February 20, 2015

Family Tractor: A Different Type of Restoration

1959 International 460 Utility Tractor
221C Gas Engine

This International Tractor has been in the same family for the entirety of it's existence. Although there are some missing parts, and a few repairs that are anything but "original", it has served the family well and they hope to have it re-painted and restored to it's former glory in an effort to preserve the tractor for use around the family farm for many years to come. It was still in use when we first met  the owners. It's primarily used for mowing, and this International still runs like a top! The side panels were removed somewhere along the line and are hidden in the depths of the property. One of the control levers is sheared off and held together with a bolt and hose clamp, and the upholstery on the seat is almost completely gone, but this tractor is a staple of it's home farm. 

We are going to help make sure it stays that way.

Please enjoy these photos of this International tractor as we progress down the long, winding road of our shops first ever tractor restoration

international 460 utility tractor at home
The International 460 Utility tractor, ready for delivery to our shop

February 11, 2015

AACA Forums

This Link: http://forums.aaca.org/forum.php will take you the AACA Forums. 
What is there you might ask? 
A GOLD MINE of information and people who love their cars!

TAKE NOTE! Anyone(with or without registration) will have access to VIEW free information on the web. But what fun is being a spectator?! If you want to comment you will need to register with a user name and password. Categories range from "Technical", "Buy/Sell", "Judging", "our cars and restoration projects" to "Services offered". 

Some threads are for one type of car/ time frame specifically. This makes sorting through comments and photos of other people's questions much easier! Don't forget