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#1 cbushjr56 OFFLINE  


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Posted July 10, 2010 - 03:57 PM

I will be starting a restoration on my 195 soon and I am in need of a few parts. I plan to go as original as possible but also will be doing a few upgrades.The following is a list of the items I need and a list of the planned upgrades. Feed back on the plans I have for the 195 will be helpful.

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.

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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 cbushjr56@yahoo.com


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Posted July 10, 2010 - 04:58 PM

Sounds like a true in-depth restoration/alteration job ahead. On my Bush Hog D4-10, I'm also doing every single part at a time. This will be the first I've ever done down to every single part. Sure takes a lot of time, but I think will be worth it in the end. The 195's had larger rims than I thought. Never seen one in person. How about some "Before" pics to kick things off!
BTW...Welcome to GTT! Glad to have ya!:wave:

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 07:30 PM

Here are photo before I started restoration.


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

That 195 is huge. Thanks for the pictures. Looking forward to watching this project.

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Posted July 12, 2010 - 09:44 AM

Thanks for posting the pictures.

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Posted March 14, 2016 - 01:02 PM

That's a nice tractor!  It really dwarfs the 425 Deere.  What size are those rear tires?

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Posted March 14, 2016 - 01:21 PM

the rear tires should be 29x12.50-15