here. Think about what it would cost to actually restore one ( provided this one is) not just cleaning it up and painting it. The body work looks great, I'm not sure if its full of bondo or repop sheet metal. Did he go through the engine, clutch, hydraulics etc. Think about all the small parts, wiring, ignition system, radiator, cooling system, fuel tank, fuel system, wheels and tires etc?
I bought my 8N for 1/4 of what he's asking but I bet I have close to half of what he's asking in it now and its still an ugly, banged up, rusty p.o.s. that works good though. It adds up quick whether its nickles and dimes or $100 bills.

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hd6gtom

12-07-2017 20:55:38




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
Shucks you could buy 4 for that price. At least 1 of the 4 outta start while your working on the other three trying to get them to start.



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Royse

12-07-2017 20:04:06




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
"Where can you find another one like it for even close to that price?"

You probably can't. That's why some folks hang on to them.

I still have my dad's JD tractor too. Don't use it much, but it's not

for sale. I get the sentimental value, even if it's just sentiment.

On the other hand, if it's already been repainted, it's not really
original and $5500 would buy six of any N series around here.

Maybe not with the Sherman combo, but probably step-ups.

Dad's JD had never been repainted and was in great shape until

my brother decided to repaint it last summer. "Nice surprise".

But that's another story that I won't go in to here.

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welding man

12-08-2017 09:55:17




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to Royse, 12-07-2017 20:04:06  
Royce ,I wish I lived close to you, I would come and get them. As I have said on this forum many times, I live in an area that Fords are King. They will bring more money than any other brand, period. You cannot buy a running 8N period for less than 2 grand and 2500 to 3000 is the going price. The 800 series diesel 5 speeds will fetch 5 to 6 grand all day. I sold a 1964 4000 SOS this spring for 4500 and could have gotten more, but sold it to a good friend. The Blue Fords,just name your price, there will be someone there to take it away soon.It's all about location.

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Royse

12-07-2017 17:11:50




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
Very pricey indeed! It is nicely refurbished though.

Much nicer than most I see, including some I've done.

His shifter boot isn't painted. The steering boots on one side

look to be unpainted, but on the other side I can't tell.

Hoses, battery, wiring, etc. not painted. Lots of work.

Mint Condition is a stretch though.
I don't want to pick it apart but the missing paint on the left
side of the dash and on the battery box plus the push button
in the dash to replace the neutral safety switch that has no
wire ran to it seem to be pretty good indicators.

If/when I sell one I usually try to include an implement that

the new owner can use (play with) as soon as they get it.

They seem to sell better that way, but it doesn't add the cost

of a brand new implement. He might as well return the blade

to the store and cut the price to about 1/2 if he wants it to sell.

That 1/2 wouldn't sell quickly here, but it might sell in the spring.

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Michael V (NM)

12-07-2017 16:56:45




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
geez... someone lays 55 $100 bill on an 8N hood an you didn't take it,,,unless its a family heirloom,,, you need you head examined...



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welding man

12-07-2017 19:47:50




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to Michael V (NM), 12-07-2017 16:56:45  
That said let me give you a little history. It is a late 1952 model. Sold at a local dealership that is now out of business.The owner of that dealership and I were close personal friends. The tractor has never been out of the county where I live. It has a Hi-Lo Sherman transmission and a few other goodies. The tractor is as close to original as you can get other than paint and tires.It has just over 1300 documented hours, has never had the head or the oil pan off and has the original clutch.The last few years all it has done is win trophies. Where can you find another one like it for even close to that price?

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Dean

12-07-2017 10:48:44




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
Nice looking 8N but it will not bring half of his asking price.

Dean



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Den N Ms

12-07-2017 09:51:30




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
It looks like he has several other high dollar toys,57 Chevrolet belair, 64 Chev pickup? Probably don't care if it sells or not.



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HFJ

12-07-2017 09:11:02




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
"perfect for snow removal" and "trailer queen" are two different things to me. i'd far sooner buy a running N that looked like crap for a small fraction of that one's price to remove snow. better yet, spend a few grand on some kind of truck to plow with and turn the heat on while i do it.

i hope for his sake he's either not in a hurry to sell or else is surrounded by gullible folks with too much money on their hands.

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welding man

12-07-2017 09:55:51




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to HFJ, 12-07-2017 09:11:02  
I guess fools do meet every day and I am One of them. I had a guy lay 55 $100 dollar bills on the hood of my 8N and I told him sorry it's not for sale. I had another one offer me $10.500 for my 4600, and I told him the same thing.Not everything is for sale.Some day I may sell them both for a lot less but right now I'm not ready to let them go.



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rvirgil_KS

12-07-2017 08:58:09




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 Re: Very Pricey!! in reply to nashranch, 12-07-2017 08:06:11  
Nice looking tractor, but there would be many other more cost effective options for snow removal



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