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    TD6 Dozer/Loader

    Eventually yes, near term goal is to get it running so my grandpa can drive it around after that I will do a ls swap and really go to town on it.
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    TD6 Dozer/Loader

    *perches evil side on sugar's shoulder* Use it to haul your toys around with, thats what I plan on doing with mine.
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    TD6 Dozer/Loader

    Awesome man glad to see you are hopelessly hooked on restored machines. Join me in darned vile and start working on the Ford but make sure its bigger than the trucks other people do so parts will be extra hard to find and truly give you the joy of part hunting.
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    International T6 project

    Man that is beautiful!!!!!
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    1952 I/H T6 Crawler Project

    O I almost forgot to mention I took the T6 to the Meriden Antique Engine and Thresher show. The drive up there was more painful than the drive I went on to get it out of California. Drove through a massive OK rain storm and when clear two tires on my trailer blew (one at a time thankfully). When the second one went I was a mile away from a 24 hour tire change station. After multiple trips up and down the interstate I had 4 brand new tires on my trailer and drove through the rest of the night with a 2 hour nap break to arrive at 0600. I was very surprised by the number of people that came to look at it (this is after it went through 2 inches worth of rains and was covered in road grim). Meet a fellow forum member and had a great time talking to him and his son. The trip was really made worth it when I got to show it off to my grandpa whos ear to ear grin told me all I needed to know. The best part was when I asked him if he wanted to drive it. Mind you its all he can do to get up and down his tractors that he has put extra steps on, without hesitation he started climbing onto it. Took us 5 minutes to get him situated but he never stopped smiling. Once he got going he couldn't stop laughing. He did a victory lap around the parking area and parked it laughing and smiling the entire time.
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    1952 I/H T6 Crawler Project

    Woot she is home safe and sound. It took a lot of doing to get her out of her resting place, the 30 plus years of sitting caused her to sink into the ground several inches. We used some bumper jacks that are older than I am to lift the gran box up and moved 55 GAL drums under it. Once it was up I had to crawl under it with a cutting tourch and take care of some bolts that didn't want to cooperate. One burned butt check latter, all the bolts were off and we were ready to pull her out from under the grain box. It took a IH 700 series tractor to get her out and even then the tractor struggled to pull her out. With that complete I backed my trailer into the shed and unhooked my truck from it. We blocked the wheels and put jack stands under the back of it in order to prevent the trailer from tilting as we pulled Nellybell onto it. I turned my truck around and put the tongue of the trailer against my trucks bumper. Unwound the winch and hooked up to her bumper. Once hooked up and all fingers and toes cleared we began pulling. We ended up having to take one of the duel tires off in order to get it to fit onto the trailer, and now she is residing at her new residence in Fort Sill, OK. Me and my wife cleaned the cab out yesterday and we had some extra help for some of the kids. And here's a picture of my grandpas crawler that will go on a adventure towards the end of October and help recover a TD9 that is stuck on a mountain top.
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    Crawler auction some IH !

    Yea was eying the WW1 FA tractor but the bidding got to rich for my blood.
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    1952 I/H T6 Crawler Project

    The shifter boot I bought of Steiners I was looking at McMaster for rubber grips but I think ill hold off going off what you are saying.
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    T6 Restoration Pictures

    I have a set of headlights and have been trying to find a way to restore the shinny portion behind the bulb. Have you come to the road or are you still working on the outside portion?
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    1952 I/H T6 Crawler Project

    Louie if your ever in El Paso let me know I owe you multiple beers!!!!! So I went home on leave for a few weeks and decided to take advantage of being near my Grandpas to see if I could get Nellybell to run. After much gnashing of teeth and lots of ungentlemen like words being said over two days me and my Grandpa got her to run!!!! The first day I tried to get her to run by replacing the plug wires, capacitor, and running a wiring from the battery to the distributor in order to bypass the trucks old wiring. No luck, had no spark at the plug. Second day I bit the bullet and changed the points (thought it was going to be a lot harder than it was hence my avoidance of it) and got spark. Put the distributor back together and sprayed a shot of either into the carb and she stuttered to life!!!!! A added surprise was the mechanical fuel pump still worked. I know because it dumped 30 year old gas on the exhaust (I disconnected the fuel line to get better access to the carb.) For now that is good enough for me, she runs and has a good fuel pump so I just need to drain the fuel tank and put in good gas. I will do that when I come up mid September. At that point I will load her onto my trailer and take her home to begin restoring/modifying her!!! Here are some more pics of the indside of the cab, overall in good shape but has a rust spot in the back of the cab by the drivers head.
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    TD6 Dozer/Loader

    Pull the thermostat and go to oreilys and get a radiator cap that you tighten a bolt on the top to seal it.
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    1952 I/H T6 Crawler Project

    Louie sorry for never messaging you somehow I missed your post. im batting a huge zero on finding a pto unit. Does anyone have one that needs a good home? Cloesest I have come is a fella with the gear rev conversion set, A not sure the pto will fit the pulley attachment and B I don’t want to buy a set when I just need the pto portion. I’ll happily pay for the part and shipping.
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    How to bury a TD-25C...........

    I love your girlfriends reaction.
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    TD6 Dozer/Loader

    Louie if you don’t need those headlights please let me know.
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    TD- 61 Garrett On rubber tires

    Wow had no idea those existed, why would you tack the tracks off?