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09-21-2001 10:40:08

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I'm restoring my grandfather's 1947 A. It was pretty complete when I started working on it, so I really didn't put much thought into any missing parts. Well about 4 months ago a friend who bought a peice of land from my grandfather that had an old shed on it told me I had better get over there and get the plows and rake out before it fell over. Yeah, a set of plows for the A, hardly used, still has the IH decals on them, and a old horse drawn rake in really good condition (not to mention a set of wonderful wagon wheels for an old hay wagon we have). So all of a sudden I had plows. I was nosing around in our shop a few weeks ago and happend on a PTO cover, again this had the orignal warning decal on it (my grandfater never cared much for safty shelds). Now just yesterday I was putting my boat in the shop, turned and hit a peice of carbord, and what did I find, the missing battery cover for the box, and not a dent in it.

And that's only the stuff for the A! I also found a spare tool box for an A or B (the type that goes under the seat), parts for our IH hay rake/tedder, parts for our IH 4' tandom disks, and all kinds of old IH/Farmall boxes (some with replacement parts in them, and some with the old parts in them). I also happend on a set of front wheels for a 9n with tires (in really good condition). Any way, I think finding stuff has been just as fun as the restoration so far...


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09-22-2001 11:59:35

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 Re: Old farm fun in reply to MK, 09-21-2001 10:40:08  
I enjoy a day of venture, browsing through buildings that have been forgotten about for years and just seeing what people rat holed. I haven't gotten a chance to do this since my Grandmother passed on and we started going through her house. My Grandmother didn't rat hole anything that was worth much but it sure was fun. Farm buildings are alot more fun especially if you don't know the person becuase its no telling what you might find. It is a real rare occasion though to have somebody say they are selling the farm and that its O.K. for you to browse around before the sell just to see if something may have been overlooked and left as junk. I have only had a hand full of these type situations but boy it was fun. Farm auctions can be just as much fun though just to see what people accumulated. I have had a lot more fun days at auctions browsing just becuase auctions are alot more likely to happen than someone not having an auction and letting you browse around. Not something I would try to do without permission. LOL That might be grounds for getting shot. LOL

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09-21-2001 17:57:57

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 Re: Old farm fun in reply to MK, 09-21-2001 10:40:08  
Thats like finding a gold mine isnt it? Its real neat to find places that havent been touched in years. There is just no tellin what you'll come up with.

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