:sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: LMAO :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:Caseman2 said:I just noticed that the grille side panels are upside down, he should knock at least $500 off to correct that. :sidelaugh:
:goodpost:Hydriv said:Those who have "read" me for a long time, know that there are two words that I have trouble with.
Both words are highly subjective.
In this instance, the word "restored" has been used. Overall, the tractor does look nice but it is not 100 percent "correct". The pepper pot muffler is perhaps forgivable because those old style of mufflers have been tough to find until recently when Steve Guider began having them made. TO ME, what is not forgivable is the 130 decals on the side of this tractor because Case never marked the 130 or the 180 this way. So when I see a glaring but minor error in the "restoration", it makes me question what other mistakes were made while carrying out the work?
Before some of you jump all over me on this, allow me to remind you that the gentleman is asking $1200.00 for it. Now I don't know about you but if I'm expected to pay that much money for his tractor, then I don't think that I should have to tear it down again and correct errors. If he says that it has been restored, then I expect that he has taken it all apart, media blasted everything to bare metal, replaced all worn parts, repaired all the minor things such as bent sheet metal, used the correct paint and decals etc so that it is identical to the day it left that factory. Anything less is not a true restoration.
Anything less also means that he's asking way too much money.
Just an opinion.
You are entitled to disagree.
Don't feel bad about your purchase at all. You have stumbled upon a group that often appears overly critical of items offered for sale. That doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme of things. What does matter is that you are the proud owner of a very nice example of a Case 130. If it matters, you will be able to silence all of the critics with a minimum of work.thegray said:Greetings!
I just found this post. I am new to the hobby. I was the person that bought this tractor. I was going to use it to cut grass, but decided it was too much of a piece of history to use it for grass, and thought I would show it and share it with the public. Needless to say I want the tractor to be a "restored" tractor as true to the day it rolled off the line as possible. I will be fixing the side grills as soon as I have a few minutes free, but I would like to ask anyone who has pictures of style of tractor done correctly to please send me some pictures so I can compare and fix the little errors that are annoying to the collectors of this beautiful American machinery.
The paint codes I was given are Flambu Red code 71282 or 70138 and Desert Sunset code 81357 both Pitzler paints, are these right or close to right?
Thanks for the help!
Here's why he shouldn't waste his time.n8ghz said:To the buyer and new member, welcome.
If you came down from Cleveland for the 130....maybe you would want to check the 155 out?