In Reply to: How far to go on a restore posted by Barry on August 30, 2020 at 01:43:39:
As Dean says, it depends on how much you want to spend. But first really think through why you want to restore it and how you really want it to be when finished. I restored an 8N a few years back as a project that I had been thinking about for my retirement interest. I wanted a finished tractor that looked as if it was on the showroom floor from the start. That pretty much determined how much money and effort would go into it and I stuck with it. The cost got to around $14K when all was said and done and I have no regrets. I show it a lot around Silicone Valley where I live and it is always a great interest and sure enough I get a lot of "it looks better than new" commentary, it is what I wanted and to me it was worth the cost and effort.
You can find a number of photos of it during and after restoration by looking at some of my posts in the archives section of this site. Just type in Steve Dabrowski and they will come up.