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American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job

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JakeR.

02-01-2012 19:14:58
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Watching American Restoration on the History channel and nearly fell out of my chair. A guy brought in an International 856 pedal tractor and wagon. Needs a new steering wheel, paint, and decals. They quoted him $2800 and he went with it! When I did my JD 4240 style pedal tractor a few years ago that I got for my 4th birthday, I don't think I had much more than $150 in it!




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Steve A W

02-02-2012 17:09:51
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
Look at the high dollar car and trucks the customers drive.
Their not wrench benders like Us.
How long were IH tractors painted "Fire Truck Red"?
I didnt care for the job on the pedal tractor.
Steve A W



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bobs old iron

02-02-2012 12:56:02
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
I"ll agree with most of the replies,,,but think of this,,how much you have spent to restore something, regardless of size/item,,that someone would say the same thing...if that"s what the person wants, he has the option, yea or ney,,,at least he didn"t scrape it..has more family value than junks value...



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Tx Jim

02-02-2012 12:06:35
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to Old Roy, 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
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I just got through viewing the American Restoration Pedal Tractor show. The owner of the toy wanted the picture of his Father in the seat in remembrance of his Father who had given him the tractor in his youth. I can't tell about the shade of the paint but the decals appeared fine to me. An earlier poster stated they painted with a rattle can but the paint gun they used to paint the toy had a long rubber hose attached to the can. I totally agree $2800 is an extreme price.

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swood043

02-02-2012 10:40:46
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to ASEguy, 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
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You are exactly right. All these shows are staged. All the customers on American Restoration are the same "Shocked at the price and then say great lets do it". It is a sham. The shows are on because it costs little to produce a show like these.



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grayrider

02-02-2012 10:32:17
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
I watched it too! I just don't believe these people are actually paying those kinds of prices that Rick is quoting them, I wonder if the network is paying for some of this stuff if these people agree to be aired on tv.

Also, some friends of mine here in Alabama flew out to the Pawn Stars location and said that show is definately staged for tv, they said the place was void of any customers the day that they went in and they didn't even see Rick Harrison, his son Big Hoss, the Old Man or Chumlee in there. We're getting hoodwinked today with these reality tv programs.

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johndeerefan

02-02-2012 10:08:49
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
Glad I am not the only one who thinks his prices are outrageous. I love how he rattles off what is needed, then boom...a total price. No one can have that kind of information for all the items that he gets in his shop in his head. I could understand it if he did specific items.

I have always thought his paint work sucked. Items look good from a distance, but look at a closeup shot. It is usually orange peeled very badly.

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dhermesc

02-02-2012 06:34:17
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
I would think $2800 would put a two stage paint job and decals on a real 856.



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rrlund

02-02-2012 06:33:55
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
Missed it,but HOLY MOLEY! I had my closed grille Oliver 88 redone several years ago for $300. It needed everything. The guy who restored it even used the Eska tires and original style pedals for that price!



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Tx Jim

02-02-2012 05:52:42
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to pat sublett, 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
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Yep when the assembler didn't pay attention to the instructions when it was assembled when new it was easy to install rear tires & axle incorrectly . I remember assembling the pedal tractors at the dealership before Christmas each year.



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1936

02-02-2012 05:42:36
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
Called over head and profit. The smuck not able to do the work, so pay here where it never does.



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swood043

02-02-2012 05:15:38
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
Did you notice that the rear tires were on backwards. Before and after the restoration, was this common on the pedal tractors?



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Mark W.

02-02-2012 04:02:00
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
What really got me was the decals they made for it were wrong and the picture they put on the seat didn't match the tractor at all. The 856 decals were all wrong and the color wasn't correct.



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petemiddletn

02-02-2012 03:18:45
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
Whatever happened to the history channel, at one time you could learn some history but not anymore. I don't watch that channel anymore, wished i could get the military channel.



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M-MAN

02-01-2012 21:22:21
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
I watched the show 1 time. Several different high dollar restoration's & they were using spray bomb's to paint everything with. From what I saw I woulden't let them touch anything I own.



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Red Mud

02-01-2012 20:06:46
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
It's a tv show and I doubt anyone pays what they say they do. to me it's no different than the repo tv shows, fake..



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nateinia

02-01-2012 19:23:15
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to JakeR., 02-01-2012 19:14:58  
No wonder he can afford a new shop!!!



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strawbale

02-02-2012 18:01:36
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 Re: American Restoration Pedal Tractor Job in reply to nateinia, 02-01-2012 19:23:15  
I have the first gas pump that was in our small town in the 20's, it is nothing more than a fancy barrel pump with a little wood shack around it. I had contacted them as i thought it would be neat to be on tv. they agreed to restore it and have me on the show. I thought that $2000.00 would have been a great plenty for this job. The quote was $7500.00 plus any parts, needless to say i had to pass on my 2 minutes of fame

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