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#1 jdslednut OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:23 PM

Well I finally had a couple hours to begin putting the "Crud Cadet" (appropriately named by an unnamed site moderator :smile1:) back together. I still need the hood bent back into shape but that will probably be a project for warmer weather when I can slap some paint on it right away. Now comes the mission of sticking the engine back on, wiring, and cables. It'l be nice to have some bench, shelf, and floor space in the garage, basement, garden shed, kitchen, bedroom, and who knows where else. Shouldn't win ugly tractor of the month anymore. Maybe you'll see some more pics in a few months! Hopefully sooner than that.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:31 PM

That CAN'T be the same Cadet.
Unbelievable change. :thumbs:

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 12:27 AM

Sure looks nice so far.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 12:29 AM

Looking very nice, wish mine was in the restoring stages. It's still outside waiting in line. Nice Job !!

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 02:18 AM

Thought I'd add a before pic to the thread.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 03:58 AM

Thought I'd add a before pic to the thread.

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Destroying a vintage IH patio tractors paint scheme! :poke: :bigrofl: Looks GRRRRreatTT ! Shawn

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 05:11 AM

Jeff,that's a great start you have on the old "crud".

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 06:51 AM

Nice. Looks like new so far.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 07:08 AM

When they start to look like that everybody else seems to forget the hours/days/weeks of dreary mind numbing lung filing miserable eye blurring skin tearing paint removal and part prep work that you endured. Hope you took some along the way photos too, cause the average-Joe just ain't gonna believe that "Crud Cadet" has morphed into what your showing us now... :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:30 AM

Great job! That is going to look awesome when finished. A very good improvement.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:39 AM

Great start on you Original. She's looking "mighty fine"! Can't wait to see more pics.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:46 AM

That project is coming along very nicely! I can't wait to see the amazing transformation completed! Thanks for the teaser.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 09:04 AM

Good job! It looks great! It doesn't look like the same tractor, in fact I dont think it is...

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 11:31 AM

Good job! It looks great! It doesn't look like the same tractor, in fact I dont think it is...

You're partially right. The old tower was pretty much hashed. Someone put in a different battery box and did a pretty bad job doing it. my original frame was also twisted beyond repair so that is a different one also. Most everything else I bolt back on should be from the original tractor. Probably should have parted this one out but I wouldn't have a cool story to tell at tractor shows!

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 12:07 PM

I have been told that some of the earlier CC's had battery boxes that fit full size batteries.




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