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nashranch
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Some body here in Oregon did a fantastic job restoring his 8N

https://bend.craigslist.org/grd/d/1948-ford-8n-completely/6413618262.html
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice looking tractor, but there would be many other more cost effective options for snow removal
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote


"perfect for snow removal" and "trailer queen" are two different things to me. i'd far sooner buy a running N that looked like crap for a small fraction of that one's price to remove snow. better yet, spend a few grand on some kind of truck to plow with and turn the heat on while i do it.

i hope for his sake he's either not in a hurry to sell or else is surrounded by gullible folks with too much money on their hands.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It looks like he has several other high dollar toys,57 Chevrolet belair, 64 Chev pickup?
Probably don't care if it sells or not.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I guess fools do meet every day and I am One of them. I had a guy lay 55 $100 dollar bills
on the hood of my 8N and I told him sorry it's not for sale. I had another one offer me
$10.500 for my 4600, and I told him the same thing.Not everything is for sale.Some day I
may sell them both for a lot less but right now I'm not ready to let them go.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice looking 8N but it will not bring half of his asking price.

Dean
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

geez... someone lays 55 $100 bill on an 8N hood an you didn't take it,,,unless its a family heirloom,,, you need you head examined...
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Very pricey indeed! It is nicely refurbished though.
Much nicer than most I see, including some I've done.
His shifter boot isn't painted. The steering boots on one side
look to be unpainted, but on the other side I can't tell.
Hoses, battery, wiring, etc. not painted. Lots of work.

Mint Condition is a stretch though.
I don't want to pick it apart but the missing paint on the left
side of the dash and on the battery box plus the push button
in the dash to replace the neutral safety switch that has no
wire ran to it seem to be pretty good indicators.

If/when I sell one I usually try to include an implement that
the new owner can use (play with) as soon as they get it.
They seem to sell better that way, but it doesn't add the cost
of a brand new implement. He might as well return the blade
to the store and cut the price to about 1/2 if he wants it to sell.
That 1/2 wouldn't sell quickly here, but it might sell in the spring.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That said let me give you a little history. It is a late 1952 model. Sold at a local dealership that is now out of business.The owner of that dealership and I were close personal friends. The tractor has never been out of the county where I live. It has a Hi-Lo Sherman transmission and a few other goodies. The tractor is as close to original as you can get other than paint and tires.It has just over 1300 documented hours, has never had the head or the oil pan off and has the original clutch.The last few years all it has done is win trophies. Where can you find another one like it for even close to that price?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"Where can you find another one like it for even close to that price?"

You probably can't. That's why some folks hang on to them.
I still have my dad's JD tractor too. Don't use it much, but it's not
for sale. I get the sentimental value, even if it's just sentiment.

On the other hand, if it's already been repainted, it's not really
original and $5500 would buy six of any N series around here.
Maybe not with the Sherman combo, but probably step-ups.

Dad's JD had never been repainted and was in great shape until
my brother decided to repaint it last summer. "Nice surprise".
But that's another story that I won't go in to here.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Shucks you could buy 4 for that price. At least 1 of the 4 outta start while your working on the other three trying to get them to start.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ya'll are not being reasonable here. Think about what it would cost to actually restore one ( provided this one is) not just cleaning it up and painting it. The body work looks great, I'm not sure if its full of bondo or repop sheet metal. Did he go through the engine, clutch, hydraulics etc. Think about all the small parts, wiring, ignition system, radiator, cooling system, fuel tank, fuel system, wheels and tires etc?


I bought my 8N for 1/4 of what he's asking but I bet I have close to half of what he's asking in it now and its still an ugly, banged up, rusty p.o.s. that works good though. It adds up quick whether its nickles and dimes or $100 bills.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Several years ago I started buy some old tractors to restore after I retired. Some one asked me if I was doing it to make money. I told him I was doing it because I liked the old tractors and it will give me some thing to do when I retire but it awful hard to make money restoring tractors due to the cost of restoring them. To me unless you just like to work on these old tractors then buy one that has been restored. This one is priced to hi for my area. Canada I don know as the area will make a difference. Here in Missouri 3000 will buy you a very nice n tractor but I would imagine the guy in Canada might have that much into it if he has to hire the work done.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Royce ,I wish I lived close to you, I would come and get them. As I have said on this forum
many times, I live in an area that Fords are King. They will bring more money than any
other brand, period. You cannot buy a running 8N period for less than 2 grand and 2500 to
3000 is the going price. The 800 series diesel 5 speeds will fetch 5 to 6 grand all day. I
sold a 1964 4000 SOS this spring for 4500 and could have gotten more, but sold it to a good
friend. The Blue Fords,just name your price, there will be someone there to take it away
soon.It's all about location.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Very Pricey!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"It's all about location."

I agree with you welding man. I've actually thought about hauling
them to locations where they sell for more, but the expense and
any possible liability outweighed the possible profit in my mind.
 
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