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Got an excited phone call from my father who knows I was looking for a heavier framed tractor for snow plowing and he just happend to be at the local scrap yard. Hey he said are you interested in  JD 210 she's a little rough , missing the back wheels & tires but it's all there and we can have it for $75.00 . So me being me I said sure . Now I am the proud owner of a little rough, attention needing 1978 John Deere 210 less the deck which I may be getting this weekend, Thanks Greg! Here's the pics please be kind as she's only been dropped off and pushed into the garage for now. She's in need of a good bath and some surgical procedures but she is solid and untouched. Oh and the back wheels with tires were only another $15.00 at the scrap yard. The wife was not as happy as I was to have a new family member.

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It surely will. It's still in the truck bed along with everything else. Got home and cut the grass and chores so to tomorrow can be devoted to quality time in the cave. Hope your trip home was uneventful. Congrats on your new addition also. It was good to see you and Don both today, I only wished I could have stayed a while and bench raced with you both a bit longer. 
 

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After some time checking and cleaning connections, carb cleaning and replacing the ignition switch  I am happy to report the engine has sprung to life. No smoke or knocks. The gears work in every position also but it's got a worn hub. Now to buy the assorted parts it'll need to tune her up a bit 

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Yes it does, especially since what I found in the rear may be an issue. It seems as I mentioned that the wheels had a bit of a wobble, after further inspection they not only wobble but both sides of the axle end tube bearings were bad and one side has Ruined the axle severely . Then to make it worse I broke the hub for the drive pulley with the puller . After that it was time to walk away.

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Thanks for the offer. I have a rear in the shed but I'm not sure what I'm going to do. The other rear is from a112 Pan Fender my pop gave me a while back.I've already had to repair  a rear with on bad side axle but never two. Were you talking axles or rear replacement ? I don't have to have new for this part. I need a bunch of other stuff which includes a gas tank that they had tryed to glue the plastic with the valve in on the bottom of the tank also. The rest is incidental small stuff that will add up. I want it reliable and am not worried about pretty she's gonna plow and earn her keep.
 

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Thanks to Don I now have a gas tank that holds fuel and had her running on her own. New belts,air filter, battery,points, condensor,breather hose, oil change, swapped out ignition switch, made new battery cables, new handle on belt tensioner,swapped out rear. Still needo to swap the front tires as they are dry rotted with a used set I have tucked away. Think the back tires that I have will be to wide. There 24x12x12 which is gonna have them sticking out of the pan deck pretty far on each side.  May need to buy another set but we'll see how bad they look first. Seems the $75 tractor is costing more and more.   Thinking of doing something off the wall for painting it. It will not have much "Mother Deere Green" left on it but it will hold up better than paint. Need to find a plow yet , make up some chains ,fix the headlights ,add tail lights and swap the mangled up seat with an old one I have stored away .

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Got the fender deck and seat on, thank god for penetrating lube. Not sure about the rear tires . Opened up headlight switch . Hard to believe how hard someone must have pulled the switch to break all the plastic inside of it and render it useless.

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We started affectionately calling it scrap iron.

So what do you think about doing the fender deck and hood sides in truck bed covering from TSC, As you can see its pretty rough and its a 210 so not heavily recruited as a restoration unit. Thought it would save a bunch of time , money and body work.
 
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