Sears Gt18 Grill Repairgt18 fiberglass grill
Posted July 05, 2012 - 04:50 PM
The PO had a flat wooden tray bolted to the hood--not sure what he used it for, but he drilled a 1/2 hole through the upper grill, and the main hood and used 1/2 bolts to hold it on...
Anyway, the upper grill, which is fiberglass, is cracked in a couple of places including the hinge points where the bolts go through to hold it to the lower grill.
My mom's GT18 has an aluminum upper grill, so I'm not sure why they went to the fiberglass other than cost savings--certainly isn't as durable
Has anyone had experience repairing these grills? I've looked on eBay and elsewhere and they're $200 or so, which is what I paid for the tractor with rear blade.
My other option is to fabricate a new upper grill--it won't look the same as the original but at least I'd have something to hold the hood on, and could mount the lights back in..
Any ideas out there??
Posted July 05, 2012 - 08:12 PM
Do you have a picture of the damage?
Posted July 05, 2012 - 08:40 PM
Posted July 05, 2012 - 11:27 PM
I'm with Alan, I would try to repair it before I bought a replacement.
I could do the body filler thing, problem is, the crack by the hinge point flexes every time I raise the hood so it would break out again pretty quickly, wouldn't it????
Posted July 06, 2012 - 01:37 AM
Why the flexing other than the break?
Posted July 06, 2012 - 10:24 AM
Posted July 08, 2012 - 07:53 AM
Posted July 09, 2012 - 12:36 AM