Why not combine both and have the worlds first snowblower/air compressor that's gas powered,self propelled and completely portable!..then your buddy cant whine about you "wrecking" two perfectly good machines!..
Dont you love it when someone says things like that??..
I get that a lot.."wyd'ya wreck that,it was a nice (whatever)..so encouraging,aren't they??..
I tell them I got the "donors" free,saved them from a crusher or dump,and why NOT make something else from them,especially if they are "non repairable" to be used as originally intended!..
I once got a mini-bike frame given to me,no motor or wheels,just the "bones"..it was someones home built "chopper" they gave up on,the front fork was raked too much and you couldn't steer it,cool as it looked,it was a POS and couldn't be ridden,after I got it all assembled and running with parts and an engine I had hanging around..so I decided to carve it up,and make a trike out of it instead..
Just after I'd cut in up with a saws-all,my friend pulls in and says AWW,man..WHY did you do THAT??..that thing was COOL!..why did you WRECK it??..
I told him it sucked,you couldn't drive the stupid thing,so I wanted to make it into a 3 wheeler..and he said "You must be whacked,you coulda sold that thing for 150 bucks I bet,easily"..I said no one I showed it too made an offer over 50 bucks,and I felt the 6 HP engine on it was worth that alone..and it was MINE to do as I pleased with it..so shaddupp!..
After a few weeks of tinkering, I assembled the remains into a 3 wheeled trike,using an old craftsman sit down riding mower's rear half of the chassis, chain drive rear axle and its 5 speed tranny,and the mni-bike's front fork and partial frame..welded it all together,now I had a 5 speed with reverse
3 wheeler, I could go 35 mph with in 5th gear,and use 1st gear to climb steep hills at 10 mph wide open..I used the centrifical clutch, and used a jack shaft to speed up the input to the tranny, so it would not crawl like a tractor in all 5 speeds...
I drove it around most of the summer,then someone driving by offered me 200 bucks for it,and I reluctantly sold it to them..been wanting to build another one ever since..got all the parts too,just aint enough hours in a day..
My "friend" was impressed with the 3 wheeler,and couldn't belive I sold it for that much..(he offered me 100 bucks for it after he rode it the first time,but I wouldn't sell it to him!..my way of saying "bite me" for saying I "wrecked" what I made it out of!..)