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#76 fxrs55 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 07:42 AM

I sanded the dash to prep it for paint and I
found what I think is the original color and
dictator for life ahhh I mean my lovely wife
thinks its close to ivory white. What would
be close in color to use ? I'm not trying
to do a concourse restore just preserving
tractor and have it look ok.


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 07:46 AM

I used Case 'Power White' and I think it has too much cream to it. It seems to me the original color was closer to bright white than what I used.

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Reading more online, someone reported Dodge Spinnaker White is very close:

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 09:46 AM

Word of advice, women see colors much better than men. Let her choose. You probably wont know the difference. If you choose, she will know the difference. Keep up the great work. 40 years ago I used to work long days like that when I was your age. I worked 14 hours on Thursday and had to take long naps Friday and Saturday afternoons. Enjoy your youth, you are making good use of it.


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 03:14 PM

Take a look at Rustoleum canvas white. I think that is what I used on the Bolens GT2000 and it was very close.


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 03:22 PM

Word of advice, women see colors much better than men. Let her choose. You probably wont know the difference. If you choose, she will know the difference. Keep up the great work. 40 years ago I used to work long days like that when I was your age. I worked 14 hours on Thursday and had to take long naps Friday and Saturday afternoons. Enjoy your youth, you care making good use of it.

Heh Heh Heh  40 years ago when you were my age!  I'm 56 years old.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 05:15 AM

Heh Heh Heh  40 years ago when you were my age!  I'm 56 years old.

I thought that you were 21. I claim a senior moment. They are coming more frequently.

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 08:27 PM

i think it came you beautiful... how does she run? were the hydos and all that ok.. tats a fine piece of equipment if you get a F.E.L. Thats a 5k tractor.. you do wounderful work man i wish my tractors could come out like that


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 09:21 PM

While pondering what color to paint the body parts, I removed the three point
hitch to sandblast and repaint.

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 09:34 PM

My G152 did not come with 3 point arms. Could I bug you for dimensions? Length, placement and size of holes, amount of distance it bends out?

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:27 PM

I have the frame sanded, cleaned and repainted back to the transmission.
I also installed the modified clutch pedal and both brake pedals.
I installed the left foot board and the firewall.
I also have cleaned and repainted the fuel tank. I removed the starter
to clean and paint the engine block behind the starter and to
also clean and repaint the starter itself. My new air filter
came in the mail today.

 

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 07:45 AM


Nice work.
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Posted April 19, 2013 - 11:05 AM

Both of my fenders were ripped at the footrest mount. I just welded them up and ground it down. I also got word that my new decals were shipped yesterday.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:32 PM

I finished the wiring harness and decided on antique white to paint the body parts.
I painted the dash so far. I put the harness back into the dash and put
the dash back onto tractor. After I had dash back on I was not happy
with it and I forgot to repair the Idiot lights so I took it back off. I did
come up with a way to repair the idiot lights. Two of the lights
had one of the two nubs that hold the light socket in the body
broken off. I used 2-56 size cone socket set screws to replace the
nubs. That turned out pretty good. I also removed the chrome cover
from the glow plug heater signal to clean off the rust. I used an old
trick of rubbing the rusty chrome with aluminum foil. While
this method doesn't completely repair the rust, it
does help remove a lot of it. Here are a few pictures.

 

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 12:52 AM

I removed the seat and fenders to clean and repaint the transmission
and differential. I will weld the cracks in both fenders before painting them.
I found the rubber washer/gasket that goes between the seat bracket
and top of gear case was missing about half of itself. The transmission
filler tube is welded to seat bracket and the rubber gasket seals
to bracket to the gear case when they are bolted together.
I drove the tractor on Thursday and it was fun. The repaired
clutch pedal is working good but there is a lot of rust to
ware off the flywheel. I was able to see the fingers on the
pressure plate and they look like new. I believe the original
owner had a new clutch and pressure plate and release/through out
bearing installed shortly before he passed away then tractor
sat under a tarp for the next 10 to 12 years. Also check the last
picture of the new paint on dash next to the old paint
on the hood.

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:19 AM

It looks great. I had a papertowel fail me once. Since then, I put a piece of a plastic bag around the paper towel plug to make it waterproof. Good Luck, Rick


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