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Posted November 19, 2012 - 06:16 AM

Thanks guys! i have a lot more bolts that need cleaned and painted. I am glad I ordered the new bushings for the clutch shaft. That tightened it right up. This also has an extra support on the steering that I haven't seen before. Should have taken pics of it. I got 2 new bushing for it also and the steering is very snug at the gears.
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Most of the sheet metal has been clear coated, just need decent weather to get the seat pan finished up.

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 08:55 AM

Kenny, What did you use for paint? Is that Flat black with a clear coat or a satin black? Just curious, I like how that is turning out. :thumbs:
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Posted November 19, 2012 - 06:56 PM

Kenny, What did you use for paint? Is that Flat black with a clear coat or a satin black? Just curious, I like how that is turning out. :thumbs:

It's Rustoleum Semi-Gloss Black, No clear on that. Not sure when I'll get to do more to it right now. I'm buried in work! May have to work Thanksgiving.
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Posted November 19, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Thanks Kenny, Don't feel bad, I know I have to work on Thanksgiving.

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 07:33 PM

But I'm supposed to be RETIRED!
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Posted November 19, 2012 - 07:51 PM

Well you know what they say, “staying busy will keep you young." (I still haven’t figured out who they are or why I have to stay busy!)

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Coming along nicely Kenny! Work keeps those joints limbered up so ya can keep working on the GT projects! :D
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Posted November 20, 2012 - 04:46 PM

I shouldn't gripe. It's extra money. Just hard to keep the project going working on it one day a week.
Here's a pic of the steering 'stabilizer'(?) this tractor has on it.
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I haven't seen this before. But it does make a better support for the column.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Kenny, where did you get those bushings, mine are shot in that steering sector you are talking about. Also, excellent progress on the project.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 07:45 PM

Through Sears for my tractor model #, 917.255914.
Ny liner
PART NUMBER: 120200X

$2.91 each, takes 4. It's under the steering section. # 69.
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Posted November 20, 2012 - 08:04 PM

Through Sears for my tractor model #, 917.255914.
Ny liner
PART NUMBER: 120200X

$2.91 each, takes 4. It's under the steering section. # 69.


Mine is somewhere in that range of everything, so guess I will buy 4 when I know more about the condition of the transaxle and get the engine swapped for the honda clone. Anyway, thanks for the link Kenny.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 06:35 PM

Spent some time on this yesterday. We have it mostly back together. Lots to do yet, but it is a rolling chassis.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 06:38 PM

Paint is looking great Kenny, really coming together.

You missed a spot... jk lol
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 06:38 PM

Man is that tractor looking nice Kenny! I assume you'll repaint the front rims also?
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 06:45 PM

The fun part was remembering how it went back together. Front wheels need attention, Foot boards need clear coat and the rubber mats glued back on. Wiring, engine, and decals. I want to do something on the dash, but just have not had the time to get it done. This tractor is my first restore. It may not be exact, but as close as I could get. All the silver is clear coated which brought it back closer to original color. The orange stripes on the hood are painted on. That turned out to be fairly easy.




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