Still plays with tractors
This has been bothering me since I've taken this hobby up. People advertise a "restored" tractor only to find out the wheels that should be white are black or the seat that should be red is black. I guess I'm a purest but I believe the word "restored" is used much too loosely. To me, restored means the tractor should look just like (or very close to) what it looked like sitting on the dealer's floor. After all, I don't think car guys call a street rod a restored car, do they? I'm sorry if I'm making too much out of this but one of the purposes of the hobby is to show people what these machines of yesteryear looked like in real life. I'm as guilty as the next guy when I talk about my restored Pond. Truth is, it's painted up. The red and gray are way off in shade but it looks nice. I just saw someone selling a "restored" Case 442 I think it was. Had orange wheels. I don't know much about Case tractors but I've never seen one with orange wheels. In fact, the whole thing was orange. Everything. Does this even matter? What do you guys think?