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Old 05-28-2014, 10:55:34 AM
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hi, I've been looking around this site for years and have time now to enjoy the hobby. I own a 1929 ford AA and attend the Macon and Shelbina old threashers with it. now I have bought a 1930 case CC that is in great condition and never been restored, which I plan on keeping it just as it is. But what are your thoughts, would you restore it or leave it alone?
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Welcome aboard! After decades of sandblasting and putting paint jobs on old iron, people have finally realized the beauty and charm of an unrestored piece. It's yours to do as you will, and you will no doubt hear many opinions on both sides of the fence-but if it's not rusting away to nothing, personally I'd probably leave it. There's tons of restored CC's-and tons not restored. Either way, have fun with it!
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We'd have to see a picture to be sure but they can only be original once. "As-found" is very desirable these days.

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Welcome Aboard.

I have to agree on the picture request.

For the most part I prefer to see things left AS-IS other than being mechanically restored, but it kind of depends on the rarity of it and what condition it is in. If there's even just 20% of the original paint remaining (or even less in some cases) I wouldn't touch them unless there's a hundred others just like it or better. If it has lots of shiny new parts on it, may as well go ahead and paint it.

I love museum quality restorations, but I love unrestored originals even more.

Anything in between is just another repainted tractor (or engine) (or other piece of equipment)
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Welcome to the Stak, hope to see some pictures. A nice original always looks nice. All the ones I have done have had about 10 coats of paint brushed on over the years, so I did not have much choice but to repaint.

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thanks for the input, I'm keeping it like it is, but need tires. here's a pic. also has anyone been to winona ? in. threahsers show? I have grandkids in cedar lake in. who need to be exposed to this hobby. thanks.
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Hi neighbor. Nice tractor, aside from tires I wouldnt touch a thing.

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