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Folks,
I have been spending most of my time on this forum on the Ford site talking about the Jubilee that I bought this spring. Well the tractor bug has hit again and I have the chance to buy another tractor. A early 50's WD Allis-Chalmers, NFE, that my dad bought either new or close to new and then sold to my uncle in the early 70's. I drove this tractor many hours as a kid helping on the farm. The tractor is about 15 miles from me and I have told them I will take it. ( like I really need another tractor) We need to settle on a price. and then get it home. Suggestions on prices for these would be a help!
Hope to get some pictures up soon ( having problems with that :( ). It needs a lot of TLC in all areas but may be pretty good mechanically. Rear Tires look pretty good. One front one needs replaced.
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Congrats on getting your Dad's old tractor. :D
Kindda hard to price one sight unseen, big range depending on condition.
 

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Can't help you with the price.
Dad bought his WD new in 1952 and it's still in the family, younger brother has it now. There is a waiting list from myself and other sybillings in case he every needs to sell it. Notice I stated NEEDS not wants to sell it :D
 

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Thanks Guys I am thinking somewhere between $500 and $1000. I know how big and expensive these projects can be.
I mentioned it to my grandson Mike (17) and he would love to pull it in the antique tractor pull at the local fair.
So another project begins. I have to set something aside to allow time and money for it to be a working tractor again.
These tractors do pull pretty well for their weight. Would like to see what the old girl will do on a sled.
Still working on the pictures sorry.
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Ok on the pictures! Try using the photobucket thiningy at the bottom!
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I'm gonna say you're in the ballpark on price. Looks like it needs some work, but if you drove it as a kid, that's worth something :D
I agree. Looks like someone was hard on the fenders, but the rest looks in good shape. All the lights are still in place, so it wasn't beat down too bad. ;)
 

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Thanks guys,
The photobucket must have worked:)



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It needs everything touched if it was every going to be a good looking tractor again.
The fenders just rotted off from rust. Right one has been gone for a while and the left one cant be saved. Dirt and debris accumulated between the sheet metal and the bracket that hods them on. The tractor was never really misused just used! I am pretty sure new replacement fenders can be purchased for a tidy sum of jing.
The sentimental factor may have kicked in a little on this machine. I need one like a another hole in the noggin. They do sound good. Not sure about the engine? It was overhauled once at least in the last 60 years. Something in the rear end was repaired by my uncle, to correct a clicking noise. And it may have been jumping out of gear, not sure. Anyway he repaired something and it was a improvement. I remember seeing the rear end tore apart.
I will try to keep you updated on this project. Looking forward to getting it home this fall. (Just don't have the storage here to keep it under cover, so it may have to set under a tarp for a while :( )
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Sure hope this works out for you. Nothing wrong with sentament!!!!!!!!!!!I forget where you are but here in VA a WD that runs will always bring $1000 and only you know what it's worth to YOU!!!
Good Luck!!!!!
 

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Nothing like owning the tractor you drove as a youngestand especially one your Dad owned . My son really took a leap to get one just like his Dad owned.
 

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bettyp, Stephenscity, BigDaveinKY, prwttsh, and 4imnotright
Thanks to who ever inserted the pictures direct in the thread for me :) I wasn't allowed to do that for some reason. Tractor actually looks better in the pictures than in person :)
I like the comments on price that helps a lot too!
Also your thoughts about keeping it in the family!
If the tires check out OK its probably worth a grand.
I spoke with my neighbor and I can use his trailer to get it home. Unless I decide to just drive it home.
Might go out this week and start to tune it up, and check it out and charge battery. Will try to keep you posted of any minor moves forward.
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Chris
 
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Run your mouse over the picture. When the drop down window appears, click on the bottom (img). It will shortly display the word "copied" then come back to your post and right click, then click on paste. Keep a line or two between photo's
 

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petra79,
Thanks for the info, I will try that with the pictures.
Back working on the Jubilee hydraulic lines tonight.
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Sugarmaker said:
petra79,
Thanks for the info, I will try that with the pictures.
Back working on the Jubilee hydraulic lines tonight.
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Chris
Thats all I did to insert them in your posting. Pretty simple. Just play with it and you'll get it.
 

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petra79,
Here's the try!

Yes that worked real nice. Thanks for this tip I will try to put them in Photobucket and add using this method.

Seeing about spacing and text now too!


Cant wait to get this old girl home! I did a quick total of the parts that I could see that need replaced. If new items are purchased I would have about $3500 in the tractor. Sounds about right. put about that much into the Cub I restored last year. They can be little money pits but keeps me out of trouble!

Anyone put a 45 kit in these for a little more power?
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Good teacher!:)
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I love WD's too. My Uncle had one on his farm.
 

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Hoping the wife warms up to this tractor a little more. :D Do you think flowers and a ribbon on it would help?
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Chris
 
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