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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2013 - 01:55 PM

well here is my new model 70 with the 7hp kohler i do have a deck for it but no pics as its buried out back under the 126 parts. An i also picked up a snow plow a couple night ago for next to nothing.

 

the way it looked when i got it

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 here it is now

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Posted February 26, 2013 - 02:14 PM

Nice lookin' project.


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Posted February 26, 2013 - 02:19 PM

thanks im not sure if im gonna restore it or just keep it the way it is and take it to shows this way. what does everyone think keep it or restore it for shows?



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 02:23 PM

thanks im not sure if im gonna restore it or just keep it the way it is and take it to shows this way. what does everyone think keep it or restore it for shows?

It's your choice, but I would probably leave it as is.  It's not bad looking, except for the hood, and eventually there won't be many "original" tractors left.

 

However, a mechanical restoration would be in order.

 

Ben W.


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Posted February 26, 2013 - 02:37 PM

just went out an got the number's off the deck an the tractor as well. the deck number-381 U 1113   the tractor number is-60615



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 02:44 PM

Greg, I like the way it looks now.  I like my GT's in working clothes.  When I completely retire, I would like to get into total restoration work.

 

For now, I'd leave it like that and use it, show it and enjoy it.



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 03:40 PM

that is true dave i would like to find the correct rear tires for it since the ones that came on it were different sizes and i had the 2 matching sears tires. getting the old gas out an fresh oil is top on the list it cranks over just fine.



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 04:53 PM

So you are one of those guys that fall into a pile of S - - - and come out smelling like a rose.

 

Comgradulation of your new project.

 

Dick



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Greg, I would leave it the way it is and get it running. I think it will show well in her work clothes.

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Posted February 26, 2013 - 06:38 PM

I'd just leave it the way it is. Shiny tractors are always nice to look at, but I find myself looking more at the ones that aren't.


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Posted February 26, 2013 - 08:00 PM

if you restore it you will be less likely to use it as i have found. we have 2 gt's that are all slicked up and all we do with them is show them. all the others are in working clothes and are used all the time.



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Posted February 27, 2013 - 12:09 AM

I love the look of old patina'd iron. It's hard to find that isn't just rusted out. Like everyone else said, do a mechanical rebuild and use the fire out of it... or show it. I'm a firm believer in using my tools though :D


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 12:16 AM

Get it in good running order first, then decide. Cool project!



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Posted February 27, 2013 - 07:10 AM

Nice Cub, good luck with it .............



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:39 AM

leave it. its only original once and the petina tells a story of the tractor.


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