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I once saw a homemade tractor made from an old combine.After seeing it ( actually i owned it but somebody else built it} I got the idea to make a toy to play around on from a combine myself.

First i found this old Gleaner model E combine that had been in a barn for the past 20yrs. and talked the owner into selling it to me. We put some points and wires on the 4 cyl. AC gas engine and had it running in no time.Next i took all of the sheet metal off. The combine did not have a cab removed all the guts of the machine and cut the tail section off with a torch.I replaced the large factory gas tank with a red boat tank plus added an old school bus seat so that 2 people could ride.What you see in the pic below is what you end up with.No welding or special work is needed to make one of these and takes about a day or less to complete.When the pic was taken i didnt have the bus seat attached yet but toy was complete and was fun to play with until i sold it to a guy who wanted the engine for his WD 45.



 

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Looks like you can be glad you sold it.Looks like a accident waiting to happen.When you say dune buggy I think of hills dips dunes and dunebuggys set low so they do not flip over but this looks like it would be top heavy.My dad had the same exact machine way back when I was just a little guy.His was still a combine however.Your looks as if it could be a portable Deere stand.
 
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