Ford LGT 195 Restoration
Posted July 10, 2010 - 03:57 PM
Items Needed. I will use part numbers when available:
I need good photos of all decals as I have a Summa DC3 vinyl printer and cutter to make decals. I also need the Dash Panel #JAC-392382, Body Insert #JAC-392366 (if unable to find these I will try to make a mold and do them myself) and a pair of rear 15” wheels. This is all I need at the time I will probably find I need other items later.
When I bought the tractor it came with the Kohler K532 20HP engine (original) runs great but I plan on a complete overhaul. Have also thought about replacing with a K582 for a little more power. The wheels and tires are original sizes (Front are 20x8.00-10 and Rear are 29x12.00-15) I will be upgrading the front spindles with an automotive type hub with a 5x4.5” bolt pattern. The front wheels will be 8x12 with 23x8.50-12 Carlisle Multi-Trac C/S tires. For the rear I will take a pair of 15” garden tractor rims (hopeful Ford) and widen them to 13”. On the 13x15” wheels I will be using the Carlisle Tru Power 31x15.50-15 Ag tire. This combination will give me an added 1 inche of height and plus it will make the tractor a little bigger looking. The reason for the front spindle upgrade is that I plan on building a loader for it and the beefier bearings will help. I have also thought about adding another hydraulic spool for hydraulic ports to the rear.
This project will take some time as I intend on stripping every part and repainting. On some parts I will be chrome plating. As said before I would like your feed back and also any ideas that I have not thought of. I plan to start in August and I will be posting photos as I go. If you have photos of decals please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted July 10, 2010 - 04:58 PM
BTW...Welcome to GTT! Glad to have ya!
Posted July 11, 2010 - 07:30 PM
The following photos is show the Ford LGT 195 next to my John Deere 425. You can see the difference in size.
I have started taking the 195 apart. Decided to take all sheet metal off before I move it in to the shed. Hope to have more photos this week of the frame stripped down.
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Posted July 12, 2010 - 09:14 AM
Posted July 12, 2010 - 09:44 AM
Posted March 14, 2016 - 01:02 PM
That's a nice tractor! It really dwarfs the 425 Deere. What size are those rear tires?
Posted March 14, 2016 - 01:21 PM
the rear tires should be 29x12.50-15