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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:20 PM

That looks awesome! A true restoration! :worshippy1:


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 04:29 PM

Almost done!

Just need to apply the decals :dancingbanana:

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 04:32 PM

WoW WoW!!! so nice can I have it???????

 

I see the power pack....... Weres the pics!!


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Brian what a great job. The tractor looks absolutely fantastic. I know that you do very detailed restorations and you have succeeded once again. Thanks for sharing with us.


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 05:58 PM

Decals Applied

Restoration Finished! :dancingbanana:

 

Still need to find the correct belt guard to make it complete though.

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Posted July 22, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Very nice! That color looks great on it. I'll bet your grinning from ear to ear standing back and admiring your work. :D

 

One question though... why didn't the gas caps on this one and the Power-Pak get painted? Just curious.



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Posted July 22, 2013 - 06:57 AM

Wow, that looks great!!! Nice job.



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Posted July 22, 2013 - 07:17 AM

Great job, Brian! :thumbs:     ......It's BEAUTIFUL!   :worshippy1: 

 

Hmmm..... if only it had a snow plow mounted... :D

 

Original gas caps were painted green.  .....Engine mounting bolts, as well.  :poke:

 

Throttles were not green, and very few people would notice the beltguard.  



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Posted July 25, 2013 - 11:47 PM

May I ask where you got the air filter decal? I need one for my ram.

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Posted July 26, 2013 - 12:19 AM

Not much more could be said but what an awesome job. I love the hood design on these. I'm doing my first restore & had one question. I'm definitely not a rivet counter but my question is what point do you touch up for the last time the bolt heads etc. My thoughts were to prime each part & finish coat each part as you did. It seems after tightening the bolts going back & touching up with a small brush would be best. I noticed you still had some bolt heads not painted. How do you plan on painting these ? Thanks so much for sharing your project & once again awesome job.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 06:33 AM

May I ask where you got the air filter decal? I need one for my ram.

 

Had the full set made up

Will send you a PM


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 06:41 AM

Not much more could be said but what an awesome job. I love the hood design on these. I'm doing my first restore & had one question. I'm definitely not a rivet counter but my question is what point do you touch up for the last time the bolt heads etc. My thoughts were to prime each part & finish coat each part as you did. It seems after tightening the bolts going back & touching up with a small brush would be best. I noticed you still had some bolt heads not painted. How do you plan on painting these ? Thanks so much for sharing your project & once again awesome job.

 

Normally when everything is together I touch up with a small sponge brush on some of the areas affected from installation.

I had ran out of bolts that size for the front engine mount so Waiting to get new ones. I'll probably prime the bolts then just dab them with the sponge brush after they are tightened down.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 05:07 PM

This was a great one to watch come together!  Excellent job! :rocker2:  :rocker:  :worship:  :smiley-flag003:



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Posted May 13, 2014 - 06:22 AM

This is an amazing thread. The restoration is fantastic. You have done some fine work and your research and information here is great. 


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