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Posted July 02, 2013 - 02:37 PM

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To help keep the fiberglass dust from getting into the pours of your skin, rub your arms, neck and face down with baby powder before starting. This will help reduce the itching, and will keep most of the fibers from getting into your pours. When you take a shower, make the water as hot as you can stand. This will open up your pours and help to release any fibers that might have stuck. Usually the baby powder will keep this from happening, but every now and then, some fibers still stick.

Fiberglass work looks good, and the tractor is looking nice. Great job!

Yea I always heard that but have never tried it, but will next time



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 03:16 PM

Yea I always heard that but have never tried it, but will next time

I have heard to spray your arms with cheap arisol hairspray... anyone know if that works well?

 

Nice job on the FG... I hate the stuff!


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Posted July 13, 2013 - 04:56 PM

Haven't had time to work on the Deere just got back from San Francisco where I was on the runway 13 hours a day for a week investigating the Asiana Boeing 777 crash, I'm back home now and will get busy with the Deere soon


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 07:16 PM

I reached the $900 spent to restore the tractor today, parts, paint and stickers, my wife is reminding me that I can buy a new mower for $1,300. I told her yes but its not all metal like this one and heavy duty.


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 07:23 PM

I reached the $900 spent to restore the tractor today, parts, paint and stickers, my wife is reminding me that I can buy a new mower for $1,300. I told her yes but its not all metal like this one and heavy duty.

 

Your $900 will get you a machine that (with regular maintenance) will last 40 more years.  I am guessing the $1,300 POS would not.  Add in the family connection and I say you made a wise choice.  :smilewink:

 

I will not add up what I have in the 120 but will say this... with new tires I have more in it than the $1300 POS.  I must also say that I have made some modifications that add to usability and longevity like electronic ignition, upgraded steering, and a few other things.  


Edited by Trav1s, July 17, 2013 - 07:57 AM.

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 10:20 PM

I'm going  have to milk these tires that I have, yes your right Grandpa had this tractor from 68 till now and it was still running, he did what was necessary to keep it running, Now I've basically completely restored it, I should get some good years out of it


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Posted August 12, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Been in Spain and Portugal for vacation, tractor is getting neglected. Today I installed the battery cables and touch up paint issues and wet sanded and painted my new used PTO cover.

 

Tomorrow I will install the gas tank and line and 2nd coat the PTO cover, next I have to wet sand and apply 2nd coat on the fender assy then install.

 

Don't have much time going to Japan for work SAT for a week.



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Posted August 12, 2013 - 09:12 PM

Wow!  You travel and repair old JDs.  Slow and steady with the progress is my motto.



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Posted August 14, 2013 - 09:57 PM

Saw this on tractorshed.com Restored $1,000 overhaul engine new front tires rears are pretty good completely restored front mounted 540 pto light kit ready for the shows

Call John Chambers 1-414-588-9581

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Posted August 14, 2013 - 10:03 PM

Heres another has good attachments, I like that little trailer:

 

SHed kept includes mower, snowblower and trailer, engine turns over but no compression. located between I-80 and I-78 eastern PA. He will load on your truck for you

 

 

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Posted August 14, 2013 - 10:11 PM

http://www.tractorsh...query=retrieval

 

 

This one is $400 good deal

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Posted August 22, 2013 - 08:36 PM

Any one have an extra bracket that goes across the battery? I have the 2 hooks with the wing nuts



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Posted August 23, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Contact Deere and get this.  You can use a combination of the free parts to protect your hood and mount the battery.  You can see what I did on the 120 when I sent the pics of the cables by conversation.

http://www.wfmfiles...._Cover_Kit_Form(M79002_May_88).pdf


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Posted August 24, 2013 - 02:39 PM

Back from JApan, wet sanded and painted final coat on fender and PTO cover, installed gas tank and battery cables. When I return from Seattle in a week I will install fender and shock mounts and seat, and PTO cover, then I will finish fiberglass on hood and prime and paint, then start reworking the mower deck


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Installed new sticker on fender, basically installed fender and new shock mounts, reinstalled seat cushion to seat pan, its old and cracked a little, I will try to patch cracks if possible looks pretty good though. Im almost done with the fender.






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