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Old 02-02-2009, 04:09 PM   #61
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:43 PM   #62
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Oh man, Ralph has a tractor too?

I feel so left out. It seems like EVERYONE has a tractor but me.

Thats it, I just HAVE to get me one.

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Well Barry I have 2 tractors... Besides the G. ...I have a 1958 John Deere 730 Diesel
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Attachment 74972Caddy and a Chrysler.Didn't think the Chrysler would do the job but it did well with just air shocks and an equalizer.

Brian, you have two beautiful rigs to tow with. For me it would be a tough choice which one to take.

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Old 02-04-2009, 08:00 PM   #64
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Well Barry I have 2 tractors... Besides the G. ...I have a 1958 John Deere 730 Diesel
Oh man, even my neighbor just got a JD with a front end loader on it to play in his yard. I watched through the back hedge today as he made all kinds of holes and then filled them back up again as he learns how to use it. I was going to volunteer to show him a trick or two but since I don't know any I figured I'd best just watch from a distance. I must admit, a wise choice on my part to stand back as he was getting pretty scary with it. And me without a tractor. Over dinner tonight I brought up the fact that a tractor would come in pretty handy and was resoundingly reminded that since I can't even drive a car right now adding a tractor to the "sitting in the shop because I can't drive" list would only make my life more depressing. I hate it when the boss gets all practical on me.

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We have two older tow vehicles a 1978 F-250 4x4 with a 460 that will not pass a gas station. A 1965 Burb with a 350 turbo 350 and gearvneders over drive. We get 11 mpg towing and 14 just driving around this vehicle is my daily driver.Click image for larger version

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oh man, even my neighbor just got a jd with a front end loader on it to play in his yard. I watched through the back hedge today as he made all kinds of holes and then filled them back up again as he learns how to use it. I was going to volunteer to show him a trick or two but since i don't know any i figured i'd best just watch from a distance. I must admit, a wise choice on my part to stand back as he was getting pretty scary with it. And me without a tractor. Over dinner tonight i brought up the fact that a tractor would come in pretty handy and was resoundingly reminded that since i can't even drive a car right now adding a tractor to the "sitting in the shop because i can't drive" list would only make my life more depressing. I hate it when the boss gets all practical on me.

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Poor Barry!!!!!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #67
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Poor Barry!!!!!
Actually, Ralph, I've got it pretty good as you know. As soon as I get tuned up I'll be able to play with the cars again, head out with the Airstream and my sweet baboo'ette, and who knows, maybe pick up a vintage tractor to toy with when we get back. It won't be long now, 2010 most likely. Then we are hoping to do a tour across Canada and through the US with the '57 wagon and the Flying Cloud. No time limit, just wander and see what there is to see. I really enjoy the look of the old JD and Case tractors - not that I've owned one, but spent my youth around people who did and love the look, the sound, and all those parts....

It is all in the timing. The next time I raise the suggestion I just need to make sure I have a visible project that needs doing . I think I can create one of those pretty quickly.

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We have two older tow vehicles a 1978 F-250 4x4 with a 460 that will not pass a gas station. A 1965 Burb with a 350 turbo 350 and gearvneders over drive. We get 11 mpg towing and 14 just driving around this vehicle is my daily driver.Attachment 75070

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Dave and Debbie,

I haven't seen the Ford previously but the Burb we have seen a couple of times and it is an excellent match to the 'Stream. I suspect if you and Lee tow anywhere together you make quite a sight for the civilians out there. Very reminiscent of what one would have seen in the mid-sixties.

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Hi UB, Is this Donna or the wagon?

