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Posted February 23, 2012 - 05:56 PM

There are 2 reasons behind my painting question, no. 1 being i hand paint a lot of my stuff and have learned to recognize it no. 2 being hand painting and dipping was the norm for GT's and tools untill the 1950's or so, all of my pre-40's horse drawn walk behind equipment and garden tool are hand painted.
My 1920's Planet Jr. no. 4 seeder's paint is in such good shape you can see the brush strokes on the flower and the thickness of paint around the bolts and corners, have always felt period correct and the tractor developed a subtle personality that can be appreciated up close and personal.
Hand painting has always been frowed at and regarded as cheap and primitive when ironicly it was how all of these things were painted, most of the time with out primer :-)
John, thanks a bunch for continually updating us with pictures, we truly appreciated it.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 05:48 AM

John,that is looking good.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 03:27 PM

John,that is looking good.

thanks guys a little encouragement goes a long way. as for the painting side of things,i like the brush because you get a good depth which makes the chosen colour bolder and as most of my restos are done in the winter time here i do not need any heat to assist drying. normal drying time is 19 hours,so that saves me getting out the spray gun and using expensive heat.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 10:34 AM

today i have rubbed down and filled the petrol tank and also brush painted it. in the afternoon i finished the reduction box and drive axel. i have been busy but i am trying to finish for easter as i have a small show to attend25022012797.jpg 25022012799.jpg 25022012810.jpg 25022012807.jpg

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 07:01 PM

The wheel looks so good, how you painted the top black and the cleats silver, it seporates the cleats from the red wheel and frame, very sharp.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 07:19 PM

Sadly i am running out of space here as the whole machine is now around my ankles. i am so desperate for room here that it is unreal,and now am having to tie up painted sections in the shed roof. my work bench is only 3 ft square . I REALLY MUST EXPAND !!!!!!!!!!

Just think it will makes us guys with small spaces appreciate it even more if we upgrade someday! Great job BTW!! :thumbs:
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 07:21 PM

today i have rubbed down and filled the petrol tank and also brush painted it. in the afternoon i finished the reduction box and drive axel. i have been busy but i am trying to finish for easter as i have a small show to attend25022012797.jpg 25022012799.jpg 25022012810.jpg 25022012807.jpg

You sure are doing a GREAT JOB!!! with that brush! :thumbs:
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Posted February 29, 2012 - 03:36 PM

this evening i have made a start on the rebuild.have managed to mount the gear box and conect drive chain to the chassis. not such good news on the engine rebuild as we have a weak spark and i will have to invest in a condenser,but after all these years it has done well to keep going so long.a couple of photos for you to see.29022012811.jpg 29022012812.jpg
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Posted February 29, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Wow, that color combo really pops !, looks great, the green engine is going to put a spin on things, thanks for the update.
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Posted March 03, 2012 - 03:52 PM

most of tinwork now painted and until the coil is fitted and working we have to wait before more covers are fitted.i forgot to enter two photos from last upload so here we have them

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 03:53 PM

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 04:51 PM

Looks like you are making good progress.
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Posted March 04, 2012 - 06:48 AM

Wow John,that looks good.
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Posted March 06, 2012 - 04:47 PM

tonight have started on the tool bar. lots of rust around but got it shot blasted after work tonight. its come up well and have painted with red oxide to stop it rusting again while i get other things done.06032012827.jpg 06032012827.jpg 06032012830.jpg

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Posted March 06, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Looks like a whole new animal John! Great work!
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