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Hi,

my name is Ewan and I have a C-121 which my dad bought from Neil in Somerset.

I'm starting to take it apart to clean it and then repaint. I will post some pictures soon.

My dad is meadowfield, my grandad is norlett and my uncle is raider 10.

Ewan

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Nice to meet you Ewan.

:WRS:

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:WRS: Ewan! The C-121 is an awesome machine, and will definitely get you started off right in this hobby! :text-datsphatyo: Not to mention you have some great family members who I'm sure will help you out! :woohoo: I will be looking forward to some pics! :thumbs:

Matt :flags-texas:

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Welcome to Redsquare Ewan

you are in great company here .

Now we just need your Mum to join now then we will have all the family on here.

Im sure with all the help from the rest of the guys you have there with you , you are going to make the C121 a fantastic looking tractor.

I bought the tractor that you have as a parts tractor and & i had it running a couple of times but as you kinow it need quite a lot of work doing to it, So for me it will be a real treat to see it when its done .

I know that your Uncle , Raider 10 made a real nice job of the C105 that he bought from me and that looks amazing when it was done, so im sure that this one is gonna look just as good

Good luck with the project, we like to see loads photos posted on here

Im not sure , but if i remember you are only about 13 or 14 years old ? please remind me .

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He's 14, Neil...

looks like I'm going to have to show him how to do the picture thing!

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:WRS:

Sounds like the whole family is getting in on this tractor business!

Mike.........

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welcome Ewan,

a great machine and a great thing to spend time with you're family..

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Welcome to the forum Ewan, and to what is rapidly becoming a family business up there in Yorkshire.

Obviously, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to asking for advice but try to get into the habit of posting some questions on the forum so you get to make new friends on both sides of the Atlantic.

Looking forward to seeing some pics.

Andy

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Hi Ewan, welcome to RedSquare, good to have you aboard :handgestures-thumbup:

Wow almost the whole family signed up now, just waiting for the family dog/cat to turn up next!! :D

Looking forward to seeing what you do with your C-121..

Oh, if you need any new decals for it I know a chap in you neck of the woods you produces some rather good ones :D

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hello, thanks for all the support, pictures will be arriving shortely :)

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c1212.jpgThis is what my c-121 looked like when i first acquired it !

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c1218.jpgc12112.jpg As i started to take it apart i found out that it was a bit of a mess, so i started to clean bits of it.

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Hi Ewan, Welcome. As said, a good strong Tractor. From your pics, you have a better start condition-wise than I have had on

mine.

Enjoy it! and take your time. I don't think it will be long before we see some of Dad's Decals adorning your C-121!.

Regards

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Richard,

it might look strong, but the majority of the hoodstand is rotten and will need cutting away. We had to blow torch all he bolts holding the hoodstand on and the rust has expanded the sides and pretty well destroyed it.

As an upside...

thanks to anglotraction for the air filter cover.

thanks to Stig for the cylinder head, points cover and belt guard.

and a kind gentleman from the bay who sold a replacement front axle for £0.99 - though it cost £30 in diesel, and £20 in little chef to collect
:D

It is slowly working it's way through the e tank for cleaning before priming and spraying.

It's going to be a runner - it has run, but it will be a slow process as Ewan saves up for wire wheels and grinding discs
:D:ychain:

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:woohoo: Ey up Ewan! feelin left out now! aint been on for ages been too busy fettling your bruvs Ranger. Good to see youve put some pics on. Probably know how to do it better than me! Yeehah!

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c-121uk58.jpgc-121uk59.jpg

Those bolts didn't want to come undone and when they did i found out that there wasn't much left of the plate.

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c-121uk62.jpg

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Notice all the rust on the floor.

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Big chunk out of my axle :(

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The electrolysis tank has come in very handy :) especially with the amount of rusty objects there are.

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Hi Ewan - great to see you at the show so my guess would be that you'll be hoping to bring your first resto to next year's show then?

Anyway, not sure if your dad's told you but I have a C-121 parts tractor. It wasn't complete when I bought it and I've had some parts off it for my C-100. Some panels are also needed for my 316-8 but that still leaves quite lot of bits which could be made available at very modest prices. Let me know if there there's any bits that are beyond repair on yours and it's possible I may be able to help.

Andy

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Engine off :)

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and the gear box.

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unfortunately somebody had snapped off the bolts :(

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one of the splits welded

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cleaning the chassis

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parts primed and ready for painting

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