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  1. A few more pictures. The 400078r2 on the face is on top of a 400078r1, and shows the differences in the arches. This becomes more important to clear dual hubs when stacking four or more circles. The 400078r2 on the back sides is often much harder to see, as the size of the numbers is much smaller and less prevalent. They can be a bear to see.
  2. About done. Lack the radio and a few decals that's about it. A world of difference from day one. May paint rhe sheetmetal back to gold one day, but enjoying the cleaned up look for now.
  3. Got some more done this past week. Rebuilt the wide front and replaced the front tires with Goodyears since Firestones can't be had. Guess they match the rears that are new anyhow. Replaced worn steering line and water pump. Took off blown out hydraulic breakaways to be replaced Rebuilt the shifting in it...finding a gear prior was near impossible. Stripped all cobbled wiring to be replaced with new. The radiator tested bad, so working on recoring or replacing it. Completely serviced all oils and filters and replaced the hydraulic filter door with a two piece unit. Going in next for a new head gasket, dampener pulley and seal, check out the injectors, and service the Roosa Master.
  4. After three years, the day I've been waiting for came. We finished up swapping to the third cab in that period, after I found a cleaner all around unit. Everything works...heater, fan, wiper, and lights. After buttoning everything up, we stabbed some of Brian's extra duals on, and to the field we go! My fingers were crossed, but everything functioned as it should have, and the tractor ran strong. We disked for several hours until being chased home by rain. Today was a good day.
  5. The tank never made it that far north. Owner prior (wish tractor had been mine) removed. Was / is still a really sharp 1456.
  6. They've been creeping up this year it seems. Have been at two separate auctions this year, one bringing $1,600 and the other $1,700. Two others I've watched sell online are shown. The one I picked up was only a fraction, so they are still out there.
  7. Must be a good week to find them. I had to break this down into more manageable pieces. No he-man here I guess, and the local store doesn't stock new sphincter seals.
  8. We have a pair of them here. Dad's is a loader tractor that still gets used for everything. Mine is a gold demo that is still a work in progress. I need to get some current pictures of it now that I see this one. Great tractors that are handier than a shirt pocket.
  9. 15th off the line. The only thing I can surmise is that it was born as a fender delete, but most of the evidence is gone. It has had an aftermarket cab at some point for a while as evidenced by the cowling, but no factory harnesses for any factory cab options. Definitely different.
  10. Gold demo nearing the end of the to-do list, and early 69 model on deck.
  11. I had my one and only corn shelling experience when I was 10 or so. My grandfather loaded my brother and I up to help one of his neighbors. The crib was the only thing standing on the farm, and the rest of the 5 acres looked like what you described above. While the adults were running the sheller, my brother and I had the job of flattening all of the rats we could with shovels. It was a live session of whack-a-mole. To this day I've never seen so many rodents. None of my grandparent's cribs ever had an issue for the reasons you mentioned. Thinking back...taping pant legs may have been a good idea!
  12. When my grandparents began their farming careers, all crops were grown for feed for cattle and hogs; very little went to market. Corn was picked and oats were put in the overhead bins, both for feed purposes. They had no grain bins until self propelled combines came along years later. Later in their careers as technology advanced, livestock left, and cash cropping became the new normal, making many of these cribs obsolete. Soybeans were stored in some of the overhead bins, but unloading was much more cumbersome than grain bins. Cribs themselves come in all shapes and sizes. The one here was a Cadillac crib at the time, and the arched style roof was not something seen very often.
  13. Thanks all for the kind words. No special talents required outside of patience and repetition. I made the arches by drafting them in an old AutoCAD program and had them laser cut by an online company. I agree with many of your sentiments and would have loved to have had the real structure at home. My lifetime only consists of three days working in real cribs my grandfathers had, both of which are long gone. It was a sad day to see this one go. It really didn't need much outside of a roof; everything else was square and solid yet. I appreciate all of your stories; thanks for sharing! A few more photos to share. Thanks again all!
  14. While working on cleaning out old pictures from my phone, I came across a bunch from a project I built years back, I had more free time on my hands then, and put this together over the course of three years. I've always marveled at the architecture and character of older buildings, and decided to replicate a crib that was built in 1943 if memory serves. It sat on a family friend's farmstead. His father built cribs as a side business, and this was the one he built for himself. Shortly after I started my project, the original was demolished. The entire farmstead is gone today. Everything is scaled appropriately, with the only major deviation being my toy elevator being used in place of the internal bucket line employed in the real McCoy. I put 500 hours into the model, which still resides here as a reminder of simpler times. The first few photos below are of the real crib, then my rendition of it. Plenty more on the phone if anyone is curious about a missing detail or different angle. Thanks for looking.
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