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#1936 MGP59DB OFFLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 05:04 PM

/\ Thanks - It is the original factory colors.

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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:04 PM

Well this weekend I had the urge to finally get the new storage area up. I didn't want to keep putting my 15HP lawn machine outside, especially after I washed it. Soooooo, I found a great priced "portable garage" on sale at HF to keep the stuff I don't have room for in the tractor shed. This should keep the weather off the stuff pretty good and to my surprise is actually very well constructed. When I was done it even looks big enough to maybe fit 1 more tractor.....................if needed that is. :) LOL!!!!!

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Posted September 05, 2015 - 04:25 AM

degreased the engine & replaced the starter on the Rover Rancher as it striped the gear teeth off the starter 



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Posted September 05, 2015 - 11:50 AM

I just finished replacing the gear oil and did a complete oil change on 'Rusty Gold' including the oil bath air filter.

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Also inventoried the parts for his new attachment .

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Hooray its all there/here . Just have to clean it up and paint for assembly. :thumbs:


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 09:07 PM

Well this weekend I had the urge to finally get the new storage area up. I didn't want to keep putting my 15HP lawn machine outside, especially after I washed it. Soooooo, I found a great priced "portable garage" on sale at HF to keep the stuff I don't have room for in the tractor shed. This should keep the weather off the stuff pretty good and to my surprise is actually very well constructed. When I was done it even looks big enough to maybe fit 1 more tractor.....................if needed that is. :) LOL!!!!!

I bought the same one in the spring of '14. Was worried the roof might not hold up under a snow load since the box or instruction sheet said not snow rated. Spent about 100 bucks or so, including deck screws and wood glue and built a structure inside the structure that ties into the metal frame work of the garage. It held at least two feet of snow on top all winter long with absolutely no problem. I do think that the five feet or so of snow piled up along the sides and back help to keep it from spreading, but who knows, maybe it would have been just as good without it but that won't happen anyway so it's all the same. I will try to remember to take some pics tomorrow to show you what it looks like. I also spread the base a bit to fit the space I had previously made for my Trans-Am ( which is what I bought it to protect). I have an area approx: 18'x13' bordered with 4x4PT timbers anchored to the ground and the space is filled with 3/4 inch crushed stone approx; 3" deep. so the base will spread comfortably to 13 feet wide gaining you a lot of extra sq. footage. Only issue is that the door zippers don't like to work as easily as they should due to the tension. Hopefully next year or so that won't be an issue as I plan on building a wood façade with barn style double doors to replace the zipper door. Also, I did some work in there during December before it really snowed here as I was trying to get my Craftsman set up with a snow cab before it snowed so I could plow in relative comfort. There were days that were 14 deg's outside the garage and with my 20,000 BTU kerosene heater and a 1500 watt electric heater, I was working in my t-shirt with temps inside of 65-73 deg's. throughout the day.


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Posted September 06, 2015 - 07:27 PM

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Here are some pictures of the inside of my Harbor Freight portable garage with re-enforcing inner structure built entirely out of 2x2 and 1x3 firing strips, deck screws and wood glue with a few small pieces of plywood as cradles for the center main ridge pole, eave pole supports and feet for the 2x2 legs.

 

P.S. Sorry for the pics in wrong direction. I tried to figure out how to rotate them but couldn't figure it out.


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Posted September 06, 2015 - 08:14 PM

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Here are some pictures of the inside of my Harbor Freight portable garage with re-enforcing inner structure built entirely out of 2x2 and 1x3 firing strips, deck screws and wood glue with a few small pieces of plywood as cradles for the center main ridge pole, eave pole supports and feet for the 2x2 legs.

 

P.S. Sorry for the pics in wrong direction. I tried to figure out how to rotate them but couldn't figure it out.

Dang! You beefed that up!


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Posted September 06, 2015 - 09:11 PM

I worked on The Gard'n Mast'r JS tractor.I finished relining my brake shoes, assembled the brakes and adjusted them, disassembled the brakes and painted the back plates. Final assembly of the brakes will be tomorrow.

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 09:29 PM

I worked on The Gard'n Mast'r JS tractor.I finished relining my brake shoes, assembled the brakes and adjusted them, disassembled the brakes and painted the back plates. Final assembly of the brakes will be tomorrow.

Looks absolutely fantastic! Did you have to get the brake linings specially made or are they still available?


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 09:47 PM

Worked on the Bolens Duratrac 5120H today. I removed four of the five hydraulic lines off the steering valve and the two lines for the lift cylinder from the hydraulic valve. Time to clean them up and inspect them so they can be preserved. Carefully diagramed and cataloged sequence of disassembly and took pics to aid in re-assembly to avoid getting totally stressed out. For anyone who has been around hydraulics long enough to have to make repairs, you know how important disassembly/re-assembly sequences can be. For those who have not, you will soon learn.

  Got two of them media blasted, acid treated and covered with self etching primer and hunter green paint/clear coat for long term protection. Sorry I don't have pics of the finished product yet.

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 09:51 PM

Thanks backyardtinkerer. The brake linings are still available. I found mine on ebay and they are NOS. The Mopar part number for the linings is 1137d and these linings fit the shoes for the 10" brake drums.

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 09:55 PM

Thanks backyardtinkerer. The brake linings are still available. I found mine on ebay and they are NOS. The Mopar part number for the linings is 1137d and these linings fit the shoes for the 10" brake drums.

Well that's pretty cool! Good thing you were able to find them. Keep us informed on the rest of the project.


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:01 PM

I have a few threads going about this tractor in the other brand tractor forum. I'll be making some headway over the next couple of weeks. This tractor was a mess, but it's coming around.

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Dang! You beefed that up!

I weigh about 170 and I can do pull ups ( ok, maybe one pull up...) off the truss's even though they are merely 1x3 firing strips. It is incredibly strong for what it is.


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:04 PM

I have a few threads going about this tractor in the other brand tractor forum. I'll be making some headway over the next couple of weeks. This tractor was a mess, but it's coming around.

hey, that thing is pretty neat.


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