Hi, had a question concerning the strength of a case 444 frame, the tractor I'm asking about I believe is from around 1975. I'm curious because I have a chance to buy this tractor, and the seller forwarded me a few pictures of it. From the pictures it looks like on the section of the frame between the seat and steering column somebody welded pieces of angle on each side. It's painted so from the pictures it could almost pass as factory, but I'm guessing in person it might be another story. When I go and look at the tractor in person tomorrow I'll have a much better idea about what's going on. But I just wanted to see if there are known issues with the frames on these during that time period. Like I said I have some pictures I just didn't now if I could post them here since they aren't technically mine.