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Posted June 16, 2013 - 07:10 PM

Been a long time (January) since I've done anything with this restore project.  So today I took the old tires off rims so I can get the rims ready to paint.  May still be a while, but having the tires off will kickstart getting it done.  Once rims are painted & tires mounted, I can finally start assembling this tractor.  ALL other work is done except for fabbing a new vari-drive link.  My goal is having it completed by the 1st weekend of October for our local tractor show.  I need to get back into it now, as time flies, and I don't have much free time these days.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 01:37 PM

I've been & out to the shop several times today.  So humid it's hard to make myself stay out there long at a time when it's my one day off per week to relax.  I have the 2 front rims blasted clean, ready for primer & paint.  Maybe I'll start on a rear rim in a bit...maybe I won't.  It's not good to make one miserable when it's a hobby, as that defeats the purpose.  Oh well, I'll do a little more.  Hoping to get these rims under new yeller paint in a week or so.  I have some original turfs to go back on the rears.  I have some 4.80x8 knobbies that came on a tractor that are almost brand new I'm gonna mount on the fronts.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 02:53 PM

Well, I finally got all 4 rims either blasted, sanded, or both. Worked down as smooth as I intended to get them.  I'll give them a soap scrubbing another evening, then prime & paint whenever I can get to it.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Rims hit with primer.  Might even shoot the yellow paint tonight should I get a wild hair to do so.  Only the rim with tire mounted is an original Bush Hog rim, but all are identical in every way.  These were in the best condition of all the rims I had available.  You can see this one of a pair of semi-knobbies is new, so I'm going with them to keep costs down.

 

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 05:47 PM

What is stamped on the inside of the rim in the back?



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:33 PM

What is stamped on the inside of the rim in the back?

 

"For Garden Tractor Use ONLY Part #37047"  I can't remember what tractor these rims came off of either.  


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:34 PM

Rims are looking good! Nice to see some progress here!



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Painting "in progress" now.  Came in to let that side of the rims flash, & gotta get back out for another coat.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Glad to see you are back at this one! I'm betting those rims are looking nice yellow, can't wait to see the pic's. :D



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 07:26 PM

Still not cleaned my gun yet, as I want to wait till the last minute to clean it in case I see I need to do a touchup or 2.  But here they are at this point.  I zoomed in so you wouldn't see as much of the filthy conditions I am painting in.  I never go to great pains to have everything so so when painting, but it's ridiculously dirty right now to be painting.  I'm in my old shop that I've never got straightened back up after moving all my tooling to the farm shop.

 

  Not my best paint job, but it's just rims, so I don't get bent all out of shape over parts like this.  It's the sheet metal I worry over more.  Rims may look varied in color tone, but it's just the light angles.  1 pic of each rim.

 

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 07:28 PM

Well, I finally got all 4 rims either blasted, sanded, or both. Worked down as smooth as I intended to get them.  I'll give them a soap scrubbing another evening, then prime & paint whenever I can get to it.

 

 

Hmmm.....guess I lied!   Well, the wild hair got me!  Ya can't fight a wild hair!  :smilewink:



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 07:31 PM

WooHoo! Daniels' on a roll! Go get em! Wheels look good!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 07:36 PM

WooHoo! Daniels' on a roll! Go get em! Wheels look good!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I gotta slow the roll though.  These rims will be slow to cure with the high humidity, so this time I MUST stop myself from slipping the tires on prematurely.  I added hardener, but it'll be a slow cure even still.  Besides the one small part I have to make, there's no more painting that I can think of, and I'll just brush paint that part.  I'm sure I'll have to do some touch-ups with a tiny paint brush after assembly mishaps.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 08:06 PM

Those rims really look good Daniel. Will you clear coat them later?



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Those rims really look good Daniel. Will you clear coat them later?

 

No, I never clear coat anything.  The "wet look" hardener is good enough for me.  I also haven't ever sanded and/or buffed anything I have ever painted.  I'm not a perfectionist, as can easily be told, but I like what I do....or I do it over till I'm happy with it.  :thumbs:


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