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WC - Steel Rearend

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09-02-2003 14:56:02

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I have a friend that is thinking of restoring his dad's 1942 WC that has a welded steel rearend - instead of cast. It has a WD conversion in it, it has not run for 5 years. Is there any value in this tractor?

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09-03-2003 18:24:33

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 Re: WC - Steel Rearend in reply to Vince, 09-02-2003 14:56:02  
Yes, the steel rear ends are more rare and add some value and interest. They are alos quite a bit lighter than the cast ones for what it is worth.

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Brad Gyde

09-02-2003 18:50:50

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 Re: WC - Steel Rearend in reply to Vince, 09-02-2003 14:56:02  
What is meant by a "WD conversion"? I am restoring a 1945 WC that has a WD block, otherwise all original wc parts.

as for the steel rear end, I do believe these were known as "Wartime tractors" I am unsure how many were made like this, but they are a little more rare than just any old WC,. and I am planning to buy one soon. It's pretty rough, and he wants $250. Pretty much complete, busted block, bad rims, bad tires.

Just my thoughts,

Brad Gyde

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09-02-2003 18:49:20

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 Re: WC - Steel Rearend in reply to Vince, 09-02-2003 14:56:02  
sure it has value. Any old tractor espically Allis orange has some value. The steel rear ends were only made a couple years during WW2.True the Allis will not bring as many $$$ as a green one will, but the parts are much much cheaper. Those that think that Allis parts cost just should price the green. My .02 cents.

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