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#31 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 08:05 AM

Okay. I get what you're saying about the brake shoes. Think mine are worn more than most. Looks like the PO liked to use the brakes to help steer... and I do too. So I can't act surprised that they're getting thin.

This is great stuff. I'm just glad that you're from way out in Indiana so they're never seens side by side and make mine look bad!

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 10:42 AM

Looks good! Its going to look great when your done! Im glad your making progress!

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Cookie monster : Your Panzer looks very nice as it is. Just saving 1 more is a treat in it's self. I appreciate that you think mine is really nice. Just keep in mind that not everyone has the time, $ , or need to do a restoration like what I'm into. These mowers just aren't around my area yet and I'm so excited to have a Panzer that I went all out this time.
And I'm more than happy to help answer any questions for anyone.

Progress today: Sand blasted front rims and found 4 holes in what seemed to be solid rims before rust removal. Wire weld fix and you'll never know it now. Almost every thing ready for paint on the next dry warm day. We should move pretty fast after that.

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 09:03 PM

'ride on' cowboy, lookin' forward to the next set of pics...

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 08:26 AM

So after some reseach I cannot find anywhere that has front 3 rib lawn mower tires. Anyone have a secret place that supplys such an item? Size I need is 5.30/4.30-6 .

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 09:14 PM

They don't have them in that size, I've checked too.

The top 2 in this list (link below) will fit 6 inch wheels. I have the 3.50-6 and they are a little smaller than stock, but I like them that way.
The 4.00-6 will also fit. They have the height measurement on this chart, too.

Once you find out what size you want, you may want to check for the same size Deestones on e-bay as well. That's what I did over the winter and am happy so far.
http://specialtytire...e_rib_tires.htm

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 06:53 PM

OK yesterday and today were more paint days. Here is what it looked like, Few more lift hitch parts to paint later. All white parts done today. Now the task of trying to wait for it to dry. The Hardest part. Worked on the engine today also . Had flywheel off and cleaned up the points and now it has fire. I know it will run now. This stuff in general seems so easy to fix after working on commercial mowers all day that now have 2 on board computers running everything. Of course they will never last as long as a Panzer has.

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 09:25 PM

Matt, was good to talk to you today. the Pennsylvania is lookin real fine. A job well done! Of course if it wasn't fer Caryn keepin everything going you wouldn't have time to work on it,plus the boys helped . Woody
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 09:35 PM

Looks good, thats a very nice teal you're using.
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Posted May 04, 2012 - 06:57 AM

seeing the actual shooting of the pieces is a nice touch, you're movin' along! Do you recommend a mask for us new guys or is that ok when outdoors?

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Looks like a Great paint job! :thumbs:

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 07:03 AM

Looking good, cowboy! Glad you had the weather to do that outside!

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 06:38 PM

Here is where I have gotten today. Moving fast. Still have to fab a battery tray and the gas tank I found will not fit in with the steering shaft. May heat the tank and basically roll it around the shaft so it looks like it was made for it. Restoration is something for a creative mind I think. Must always have the brain open to recreate what might have been.

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 07:30 PM

I'm guessing you've got the right type brain cause that looks swwweeeet! keep on doin' what you do!!! :thumbs:
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 08:47 PM

Sunday progress. Installed new 6-12 ag tires on rear. Put the rims on tractor. Those nice black tires with fresh white wheels sure make the tractor look nice. Seat in on now also. My wife tells me I need to keep this one. She likes the color of it. Always a plus to have the misses like your project too. She has been my photographer and second set of hands through out so far. Couldn't ask for a better one.




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