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Thought I would start a thread with "Old School Cool" IH tractors from back in the day. I remember there was a lot of pride in farm tractors when I was a kid. There were several very cool 56, 66 & 86 series tractors back then. Farmers liked aftermarket accessories like fuel tanks, front fenders, cabs, chrome pipes and such. There were several that had custom pin striping, white painted front wheels and other things to doll them up too. These tractors always catch my eye yet today. The boys and I still farm with all these old school cool tractors yet today, as most of you have often seen in our pictures. So to start here is a 1466 with some "Old School Cool" going on. It has a Hiniker 1300 cab, Hiniker front fenders, chrome pipe, extended mirrors, five sets of rear weights, nine bolt hubs and the white painted front wheels. Also has a dead mans throttle which you can't see. So feel free to add some "Old School Cool" Internationals to this thread. I and many others love pictures!

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I knownits mostly stock other than the 5088 wheel castings and rock box but I always wonder why I dont see many tractors on here or restored with them, growing up it was weird to ever see a tractor without a rock box, even 560s had em. I will also he putting a rock box on my 544, I like the look amd they are very handy for tractors that are acutely used20191025_215010.thumb.jpg.d707d540547bbd02a198feb83e52741d.jpg

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my old 450 turbo, before I could afford a real turbo ih20170420_182021.thumb.jpg.cb77882b82075a97c22915ea384bf17c.jpg20200112_125826.thumb.jpg.c8bffef847598ddcc098149c50920ede.jpg

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59 minutes ago, INTERNATIONAL 1466 said:

Thought I would start a thread with "Old School Cool" IH tractors from back in the day. I remember there was a lot of pride in farm tractors when I was a kid. There were several very cool 56, 66 & 86 series tractors back then. Farmers liked aftermarket accessories like fuel tanks, front fenders, cabs, chrome pipes and such. There were several that had custom pin striping, white painted front wheels and other things to doll them up too.

I know just what you mean. I remember those days to. I did it to.

#1. The late Sonny Beenkens 706 German diesel with turbo. Pinstripes, front fenders, weights, and white wheels. I think he got it from his brother. Last I knew Sonnys grandson had it.

#2. Is my 756 I got on Sonnys estate sale. I added the suitcase weights and a exhaust extention cause I hate breathing diesel smoke. Otherwise what you see is how we got it.

#3. A 1066 up in central Minnesota. Cozy Cab, fuel tank, weights just to name a few. 

#4. My 1468 with just over 4800 hours. M & W hubs and duals. I added fenders and weights. 

#5. A 826 with year around cab, white rear weights and front rims. Other than changing the rear tires it hasn't changed much. Sometime in the future a cab swap will happen tho.

#6. Another 826. White front rims is about all. It came that way to. 

#7 & #8. What we call grandpa's 826. Hiniker cab was put on before it was delivered back in the fall of 1970. I think at some point it did have front fenders. The duals have always been white. But the 9 bolt hubs are IH.

And #9. I know it's not IH but a good example of PRIDE IN YOUR RIDE. It's my old 72 C60. Black spot mirrors, black hubs with white rims. Mud flaps ahead and behind the tandems. Chain on the front flaps to try and keep them away from the tires. A rod across the back to hold the flaps down so they did some good. And I built my own storage box for my chain and pallet puller cause I hauled a lot of bagged seed with it. The black and white box was a happy accident. It was painted that way when we bought the box and had it mounted. Later we put a black tarp on it to.

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Couple more I found. 1566 is fairly stock, except for those awesome big fronts! 1466 is just an old school bad a$$ period.

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I think it’s weird to see a tractor with a rock box.  We never had them and don’t think I’ve ever seen a tractor with one around here.  

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3 minutes ago, Big Bud guy said:

I think it’s weird to see a tractor with a rock box.  We never had them and don’t think I’ve ever seen a tractor with one around here.  

Back about 30 years ago when my family was still farming on heavy ground we had rock boxes on all our "big tractors" our ford 8000,tw35,1155 and both our david browns had them. Would use them mainly for storage and weights real handy to keep a few big chains,wood blocks,and a hi lift jack in. 

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3 hours ago, Rusty shackleford said:

I knownits mostly stock other than the 5088 wheel castings and rock box but I always wonder why I dont see many tractors on here or restored with them, growing up it was weird to ever see a tractor without a rock box, even 560s had em. I will also he putting a rock box on my 544, I like the look amd they are very handy for tractors that are acutely used20191025_215010.thumb.jpg.d707d540547bbd02a198feb83e52741d.jpg

Never saw a rock box around here sometimes I have one or two in cab at end of day . My grandpa broke us in picking them up and I still can’t drive by a big one without stopping.

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Just now, ky966boy said:

Never saw a rock box around here sometimes I have one or two in cab at end of day . My grandpa broke us in picking them up and I still can’t drive by a big one without stopping.

We use em more for putting things in, can throw a handyman jack in it, spare parts, anything ya need without cluttering up the cab

 

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The good rock boxes got a spring loaded trip to be able to dump the rocks out. The one on our 2290 dosent dump and is more of a storage box then anything 

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Great topic, I love the Old Skool Cool tractors as well. It showed pride in the tractor. Never been a fan of the front fenders but chrome stacks, weights ,custom lighting and a little pinstriping really makes a tractor

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It’s no secret, I love old school.  We have had lots of red muscles tractors over the years.  Few had any modifications at all.  We had a couple with aftermarket cabs.  One has a set of year around step fuel tanks.  several had DMI dual hubs and wheels.  

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46 minutes ago, billonthefarm said:

It’s no secret, I love old school.  We have had lots of red muscles tractors over the years.  Few had any modifications at all.  We had a couple with aftermarket cabs.  One has a set of year around step fuel tanks.  several had DMI dual hubs and wheels.  

