2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
He Specializes In Replacement Hoods
“I don’t restore old hoods; I fabricate new replacements,” says Geyer. “I have 30 to 40 different products that I make, from hoods to side panels, nose cones and more. In addition, I do custom fabrication.”
Geyer got his start with hoods when his dad needed one for an old style G. He decided to try making one, and when it worked out, he made more. While he makes hoods for other brands, he specializes in Deere, making both unstyled (pre 1941) and styled.
“The unstyled have a very simple look to them,” says Geyer. “The fancy styled look came in around 1941 or so. Mostly, it was a cosmetic improvement.”
The extra work involved in the styled hoods comes at a premium. While prices vary, styled hoods for the M, 40, 320, 330 and 430 sell for $420. Unstyled hoods, like those used on pre 1940 A and B Deere tractors, are priced at only $150. Shipping for both styled and unstyled hoods is $35.
Geyer laser cuts the hoods and parts listed in his catalog, but hand cuts custom orders. “If the hood you need isn’t on my list, you can send the original or a blue print,” he says. “I’ve done a lot of special orders. The oldest was a hood for a 1923 Deere D. The most unusual was a 7-ft. long hood for a Huber and one for a Rock Island.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dave Geyer, 1251 Rohret Rd. S.W., Oxford, Iowa 52322 (ph 319 628-4257; email@example.com).
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