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#1 suburban 12 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 07:03 PM

I got my suburbans form the original owner who retired from sears. I bought them with plans to restore the good one as my senior project. They came with two mower decks, snow plow, extra transmission, lawn sweeper and extra parts, and manuals. The complete one has a sears replacement  motor. I got my ss12 with only a deck and missing a rear hub and seat for a parts tractor if needed. All three have original sears branded tires.

The parts sub 12

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The sub 12 I am in the process of restoring

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The ss12 originaly for parts and now my next restoration

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More pics of my current restoration project

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home made tire changer

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My jack seat

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most of what I have primed

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Edited by suburban 12, March 02, 2013 - 07:04 PM.

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 07:39 PM

Welcome to GTtalk! :wave: Thanks for sharing the work your doing, what model Bolens is peeking out of your herd?



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Posted March 02, 2013 - 07:47 PM

Thanks. It's an 853.



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Posted March 02, 2013 - 07:58 PM

I like your tire changer!  I've done a lot of things, but I can't stand tires.  I don't know why.  I probably loose my tail paying the tire shop.  But that being said, your tire changer idea is worth a try!  It might change my mind!  Do you have a way to break the bead?

 

Welcome to the forum, by the way!  We're glad to have you.  You get extra points, too, since you posted pictures.  :thumbs:

 

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 08:25 PM

  Do you have a way to break the bead?

I just stood on the sides of the tires and the beads came off. To hold the rim in place, I used a random pice of pipe I had laying around and a short pice of rebar to keep it from spinning.


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 10:05 PM

That was lucky.  My first GT, the tires were badly rotted and rusted onto the rims.

 

To pop the bead, a retired small engine guy told me to use a wooden wedge (8" to 12" long, cut on about 45 degrees) and a small sledge.  Just follow the inside of the rim.  Takes a little patience, but it hasn't failed me and the wood doesn't hurt the rim.


However, I really like the tire changer.

 

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:56 PM

Had a nice warm day today and got some cleaning and a lot of painting done on my project. Does any one have a good rubber bushing that goes under the steering wheel that they would be willing to sell? I unfortunately destroyed mine when I was removing the steering wheel.

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 07:10 PM

great work


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