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Posted November 23, 2010 - 08:19 PM

More prep work done, aluminum dash primed, and 1 of the foot boards needed to be welded. Looks like somebody cut and bent up part of it to make it easier to remove around the lift arm, I just used a hammer and dolly, banged it back in place, welded it up.
Not much progress but I'll just keep have to keep at it.

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 06:07 PM

Sounds better than "Beer & Duck Tape" LOL Any video of the Craftsman running?


Figured out how to do videos today, so here's one for ya.> YouTube - Electric Sears Lawn Tractor 1

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 09:01 PM

Started painting some pieces tonight, tried a different primer and found out the hard way that it's not compatible with my paint. The paint as it dries blisters up. Funny thing the parts I painted with the spray bomb or shaky can primer turned out good, the new stuff I got is no good for the paint I'm using. More sanding and stripping to do now, Murphys law strikes again.

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 12:31 AM

... The paint as it dries blisters up... More sanding and stripping to do now, Murphys law strikes again.


I dunno, I think the orange peel look is kinda unique:D

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 01:37 PM

Got the day off work so I decided to work on the electric Massey, one step forward 2 steps back. Started to clean and prepare the frame for paint and discovered some cracks in the frame where the trany mounts, when I test drove this thing I felt that some thing wasn't quite right underneath assumed it was the belt slipping but it appears now to of been the trany moving because of the frame cracks.
Cleaned up the cracks and welded them up, the bottom is easy to get at so I did multiple passes but the top really hard to get at so I tried to weld the cracks, single pass nice and hot.
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Viewed from the bottom
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Welded
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There are 5 bolts that hold the trany to the frame, I checked all my other MF10,12s, none of them show any sign's of cracks. Why this one cracked???

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 03:58 PM

Frames all cleaned up and primed now, work on the front axle and the trany next, try to get them cleaned up and primed too. Right now we got warm weather here for a couple of days, going to take advantage of it and see how much I can get done, painted. I originally thought I was going to fly though this project, hasn't turned out that way.
One things for sure Reds going Green, and no I'm not painting a Massey green.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 06:22 PM

... and no I'm not painting a Massey green.


And thank goodness for that :bigrofl:

Sorry about the frame & glad you're making progress.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 08:17 PM

Well was able to get the frame painted and looks good, the heats on, hopefully dry tomorrow. See what I can do with the front axle and trany plus??? tomorrow.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 10:02 PM

Still picking away at it, turned cold but still working on it, managed to fix up my painted pieces that I messed up from before.
Slow but sure.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 07:37 AM

Thanks for the video Doug.

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:04 PM

Update only 3 pieces left to paint, both front wheels and the tool box, everything else done. It is so much easier to paint in the summer, everything works better. Tomorrow after work plan to start putting it back together. I didn't think this project was going to drag out this long when I started it.

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:24 PM

Doug, how did you prep the aluminun for painting? Did you use a stripper or hand sand?

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:51 PM

This one I used stripper on the outside, I had some on the sitting around so I thought I'd try it, saved a lot of work. After the stripper I used wire wheel on the bench grinder to get what was left then a smaller one on a drill for the tight spots, some hand sanding and finally primer, more sanding then paint. For the inside I just hand sanded then painted it.
The wire wheel is a little aggressive on the aluminum as I found out on the first one I did so this time I was much more gentle and the stripper worked good at removing most of the paint. Right now it's all painted and it looks great.

The first one I did never painted it, left it natural and polished, lots of work there.
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Posted December 22, 2010 - 08:12 AM

Thanks for the info Doug, great job!

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Posted December 26, 2010 - 09:17 PM

Finally getting it back together, motor, trany, batteries all installed. Got the day off work tomorrow, need to get a couple of battery cables to finish wiring it up and hope to take it for a test drive with the controller wired up and working.




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