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#1 larryd OFFLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 05:19 PM

Well I finally got the steeringwheel off. So now I can start cleanup and get ready for paint.. You say you like pictures so I'm sending some .

 

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 05:40 PM

Larry that looks familiar. I have most of my 317 except for the engine in my basement so I can pick away at it this winter. Those rear ends are easier to handle if you tip them up on the back side of the frame. I got my frame sorted out, cleaned up and painted this summer/fall. I bought and did a major refresh of my 314 in 201. I didn't do right down to the frame but had to do a lot of repairs. There are a lot of parts in one of those tractors. There seem to be twice as many when you go to reassemble them. 

  If you have any questions I may be able to help as I've been into most problem areas on a 314. They are nice tractors but those grills are a real mess. I wish they had of put something better on there. It's so hard to deal with and easy to bend but hard to straighten.  Keep us posted on your progress.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 05:41 PM

Yep! It's diss-assembled now! That's the best way to do one. start with frame and add parts as needed to get on all four wheels and go little at a time with new bearings, seals, welding, painting and it will start to look like new once again. Steering wheels are the worst part to remove, seems someone would  have invented a easier solution!


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 05:44 PM

Not sure what grills these have, but there is forming tools available to help straighten the JD mesh grills with ribs. LAGT magazine has ads for them all the time. Maybe a google search will come up with makers. OR, guys here may know and chip in the info.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 06:15 PM

Thank-you for sharing! I don't see very many 314's anymore. I have a few 100 and 200 series but really want a 312-318. I am looking forward to future posts.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:11 AM

Not sure what grills these have, but there is forming tools available to help straighten the JD mesh grills with ribs. LAGT magazine has ads for them all the time. Maybe a google search will come up with makers. OR, guys here may know and chip in the info.

 

Thanks for that info. I've seen that as well but had forgotten about it. I think it was quite pricey if memory serves.  I'm considering making a better quality grill for mine that can be easily removed or hinged down to access the PTO pulley. A tool for straightening the existing one would be useful but doesn't solve the problem of it just being a lousy setup. 


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:27 AM

Larry,thanks for sharing these photos with us.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:50 AM

So far my grille is pretty good shape. I do agree that is a poor design. I also have been trying to think of another type of grille with a better mounting system. If anyone has any ideas let me know . I think mounting is the biggest problem .

 

 

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:27 PM

Yes the existing grill is hard to remove/install and rubs the paint off itself and the side covers because it is not really properly secured. I haven't really looked at it in detail. I managed to straighten the one on my 314 but the 317 grill is really mangled and I don't know if I can save it without some sort of tool like was discussed above. If you have any ideas please share and I'll do the same. 


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 08:36 PM

Gosh Larry, do you think you know where all those parts go???  But it is looking good---I think.

 

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Posted January 10, 2013 - 10:30 PM

I hope so. I bagged most of them. I did get the frame painted today.Not seeing to good things are going slower than I thought they would. I'm thinking of having the green painted by some one else though because for it to look decent .  I don't expect it to be show quality so the frame isn;t as big of a deal. I quess I have to give in to the fact that I just can't do what I use to be able to .

 

See you in the morning at Caseys for coffee.

 

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