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Then we are hoping to do a tour across Canada and through the US with the '57 wagon and the Flying Cloud. No time limit, just wander and see what there is to see. Barry
I hope to hear more about this the next time I see you. I can't see that far into the future but maybe we could join you for part of the trip. Sounds like a great time.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:26 AM   #70
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We have two older tow vehicles a 1978 F-250 4x4 with a 460 that will not pass a gas station. A 1965 Burb with a 350 turbo 350 and gearvneders over drive. We get 11 mpg towing and 14 just driving around this vehicle is my daily driver.Attachment 75070

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Don't you love the gearvenders. I have that in the Caddy.I am ,as we speak ,having a 373 9'' Ford built . My old rear was a 294 and I would only turn 1700 at 60 MPH.My max power ,for my engine ,is between 2200 & 2800.In Colorado we need the gearing.
I like your tow cars. I'mpartial to the Burb cause of it's age. Looks good with the A.S.
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Hi Barry
We have alot of fun with the whole set up! We have had the f-250 for 10 years and towed our SOBs and then the Safari. We had originaly thought about towing The Safari with a 65 ranchero that we had but it is kind of small and the unibody construction will not hold up. It is kind of funny that Mel and lee also have a 70s f-250 and a nice Burb.
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Barry..I thought you said vintage John Deere?? A 2010?? Thats new iron!!! Hell they started making them in 1961...To be vintage it has to only have 2 cylinders!!!
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:49 PM   #73
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I would love to have that Ford to pull my 75 Argosy. Does that truck have a bench seat in the rear? I need room for my 3 kids.
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Yes the Ford has a back seat, we leave the back seat down that is where the dog rides. I purchased the truck 10 years ago with 5,000 miles on a frame off restoration. The guy built it for a show truck so this queen does not go off road. Other than the gas milage issue it has been a very dependable truck.
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anyone want to trade?

I have a 1955 chevy cameo that i would trade for an older airstream so that i can tow it behind my 1958 chevy belair. Would love to work something out if anyone is interested. now if i can only figure how to post a pic with my post you could see it.

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Hi UB, Is this Donna or the wagon?

That would be Donna - if I called the trailer that I'd be road kill darned quickly.

I hope to hear more about this the next time I see you. I can't see that far into the future but maybe we could join you for part of the trip. Sounds like a great time.
I am hoping for summer 2010. Having company would be great. I'm trying to convince some of the car club folks to join us, and particularly Lee and Judy who will hopefully have their imaginary Airstream on the road by then but we shall see. There are others with their vintage glass trailers who are interested but I am trying to find dates that work for all concerned. Will let you know as this unfolds but likely won't do much with it until we get through the summer and determine my travel ability. I'm expecting with some stuff to happen late summer/early fall that I may be behind the wheel most of the time after that. Keep the fingers crossed....

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Barry..I thought you said vintage John Deere?? A 2010?? Thats new iron!!! Hell they started making them in 1961...To be vintage it has to only have 2 cylinders!!!
Sorry to not be clear Ralph. The year 2010 is when I'm hoping to be back on track for mobility (and thus tractor acquisition , if the boss says okay). Then I'll go looking for a vintage tractor. I've got a lot of buddies left on the prairies who can help me find just the right one. Not too big, not too small, not too new, and not broken and used up. That last piece will be important if "she who is the family banker" is expected to write the check. I think she's a tad tired of my "but Honey, look, it is almost all there" comments over the years that then take years to find the stuff that was missing. Oops!!!!

Oh well.
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I have a 1955 chevy cameo that i would trade for an older airstream so that i can tow it behind my 1958 chevy belair. Would love to work something out if anyone is interested. now if i can only figure how to post a pic with my post you could see it.

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Nice vehicles Roy. I've always loved the Cameo trucks. An Airstream behind either it or the '58 would be quite a pairing. The '58 looks to also be in fine shape.

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I am hoping for summer 2010. Having company would be great. I'm trying to convince some of the car club folks to join us, and particularly Lee and Judy who will hopefully have their imaginary Airstream on the road by then but we shall see. There are others with their vintage glass trailers who are interested but I am trying to find dates that work for all concerned. Will let you know as this unfolds but likely won't do much with it until we get through the summer and determine my travel ability. I'm expecting with some stuff to happen late summer/early fall that I may be behind the wheel most of the time after that. Keep the fingers crossed....

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UB, How difficult will it be to tow a picture behind a car?
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We have alot of fun with the whole set up! We have had the f-250 for 10 years and towed our SOBs and then the Safari. We had originaly thought about towing The Safari with a 65 ranchero that we had but it is kind of small and the unibody construction will not hold up. It is kind of funny that Mel and lee also have a 70s f-250 and a nice Burb.
It is an odd coincidence.
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