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    Homemade tractors (Doodlebugs) always make me smile

    These things always make me smile...imagine the creativity and work that went into building and maintaining them over the years.

    Here's an short article on Doodlebugs.
    The Doodlebug: A Homemade Tractor - Tractors - Farm Collector
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    Quote Originally Posted by rod330 View Post
    These things always make me smile...imagine the creativity and work that went into building and maintaining them over the years.

    Here's an short article on Doodlebugs.
    The Doodlebug: A Homemade Tractor - Tractors - Farm Collector
    Well the red radiator cap looks good and the rubber bicycle handlebar grip on the big red handle looks good and ...................................Oh
    well, that be it.
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    Very Cool!

    Many years ago my cousin had an O L D Farm tractor. Big steel wheels, etc. I remember my uncle (with barely a grade school education) telling me how he'd used a little spring out of a ball-point pen to replace the spring in the distributor cap. He just chuckled and said you gotta use whatcha got! My uncle was always using "hillbilly engineering" to keep things going. Wasn't always pretty, but it always worked! RIP Uncle Clifford!
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    My Dad (born in 1910) told me that their first tractor on the farm was a Model T Ford conversion. There were kits available for the conversion, retaining the body of the car. This particular conversion was such that it could be changed back without too much difficulty. My Granddad sold Model T Fords at that time; he had more than one story about farmers driving through the side of the barn when they yelled "Whoa" and the car didn't stop.


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