Has anyone here restored an old Tractor?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Day Cab, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. adayrider

    adayrider Road Train Member

    May 7, 2018
    I seen an old cracker box the other and it was working pulling a flatbed. It was a total restoration. Couldn't get my phone up fast enough. I'll see it again and try for pic.
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  2. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    bismarck, nd
    i haven't restored a truck yet. been running older trucks for a while now though. just about to start a restore project on a 359 pete. its going to be a lot of work but it should be worth it in the end.
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  3. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

    Sep 15, 2017
    I have a 74 900A i got for $1200 no title. Runs great, not sure what ill do with it when other projects are out of the way. I built an 86 IH 1654 into a pretty potent toter. Still have it.
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  4. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    I see a lot of nice cars/ Trucks. A fool and his money, anything can be had. I’d rather see a work in progress, rolling down the road. All the old classic cars are in mint condition now, or hidden away somewhere.
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  5. Day Cab

    Day Cab Bobtail Member

    Aug 28, 2019
    Wow, there's a lot there that I've never seen before. I must have spent an hour on that thread looking at all the old trucks. I had no idea of the old "coffin" sleepers.

    Thanks for the posts guys! Still would love to see a restoration with pics throughout the process. Maybe there's one in truckerdads thread...its taking me awhile to get through it!
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  6. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

    Apr 11, 2019
    Fairbanks Ak
    I have never restored any old tractor, not in the sense that restoration guys do anyway. I have fixed some up and maintained them, but always kind of upgraded some things generally.
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