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He Restored His Grandfather's 1951 International Harvester M Tractor
In just a little more than three weeks I was able to restore my grandfather Charlie Johnson's 1951 International Harvester M tractor. As a young boy, I remember my grandfather driving past my dad's farm on his way home. When my grandfather retired, my dad bought the tractor from him and used it on his farm until he retired. The tractor continued to be used by our family until it stopped running and ended up in a neighbor's shelterbelt (see photo below), where it was used as a parts tractor.
  I found the tractor last winter and bought it from my neighbor. It needed a lot of work. I started restoring the tractor on June 1 and completed the work three weeks later. My cousin Dale helped me. (Loron Skretteberg, 5880 54th Ave. S.W., Carson, N. Dak. 58529 ph 701 622-3261; cabin@wildwestriv.com)

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #5