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I just went to a family reunion and saw my great-grandfather's Model B almost fully redone (pics soon, I promise). It was pretty emotional for me, and I'd like to redo a classic myself. I think the A and B are too big for my requirements, and was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for an alternative. I like the look of the M, but I'm totally unsure of parts availability (NOS or repops, for example?). Any advice here for a rookie looking to sloooowly redo a (hopefully running) farm tractor?

I put this here because it seems as though many of you know a whole lot about stuff in general. Mods, please move it if there is a better place...
 

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Maybe something like a IH CUB or Low Boy. Not a Cub Cadet GT but the small farm tractor. There pretty common around here and parts seem to be easy to find. That and the cub looks like an antique farm tractor should.
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&...=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1131&bih=671

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&h...CUQBSgA&q=cub+lowboy&spell=1&biw=1131&bih=671

Or maybe a Ford 8n. I've always liked those and they are pretty common and cheap. Parts are on the shelf at TSC.
http://www.google.com/images?um=1&h...ctor&aq=1&aqi=g2g-m1&aql=&oq=ford+8n&gs_rfai=

Of course you could always start with a nice GT and move up from there as you get more experience.

I realize these aren't green but are nice small tractors.
 

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M or L model would be cool. Cubs cool (lowboys are a pile, stay away from them if you plan on using it). Also I always like those rear engine Allis Chalmers, can't remember the model #. Farmall B are plentiful.
 

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Also I always like those rear engine Allis Chalmers, can't remember the model #.
That's a G I'm pretty sure. I agree with an old Cub as an option. Very reasonable. A nice size, with plenty of parts and support available. Has that old school look too. A real eye catcher, to me.
 

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I've always been of the opinion if I'm going to put the time and $$$ into restoring something its going to be something relatively rare so it'll be worth something when I finish.
 
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