farmerdukes

806 Restoration

Recommended Posts

Long time lurker first time poster.

Bought this 806 4 yrs ago at an auction sale. I believe it was bought new by the estate i bought it from. He had 3 8s and a 1456 at the sale. Big time collector was at the sale and made his intentions clear on the 14 so i bought this 8.

Dad and I have finally found enough time to tear it down and repaint it and fix anything that needs fixing. Clutch torsion spring is broken and the pto input shaft is worn. Rear main is leaking a bit. There is a leak in the steering at the front. Replace most of the hoses as they look original and one has a split in it.

I use this tractor on the farm to pull a cultivator and run a flail mower and a wood chipper. I took the cab off of it 3 yrs ago to take it to a local pull and will probably not put it back on they just look better with them off too me.

I'll try to keep pictures coming as we progress. Might turn into an all winter project. i work full time and have a 4 yr old and 2 yr old at home so spare time is at a premium.

Dad is a retired mechanic so if the bug hits him right he may just go at it and get it done in between coffee shop runs. LOL

Steve

post-5873-0-34433800-1448315004_thumb.jp

post-5873-0-73232300-1448315684_thumb.jp

post-5873-0-95041600-1448315701_thumb.jp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A couple more pictures of the parts pile we have going. Also the serial number. It is a late production tractor. Has around 7000 hrs on it.

post-5873-0-23007400-1448315800_thumb.jp

post-5873-0-43785600-1448315807_thumb.jp

post-5873-0-47819700-1448315854_thumb.jp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like you've got a good start on the project already. Nice pics and welcome to the forum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome aboard, farmerdukes. Looks like a nice straight old 806. I always liked the looks of those tractors. Will enjoy following your project. Looks like you are doing things up right. Keep up the good work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome aboard, farmerdukes. Looks like a nice straight old 806. I always liked the looks of those tractors. Will enjoy following your project. Looks like you are doing things up right. Keep up the good work.

X2

Looking forward to following your project! Welcome to the forum!

Tony

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks great! Good luck on the project. Keep the pictures coming. There were a whole bunch of 806's around here. We had 2 of them back in the day. Great tractors.

bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Were still using an 806 around here on an almost daily basis. Keep us posted on your progress please.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keep us updated with pictures of your 806. I also like the 706's, 806's and 1206's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was a long winter but the Old girl is back together.

Added LED lights to it. Both Flashers and Field lights.

post-5873-0-59382400-1461426134_thumb.jp

post-5873-0-72632200-1461426172_thumb.jp

post-5873-0-19532500-1461426185_thumb.jp

post-5873-0-04084300-1461426250_thumb.jp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NIIICE. WHy do you guys keep making me want to go out and purchase an old 806 to restore... Like the strip lights on the back...cool!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice looking paint. The LED's are a nice touch in my opinion also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now