I totally agree with Aaron. You got a great deal at $25. Spending the considerable amount of money to retore it just isn't worth it from a monitary standpoint even if you can physically do the work yourself. It only makes sense if 1.the tractor has some sentimental value to you and its a labor of love ( like its been in your family since new) or 2.you want to treat it as a hobby which entails spending beyond its value. Best of luck and I hope you have a blast working on it.