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#1 Farmall450

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:40 PM

My father & I are searching for my Grandfathers/ his fathers 1943 Farmall M. It was in Northern Illinois, and may still be. We heard that it might be in Elgin, Illinois. Serial # FBK 67199X1 . If you have any idea where it is, please contact us at 815-568-0364. Thank You!
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#2 Blackstripe7

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:54 PM

Good luck with your search. Having the serial number should be a great help.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:38 AM

Yeah the best of luck to you in your search . Noting like finding a family heirloom.

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#4 kossuth

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:09 AM

If you're truely looking for that tractor make sure you post over on www.ytmag.com in the Farmall section. Different crowd, might turn something up. Good luck

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:03 PM

Welcome and good luck! YT mag is a good source to get the word out but this forum is the best source for IH specific info and also where the most in depth serial number lists reside.
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#6 jass1660

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:28 PM

I live near Elgin, any ideas on a name?

#7 m.johnson

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

I dont have the name of the buyer, but i have the name of the seller. Tom Hammound 1606 Hawthorn Rd Marengo Il 60152-9410, He did not know the guys name that he sold are M to. If you find the M you can contact me at 815-568-0364 my name is Mike Johnson, Thanks!

#8 Swedes450

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:23 AM

Idk how big Elgin is, but can your drive around and maybe spot an M?

#9 jass1660

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:31 PM

Elgin has 50,000 people and the only farming is in the real .outskirts, even in town you can't keep your rv in your driveway.

#10 Swedes450

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

Well It can be done. I found my gpas 450 on accident wish I could find his H. If I saw it i would know it was it. It had a TSC wide front end, live hydruallics, and a 3 way valves he put on it. It went up North somewhere.