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    Super Member flusher's Avatar
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    Default Re: 36 years ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmwithjunk
    Not that cheap.... MSRP was $4100 roughly. I paid $3750 delivered to the farm along with an assortment of filters and a hat. A 150 diesel in average condition sells for around $6000 here now. Doubtful you could get this one for double that.

    FWJ: excellent job. Hope my MF-135 refurbishment turns out half as nice as your 150.

    That $3750 (1971 dollars) is worth about $15,000 in today's money.

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    Default Re: 36 years ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by flusher
    FWJ: excellent job. Hope my MF-135 refurbishment turns out half as nice as your 150.

    That $3750 (1971 dollars) is worth about $15,000 in today's money.
    And a shiney NEW Massey Ferguson 533 sells for around $15,000 in todays money. It's the closest thing to compare to. I'll still take what I got with the '71 bucks.

    Oh yeah, thanks!

    Here's what she looked like just before the paint started flying. 2 days after this picture, it was dismantled for the better part of 2 months. Entire job, 16 months to date. (and not entirely finished.)
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    Default Re: 36 years ago...

    She looked darn good before you started, better now tho.
    WmWms

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    Default Re: 36 years ago...

    Wow, what a great job. I agree with Bird, change your "handle" name.

    I hope you have a bead blaster or something like it to help remove all the old paint from all the small parts...whew...

    My mother bought a brand new FORD Pinto in 1971 for $2500. What a hunk of junk. I doubt it looks as good as your Massey now. It's probably been melted down to make jinma's with it by now.
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    Default Re: 36 years ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle_in_Tex
    Wow, what a great job. I agree with Bird, change your "handle" name.

    I hope you have a bead blaster or something like it to help remove all the old paint from all the small parts...whew...

    My mother bought a brand new FORD Pinto in 1971 for $2500. What a hunk of junk. I doubt it looks as good as your Massey now. It's probably been melted down to make jinma's with it by now.
    I'm considering a name change. On another site I frequent, someone already had the same (simular) username (Farm w/ junk) so I started using a new name that describes what obsessive restorations on an old Massey can do to your checkbook. MF Poor. May switch here someday.

    No bead blaster. I've got a couple different SAND blasters, but don't use them too often. I use wire brush, wire wheel/angle grinder, paint scraper, sharpened screwdriver, air gun, sand paper, paint solvent, ect. Next project in line is a rust ball. May have to invest in a bead blaster cabinet before hand.

    Just a few months prior to buying the Massey, I bought a new 1970 Chevy C20 pick-em-up truck. It's sitting out behind the barn over at my sons place.. Remove all the rust on that mess and you'll have 4 old tires left over.
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    Default Re: 36 years ago...

    Sweet tractor, gotta love those Massey's.

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    Default Re: 36 years ago...

    I know this is an old thread. But I thought I would post anyway.

    You did a great Job on that tractor. Fantastic restore.

    Chad

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    Default Re: 36 years ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by chad22 View Post
    I know this is an old thread. But I thought I would post anyway.

    You did a great Job on that tractor. Fantastic restore.

    Chad
    Wow....

    Here it tis again, age 40 now.

    I should have bought TWO of 'em! I'm that pleased with it.

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    Default Re: 36 years ago...

    That sure is handsome

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    Default Re: 36 years ago...

    Very nice job on the restoration! I hope to achieve the same results someday. Altogether, how many hours would you estimate it took you to get from the before to the after?

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