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#1 grnspot110 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 11:40 AM

Took my two Modified JD garden tractors to a friend's show 130 miles from home yesterday!

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The L/60 Custom looked like this when I bought it, with a blown replacement engine for $90;

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The 317 Special like this, for $40;

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 12:02 PM

Now where are the "now" pics?

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 01:27 PM

1982-317 Special;

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1969-L/60;

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I'll give more details when I have time! ~~ grnspot110

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 05:58 AM

Nice job on your tractors! From what you started with to what you ended up with is quite a lot of work.

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Posted July 22, 2010 - 09:49 AM

Very nice.
I especially like the 317 Special.

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 06:42 PM

The 317 "Special was my last winter's project! I started out with a 317 "rolling chassis" I got at an auction for $40. Found an 18 HP Kohler Command from a salvaged Miller welder for $200. That's when I quit keeping track of expenses!

Sorry about the pictures being in "backwards" sequence, I couldn't get them to show up Inline (not too computer savvy :wallbanging:).

I installed the engine first to make sure everything worked OK,then dismantled it down to thee frame. Found another 317 frame, used it as the original had some cutting torch problems, used the back 30" of the original frame to extend the new one. The front wheels are 4.80 x 8" trailer wheels on 4-bolt hubs, front fenders are trailer fenders that turn with the spindles. Front bumper is an ATV bumper that is shortened slightly. Hood & sheet metal mostly came from Ebay, seat was made from two "two-cylinder" 420 cushion sets. Footrests are used aluminum running boards. Flea market SS soda acid fire extinguishers made the "working" saddle tanks, original gas tank is also used. The tilt bed is from native White Oak. Rustoleum "Charcoal Gray" paint is just to be "different"! Canopy came from Gemplers. I had to settle for stainless steel "cone" hubcaps as the "moons" were not available in 12". Unit is 10' long!

I built this as a parade tow vehicle, usually up to seven JD lawn carts! ~~ grnspot110

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Edited by olcowhand, August 18, 2010 - 07:02 PM.
I swapped the pics around, but it didn't stick!


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Posted August 18, 2010 - 06:57 PM

Those look really good. I especially like the parade tow vehicle! That's a great idea when there's not enough left to restore.

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 07:04 PM

2010 Trenton, MO NCMO Fair parade, August 3rd;

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 11:38 AM

grnspot110,
Very nice.

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Posted October 20, 2010 - 06:41 PM

turned out nice...thats a heck of a train behind ya. lol

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 11:44 AM

Now that is a realy good idea...........................I like............

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 02:48 PM

you gotta be the coolest guy around 2 all the kids that get 2 ride in those carts! job well done my friend!! looks great!!

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 03:00 PM

I can't believe I forgot to post on this after reading it a few months ago. Great ingenuity and reconstruction work.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 04:53 PM

Very nice tractors. I really love what you did with the 317. By the way, what repower engine did you use in it?




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