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On my 36 A, these is a small tool box attached to the inside of the frame on the right front of the tractor. Does anyone know off hand or where one could find out what came in the tool box when the tractor was purchased new? (if anything)
 

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You could be right. The one on mine could have been added somewhere along the line and may not have been original. The one on your 60 looks like it belongs. The one on mine is just a rectangular box with a mesh bottom it it and no cover for the top of it.
 

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You could be right. The one on mine could have been added somewhere along the line and may not have been original. The one on your 60 looks like it belongs. The one on mine is just a rectangular box with a mesh bottom it it and no cover for the top of it.
Nope, you have the correct one for an A and it should run parallel with the frame on the right side.The frame creates the 4th side of the box. At least that the way it is on my B and on the other A's that I have seen.

Sorry I can't help you with the contents if there were any.
 

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Thank you for the correction. Yes, my box is nothing more than a open box with expanded metal on the bottom (no lid).

Because I use the hydraulics, I like to have a can of ether (starting fluid) with me to clean the disconnects before hooking them up. Couple of short blasts and each fitting is as clean as when it was made.

A small wrench pouch for the points and a points file wouldn't hurt if you plan on working your tractor. Spare points are always a blessing. A small regular screwdriver that fits into the pouch. You shouldn't be needing a condenser. One will last quite some time.

These are the few items I plan to pack in my box. I may have to remove them for fairs (sticky children fingers, young and old).

According to my parts manual there is a wrench for the "lug and fly wheel" and the "spark plug".
 

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LOL I tried to look up the "A" on the John Deere parts manual to see what it showed. LOL the search showed everything with the letter "a" in it. I was going to post the image of your tool box from the pdf. Sorry I cant help you more.
 

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Thanks for the info. No, I won't be working the tractor so would not be carrying anything very useful in the box. It was just more curiosity as to what Deere may have thought important enough to include with the tractor purchase. I guess it would be kind of foolish to try to find a vintage tool or tools to stock and not have some way to protect them at shows etc.
 

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If you have the original tools, you could "wire" them to the mesh bottom for display. At least the honest would leave them there.
 

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The Parts Book for the unstyled A show: C1591R socket for cylinder head nuts; grease gun; B353R wrench, socket for lug and flywheel bolt nuts; and D1083R wrench, socket for connecting rod botl nuts.
 

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Believe it or not there are 4 slightly different tool boxes made for the A. It depends on the tractor's serial # as to which one goes on the various ones.
 
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