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dave#1    Posted 11-12-2020 at 09:30:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • NAA value
  • OK, As stated below I picked up a NAA paid $900.00, Great deal, Sheet metal is rusty but straight, Fenders are rotted but usable, Tractor has sat for 2 years ran when parked.
    Sometimes these tractor projects get expensive, Already I'm into the left rear brake and hub for $200.00 and looking at another $400.00 or more for a Steering wheel,proof meter and cable,paint,Emblem,Tube(s) and/rim(s) and possibly fenders.

    I will be keeping track of the money spent, Should be interesting !

    later,dave

    John(WNY)    Posted 11-13-2020 at 20:30:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I just hope. That when I die. My wife doesn't sell my tractors and guns for what I told her I paid for them.

    John in Mich    Posted 11-15-2020 at 17:49:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My wife has never known how many tractors that I have. She does not go near the barn.
    What she has said she will do upon my demise is to put my ashes in small capsules and drop them into each tractor as she sells them. Sure hope the scrap crusher is gentle!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-13-2020 at 13:49:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • As the late N-Complete founder Tom Armstrong often stated, "...there is a difference between a true restoration and a refurbishing job..." A true all-original restoration ensures that every part is restored to the original as close as possible and a refurbishing job simply replaces parts with new, aftermarket ones and may look nice with new paint and all, and he often the owner has no idea what was original and accepts whatever he gets. Examples would be a 12V system installed with an alternator, or EI, aftermarket rims, starters, generators, grilles, lights, and more. There have been but only three or four early 9N's truly restored in the past 25 years I have seen. Steve Dabrowski did the most truly complete all-original early 9N restoration and Jason Grooms has a few untouched all-original early 9N's. Some, had sold at MECUM auctions as all original, had 12V batteries and alternators on them! So, if one has spent the time and money on a true all-original restoration, odds are he will never recover it's full value. The tractor would be better spent displayed in a museum someplace like what Steve will do with his early 9N and his early 8N. Return on investment? Not likely.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    dave#1    Posted 11-13-2020 at 22:49:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bingo!
    I'm going for refurbish, And a nice looking refurbish at that !!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-15-2020 at 05:34:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Also consider that values for vintage tractors and equipment haven down/low for over ten-twenty years now. Basically we started seeing a big spike in decline right after the 2008 recession/depression hit the USA and, like it too, never fully recovered. President Trump was resurrecting the US economy the BEST it had been on over 60 years -but now the socialibs plan on wiping that all out if Sleepy Joe steals the erection.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Michford    Posted 11-13-2020 at 07:20:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Just don't let your chief financial officer know where you keep the records lol. If it doesn't take much to get it running again you might not be in too bad of shape. It's surprising how all the little things add up.

    Walt/Tx    Posted 11-12-2020 at 12:41:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I restored this one 12 yrs ago. Took me 3 years, bought OEM parts from all over the US, spent over $500 in freight cost alone. Iíve got 4K in it including new Firestone rubber. Iíve never enjoyed any project as much.
    Walt

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 11-13-2020 at 18:17:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Beautiful NAA Walt!!!

    Tyler

    dave#1    Posted 11-13-2020 at 09:29:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Nice, Very nice!!
    That's what I'm shooting for, I won't be able to go the new tire route but it should still be a looker when done.

    later,dave

    JMOR    Posted 11-13-2020 at 08:27:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Some will whine that you will never get your money back, and you may not, but I say, it is the cost of entertainment, a source of pride & keeping on keeping on! Great job!

    TheOldHokie    Posted 11-13-2020 at 08:59:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • +1

    You never get your money back on any of these old tractors. If you ain't having fun and feeling good about what you are doing you are missing a great opportunity. And that is a great looking old machine and I would be rightfully proud if it were my handiwork.

    TOH

    Lynn Patrick    Posted 11-13-2020 at 09:14:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • #2!
    I didn't keep track of the $s, but mine was 3 years work (off & on!) & worth every minute.

    Michford    Posted 11-12-2020 at 22:44:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Great job Walt, sure looks nice. I like the fine details like lug nuts not painted red.

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