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Posted November 13, 2012 - 06:57 PM

Just started on a rebuild on a Sears Suburban, got it parted down to the frame and presser washed today. I'm not going completely original because i don't have the money to spend on it.
I am planing to paint everything, rebuild the engine and put new bearings in the mower deck.
I am rebuilding this for my brother in law, i am going to put on a push blade, tire chains and wheel weights for the winter and then a mower deck for the summer.
Ideas or tips would be great, i will keep everyone updated as i go.
Here are pictures of what i've done so far, i am going to start painting tomorrow morning.
The first two pictures are of the Suburban when it was complete, the 4th and 5th pictures are of it dismantled.
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Posted November 13, 2012 - 07:07 PM

Good stuff , wish i had a brother in law like that......Good looking friend you have too :thumbs:
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Posted November 13, 2012 - 07:31 PM

That's about the plans for mine for now too. I need to get it running good first, then the refurbish. I need a tractor to use before I have one to show.
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Posted November 13, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Thanks,
the "friend" is George, he is only one year and he still has a lot of filling out to do.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 04:39 AM

good lookin Sears. I always do the best I can on mine with the money allowed. I like a great looking tractor of course but I need to be able to work mine. I save all the full resto stuff for the guys that just go to shows....I look at them there and I'm good. I need a worker, if I could afford to make them all pretty I'd just buy ones already done....lol
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Posted November 14, 2012 - 08:26 AM

Nice project and looks to be good help keeping an eye on things.

Thanks for the thread & the pics.
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Posted November 14, 2012 - 07:03 PM

Thanks for the replies
Well, today i got the rear end removed, i then started painting the frame and some of the parts, now they are hanging out to dry.
I am going with red with off setting white, next i need to get the tires pulled and get the rims painted.
The hood had a bad bend and a tare, but i got it straitened, welded and then i put a "J.B Weld" type stuff on it, so i can now sand it down and make it smoother.
I also had to straiten one fender and then fill in some small dents that i couldn't get out hammered out.
Next i need to rebuild the engine, i'm using a 8hp Kohler, i'm going to paint the engine and i can't decide if i should paint it black (like Kohlers always are) or if i should paint it white to mach the rest of the tractor?
I'll keep everyone updated
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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:15 PM

I'm a fan of your "hanging" method...now THATS puttin a tractor to another use....great job!!!
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Posted November 15, 2012 - 07:28 PM

Hanging the parts out there is the best way since i have no place indoors to work.
It also works great to use the loader to hang the "heavier" stuff off of it.
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Posted November 15, 2012 - 07:42 PM

Well, today i got the frame finished, now it just need to put on a couple coats of "clear coat" and it should be done, i am going to start resembling tomorrow, i at least hope to have the deck lift assembly, seat spring and some of the levers on tomorrow.
I got the seat finished today, i also got some new back tires, i lucked out and got some at a auction for $10 each, they are a little wider but they should work.
The last picture is of the fender that was welded and patched, you can't even tell now that it has paint on it. I haven't gotten the dash, hood or the grill painted because the hardware store is out of paint and it won't be in until Tuesday.
Any one know what year this would be? serial # 917.25920
I'll keep everyone posted
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Posted November 15, 2012 - 08:52 PM

That is an interesting front end loader. How about some details on it.

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 11:56 PM

That is a Mobility Big Dipper loader, they where used at fertilizer plants and also they where used at COOPS. It's really hard to find info on them, i don't know a hole lot about them.
It's really handy and can get about anywhere.
Here are a couple of pictures of it

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 07:24 PM

I started resembling today, i got the back half together and i got on one new tire.
it's looking pretty good so far, i can't wait to get it finished.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:30 PM

Well, today i got the other back tire on, i also got the mower deck lift mounted and the front axle/steering assembly put back together.
I found some front rims and tires to use, they are tall and skinnier which i think will give it a nice look, now i need to get new bushings and then get them painted and mounted. I got the replacement dash ready to paint, but I'm still waiting on paint to come in. Next i am probably going to work on the grill, the hinge tabs are broken so i will half to build a hinge for it.
Thanks for looking

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 07:01 AM

Coming together nicely. Those wheels are unique, any idea what they're from?
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