Last Call: Just In Case You Need a Ford Edition

case ford tractor
Here we have a 1948 Case tractor that has been fitted with a very clever 1947 Ford F1 pickup disguise. Oh, and in case you were perplexed, you enter from the rear.
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8 responses to “Last Call: Just In Case You Need a Ford Edition”

  1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    Here we have the easy winner in this weeks Craigslist Crapshoot. Shame it’s not for sale.

  2. Guest Avatar
    Guest

    It reminds me of the Minneapolis-Moline UDLX, the ill-fated factory attempt to breed truck and tractor.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8d98effe3d1a71e9324a820c03dcfd8dc88638cf6826c2b6fa25f1966ab715ab.jpg

    They sold dissapointly when new, but are worth a fortune now. Don’t believe me? Read the article below.

    https://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2016/06/13/1938-minneapolis-moline-udlx-comfortractor-sells-for-200000-at-michigan-gone-farmin-sale/

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      I think I saw one on BaT once. What a revelation! Even showed it to my wife, who had a semi-encouraging “oi” as her entire comment.

    2. outback_ute Avatar
      outback_ute

      Interesting. I remember my uncle had a tractor with a cab but no a/c which would be driven with the doors open in summer. One day it hit some sort of bump and the doors jumped off the hinges and were promptly run over and bent like bananas… From that point the tractor was very rarely used in the winter time.

      1. Guest Avatar
        Guest

        I hear those early cabs weren’t much better than no cab.

        My grandfather used to have a John Deere 830 with a cab, which was relatively rare. My dad says it was their first cab tractor. He also says that the cab was noisy and hot (no A/C, like your uncle’s), and eventually it was removed. Later it was caught in a grass-fire (all long before my time), and now the remains of the cab sit on our junk pile, beside a 1940’s Plymouth that was caught in the same fire.

        1. outback_ute Avatar
          outback_ute

          I can’t remember what sort of tractor this was, but would be around 1980 at a guess. On their farm they had everything from 1950s to brand new, 2-cyl diesels to a 300hp Steiger.
          I mostly drove a Ford 5000 with cab that basically only had a roof & windshield, the former in particular was much better than no cab, and was very happy for the shade in the hot weather when I was driving it. There were some small side windows too, the rest including doors were gone, it was an old tractor at the time but cheap to operate. Newer ones with proper soundproofing, sealing and AC are a big contrast!

  3. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    Orchard tractors are frequently full fairing bodywork, though seldom with an enclosed cab. That’s more of a winter snow thing.
    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/tractors/images/1/10/Swaraj_Orchard_Special-2010.jpg

  4. Victor Avatar
    Victor

    On this date in automotive history:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8d3c3c3f4a58e0d5054d821c1faddc2e6f865397301b878b12b6f79acfa73277.jpg
    “On this day in 1953, a
    prototype Chevrolet Corvette sports car makes its debut at General
    Motors’ (GM) Motorama auto show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York
    City. The Corvette, named for a fast type of naval warship, would
    eventually become an iconic American muscle car and remains in
    production today.

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