Thanks for sharing all that wonderful stuff and peopleToday was a day of driving and supporting local business and old time craftsmen!
First stop this morning was the clutch rebuilder. He is an old time shop been there 40+ years. I even lived not too far from here several years ago and had no idea they even existed. Shoved in way off Nolensville Rd in Nashville, behind the mom and pop drive thru beer and cig store ( a really good sign). Also recommend to me by some hot rodeos up here where I live.
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These kinds of places once they're gone, thats it....
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of note too, one of the geezers hanging out had one leg. Turns out he is an IH guy, and Randy (the owner of the shop) had built him some clutches for his competition pull tractors, IH ones of course! He was thee to pick them up so he could start getting ready for a tractor pull in Smyrna TN in a couple of weeks. He was such an IH guy, his fake leg is IH tractors, complete with the IH logo !! I was like, I know this is odd, but can I take a picture and post that, he said "hell no I don't mind son, thats why I had it made this way!"
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then, it was the hydraulic shop, not as colorful, but still old guys doing lost art things. Both places wrote down me by first name on yellow legal pads and said "Monday" HAHAHA
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Since I gotta work this weekend anyway, smells like next week!!
JJ in TN
Like the sign on the chair in the first pic. ..Love seeing shops like that.
Place looks like it should have a lazy dog laying around somewhere.......
Needed a hydraulic line made up for the Kubota. Napa didn't have the right fittings. Asked around and discovered a hidden place two towns over. Tucked in behind a building supply store. Been by there hundreds of times and never even knew it was back there. One man operation with all sorts of lines and fittings neatly stacked . Nice guy, 10 minutes, no questions and done. Something about people who just know their business and are more interested in the function of their shops over the image.