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New member saying hi

Postby Chris Dk » Wed May 16, 2012 9:32 pm

Hi all

My name is Christian and i live in Denmark, hence the name Chris Dk as user name.

I recently acquired a Ford County and like to know more about it, year of birth, witch model it is converted from (assuming it's from a 5000), so any help on how to figure that out, will be appreciated.

It's actually a quite interesting build, assuming it started its life as a Ford 5000, it then got converted to a county, then again it was converted once more, to a fork lift and on top of that, a crane was added :shock: , but to me, it's a fantastic machine, when building a house as i am.

Any help and input will be appreciated.
Christian

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Re: New member saying hi

Postby BearCreek Majors » Thu May 17, 2012 1:04 am

Welcome aboard Christian!
I am going to guess it’s a 1124 based on the 5000 running gear, there is a nice article on the 1000 series Counties in the March issue of Tractor & Machinery.
It’s amazing all the different equipment that were made for or based on the Counties.
Looks like you got a nice project to work on.

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Re: New member saying hi

Postby Chris Dk » Thu May 17, 2012 8:15 am

Hallo Pat and thank you for your warm welcome.

You guess its a 1124 based on the 5000 platform, how can you tell it's a 5000 platform, i only assume it is, based up on the square rear fenders and the bracing at the right side of the engine.

Isn't there some kind of indication plate or number stamped somewhere, something that will tell more about it.

Here is one more photo of "The Thing"

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And from the inside:

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Re: New member saying hi

Postby frode » Thu May 17, 2012 10:05 am

Because of the length its a six cylinder.
Since it has the vents on both sides of the hood I think this is a 954.
1004 and 1124 had a flat spot on the same area on the hood that said "County 1124" and "County 1004".

All of those year countys were build on the big ford (the 5000). Later they build on 6600.

I could need a crane like that :)
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Re: New member saying hi

Postby Chris Dk » Thu May 17, 2012 10:40 am

Hallo Frode (neighbor :D )

This County has the bracing witch i have read came on the 1024, ill try to take a photo of it later.
Heavy converted County
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And a few sportscars
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Re: New member saying hi

Postby BearCreek Majors » Thu May 17, 2012 12:55 pm

Frode is going to know more about this one than I do. You may want to do a search in the “World Series” forum for info on ID'ing the engine/ running gear. Doing a Google image search for County may help you ID it also, as Frode says the hood is a dead giveaway.
The early county’s all had a brass ID tag on them and I would have to guess yours did as well, I believe Frode had a picture posted of one of his.

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Re: New member saying hi

Postby frode » Thu May 17, 2012 2:32 pm

Wow, it just realied this one has the steering wheel in the back :) I guess its reverse drive :) thats so cool :)

I still think it is a 954, but I'm no guru. My 654 has a metal tag on the front cowling. I think yours should have one too, either on one of the mud gards or on the cowling.
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Re: New member saying hi

Postby Chris Dk » Thu May 17, 2012 8:38 pm

Yes Frode it's turned around, it's much like a fork lift, i believe it's a company in the UK that have made the conversion, something i came across during all my county research.

I have been doing a whole lot of reading on this forum before joining, trying not to ask all those newbe questions, i'm pretty sure i read that the 924 didn't have the bracing on the right side of the engine, have a look at the photo.

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To me it doesen't matter all that much if it is one or another model, what's important is to figure out what model year 5000 it was born as, you see, when i'm done molesting "The Thing" while building, i like to convert it back to be a County, using a 5000 as a donor and then take the fork lift and crane and convert the 5000, get the point ?

Pat please explain "world series" forum to me.

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Re: New member saying hi

Postby frode » Thu May 17, 2012 9:42 pm

I dont think the bracing is from County. My guess is this is something for the subframe for the crane or forklift. Its build on the 1964-1968 Ford 5000.

If I'm not wrong I think converting it to forward drive again is just a matter of fitting the crown wheel on the other side of the differential.
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Re: New member saying hi

Postby Chris Dk » Fri May 18, 2012 7:02 am

Okay, i had to do a little search to find the thread http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3576&p=25413&hilit=1004#p25334 this is the bracing i posted a photo of, reading this post again, have made me believe i have a 1004, what year were they produced ?

Christian
Heavy converted County
"The Thing"
1965 Unimog U65 cabrio
And a few sportscars
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