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#1 wilberj OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 05:37 PM

This is my first Ridemaster restore I got this Ridemaster in parts with no engine around 3 years ago. Sence then I have picked up a engine for it and the other parts I needed to restore it.

 

Tractor numbers.

 

Mod# 35AB02

Ser# R-5094

 

Here are photos from when I got it.

 

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Here is the start of the restore.

All the parts.

 

Ridemaster restore 001.jpg

 

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Working on the steering shaft cutting the wheel center off the same way Ray does it.

 

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The center is cut off.

 

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Heres the new steering wheel.

 

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Wheels in the back of the truck ready to be taken to the tire place for the tires to be taken off.

 

Ridemaster restore 009.jpg

 

 

 


Edited by wilberj, March 24, 2013 - 05:44 PM.

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 05:55 PM

I am going to be watching this one for sure! When I first say the center cut out, and the gear shaft chucked up in the lathe, I thought I was reading a post from Ray! Then I saw the caption. :D


Edited by Ryan313, March 24, 2013 - 05:56 PM.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 05:57 PM

Looks like a fun project!



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:40 PM

Good to see another one being restored, Jerome
Is this the one that you were thinking of maybe putting dual wheels on ?

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Good to see another one being restored, Jerome
Is this the one that you were thinking of maybe putting dual wheels on ?

 

 

I am not putting dues on this one but I been thinking of how to do it with another one I have.



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Posted March 25, 2013 - 07:49 PM

Good to see another one being restored, Jerome
Is this the one that you were thinking of maybe putting dual wheels on ?

 

 

Tires were taken off the rims today come to find the front rims are very rusty and not the same width.........

 

So Ray what are the width of the rims you have?


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Posted March 25, 2013 - 08:06 PM

Tires were taken off the rims today come to find the front rims are very rusty and not the same width.........

 

So Ray what are the width of the rims you have?

They are 5 inch wide on the inside where the tires fit.

Both rims are the same.



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Posted March 25, 2013 - 09:05 PM

They are 5 inch wide on the inside where the tires fit.

Both rims are the same.

 

The two on my Ridemaster is 4" and 5"  but the off set is the same.

 

I'll give you a call about the rims this week.



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Posted March 25, 2013 - 09:34 PM

I look forward to this restoration. I'd like to restore a Ridemaster, but my Ridemaster is going to stay original. I will be keeping a close eye on this thread.



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:05 AM

How long do you think it's going to take to get this one done ? Did you find it with your Craigslist ad ?

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 09:54 PM

How long do you think it's going to take to get this one done ? Did you find it with your Craigslist ad ?

 

 

I got this off craigslist 3 years ago but I am hopeing the craigslist add I posted terns up another Ridemaster for me like a two speed or a early 1948 one.

I have a guy in south Mi with a Ridemaster he is looking to sell to me now if I can just get him to get around to it!

 

Hopeing to have this done in 3 months hope not any more ten that it has to be done by the end of July. Sould be a fast one once all the stuff that needs work is done all left is paint and putting it back togather...

 

I'll post a new pic in a min........


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Got the Lennox Kittytrack home so I could make room in the shop up town to do the Ridemaster restore I just hope the huskys dont beat the crap out of the kitty tonight......

 

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:39 PM

Every time I see a photo of that Lennox, it amazes me at just how well you did that restoration.

I was totally surprised when I first saw it at the Buckley show.



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Posted April 11, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Think I found the right green to use.....  



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Posted September 13, 2013 - 06:27 PM

Any updates on this?






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