i was looking at a 49 a couple summers ago, complete, never really got into crawling under it to look for rust, but all around the bottom looked good. it was complete, the motor spun free. but no paperwork, and they wanted $2000 for it. originally from Saskatchewan too! but ive talked to a few brokers and theyve said they could get me one for $1500 in rust free complete shape.
personally, if its rust free and has paperwork, its worth gold man!!! but then again im starting to get anxious. only thing ive worked on in months is a tractor bucket