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Posted October 07, 2012 - 03:34 AM

Looks like things are about ready for paint, Ray! Looking real good!
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 04:44 AM

I couldn't agree more with Kenny.
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 12:50 PM

The main part of the crawler and some of the parts were painted today
I unmasked the "John Deere" lettering on the radiator but the rest of the masking won't be removed until after the paint has dried for at least a day.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 04:35 PM

That looks like a normal Ray job, just over the top! That crawler is going to be sweet once again!
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:09 PM

All I can say is great work Ray.
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Posted October 09, 2012 - 09:16 AM

With it unmasked and some of the parts re-assembled, it is starting to look like a crawler again.

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 10:04 AM

That looks outstanding, Ray! Won't be too long now!
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Posted October 09, 2012 - 01:23 PM

Really coming together nicely Ray. Great work.
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Posted October 11, 2012 - 02:29 PM

Starting the time consuming job of prepping and painting all the little parts that fit on the crawler.
I do a few at a time and spread them out so I can get in and around them to make sure everything gets painted.
The crawler is completely covered during this time to make sure no over-spray gets on it.

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Posted October 11, 2012 - 04:14 PM

That thing is going to shine big time!
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Posted October 11, 2012 - 06:00 PM

Wow Ray, more shiny parts, looks great.
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Posted October 12, 2012 - 02:30 PM

I really like these new acrylic enamel paints, parts that were painted yesterday can be bolted on today.
The battery and dash box is mounted in place along with the throttle and choke controls

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Some of the hydraulic lines are fastened on also.

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The starter is put on and wired up so it works.
The guard for the ring gear is bolted on.

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Up front, the air cleaner is mounted and the air tube is bolted to the carburetor.

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The last thing I did today was to mount the grille guard back on the front of the radiator.

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 03:34 PM

Before long, we'll see the crawler emerge! Looking great, Ray!
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Posted October 12, 2012 - 06:06 PM

Looks like you made heck of a lot of progress Ray.
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Posted October 21, 2012 - 01:04 PM

The paint on the hood had very fine cracks all thru it from being so old.
This is one of the few areas on the crawler that is actually smooth instead of the rough cast surface so I stripped the old paint off down to the metal and put a good coat of primer on it.

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The hood and gas tank are finished painted.

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