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Re: Why does everything have to fight like this.

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Ultradog MN

07-06-2020 18:20:47




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You poor man.
You are working on a tractor with the highest production numbers in history.
A tractor for which parts - new, used and repopped are ubiquitous - and cheap.
Yet you are complaining cause you have to do a little work to make something fit.
You probably shouldn't take on a model with production numbers 1/500th as common as your N. One that takes 4 1/2 years to find this left side hood. Or 3 years to find a clutch pedal for it. One that a new or even half decent steering wheel is simply Not to be found so you have to buy one for a different brand and pay a machinist to modify it to fit. And remanufacture the steering column for because No parts are available for it.
One that you have to weld parts together to make it work or manufacture a power steering rod for because parts are no longer made.
Or drive from Minneapolis to Omaha to get a part that's too expensive to ship.
Or get a bracket shipped from Texas, an air pipe from Ohio and a hydraulic part shipped from New York - to name just a few things I have done.
I say you are poor because you dont have the right attitude for this restoration stuff.
You don't get that joy of finally finding a thing you've been looking for.
Because you want it all done NOW. You want it out of a kit. You want it all to go together with no effort.
I am not saying I am better than you.
Not at all.
But I think I am luckier. Because I can take the long view. And be patient, be resourceful, be inventive.
I wonder if you shouldn't pick a different hobby.
Or just buy a new tractor and be done with all this aggravation.
Why do a thing if it drives you into a rage?

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