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Jim.UT    Posted 12-17-2019 at 18:30:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Is it really worth it?
  • Nice 8N up for auction on bringatrailer.com but I don't see anything that makes it worth that much. Still several days to go. I'll be interested to see if this goes any higher.

    Gaspump    Posted 12-18-2019 at 12:13:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hey Jim, $35-3995.00 in MHO, not all that original either including the bumper. It costs a lot to refurbish these N's but the value is just not there. I have some I would like to get rid of myself and never expect to get what I have in them.

    Jim.UT    Posted 12-18-2019 at 16:53:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When you go to sell them, you might want to consider listing them at auction on bringatrailer.com. The bidders there don't seem to worry about value and they seem to have a lot of cash to spend.

    Del Huebner    Posted 12-18-2019 at 15:42:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have refurbished a couple 8N's, a couple 2N's and a 9N in the last 12 years and lost at least $1,000 on every one of the ones I sold. I just consider the experience and enjoyment I had was worth every bit of it. To me more rewarding than a college degree and will probably do more if I have the resources.

    Lynn Patrick    Posted 12-18-2019 at 09:13:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I think it's absolutely worth it! I also want the name & phone # of the guy that ran it up & didn't get it!

    Jim.UT    Posted 12-18-2019 at 16:54:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Auction still has 5 days to go.

    Dave H    Posted 12-18-2019 at 09:00:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Holy mackerel there Amos.

    I got 50 model that looks like that with hi/lo Sherman, cyclone air cleaner, knoedeler seat, straight radius rods, original generator and on and on that I would sell yesterday for that kind of money.

    Dn-N-Tn    Posted 12-18-2019 at 08:52:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I sold a 49' a few years back that I'd refurbished, that looked as nice as this for 3K, and I was lucky to get that---that's too steep for me, but maybe OK for someone who has money to burn. Two nice 8Ns could be bought for that price most anywhere.

    Dave H    Posted 12-18-2019 at 15:47:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Oh and I forgot the Dowden foot feet and i don't know what else ;)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-18-2019 at 07:39:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Jimbo!
    How are ya?

    You obviously missed the gold plated engine block because that price is WAY over rated; the value is one third of that at most, even if he has that much invested. The bidding must be fellas who just don't know as so much is not right - ye gads a 12V!!! At least the seller got the text right -it is REFURBISHED, NOT restored there is a difference as the late N-Complete owner Tom Armstrong would say.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Larry John Holbrook    Posted 12-18-2019 at 07:35:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Is that a rubber fuel line running by the exhaust manifold? Looks like it to me. Nice tractor but like everyone says that's a little high I'd say.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 12-18-2019 at 06:13:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hello Jim,
    Good to see you.
    I think for that kind of $ I'd want straight radius rods.
    It amazes me that people can put that much work into a tractor and miss that.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 12-17-2019 at 19:28:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bid is already too high

    duey    Posted 12-17-2019 at 19:06:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Jim, there is getting to be fewer and fewer people who can do anything with their own hands... for those folks, having something Nice means Buying something nice. Kinda sad.

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