2021 - Volume #45, Issue #5, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Ugly Duckling Tractor Restoration
“I took it into my shop and fiddled around with it,” says Morris. “I drained the old fuel out, put in new and it fired right up.”
Morris likes fixing things on the side, so he went to work on the Case.
“I stripped it all down, put on new tires, and then sanded and painted everything,” he says.
While the mechanics required only minimal work, like a rebuilt injection pump, the surface was another story.
“I replaced pretty much all the sheet metal and hydraulic hoses and changed a few other things,” says Morris.
One of the changes was to replace the digital gauges with manual gauges. As part of the sheet metal makeover, they were mounted in a new cluster.
Parts were hard to come by as the model was only built from 1980 to 1983. All the fenders, the hood and the grill were built from scrap.
“I squared off the hood to give it more of an old IH look,” says Morris. “When I was done, we ran it, and it didn’t have a leak on it. It runs really well.”
The ugly duckling turned out to be a pretty good tractor.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Phillip Morris, 524 Glover Ave., Enterprise, Ala. 36330 (ph 334 347-5606; email@example.com).
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