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Posted November 18, 2012 - 07:17 AM

Looking good! I was wondering about that wheel myself.
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Posted November 18, 2012 - 08:30 AM

I don't know what they are off of? i got them at a auction several years ago, they have been laying in the shop ever since.
Those rims do take a bigger spindle size, i believe it is a little over a inch, so i am going to half to get bushings to make them the right size, the rims are cast iron and weigh around 25lbs each.
They are a unique rim and they give the GT a nice look, they are going to look great when i get them painted.
Thanks for looking :D

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 08:59 AM

That will add a bit to the front for weight. Do they have a bushing in them already? If so, maybe you can trade them out for some (or bearings) that will work for you. Do they have zerks in them? Maybe a close up pic of one would help us see what you have there. They do look good!
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Posted November 18, 2012 - 09:09 PM

Those rims have roller bearings, they are stuck so i was just figuring on getting bushings that would slip right in and yes these rims do have grease zerks.
These rims are 9" and they have a 4" wide tire that are 4 ply, the tires have light weather cracks in the side walls, but they are betting then any other tire that i have.
I hope the pictures help.
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Posted November 19, 2012 - 05:27 AM

9" is a very odd size. Think you could get the old bearings knocked out of there? I seen a casting # in one pic. Might help figuring out what they were for.

EDIT: Googled the casting#. Looks like these came off a JD #594 hay rake.
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Posted November 19, 2012 - 05:31 AM

It's looking good,keep up the good work.
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Posted November 20, 2012 - 09:18 PM

Thanks for the info on the rims, come to find out that it is going to cost me over $40 in bushings, so i guess i will go with a different rim and tire that i have.
I would love to put them on, but funds are running low and i still half to buy a rebuild kit for the engine.
I haven't gotten any work done in the last couple days, but the white paint is coming in tomorrow and i am going to start on the dash and hood.
I'll post pictures when i get more done
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Posted November 21, 2012 - 05:28 AM

I understand the cash flow issue. Happens here often. Hang onto them, you might be able to use them later on. Or you could e-bay them and pic up a few dollars.
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Posted November 21, 2012 - 01:46 PM

Thanks, i might just set them to the side for another project, now i am going to use some 6" rims and tires.
They are new but sat flat so they have pretty bad cracks and the needed tubes.
I just got the front rims, dash and hood painted.
I will post pictures later on tonight.
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Posted November 21, 2012 - 11:50 PM

Well, i got the front rims and dash painted. I got started on the hood, but it's going to take a few more coats, i also got the rear tires covered so i can start painting tomorrow.
I am going to install the dash / steering assembly tomorrow, then hopefully i can get the rear rims finished and them back on.
Thanks and i hope everyone has a great thanksgiving :thumbs: :wave:
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Posted November 22, 2012 - 11:11 PM

Today i got the rear rims painted, i also got the dash painted and mounted.
So far it is looking pretty good, i just started dismantling the engine today, i am going to order a rebuild kit and hopefully have it rebuilt next weekend. The engine doesn't look bad at all, it looks like it just needs rings.
I am hoping to have the hood and grill finished this weekend.
I will post more pictures when i get a little closer

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Posted November 22, 2012 - 11:20 PM

Really coming together nicely. I'm sure it appreciates the restoration.
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 06:28 AM

That's looking real good. I see you got to save the shifter decal. Do you plan to get the others?
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 11:50 PM

Thanks
I was able to save the shifter sticker and the brake/clutch sticker. I am hoping to save the sticker under the hood, but I'm not finished with the hood yet, so i will see if it turns out.
For the rest i might for the heck of it try and make stencils and paint "SEARS" on the side of the hood.
I am going to do some experimenting and if i have good luck then i will do my ford backhoe/loader first to see how it turns out.
After buying these garden tractors, paint, engine rebuild kit, and other items that where needed, it's starting to get expensive so i am going to cut back on some of it.

Today i got the rear wheel weights on, i really like the looks of them and i am glad i painted them red, i though about white but the red really stands out more.
I also got a little work done on the hood, but it still has a long ways to go.
Thanks for everyone's time

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 04:59 AM

Looking good! Red weights look really nice on the white wheels.
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