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#1 tinbender7 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 06:36 PM

update on my prodject LGT 165. the one that had the stuck valve. I have found most of the parts I need on ebay and at Joe's parts. I found a hood and grille and the grille was missing the bottem as most of them seem to be broke that way. Today I showed what can be done with time and fiberglass, I repaired the grille shell and primed the hood. pictures included. Lots of work to do, but slowly getting there. My big tractor show is only 3 months away.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 06:45 PM

You're coming along nicely.
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 06:45 PM

:good_job: get er done


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Posted August 08, 2012 - 06:59 PM

Thanks for posting this. Nice work there. I'll be following this. I'll be into the same repairs, sometime in the
future.
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:24 PM

Good job with the fiberglass! It looks great, keep it up!
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 09:06 PM

Another fine lookin FORD on it's way huh,,,lol,, Keep up the good work,,,
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 09:14 PM

Looks good, mine took 9 months, and I still am looking for parts.
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 09:16 PM

I am workin on a project of my own along the same lines :-) Mine is a 145, Your front end work looks terrific...
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 05:21 AM

Nice job on that grille! Were you able to reinforce it any? Hood looks good too. Best of luck with it. Parts can be a challenge to find for these.
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 08:52 AM

Boy you did a nice job on that. Keep that up on the rest of the tractor and your going to have a beautiful machine.
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Nice job on that grille! Were you able to reinforce it any? Hood looks good too. Best of luck with it. Parts can be a challenge to find for these.

Yes I did rreinforce it, I think it is there to stay.I have been very lucky in finding the parts I need so far.Thanks for the interest to all of you.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 05:41 AM

Keep us updated! Glad you are able to find your parts.
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 05:56 PM

update on my prodject LGT 165. the one that had the stuck valve. I have found most of the parts I need on ebay and at Joe's parts. I found a hood and grille and the grille was missing the bottem as most of them seem to be broke that way. Today I showed what can be done with time and fiberglass, I repaired the grille shell and primed the hood. pictures included. Lots of work to do, but slowly getting there. My big tractor show is only 3 months away.


Good work there. I need to do the same thing to my Sears GT18...

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 06:49 PM

Good work there. I need to do the same thing to my Sears GT18...

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I did a ST16 a couple years back and had to reinforce the hinges, but it was still holding the last time I saw the tractor. I traded it and the new onwner is happy with it.I now have a GT18 also.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Very nice work on the grill, should last you a long time. Looks great !! :thumbs:
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