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Posted January 30, 2010 - 11:22 PM

My engine guy is really behind, I just want to get the engine back on, and finish it up

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Posted February 01, 2010 - 02:44 PM

It looks like you did a fantastic job on it. Did you completely tear it down? :thumbs:

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Posted February 01, 2010 - 03:29 PM

The body looks really good. Hope to see a picture of it when the engine is back in it.

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Posted February 02, 2010 - 08:44 AM

I took it down to a rolling frame, cleaned and painted the frame and all the sheet metal I primed 3 coats, with 3 coats of JD green with hardener and Naptha as reducer. I hung the pieces with wire from my shop ceiling

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Posted February 02, 2010 - 11:11 AM

Looking really good Mike! I haven't made up my mind if I want to repaint my 214 or just sell as-is. It has a fresh engine rebuild already, so paint would really pretty her up, but time is limiting factor here.

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Posted February 03, 2010 - 07:18 AM

I check CL all the time and a good looking unrestored 214 in working order sells for an average of 600-700 you can add around 300 for paint. It's really not that much. the hood, fender pan, 2 side panels, grille support, you can mask off the dash tower and spray it in place, then you have the black grille and a few odds and ends

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Posted February 03, 2010 - 09:59 AM

Mine is missing the entire grill. I plan on making one with extruded steel mesh, the small diamond size. I will tack a small plate in center so I can add a JD logo decal.

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Posted February 03, 2010 - 09:21 PM

Looks awsome, steller job I seen the before pics, yyou should post them up.

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Posted February 04, 2010 - 04:55 AM

I would like a play by play with pics and promote it to an article wink wink LOL

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Posted February 04, 2010 - 08:42 AM

okay tonight I do that, Mike

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Posted February 06, 2010 - 12:46 PM

I saw this 214 for months on CL, JD really isn't my thing, they just made so many of them, I like something a little less available. Anyway it was a real good deal, not far up in Independence KS and I got to meet some nice guys up there. One Cub and Wheel Horse guy that collects and builds alot of trators. I think that's the best, meeting the people who own or work on these machine. The 214 had a broken rod, and a bad steering linkage, it had the new linkage and I thought I could make it look new again. It's been real fun, but I really only collect Hydros so it might not be my last Deere, but it's my last geared tractor, never say never, though. Mike

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 11:23 AM

It looks really good.

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:35 PM

I got the engine back,and it looks great, also got new turf tires for it, now just need to put it together

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Posted February 27, 2010 - 09:44 AM

Hooligan,

Very cool, looks great. Please post up some more pic when you get her all done.
Thanks for the update.

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 06:04 PM

I'm working on at least 5 tractors. I really need to finish this one up, so I can get another one in the shop

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