Well as some may know I have 2 Bolens 1000's. I drove very far for both of them and both have their pro's and cons. I bought my 1st 1000 years ago and drove 6 1/2hrs into Ohio for it. It ran good, and operated great, but once I got home and posted it up I learned that it didn't have an original seat on it. So I was kinda upset I drove so far for it and it wasn't in original condition. Then just last summer I stumbled across a 1000 in CT. It was a steal for the asking price but I was 6+hrs away from where it was and I wasn't sure I could take a trip for it. Luckily the seller worked with me and Barry snagged the tractor for me and stored it till I could take the trip to get it. That 1000 is all original but has clutch issues and hasn't been run in a very long time! So I was actually thinking about making 1 good 1000 out of the 2. I was considering it because 1000's themselves are hard to come by in my area, 1000 with the original seats are even harder to find in everyone's area I think, and I knew a seat would be nearly impossible to find just being sold separately. Well I got lucky! I snagged a seat, and a spare pto from a guy online. He cut me a great price on the 2 and they just showed up in a huge box. The seat is rough but the metal pan is solid. But I'm pretty sure there is a guy floating around this site that does excellent restorations on these 1000 seats.... (29chevy) now my 2 1000's will be complete! Time to save my pennies so I can send them to 29chevy and he can make them look factory again!!!
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