Thank you. I do think I'll clean it up and leave it alone for awhile. It's a couple of restos down the list anyway. I have a couple of other tractors that I have no question about.
I think a good decision to leave as-is. If you are going to mow with it, I believe I would restore the deck, but none of the tractor. The tractor itself is the part worth more original. The deck would last much longer if restored.