We used to buy used heavy equipment and spent many hours, days and weeks scraping off old paint, sanding and painting and looking for parts. I would call all the parts places and also spend hours online looking for parts. Then after getting a machine completely up and running and looking good would try to sell it...that is unless we decided to use it ourselves. Those days are long gone as Russ had a heart attack
and within a year another one so his days of working so hard outside in the hot sun are long gone.
So now I just sell used heavy equipment, old boats, machinery and used cars for other people on http://www.floridaearthmovers.com
It's not so bad...it helps pay the bills and I have met alot of interesting people along the way.
Although we did try to get the best price we could on the used equipment we did buy before restoration I have come to the conclusion that it isn't worth restoring except to use for yourself.
Seldom did we make enough of a profit to justify the hard work that went into it. So I am more than happy to just sell other people equipment and let someone else do the restoring.
Maybe you could find something here worth restoring.