This is what the WC looked like the day we picked it up at Uncle Leo's farm (that's him in the picture).
This is the "donor tractor" that Cliff used for parts. To be honest, there may be more of this one in the finished product than of Uncle Leo's Allis, but his parts tractor was what started it all.
You see, this all came about when Cliff and I were into restored tractors in a big way, going to all the shows, reading all the magazines. We atttended a family gathering at my uncle's place, and took a stroll to the barn. Peeking in, we saw that old skeleton of a tractor inside, and I said, "Does it run?"
Uncle Leo gave it to us later, and Cliff indeed got the thing started in record time. It wasn't running well, mind you... but it was running.
There's truly something magical about seeing something that old, something that has been given up for dead, come to life again.