My husband likes to tinker with junk stuff… and he’s good at it. Somehow, he knows how to fix it up to make it into usable junk stuff. You know those people that can fix anything? My husband is that guy.
Whoever said boys like their toys must have met Mr. Woodward. He’s not really much for new things… but he loves old things. You can see his death-trap-of-a-Harley-with-a-go-kart-engine, if you are interested. He bought an old Ford truck to haul around his wife’s furniture, landscaping elements and other miscellaneous finds. He also has (stored at his parents’) a buggy with an engine. I’ll have to post about that someday.
But, I don’t know that he’s ever been so happy as when he came home with this.
A 1966 Cub Cadet tractor.
“They just don’t make them like they used to,” my 27-year-old husband said.
“This thing is a tank,” he assured me, as he explained its made of cast iron. (Who doesn’t need a tank?)
“This could dig a whole to China,” my father-in-law explained. That sold me. I’ve always wanted to go to China.
It didn’t run when he brought it home. Within 24 hours, it did. Just took a little of this…
and our new family member was ready to roll.
And, you best believe my husband has been riding around on this since it was running. Now, Ryan’s on the hunt for a mower deck, snow plow and tiller.
I know he’s just dreaming of a little land and a little farm for the Cub Cadet.
(And, because I know you are wondering the same thing as I was… hubby says we CAN paint the Cadet, but it must remain yellow and white. No other colors in its future.)
Anyone else love old junk stuff?
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