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Posted July 24, 2012 - 03:24 PM
Got the yard mowed and had no problems out of it at all.
Next I will start collecting parts to rebuild the deck. Yes my restoration is bass- ackwards but so am I. I have to have one running mower so I cant take this one completely apart till I get another one cutting.
Here are the after photos from today. Got the wheels mounted. Ain"t they sexxy.. A neighbor stopped by and said didn't know they sold tractors with tires like that. I laughed. I wish I knew what the fronts came off of. I bought them from a guy on CL for $30.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted July 24, 2012 - 05:02 PM
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Posted July 24, 2012 - 08:57 PM
I am considering cutting it out and putting square sealed beam lights in there. Haven't decided yet.
If you do, please document the process some. I know of at least one other member that is thinking about doing just that.
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Posted July 29, 2012 - 06:44 PM
OK so to fix the hood I started by Drilling out the holes in the hood slightly larger than 1/4 inch. Don't remember exactly what size I used, but I was careful not to drill completely through the hood like the PO did. Then I took a 1/4-20 threaded rod and cutting it to about 1 1/2 inch sections.
Then I took the tractor mechanics best friend - JBWeld
And put them in. I put washers on top to add just a little bit more strength.
Did all 8
Then I took the grill off and tapped out a couple of gruesome dents where the PO drove by braille. Then my wire wheel went nuts.
Then I shot it with high fill primer
Then I dragged this monster out of the weeds.
And whittled it down with my pocket knife.
And started on a bumper.
In between all these pictures the tractor got an oil change, tune up, and lube job.
My wife came out and said I must be enjoying myself because I wasn't complaining about hurting. Now that I am in the house I wish I had been a little less ambitious today. OWWWWWWWWWW
As for paint I decided on a dark green. Not a big fan of the grey.
Edited by mybigwarwagon, July 29, 2012 - 06:46 PM.
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Posted July 29, 2012 - 08:16 PM
My wife came out today and asked how long it would take her to sand down and paint her tractor. I think she is getting the itch. I need to find her an engine soon.