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7 hours ago, Rusty shackleford said:

rock box but I always wonder why I dont see many tractors on here or restored with them,

You guys around your area must have been rich to have nice stone boxes like that. Around my area whatever you could find laying around that would work as a stone box or could fabricate out out of whatever scrap steel or heavy wood you found laying around. Then they all got the $--- beat out of them by all the stupid rocks we picked and threw into them as well as heavy chains in the fall. By the time the tractor gets restored it is badly battered and lets be honest there is nothing special about a bunch of farm junk thrown together on a tractor as a Stone box. Yours are nicer and haven't seen the abuse ours have.

Here is the stone box Dad's FWA 7120. That green thing by the front tire with stone in it. Dont ask me where Dad and Grandpa came up with it as it's been around as long as I can remember. It was on a 986 before the Magnum. Uglier than sin but it gets rocks, spare chisel plow points, spare Annhydrous applicator knives and heavy chains thrown in it. My 7120 has on made out of rusty plate and the floor is a grate from a upright silo crows nest floor that rode a silo down to the ground. Same abuse to that one to but don't have a pic of it.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Reichow7120 said:

You guys around your area must have been rich to have nice stone boxes like that. Around my area whatever you could find laying around that would work as a stone box or could fabricate out out of whatever scrap steel or heavy wood you found laying around. Then they all got the $--- beat out of them by all the stupid rocks we picked and threw into them as well as heavy chains in the fall. By the time the tractor gets restored it is badly battered and lets be honest there is nothing special about a bunch of farm junk thrown together on a tractor as a Stone box. Yours are nicer and haven't seen the abuse ours have.

Here is the stone box Dad's FWA 7120. That green thing by the front tire with stone in it. Dont ask me where Dad and Grandpa came up with it as it's been around as long as I can remember. It was on a 986 before the Magnum. Uglier than sin but it gets rocks, spare chisel plow points, spare Annhydrous applicator knives and heavy chains thrown in it. My 7120 has on made out of rusty plate and the floor is a grate from a upright silo crows nest floor that rode a silo down to the ground. Same abuse to that one to but don't have a pic of it.

 

 

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1566 we had that we put front fuel tank and Elwood unit on.

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11 minutes ago, Rusty shackleford said:

My rock box I got later, was not the one we had on there, but that one is still being used on my uncles 886, if its built tuff it lasts, dont need big money for it20180425_124352.thumb.jpg.4cb465e3c5de5eb9c8929a7bcb5b5cdc.jpg

Those type of boxes on the front are non existent around here. Always some home built apparatus or scrap pile find on the side frame rail. Nothing pretty or fancy.

Back in the day a lot of Annhydrous was plowed down and the front of the tractor had a Annhydrous tank on the front. A lot at the time also sprayed while they planted. Spray tanks were on the front of the tractors too.

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No rock boxes here.........before loaders guys pulled stone boats with the secondary finishing tools, loaded them up and the rocks were thrown in stone fence rows.  I was just old enough to get into a bit of that fun.  Came from the horse era and never changed.  You wouldn't make it to far with a box that small here.  Once loaders came, stones were picked into loader buckets, heck some big ones took a loader to dig out!  There are stone fence rows here that are huge.  We had boxes on our disk, but hardly ever used them, to darn high to lift stones.

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Never seen a rock box here either.. the one rock we dug out 20 years ago I tried to lift a few years ago but the 621 Case wheel loader lifted the rear tires off the ground instead of the rock lifting. We had drug it with the Magnum while pushing it with a skidloader to get it to the edge of the field

I always liked the inlaws M bought new by Uncle George. He added behlen PS, m&w hand clutch, throttle, and clutch assist. Added two hydraulic valves under the seat, arps half tracks and a distributor drive hour meter. Had 11,660 last I checked. It's had two overhauls I think. "Power pack" was put in the second time

I am not 100 percent sure who made the power pack but it's what the neighbor always referred to it as. It had always ran great when I was around it but I think it's governor needs tinkering with now that it's sat for 5 years.

Their H had the m&w hand clutch and a live hydraulic added to the distributor because it has worn a loader for years. It was a decent tractor for it's time

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I suppose my 806 could fit. Set up as a NF currently as i just took the 234 picker off it a month ago. But gets fenders and duals in the other parts of the year. 

Going to go with the look as shown in the bottom pic for spring and summer. 

I have a ICB cab, belly tank, duals, rack of weights.

Currently fixing a 1456 widefront up for it. Was pretty rough condition when i got it, but slowly coming around. 

I also have a rear belt pulley attachment that ill hang on the back of it for the shows.

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Here is our 460 and 786 in their original working clothes. Also some old pics from my youth.

Dad holding me on the 786 before I was a year old, me sitting on the 786 when I was 2 and my first time driving a tractor down the road when I was 9.

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My old 766 after my FIL bought it from me.  18.4 x 34 Coop (BFG) radials, 10.00 x 16s, two sets of rear weights, dealer installed ROPS, T04 charger, pyrometer, boost gauge, fuel pressure gauge, oil temp gauge.

That's my oldest grandson having a discussion with his cousin.  He turns 20 in March.

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Here is my only claim to “Cool”😎3A7893A8-C5C6-438A-8440-12A0DFA52E29.thumb.jpeg.349d8b9e4509e43e92e94663d71704aa.jpeg

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Just farming with a 1456 is pretty cool.

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These two 806's both have M&W turbos and 18.4x38 and 11.00x16's. First one is one I restored a few years back and the second one is mine. The one I restored would have looked even better with a full rack of suitcase weights, wheel weights, and dual hubs. 

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