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My name is Bill Hughes and I live in Mancelona, Michigan which is by Traverse City.

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Here is a picture of my T102 Copar Panzer that I acquired about 6 years ago from under a Maple tree. It had no engine or tranny and I modified it to work with a Crosley 3 speed and a Briggs and Stratton 8 HP aluminum engine with a 6 to 1 reduction. I found an original 9 hp B&S cast iron motor for it this fall and I am in the process of rebuilding it to install before spring. We use it in the GT pulls in the area and my youngest son started pulling it when he was 7 years old. 

The second picture is of a 67 Rugg Carpet Cut that I rescued from a junk pile this fall and gave to a friend's 4 year old son and he is the one on it. It has the 4 hp B&S engine with the forward and reverse only tranny. 


I also collect, restore and pull the old Sears tractors and currently have a Custom 7, a Suburban 725, a Suburban 12, a Sears/roper 14 hp OHV, adn a Sears Roper 16 hp with the single B&S cast iron16 hp.

I also have a Copar Panzer T65 that I am in the process of restoring. Although I ahve several pulling tractors I have never pulled one myself. I am interested only in preparing them for my kids to pull and watching them do that is enough for me.



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