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Could make a grown man cry

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Paul Shuler

08-02-2001 22:04:41




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Went to the salvage yard today and what I saw broke my heart. One of the workers took me back to show me a Super C they had gotten 3 weeks earlier. It was in fabulous shape like I have never seen on an unrestored tractor. It had all the origonal decals in great shape and the paint was still very good. The batt box looked like new and even the steering wheel still looked new. They had parted a lot of it out, Lights,seat,gen,wheels and tires and fast hitch along with other parts. Now comes the sad part.It was laying in some tall weeds like a fallen warrior, he said watch this. He hit the starter and it started right up on the first turn and set there and purred. The owner had passed on and his family sold it for parts cause it needed a throw out bearing. I asked the guy why they parted it out and he said he made his money back on just selling the fenders, all the rest is profit. Made me sick to see the old girl. He said he would sell it to me as is but it would cost a lot just to put tires and wheels back on it. Oh well.....another good tractor being scrapped before it's time.

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Steve K

08-07-2001 15:40:38




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 Re: Could make a grown man cry in reply to Paul Shuler, 08-02-2001 22:04:41  
Where is the old girl ?



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Dan

08-03-2001 09:29:07




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 Re: Could make a grown man cry in reply to Paul Shuler, 08-02-2001 22:04:41  
I got into Farmalls when I found a SMTA that the owner said was stuck and that he should sell it sometime. I asked how much as I was a JD guy. He said $100. Had after market 3 point, live hydraulics and live PTO. Justified to wife that I could sell the parts for what I was paying. Now with new pistons, sleeves and rod bearings, different camshaft, about 7 times through the carb and a lot of misc parts including tires, it is a good runner. Just couldn't stand to part it out and had to see it run, then had to see it run right. Is now a useful tractor but still needs a TA. Anyway I sympathyze with you, hard to tear one apart to fix another, especially if it is still all there and works.

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FC

08-03-2001 08:23:01




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 Re: Could make a grown man cry in reply to Paul Shuler, 08-02-2001 22:04:41  
Paul...where is this tractor? I know you are in the Springfield area. I share your feelings on the tractor, but it sounds like it is a done deal. I need some of the parts you mentioned for my C. I wish I would have known yesterday, as I was in Springfield on business.



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Paul Shuler

08-03-2001 11:29:07




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 Re: Re: Could make a grown man cry in reply to FC, 08-03-2001 08:23:01  
It's at the Tractor barn on west Sunshine between Republic and Springfield. They have only had it 3 weeks and have sold a lot of good stuff off it already.



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Dave G

08-03-2001 05:18:59




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 Re: Could make a grown man cry in reply to Paul Shuler, 08-02-2001 22:04:41  
I hear you on the crying part. I can't stand seeing things go down before their time. My nature is to rebuild things that probably shouldn't be. Money wise I do things that don't make sense, but their is a good feeling seeing something abandoned up and running like a top again. It must be the way people look at things.



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The Red

08-03-2001 04:29:13




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 Re: Could make a grown man cry in reply to Paul Shuler, 08-02-2001 22:04:41  
Paul I look at that another way. That C will keep 10 other Cs running. That is why I'll probably part out Old Rusty H.



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justin

08-03-2001 04:37:28




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 Re: Re: Could make a grown man cry in reply to The Red, 08-03-2001 04:29:13  
Hey Red, I have my H back together with the block repaired, and it works perfectly. The good thing is that the cost to repair was around 175 (I could have bought a good block for that price, but the tractor has a three digit serial number)



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The Red

08-03-2001 05:12:53




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 Re: Re: Re: Could make a grown man cry in reply to justin, 08-03-2001 04:37:28  
Justin that is good news. Congrats!!



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BTD

08-03-2001 04:36:25




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 Re: Re: Could make a grown man cry in reply to The Red, 08-03-2001 04:29:13  
Red, I like your logic. My '37 Allis WC might be in the same boat as your Old Rusty H. I bought her to save her from the scrap man. If I can't restore it, I'm gonna learn a lot about an Allis WC that I'll need to know when I get my next WC, and I'll have the parts tractor all ready to go. -BTD



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the tractor vet

08-02-2001 22:16:55




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 Re: Could make a grown man cry in reply to Paul Shuler, 08-02-2001 22:04:41  
Yep I have seen alot of that and it sorta turns the stomach, But if you want good used parts it takes a good tractor. When i was going to sale and buying tractors the salvage buyers were paying more then i could for tractors.



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