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John Deere No. 2 Restoration


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Default John Deere No. 2 Restoration

Since info and pics are hard to come by on these unless you look very hard and know the right people, I decided to start a thread on my. Hopefully this can help others.

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This is what it looked like when I brought it home. Obviously I'm missing alot but it was a very good price.
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Corn sheller? Here is a photo from 1905-6 catalog
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Glenn,
Yes it's a corn sheller should have specified. What I have was built from 1915-1931. What you have pictured is VERY rare. Thanks for the catalog cuts.
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Tim,

It is looking great,

Are you going to paint it or leave it this way.

It looks also awesome this way,

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Chris ,
Unfortunately I'm missing so many castings and wood parts that it'll have to be painted.
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Freed up the gears and took the top off.
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It's now completely disassembled. Unfortunately it needs all new wood but I like wood working.
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I think I would put the old wood back on . It looks good to me you can still see john deere on it . A little oil will bring old the wood nicely. . It will be worth a lot more..
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I typically like to save the original wood but what you can't see is there is just simply a lot of wear and rodent damage. In some areas it has thined severally. The inside sloped boards are all shot too. I will be keeping the wood for patterns and just in case sometime down the road if i find very nice original with a damaged piece.
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This stuff should help! This about half of what I need but I will be able to atleast get the main portion of it done. This is part of the reason why it wont remain original. Special thanks to Dutch or Ted Dehann for suppling parts and being very patient and answering questions. And shout out to Pat from Norwood MN for selling it to me. Thank you guys .

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