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eagle5473

My recent Restoration job

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eagle5473
I know this isnt the right color, but I thought I would share what I have been working on this summer. This is a 1964 Wheelhorse 1054 with Hydrolucs. This tractor belonged to my Grandfather [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/eagle5473/a.JPG[/img] The starting point [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/eagle5473/MVC-020S.JPG[/img] The Clerk of the Works...... [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/eagle5473/MVC-001S.JPG[/img] Finished Product [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/eagle5473/MVC-003S.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/eagle5473/MVC-004S.JPG[/img] The entire tractor was stripped sandblasted, sanded and painted

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Thanks for all the replies, The seat is its original configuration, but the seat itself is all new, you can see the original seat in the first picture.....The Seat was the most expensive part of the job $200

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PeppyDan
Very nice job on the tractor. Are those the original headlights or just something very close to original. My dad has the 953 or the 1054 which he also restored. He had one of each and used the best parts from each to make a very nice one. He then put the other one back together and sold it. He did not have original headlights so he made something else work. He loves to show his tractor at area shows, but has to admit that it is not the most comfortable tractor that he has ever been on so it doesn't see much use. Again great job on the restoration! Dan

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Dan, Yes the headlights are original, they did have some paint on them from a few poor attemps at repainting, I know that they are extremly rare and were only a friction fit on the housing, so they were lost over time I have a parts tractor as well that I might sell between the 2 tractors I was able to salvage 2 usable lenses...The lenses alone are going for over $50 each IF you can find them.....AND it looks nice but It is not comfortable at all to drive

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My dads bigest complaint is the seat back is too straight and it has no springs. He likes the running boards and the position of the steering wheel. Also what are you using for the thumbscrews that hold the hood on? Dan

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they are 1/4 threaded thumb screws available at Lowes or tractor Supply, I looked all over for the right knurled head bolts for the hood but coulnt find them...the seat is too straight and close the the wheel I dont think I will use it too much more of an exercise in restoring my grandfathers pride and joy than for a working tractor.....I have my AC720 for that

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