I would like to start a new restoration thread. in 2010 I purchased a collection of parts from a fellow enthusiast. He is a master old iron sleuth and had collected several parts with the idea of creating a Twin City 40-65 tractor.
As you can learn in Tony Thompson's excellent Twin City site, the 40's were a fairly small production, giving way quickly to the newer, smaller tractors. Given this there were several production changes along the production, resulting in essentially no two remaining tractors being the same. I would consider the production to be essentially broken down to prototype, early, mid, and late models. From the prototype to production there were several changes, including steering, clutching and several other smaller changes. The early tractors had round spoke wheels front and back with a short canopy. The mid production models had round front spokes, and flat rear spokes and a short canopy. The later models had flat spokes front and rear, along with a different canopy, and several other smaller changes.
There are a hand full of the later models in different variations still in existence. As we saw in Antique Power Magazine recently, one prototype exists. No early models have been found complete to date.
These parts are for an early tractor.
We have been working on these parts as time allows since '10. While I don't have as many pictures as I should, I have quite a few. With that I thought I would try to document some of our progress.
Having an entirely different career, I can say with great emphasis: if you find a master machinist/all around mechanical expert who is willing to take you under his wing, you should jump at the chance!
These pictures are of some of the parts as originally collected from wreck sites across the US and Canada.