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Posted July 11, 2012 - 05:54 PM

Looking good Brian, you did a great job with that bondo. Keep us posted. Went by sonnys today and seen absolutley no changes in the property. Doors to the buildings still open,ect.



I heard the place may have been foreclosed :(
Hope those Bolens parts are not going to be thrown away....

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 03:20 PM

Here is what the Green Brier looks like after its final coat of paint I did 3 coats total.
Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures. If you see some parts painted a different green, those are some misc. Estate Keeper deck parts waiting to be assembled :D

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 04:01 PM

Can't wait until it's all back together. Looking good!
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Posted July 15, 2012 - 05:15 PM

Great work so far. It will look great when assembled I'm sure.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 06:15 AM

Looking real good there, Doc! I'll chime in with the others in saying I can't wait to see it together and running again! Just one thing - you HAVE to take video of it when you first fire it up and take it for the first drive! I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to see this in operation to see how it works!

I do have another question for you though - are you spraying the parts or are you painting them with a brush? (IDK if you can tell or not from MY pics, but except for the primer that only seems to come in spray cans, all the paint on my tractor has been brushed on from a quart can of paint.) I'm sure you will get better results spraying it on rather than brushing it, but I don't have an air compressor and a spray gun. However, sometimes it does seem like a brush works better at getting into tight spots and getting more paint onto the parts to help protect them better. I was just curious of your methods.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 06:35 AM

I will definitely make a video when I get it up and running.
I just need to play the waiting game now and wait for the paint to cure.

As for painting, All my parts have been sprayed with a HLPV spray Gun. http://www.powercomp...ayGunDH7900.jpg
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Posted July 17, 2012 - 06:37 AM

Looking good Brian. You sure do good work.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:50 PM

Here's a couple update pictures:
Got the belts, pulleys,springs and blade installed underneath.
This thing was a real PITA to work on as you basically have to flip the mower on its side to work on it :wallbanging:
Still have a little ways to go but the worst is over.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 06:44 PM

That looks great, Doc! It'll look real good with the rest of the collection!

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 09:33 PM

Is that white foot rest stripe paint or a non-slip decal? I agree though, looking good!!! Are those new wheels/tires you put on as well? Where did you find them that small?

Can't wait to see the rest of it back together and running!!! Definitely a cool little riding mower.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 06:47 AM

Is that white foot rest stripe paint or a non-slip decal? I agree though, looking good!!! Are those new wheels/tires you put on as well? Where did you find them that small?

Can't wait to see the rest of it back together and running!!! Definitely a cool little riding mower.


They are called Foot pads in the partslist. I traced the pattern of the original ones and cut new ones.
The material is mostly used for making anti slip shower mats :D

Both rear and front tires were replaced. I think those rear tires are the same size as those two wheel carts.
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 07:39 PM

Looks like it's coming along great. Very nice work.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 03:46 PM

Well, The Green brier is up and running!!! :dancingbanana:
I put fresh oil in the crankcase, installed the fuel line and throttle linkages and she fired up in 2 pulls!
I found out when I wen to put My NOS recoil on the other parts I had bought on ebay were meant for counterclockwise rotation! :wallbanging: I had to put the pull rope assembly I stole off a Briggs back on :(

I didnt have a chance to take a video because it started to pour!
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 04:18 PM

Looks great Doc! I am glad you got it running! :wewantvideo:
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 10:54 AM

It's 90% finished!!!

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