Yes, but I don't keep track of the money I am putting out, justhving fun working on my WD. I don't get as much time as I want, but I love going down to the basement/shop and making one thing after the other right. I am near starting it, working on radiator sheetmetal now, and neet to clean and coat the gastank, then it is fire up time. Have spent a few years and have about a total of two (one whole tractor, and tow parts of tractors) tractors here to make one. At this point (running) I will still have a lot left to do. May need to go into the trans and do seals too, who knows.
Anyway, if you can get the WD for little or noting and have the time and a place to work on it it can provide a good hobby project and a lot of fun for you. If not, get it anyway and find someone who wants it. Don't let it be scrapped!