Monday, August 15, 2011

Massey Ferguson Model 1100 Pedal Tractor

My first pedal tractor restoration
  Massey Ferguson Model 1100
 ERTL Made in USA
 Date: approximately 1977

This is the same tractor

My first pedal tractor restoration... Ain't it cute? Restoring these toy vehicles are a lot of fun but can be expensive. Here is a breakdown of my total cost -

 Pedal Tractor 100.00
Blast the parts 30.00
Decals 20.00
Front wheels 19.50
Paint using coded MF red and MF gray - 4 coats 48.00
Rear Hub Caps 8.50
Hardware & Supplies 10.00

Total Expense: 236.00
Value: 375.00 NFS

Saturday, August 6, 2011

One Man's Junk IS Another Man's Treasure...

Not a "quote" I always agree with. Most times junk is simply junk. But this time, you be the judge!

JUNK - I bought this piece of junk because I felt sorry for it. Probably made in the 1940's and used as a hanging lamp for the front of a home or business. It was lying in a pile of scrap metal intended for recycle. So, I gave the guy 5 bucks for the lot.

I sand-blasted - powder coated - re-wired - added some old green glass and botta-bing the ol' lantern is good for another 70 years!

Paid: 5.00
Blast & Coat: 25.00
Wire & socket: 5.00
Value: 75.00

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Squaw Valley Consignment Shoppe

SV Consignment Shoppe
Located: 30782 Kings Canyon Hwy Squaw Valley CA 93675
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am until 4 pm

I have so much old stuff that I don't know what to do with it. My daughter Andrea told me about this old rustic building in Squaw Valley that sells antiques and other vintage items. She mentioned, that the owner Randy is interested in renting me some space. I decided to give it a shot. So Kimi and I loaded up the truck and hauled my junk to Squaw Valley. Andrea met us there and after about 3 hours the goods were priced and merchandised. Check 'em out on Facebook.

 A little history on this bread crate - Visalia Baking Company was located in Visalia CA. on Court steet at the oval. The company sold in the 60's to San Joaquin baking Co (Rainbo bread) and closed the bakery. This is a bakery crate - used for delivering fresh bread to the local mom & pop markets. Estimate date: 1955. Amazing condition.
FOR SALE 275.00  SOLD 240.00

Some of the items I have displayed at SV Consignment Shoppe