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#1 limebuzz OFFLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 09:15 PM

Well I decided to restore the 1200 that I got back in the early spring.I couldn't pass up the deal!LOL $140 CAD for the weights and they threw in a non running tractor000_0725.JPG 000_0731.JPG Tranny was tight and both axle seals were gone!I swapped out the rear end from my 1200 that i had bought for parts,cleaned tank and carb added gas and away she went.It s been taking up shop space since,until a month ago,when i decided to strip it down and paint it.001.JPG 004.JPG 007.JPG I'll post more pics tomorrow!
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Posted May 16, 2012 - 09:40 PM

Looking good so far. I remember when you posted that you bought the weights and got the Gt free. :laughingteeth: Good luck and keep us posted.. :thumbs:

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 11:44 PM

That's coming along great! It also looks like one Rugged GT!
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Posted May 17, 2012 - 05:05 AM

That's coming along nicely. Gonna look real good when your done!

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 06:13 AM

Well I got the tires and rims done next so I could roll it around my self.IMG00023.jpg then the stearing tower and wheel in place.005.JPG MF 1200 003.JPG Then came the rear fenders They were pretty beat up along the body lines(they are the worst to straighten)000_0864.JPG Then I was onto the engine.After I got it running and drove it around for a bit,It didn't smoke at all and seemed to have all the power that a 12hp. should have,I didn't feel the need for a rebuild.So I stripped the tin covers off and freshend the black up.000_0862.JPG

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 06:24 AM

Looking good! You are coming along well with it. Thanks for the pics!

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 06:26 AM

Coming along nicely. Do you have the deck for it?

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 08:44 AM

Coming along nicely. Do you have the deck for it?

No I did not get a deck for it! I think you could only get the 44" for it!Correct?There has been a guy at Barrie flee market for the last couple years with one,but never thought i'd need it.No mule drive either.Do you know where there is one?I was just going to wait til I found a cheap one or maybe a MF sweeper?

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Posted May 18, 2012 - 08:42 AM

I had alot of work on the dash to do,I don't know why people abuse these things?Both sides were just hanging on and missing some corners,so i hot ironed the broken seams back together and bondoed in the missing pieces.can't seem to find a before pic.IMG00030.jpg This is when i was done and new decal was applied.Overall I was satisfied with it! Then onto the hood,It was also tougher than first thought.I managed to get out @95 % of the dings.IMG00050.jpg Massey can only get the left side of the hood decal so i found a local shop to repop one for me.It's not an axact match but what was I to do.IMG00044.jpg IMG00047.jpg IMG00050.jpg
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Posted May 18, 2012 - 01:54 PM

Wow, it sure came out nice. Looks great. Cogratulations on a nice job. :good_job:

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Posted May 18, 2012 - 03:08 PM

Wow, it sure came out nice. Looks great. Cogratulations on a nice job. :good_job:

Thanks,but like I said it's not perfect but It is my first restore!

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Posted May 18, 2012 - 04:04 PM

Man, That MF is really looking sharp. You are doing a great job. The body work you did looks like new tins, way to go!! :thumbs:

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Posted May 18, 2012 - 05:21 PM

Looking GREAT to me! I think you have done a wonderful job! Dash is like new. Way to go!

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Posted May 19, 2012 - 01:45 AM

IMG00060.jpg I found some pictures of the dash while I was fixing itIMG00061.jpg IMG00062.jpg IMG00063.jpg It was pretty beat up,thats for sure.
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Posted May 19, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Looks great. You did a good job there. So, what's next? That little rider?





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