I have 3 other tractors that are 35 - 40 years old with the original exhaust, including 2 JDs. This was how my 1025 rewarded me today:
Never hit anything, obviously.
Going to see if my dad can weld it....pos.
Also...if anyone happened to know the part # I'd appreciate having it, I will probably also buy a spare for when I inevitably need to replace it again.