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1977 Gleaner L2: Possible Upgrades

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All, thanks for all of your help this far. I have found a 1977 L2 that is in need of some TLC. I think I can get it for a song, but I have some questions first.

1) Can you update the cab monitors/header height to run a series 3 head (just curious if I have room to grow)

2) Can you re-route the heater & A/C hoses inside the corner column?
(probably a dumb question, but just wondering if anyone has ever tried)

3) Can you adapt the long shoe out of the late models into the older machines?

This L2 is in need of a good cleaning. With that said, the guts seem to be in good shape with little wear. All monitors work (at least all light up when the test button is pressed). It has the 301 engine with gear drive. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Yes, #3 is definitely a go, as we have a few machines with the kit.

I imagine a guy can get all the HVAC lines from a 78 and up machine and run it up the cab pillar as well.

For AHHC, I have no idea, but I am sure it wont take much adapting, I think there was even a kit for that as well.

My personal opinion? The L2 market is slumping a little bit, so IMO I would be shopping for a newer one, If a guy wants simple, go 1978, and if you want all the features, 1981 and 1982, but I am a sucker for that straight wall bin with the auto fold extensions. :)

Good luck!
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