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Posted March 01, 2013 - 01:43 PM

With some other odd jobs out of the way, and GS cookie sales winding down, (which means I can navigate through the garage and basement) I started working on the Bolens to get it painted up.

 

Started tearing it down and sanding and grinding. Got some primer on the rear rims, and have fixed the rips in the fenders. Just re-align, hammer flat and wire feed welded the seams, and grind back smooth.

 

I'm going to paint the rear end, frame on the outside, front axle, and around the steering column and radiator. Not going to tear it apart much more than this.

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I have more work to do to the hood, several dents in it. It doesn't align properly when closed.

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Posted March 01, 2013 - 01:47 PM

Here is what it looked like when I got it this fall, and what I've done so far:

 

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Posted March 01, 2013 - 02:05 PM

Cat, It's good maintenance to freshen the paint up and fix the dents every few years. :thumbs:

 

I have to ask, what kind of project is that on the plywood leaning against the door. It looks like a school project.



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Posted March 01, 2013 - 02:09 PM

Daughter's marble run. Graded on time marble is in motion. Her time was 1:10, resulting in a 107% score.


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 04:19 PM

It looks great so far.  You do nice work. :thumbs:


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 06:17 PM

That is coming out great. It sure looks like a rugged machine! Good luck :thumbs:



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Posted March 01, 2013 - 06:45 PM

Are ya gonna paint it Cat Yeller?



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Posted March 01, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Looks like a neat project CATT. Interested to see it when your done.



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Posted March 01, 2013 - 07:48 PM

The Bolens white on this is not bright white from what I understand, slightly off-white. I'm using just a plain gloss black for the frame and such, like I used for the snowblower.

 

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 05:48 AM

:tapping_fingers: :tapping_fingers: Well, hurry up!



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 02:37 PM

I got the bottom end painted (minus the underside of the front axle) and started putting some stuff back on. Rims and tires back on tomorrow, I hope. Working on assorted pieces today, tomorrow I will begin priming the white panels (hood, fenders, seat, dash, etc.) that remained untouched until I knew what I needed (wanted, I guess) for decals. This is the first time I have ever ordered replacement decals for any tractor. I might end up selling this, and most of the G152's out there are either hashed or have been repainted without decals.

 

I need to do a search here to figure out the tricks to applying decals, also.

 

Tractor after putting the rear end back together:

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Front, then rear rims and tires:

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 03:05 PM

I have used water in a spray bottle to apply my decals. Just spray the area your putting the decal, apply the decal, then squeegee the water out from under the decal after you get it where you want it. This will also help on keeping air from getting trapped under it.

 

The tractor paint is really looking good Scott, Nice job ! :thumbs:



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 05:35 PM

That's looking good! Decals aren't that hard to put on, Brian has you covered there!



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Keep up with the good works :thumbs:



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 07:10 AM

Do your absolute BEST to get the decals on straight. They always look better and, believe it or not, it's real easy to get them on crooked.






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