1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Restored 1939 Deere D Tractor
The restoration involved tearing the entire tractor apart, except for the differential gears which were in remarkably good condition. The bottom of the differential was cracked, however, and I had to turn the tractor upside down to weld the 15-in. long fissure.
I also rebabitted the rod and main bearings, redid the exhaust and intake valves, and installed all new gaskets.
Some other work included repairing the front axle and spindle bushings, repairing the radiator and shutters, and straightening out the fenders. I replaced the front tires with new ones and the rear tires with slightly used ones.
Restoration took about four months last winter. I'd be willing to sell the tractor if the price was right. (Moe Oerlemans, P.O. Box 43, Bridge Lake, B.C., Canada V0K 1E0; ph 250 593-4393)
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