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Abandoned as yard art in Central Texas.
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Rusty but cute. The proportions are great!
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Everything seems to be there and the tin looks good.
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A Gibson "Super something." Look at that tin!
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Puzzle solved. Its an early Gibson Super D.
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The substantial front axle has wide valleys.
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The Zenith carburetor only required superficial cleaning.
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A new muffler was in order. Tractor Supply to the rescue.
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Allen facing up to the challenge.
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Getting down to basics. That cast-iron rear end was heavy!
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The hydraulic lift system worked fine after years of neglect.
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The gas tank was loose but only required minimal cleaning.
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The hitch was in perfect condition.
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The 7x24 tires were not usable. 8.3x24 tires were available locally.
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Perhaps the most daunting task--removing the rear tires from their rims.
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The brake bands and drums were rusty but usable.
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One of the Gibson Part # 300 axle housings.
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The rear axle bearings and seals were in excellent condition and didn't need replacement.
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The pinion gear, ring gear and side gears were in excellent condition.
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The Borg-Warner T-96 transmission was used in some jeeps and small automobiles as well as garden tractors.
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A major problem. The rear coupling of the universal joint didn't have splines. Set screws weren't a good solution.
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The three belts on the belt-tightener clutch needed replacement. A matched set was ordered.
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Back together and ready to work. Note that the 8.3x24 tires are slightly oversize.
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The cute little tractor attracts a lot of attention--and offers.

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The starter. Usully only two pulls are required.
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Handsome from any angle.
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Ready for a plow, cultivator, harrow, or whatever.
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The ancient hydraulic hoses were still in good shape.
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The control center.
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A justifiably proud owner on his finished project.