In Reply to: Dearborn 16-4 corn picker posted by E.J.H on March 30, 2018 at 08:04:54:
It's difficult for us to give you an answer without actually seeing it and then evaluating whether worth the hassle. Remember most of these old Dearborn/Ford implements are no longer serviced, meaning parts are no longer available for them. We have some info on Corn Pickers here in our MANUALS forum under Harvesters -see LINK below. There are a few members here with corn pickers who can better answer your questions and some like Scott and George Bradish may have a few NOS parts so perhaps they will chime in. Ford-Ferguson Tractor, and later Dearborn, then just Ford, used outside suppliers for all their implements except the plows. The plows were the only implement Ford actually built at the Rouge early on and then eventually that was farmed out as well. Most all of those suppliers are no longer in business as well. WOOD(S) BROS. is still in business but don't service any of the older stuff. I'd speculate some parts like belts can be purchased today for pickers and combines, but probably not much else.