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Posted January 20, 2012 - 05:44 PM

Haven't actually started the project yet, but gathering the parts!

Picked up two 1970 JD 70 Lawn Tractors recently;

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Moved the complete one (engine is tuck, but otherwise good condition) to the back shed today for indoor storage, for later refurbishing.

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The other one (or 1/2) will be used for the 70I project;

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I've got the front "grille" plate coming off Ebay, the hood, gas tank & brackets coming from another individual. Picked up a pair of 5.30 x 6" sawtooth tires for the front yesterday.

First thing will be to switch the 12-1/2 HP Briggs out of the L/60 & put the 8 HP Briggs back in it. The 12-1/2 HP will go into the 70I.

Hope to get it into the shop shortly! ~~ grnspot

Edited by grnspot110, January 20, 2012 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted January 20, 2012 - 06:23 PM

Looking forward to seeing the finished product Lowell. Both the 60 and 70 are on my wish list, now that the round fender collection is complete. I'm anxious to see what you do with this 70.

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 06:03 PM

Got the 70I project pressure washed & in the shop yesterday. Up on the rack today, wheels & tires off, rims are in good shape.

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Grille plate came today too;

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The 70I project has started! ~~ grnspot

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 06:34 PM

ok wants a 70I ?

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 07:45 PM

ok wants a 70I ?


70 "Industrial", I just like to be different! :D

Besides, I like to make things out of the leftovers I can find.

L/60 Custom; HPIM2255 (Small) (Small).JPG , made from a blown model 60 Lawn Tractor.

& the 317 "Special"; GARDEN TRACTORS II 031 (Custom).jpg , from a parted out 317. ~~ grnspot

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 08:15 PM

ohhhh thats what i was kinda thinkin but wasnt sure . ok i didnt know but im sure it will be as nice as the rest of your tractors . ill be setting here waiting

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 07:46 PM

Got a little more done today, pulled the steering wheel & removed upper tower.

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Ordered $100 worth of parts from Mother Deere today. Next will be trimming the frame to accept the 12-1/2 HP Briggs! ~~ Lowell

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 06:11 PM

Got the frame trimmed for the Briggs today, had to cut out the rear mount & change it.

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Raised the engine about 3/8" & cut out for the oil drain, re-enforced it;

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Left the steering on until now so I didn't weld anything in the way of it! :wallbanging: Next will be to start getting ready for paint., lots of cleaning & sanding!

Oops! Got to thinking, so I went back out & checked. The gas tank will go on, but won't be able to take the top off the air cleaner. So I'm going to have to take the rubber mount out & drop the engine to the main frame. :wallbanging::wallbanging::wallbanging: Oh well! ~~ Lowell

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:06 PM

Lowell, This project is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see the finished result !!!

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 06:41 AM

Lowell, the engine fits in there nicely. I was just admiring the stand you have the frame mounted on. Is that something you fabricated yourself? It looks like a real back saver!

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 07:21 AM

Lowell, the engine fits in there nicely. I was just admiring the stand you have the frame mounted on. Is that something you fabricated yourself? It looks like a real back saver!


Yes, I made the stand when I was working on 110's & 112's, makes easier to reach & I can roll it around the shop as needed! ~~ Lowell

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 05:52 PM

Re-did yesterday's screw-up today! cut the engine mounting plate from the junk MTD the engine came from. Welded into the 70 frame;

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Welded a 1/4" x 1" angle inside the frame below the notch for starter & oil drain;

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Looks like I may have to modify the grille plate to allow the spark plug to stick out past it, shouldn't be a big problem though! ~~ Lowell

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 02:20 PM

Made the modifications to the grille panel today;

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Cut a 3" hole to allow for the spark plug & notched the left side for the air cleaner & exhaust pipe. Plan is to make an outer grille to cover the front. ~~ Lowell

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 02:25 PM

Lookin good Lowell. Keep us posted..:thumbs:

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 06:19 PM

Painted the wheels yesterday;

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Some of the smaller "internal" parts today;

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Hope to get the rest of the "internal" parts done tomorrow. I'm using Rustoleum automotive "Extreme Yellow" for these parts & inside the frame, won't exactly match the mixed enamel for the outside, but close, will give a little contrast to the finished product.Rustoleum Extreme Yellow.jpg ~~ Lowell

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