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#1951 classic ONLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:10 PM

My son calls it a tug boat on wheels because of the looks of it. It is pretty odd looking, but built like a tank. I'm trying to get it done by October.

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 09:01 PM

2759.jpeg media blasted a couple more hydraulic lines when I got home tonight. That's about it though, I was too tired to do much else. Here is a before/ after comparison.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 06:47 AM

 

attachicon.gif2759.jpegmedia blasted a couple more hydraulic lines when I got home tonight. That's about it though, I was too tired to do much else. Here is a before/ after comparison.

 

Be sure to clean out the insides real well before using!


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 10:22 AM

I have a Ford 120 Lawn tractor 1969-1970.  I took it apart right down to the frame.  I am striping all the paint on every part, 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of paint, and 3 coats of clear.  cut an polish.  I will be rebuilding the kohler engine and painting that too.  I obtained new decals and will be applying them as well.  This tractor will look brand new when done. 


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 07:09 PM

I have a Ford 120 Lawn tractor 1969-1970.  I took it apart right down to the frame.  I am striping all the paint on every part, 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of paint, and 3 coats of clear.  cut an polish.  I will be rebuilding the kohler engine and painting that too.  I obtained new decals and will be applying them as well.  This tractor will look brand new when done. 

wow! That things gonna be sweeeet! Can't wait to see some pics!


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 07:12 PM

Be sure to clean out the insides real well before using!

Thanks KennyP. Will do. I did keep the tube nuts capped off when blasting but I will flush all lines anyway before I install them and then I will change the fluid and filter on the system when done messing with it.


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Posted September 10, 2015 - 06:58 PM

Finished the new muffler on the 70 I today:  Garden Tractors 2015 001.JPG  The 1" pipe fittings & rain cap cost me as much as the muffler!  Had to cut the brace bracket off & weld on a new one in a different location.  I like the sound of the new one much better than the one I had on it!  Garden Tractors 2015 002.JPG   The old one:  HPIM1567.JPG


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 05:24 AM

Finished the new muffler on the 70 I today:  attachicon.gifGarden Tractors 2015 001.JPG  The 1" pipe fittings & rain cap cost me as much as the muffler!  Had to cut the brace bracket off & weld on a new one in a different location.  I like the sound of the new one much better than the one I had on it!  attachicon.gifGarden Tractors 2015 002.JPG   The old one:  attachicon.gifHPIM1567.JPG

The Yellow looks really good on that J D 


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 06:55 AM

I like that, Lowell!


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 08:29 AM

I am restoring my 1970 Ford 120 Lawn tractor.  I stripped it down to the frame.  Every part will be stripped, primer 3 coats, Paint 3 coats, and clear coat 3 coats.  They then get polished and waxed.  See the frame and rear end pics attached.

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Posted September 11, 2015 - 09:27 AM

Looks great Ford Chet. Any other pictures or a build thread somewhere?

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Posted September 11, 2015 - 09:30 AM

Looks great Ford Chet. Any other pictures or a build thread somewhere?

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I have more photos.  I have to organize them.  I will do that and then post them all on this site.  I finished the front grill.  It looks like a million bucks!


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Replaced the regulator on the Sears...again! I think I need to mount it different so it cools and figure something out for the winch come winter, I think it pulls too many amps and is frying it, maybe add an auxiliary battery



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Posted September 11, 2015 - 11:00 AM

  I finished the front grill.  It looks like a million bucks!

 

That would be cool, never seen a million bucks before  :poke:  :poke: :D  :D  :D  



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Posted September 11, 2015 - 07:36 PM

Finished the new muffler on the 70 I today:  attachicon.gifGarden Tractors 2015 001.JPG  The 1" pipe fittings & rain cap cost me as much as the muffler!  Had to cut the brace bracket off & weld on a new one in a different location.  I like the sound of the new one much better than the one I had on it!  attachicon.gifGarden Tractors 2015 002.JPG   The old one:  attachicon.gifHPIM1567.JPG

Beautiful rig! Really nice job on the exhaust too.


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