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Hello everyone Im Josh and Im new to the wheel horse forum. Live in central IL.   Just bought my first a couple weeks ago. Its a raider 12, unsure of the year. Its probably not like mosts style in here.

Went into the purchase somewhat blind. I was in a rush since I needed it for an engine overhaul class. Not knowing that to look for, and definately not the original motor. But I asked a ton of questions and got a super good deal on it.  The front is already lowered to about an inch off the ground. It needs redone which I plan on doing and then do somewhat of a body drop on the rear. I like my vehicles on the ground lol. I will post a picture of my blazer as well. But I will definately be using this forum to its full potential and getting all the info I can on it. I like it and I guess in the end thats all that really matters. But I will enjoy this wheel horse until the end. 

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:WRS: and thanks for the photos!
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:huhs:,,, well anyways , its yours and good luck with your project.

Welcome here , great forum to join
btw
central Illinois covers a lot of territory
Rick
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,,, well anyways , its yours and good luck with your project.



Welcome here , great forum to join


btw


central Illinois covers a lot of territory


Rick

Thanks, luck is definately what I will be needing. This is my first wheel horse. I figured my style was going to be very different than most on here anyways.

 

And Im in Arcola!

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Hello Josh and :WRS:

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:text-welcomeconfetti:   Josh, I love the lowered look. You are correct about the engine not being stock, but since it is a Kool Kustom who cares!   :text-coolphotos:

The rear is very easy to lower; the trans axle bolts to a plate at the rear of the frame, just make a plate to bolt them together with the desired offset. 

The weekend following Father's Day the Wheel Horse Collector's Club has a "Big Show" in PA and the featured tractor this year will be Customs. Lower the rear, lay some flames or scallops on that baby and bring it to the show.
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You getting redi for the "Cola" wars this fall ??

I didn't know we were playing tuscila this year. I will definitely be going to that for sure!

 

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  Josh, I love the lowered look. You are correct about the engine not being stock, but since it is a Kool Kustom who cares!   :text-coolphotos:

The rear is very easy to lower; the trans axle bolts to a plate at the rear of the frame, just make a plate to bolt them together with the desired offset. 

The weekend following Father's Day the Wheel Horse Collector's Club has a "Big Show" in PA and the featured tractor this year will be Customs. Lower the rear, lay some flames or scallops on that baby and bring it to the show.

That is a long ways for a show! But I've never been out that far east yet. Seems like it would be a cool show to see for sure!  And thanks for the Info on the rear. Trying to find some wider rear wheels and I will probably be cutting on the fenders some. Paint wise it will stay copper, have some sea foam green on the accents, and some pinstripping to top it all off!

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Being from the Vermilion County Conference, I thought you 'Olas played each other every year.


We've  got our own grudge each year with Georgetown    ..  2 mining - beer drinking towns playing for the coveted  ... ' Coal Bucket '

Good luck with your low rider

Rick  :tools-hammerdrill:

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Welcome to Red Square...I am liking the custom for sure.  What are these cola wars??/  We have nothing like that up here.  We have the Cubs, Sox, DA Bears and DA Bulls...I would trade you the Cubs.  :)

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Welcome to Red Square...I am liking the custom for sure.  What are these cola wars??/  We have nothing like that up here.  We have the Cubs, Sox, DA Bears and DA Bulls...I would trade you the Cubs.  :)

Used to be the big high school football rival. Arcola vs Tuscola. Tuscola is about 7 miles from me. But that has ended since they went up to a bigger confrence. We still have that chance to play them in the playoffs but thats about it now.  

And I'm a huge Cardinals fan. You can keep the cubs lol

 

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Welcome I'm in Champaign just up the road.   You'll find a lot of help here.  I don't know why people around here are Cardinals or Cubs fans.  I'm a native Chicago south sider GO SOX!

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Hello everyone Im Josh and Im new to the wheel horse forum. Live in central IL.   Just bought my first a couple weeks ago. Its a raider 12, unsure of the year. Its probably not like mosts style in here.

Went into the purchase somewhat blind. I was in a rush since I needed it for an engine overhaul class. Not knowing that to look for, and definately not the original motor. But I asked a ton of questions and got a super good deal on it.  The front is already lowered to about an inch off the ground. It needs redone which I plan on doing and then do somewhat of a body drop on the rear. I like my vehicles on the ground lol. I will post a picture of my blazer as well. But I will definately be using this forum to its full potential and getting all the info I can on it. I like it and I guess in the end thats all that really matters. But I will enjoy this wheel horse until the end. 

mywheelhorse.jpg

mywheelhorse2.jpg

 

 

 

Well, this is a little weird. I just saw this picture on Facebook earlier, and thought "I wonder what that color would look like on a WH?

Now, I know.  :)

 

The bottom picture of your tractor is awesome, by the way, the lighting is perfect.

 

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Hello everyone Im Josh and Im new to the wheel horse forum. Live in central IL.   Just bought my first a couple weeks ago. Its a raider 12, unsure of the year. Its probably not like mosts style in here.

Went into the purchase somewhat blind. I was in a rush since I needed it for an engine overhaul class. Not knowing that to look for, and definately not the original motor. But I asked a ton of questions and got a super good deal on it.  The front is already lowered to about an inch off the ground. It needs redone which I plan on doing and then do somewhat of a body drop on the rear. I like my vehicles on the ground lol. I will post a picture of my blazer as well. But I will definately be using this forum to its full potential and getting all the info I can on it. I like it and I guess in the end thats all that really matters. But I will enjoy this wheel horse until the end

 

 

 

Well, this is a little weird. I just saw this picture on Facebook earlier, and thought "I wonder what that color would look like on a WH?

Now, I know.  :)

 

The bottom picture of your tractor is awesome, by the way, the lighting is perfect.

 

 

Thanks man! I kind of like the paint, but I'm on the fence about it right now. Thinking of a complete re paint to a more ratty style like a reverse patina or something.  And that last picture was edited on my phone to give it that effect.  I do also like the way it came out though!

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