I have a friend of mine who has one of those flatheads, I think it's a '50 something not as old as what you describe. He hasn't had the time or money to finish restoring it but he keeps it in his living room by the front window. By the way he talks about it I suspect that if his house catchs on fire, his wife is on her own while he saves the bike!Billygoat said:Well, now that I've calmed down a bit,I would like to apoligize to Joe and the members here for my outburst. A bit of history of why I get upset about collectibles torn apart. I bought a rough 1946 Harley 45" flathead. Put a lot of time and money in it, had it pretty decent. A person I knew wanted the bike pretty bad and said he wanted to finish doing a total restore on it. I sold him the bike with the assumption that he would do that. I rode the bike to his house and made the deal. Two days later every piece that could be taken apart was apart on being sold just so the greedy bastard could make a buck. When I asked him about it he just laughed and said"that's life". Cost me another $100 and two hours in jail, but was worth it when I was laughing at him getting healed up. I guess "that's life".
I kind of have to defend Joe a little bit. I have seen him list whole tractors for a period of time & not get his price. Then he parted them out. So.....he does seem to feel that they should be kept intact if he can get a good price out of them, but how long can he be expected to keep them in inventory when he's trying to make money?Mjoe7 said:yepper. My thoughts on this is if it's a nice tractor (as this one looks to be). I'd try to sell the tractor for close to what I'd get out of it for parts and then if that did'nt work I'd part it out. Joe has been a real help to me in getting parts for my 155 so I'm kinda mixed on my feelings about the whole thing.