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    Default Ford 1700 and Ford 1710 parts machines - now what?

    Hello, all.

    First post as a new member, but i have been lurking here for a couple of years. I have learned a lot from this forum and you all have helped me to make decisions regarding my tractors and property. Mods - if this is in the wrong place, please move it as required.

    I have a dilemma.

    Just purchased the following machines:
    Ford 1700 2wd with 770 loader. Tired condition, loader is rusty, good tires - parts machine
    Ford 1710 4wd with 770A loader. Same as above - loader is not as rusty but needs bushings. Split in half with engine out and under a tree when i found it.

    Each machine has some good parts and some junk parts.

    My reasons for purchase are:
    Possible spare parts for my own 1700 4wd.
    To keep the former owner from selling them for scrap.
    To sell the parts or lot for a profit (this one is most important to the missus)

    I've had these machines for three days and have managed to get the levelling box on the 1700 working... not tremendous progress and makes the task seem daunting.

    If you were me, how would you approach this?:
    Try to sell each tractor and each loader as a whole
    Take off parts, clean and sell them as-is
    Semi-restore some parts (perhaps rims, radiator, fenders) and try to sell for top $

    Just some more info - All items are currently inside, but I do not want them on-hand one year from now - except for parts I choose to keep for the my 1700.

    Advice, please...

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    Default Re: Ford 1700 and Ford 1710 parts machines - now what?

    You might be surprised how fast some parts will sell. Go ahead and sell what you don't want.

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    Default Re: Ford 1700 and Ford 1710 parts machines - now what?

    Thanks for the reply, sld.

    I do plan to sell most of it. I guess my question is, how? Craigslist, ebay, TBN classifieds, other? I figured someone would have a selling strategy, but perhaps most of us are not Fred Sanford types.

    Thanks, again.

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    Default Re: Ford 1700 and Ford 1710 parts machines - now what?

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    Default Re: Ford 1700 and Ford 1710 parts machines - now what?

    i have parted out a couple of older Fords and found CL was the best. The fees eBay charges anymore really hacked me off.

    I was shipping thru the USPS and their one price per box method. Obviously the bigger stuff is local only. I still have a set of tires / rims and a hydro transmission because I was too lazy to crate them up and take them somewhere to be shipped.

    It's great to see these old Fords recycled. Almost everybody that bought something was very glad to get it for a decent price.

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    Default Re: Ford 1700 and Ford 1710 parts machines - now what?

    That's great information - thanks for that. CL will be my strategy. I still have to take pictures of everything.

    And Merry Christmas, everyone.

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    1979 1700 Ford & Cub Lo-boy

    Default Re: Ford 1700 and Ford 1710 parts machines - now what?

    I have two 4wd 1700's and would be interested in talking with you.
    Please contact me at 724-825-0335.

    Thanks
    Ron

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    Default Re: Ford 1700 and Ford 1710 parts machines - now what?

    How is the sheetmetal on them?

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