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My new WD I bought tonight. Serial #39677 It doesn't run but is free, I was told it ran good last year... It needs a rear rim and a few other things.




I drained the oils, the motor was mostly oil with a little sludge. The hydraulics and rear end were mostly water...




I gave $350 for it... how did I do?
 

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Re: 1950 Allis-Chalmers "WD"

Looks like you got an excellent buy. I'd like to find one at that kind of price.
 

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Thanks for the pics Randy :cool: , looks like a good project
anytime ya can buy below scrap value is gotta be good ;)
 

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Good Deal. :D Whatcha got planned for it?
 

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Way to cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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You did really good. If it ran once, it'll run again :D :D
 

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RW,
Great looking WD and your bought it right. It looks to be in better shape than the one I am tinkering with. Looks to have a curved shifter. Not sure when that changed them over from the straight shifter lever. most or all 45s had curved shifter I believe. I like it.
Keep us posted on the progress.

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Chris
 

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BigDaveinKY said:
Good Deal. :D Whatcha got planned for it?
Not sure yet, probably just make a decent looking work tractor out of it. Give it a paint job this spring.
 

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RW,
Great looking WD and your bought it right. It looks to be in better shape than the one I am tinkering with. Looks to have a curved shifter. Not sure when that changed them over from the straight shifter lever. most or all 45s had curved shifter I believe. I like it.
Keep us posted on the progress.

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Chris
It was straight at one time, but someone bent it. I would assume they got tired of scraping their knuckles!
 

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Randy,
Well that explains the shifter:) What are your plans for the WD? Full restoration?
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Chris
 

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Randy,
Well that explains the shifter:) What are your plans for the WD? Full restoration?
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Chris
First job is to get it running, not sure what from there. I guess just keep fixing things... it has a lot of "things". ;)
 

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Yes, I have a lot of "things" on our WD too! Cheryl does not want me to do a full restoration. Because she knows how much time and dollars go into one of these projects! Our tractor needs everything touched to get it back to a good dependable functioning tractor again.
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I got it started a little bit earlier, this was just to prove it runs! Believe me, I was very excited when it first started!!! :D
 
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