Sunday, October 11, 2009

The journey begins

Hello my name is Doug and welcome to my blog. This blog is dedicated to the restoration of my 1955 Allis Chalmers WD45. It is my hope that this blog will serve as a way for family and friends as well as other tractor enthusiasts to check on the progress of this tractor. This year for my birthday I received from my wife Amy's family my first tractor, thanks Karen and Mark. This tractor originally belonged to Amy's Grandfather Rod, he at one time had two of them and at some point gave this one to Amy's parents.
I am not a tractor expert, and until this September the only tractor I had ever driven said Sears on it. I enjoy things from the past and memories of family, these memories give a special quality to the things that belonged to our loved ones. I know that Amy's' Grandfather is very important to their family and to preserve a piece of those family memories is the best project I could have. I hope that people check in from time to time and enjoy watching this tractor come back to life.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Doug,
    My brother found your blog and I couldn't resist not responding! I just started working on our fathers old 1948 or 1949 Allis Chalmers WD. It has many, many, good memories associated with it. I'll be following your blog pretty closely!
    You have quite am impressive start!
    Best regards,