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#1 wku88 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 07:05 PM

Well, it ain't perfect, but at least it is presentable. It'll get dirty in a hurry anyhow. Still need to fab a grill, or find a replacement, and the hood needs some attention too.  It's a 1970 model.

 

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 07:08 PM

Looks nice to me.  Thanks for posting it we need all the green around here we can get. 



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Nice looking 110! Definitely looks presentable to me! :thumbs:



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 07:25 PM

For a green tractor, that's not all that bad.  :D

 

All joking aside, you did a great job and you have the right to be proud.

 

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 07:35 PM

You did a very good job on that old boy,  nice an shiny, I like your idea in the step area, looks like bed liner material. I bet it even runs as good as it looks.

 

 

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Boy, that sure looks good.  I'd like to see it when it goes to work too.



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Looks good from here! Thanks for the pic, looking forward to the working pics too.

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 10:21 PM

How does the bed liner work on the fender pan?



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 11:22 PM

How does the bed liner work on the fender pan?

It is pretty hard to shoot, actually. Runs real quick like. If you plan on using it, mask everything off in a 1/4 mile radius, then stand back about 2 feet and mist it on in lots of light coats. If it is put on too heavy, it'll wrinkle up. Looks to be durable, though. Since this ain't no parade queen, I didn't sweat it too much when it didn't turn out the best. Once you have done it, I'm sure you can do a good job on the next one. I used the Rustoleum stuff from Wal Mart. Other types of spray on may be easier to work with. Actually, I got the idea from this forum to use the bedliner stuff.

I basically just pressure washed it, hit it with a sander to smooth out (mostly) the rust, and sprayed it out of a can to slow the rust down.

I have restored award winning motorcycles, chain saws, and can say this was a quick and dirty way to improve the appearance. Most important for me was to make sure the mechanicals were in good nick so I can use it in ditches and fencerows at my property. Should get some action pics this weekend. I have done some shakedown in tall fescue, and it gets the job done.. slowly, but effectively. I have to keep reminding myself it is only 8hp, after all. I'm not sure the Deere 39" deck is cutting edge technology either.


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Posted May 12, 2013 - 11:33 PM

Looks good, and don't worry about the HP or deck, bet it will outwork most new cup holder tractors any day :thumbs:



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Posted May 13, 2013 - 08:29 AM

You got that right, John!  And thanks for all the complements everybody. :dancingbanana:



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Posted May 13, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for the scoop on the liner.  I am considering something similar on my 120 "worker" that still is not running. :wallbanging:



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Posted May 13, 2013 - 10:46 AM

 Should get some action pics this weekend. I have done some shakedown in tall fescue, and it gets the job done.. slowly, but effectively. I have to keep reminding myself it is only 8hp, after all. I'm not sure the Deere 39" deck is cutting edge technology either.

 

Don't underestimate the k181.  The 39 deck is a great fit for it.  I have done tons of mowing with a RF 110 and a 38 deck and you have the new and improved version. 






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