Now I actually started a thread on this tractor over at the IHCUBCADET site 16 years ago about this time of year. Here we are all these years later and the job is done. I've been so thankful for all the positive comments and support that I have gotten from everyone in the community here and look forward to sharing it with you at the next Red Power or other shows this coming season.
I had no idea when I started this project that it was going to take this long. It was way harder to balance work/life/finances than I anticipated without compromising what I wanted. This took way longer that it ever should have and should have been complete years ago. Since I started I have lost two aunts that will never get to see the dream I had as a child, come true. As disappointing as that maybe, life moves on and I'm very blessed to still have my folks, uncle and the youngest of my 3 aunts still with me. I'm hoping to unveil the tractor during the family Thanksgiving and be able to give back a piece of there past.
My wife and daughters are over the moon that the project is complete and can't wait to see it at the shows and be able to travel around with it. We are very thankful for everyone's encouraging words and wise wisdom over the years of this project. You guys have been very patient and didn't want to leave you on the hook any longer. The timing didn't work out quite the way I had hoped but that's ok. Hope you enjoy!