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Everything posted by twostepn2001

  1. You don't need to know where you been......just know where you are going!! 😄
  2. A friend of mine raised sunflowers for several years. This is the header he had on his IH 915. Built in Lubbock, Texas.
  3. l heard Hank Hill might even be involved with the "train station"........
  4. l'll bet Max will be back to do more reports once he sees the rest of your restoration jobs of all the tractors and implements that you have done Tony!!
  5. Fred, that elevator you're talking about is (was?) on US Highway 87 near Happy, Texas. Once a friend and l was riding motorcycles coming from Canyon, Tx headed home to Lubbock on the old highway 87 before they built l-27 and bypassed Happy. A storm was coming up and you could see the wind coming by all the dust it kicked up. We was running about 65 mph (speed limit back then still 55 mph). About a mile from that elevator he told me "We need to slowdown to about 20 mph when pass that elevator and stay as close as you can to the edge of the pavement." l did what he said and when l passed the elevator l knew what he meant. Even at 20 mph the wind currents around that elevator blew me and motorcycle all the way across the road and nearly into the ditch. Close as l ever came to having a wreck on a motorcycle. Edit: l just looked on Google Earth it shows where that elevator used to be.
  6. OBG, l really enjoyed seeing all those pics of the old elevators. l don't remember seeing any wood elevators here in west Texas, mostly concrete or metal. But there is a concrete elevator that is sort a local "monument" or icon. A family named Cone owned quite a few elevators in small towns all over the high plains of Texas. Most were the round silo concrete type. But for some reason or another, they built one that looks similar to a giant accordion. (de ja vu going on here...lol) ln the first pic, you can see the name "CONE" on sides of the tanks. But since the tanks are that odd shape, if you look at them at a angle the CONE turns into a clock that says 5 o'clock. Elevator is located between Lubbock and Amarillo just off of I-27.
  7. l've always kind of liked accordion music. lf l had to choose what kind of accordion music, l guess it would be zydeco, or cajun. But then my wife and l used to dance to a few hispanic songs that the main instrument was a accordion. This was one of our favorites
  8. To me that's the most favorite part of all your restorations....seeing the tank painted. Looking forward to seeing it!!
  9. Sometime in the early 90's they used a AN225 to haul two (2) complete cotton gins and all the equipment for them from Lubbock,Texas to India. A really big deal at the time.
  10. The group l'm talking about is Pirate Farm Toys. There is a lot of excellent work in brass, wood and styrene done by guys in that group.
  11. l worked a little over 11 years for a electric co-op based in Lubbock, Texas. l started out working on a underground services crew. My crew buried 3 phase cables to center pivot irrigation systems. There was another crew that used a smaller Ditch Witch to run services to new construction homes. This is what we had when l first started, a Davis Roadrunner trencher. lt was based on the Case 580 B backhoe tractor. And that was also the first backhoe we had. A few years later they traded the Davis off and bought a brand new Vermeer M-475 with a cab like this one along with a small backhoe on the front. A month or so later we also got a brand new case 580 D backhoe. My boss let me order some foam type material (really similar to what is in a JD 4440 cab) to line it with to break some of the noise and wind inside the cab. And with my own "funds" l went a tractor salvage and bought a overhead radio console (from a JD 4440) and put a radio in the trencher. l can't remember how many feet per minute, but l do remember that the Vermeer was almost double what the Davis was. ln sandy soil, it was a pretty fast walk just to stay up with it. The width of the ditch was 8 in. and was usually a minimum of 30 in. unless we were burying high voltage cables (7200 volts or more) then it was a minimum of 48 in. or more.
  12. That is a sad thing for her to pass so soon after him but at least now they are back together and will be for eternity.
  13. There is a man in one of the farm toy groups l belong to on Facebook that builds detailed tractors out of wood. ls that you also?
  14. So l'm guessing that this is a Garwood Buckeye trencher? Only info on the pic says "Steam trencher stuck in muddy street, Ranger, Texas. 1920's"
  15. l found this pic buried deep in my files of "unknown and otherwise lost pics". Only info it has is "Tractor plowing in the Texas panhandle." No date or anything else. ls the tractor a Big 4 or was l asleep during the perfessor's tractor recognition class?
  16. l haven't got a lot done on this truck since my last post but l have pretty much got the cab done. l am kind of proud of how it turned out. The blue fenders really make a difference l think. l got the styrene sheets in to build the bed and plan on working on that pretty soon. My granddaughter says she wants to try painting the turn signals when she comes here for spring break.
  17. Could anybody tell me what kind of tractor this is?
  18. l could go either way on the mirrors Tony. BUT....if someone was holding a gun to my head and said "CHOOSE!!" l would probably go with the west coast style. But wait....l have a compromise. Put the big mirror on the driver's side.....small mirror on passenger side!! 😀
  19. Info on the pic says it's a ad for Overland cars. Don't have a date but says it was taken at Garland, Texas. l guess they are trying to show how much weight it can carry and pull. Average weight of cotton bales is between 500 and 550lbs. But l bet if it had haul it very far it might start blowing some of that Blue Smoke that Anson talks about. lf it did, wonder if the driver should've traded his hat for a engineer's cap. But then we'd be back in that "pokey dot vs. stripedy" cap thing.....
  20. l understand Tony...lol My son got antique plates on his '69 Ford F-100 PU. The "tater wagon" thing comes from way back when from my Dad. When my son was little, when a storm came up and there was thunder my Dad would tell him "ought oh, the tater wagon turned over." l guess it stuck because when he ordered the plates he got that on them. This pic came off of the order form when applied for them.
  21. Looks like one of those ultra-rare "Super Chargers"..... l've heard there is only one in existence. This must be it.
  22. l learn something new every day. l didn't know you could use old plates much less get them re-done. Although l don't the difference, in Texas you can get either Classic plates or Antique plates but they are new plates.
  23. Okay....time for another class. What is a "jerk line man"?
  24. Yes he is. l had forgot about his chain of JD dealers. He has stores in Floydada, Plainview, Olton, Dimmit and Muleshoe, Texas and in Clovis, New Mexico. l also had a job interview with him for driving one of his equipment hauling trucks. But the same day they called me back for a second interview, Pride Pipeline called me and said l had a job with them. Mr. Lee was really nice when l called him to tell him and he said if things didn't work out with Pride be sure and stay in touch with him. The reason for the Hurst dealer in Lorenzo being open is that is the "flagship store" or the original Hurst store. Up until Hurst got the Lubbock dealer, it was Bryant Farm Supply. From what l understand about the Slaton dealer is that Buzz Vardeman, a BTO from near Slaton does a lot experimental work for JD. For example he did a lot of the development on the CS690 stripper. So that why the Slaton store is open. South Plain Implement has the JD dealer in Big Spring. Kind of funny is that the street that goes by the JD dealer in San Angelo is named "John Deere Lane". And since the CIH dealer is next door, the next street over is called "CaseIH Road".
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