And here are pictures of his new tires, tubes, decals, rubber grip handle, knobs, dipstick, and muffler.
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Posted June 16, 2013 - 04:12 PM
Today we got both front rims primed, painted, tubes and tires mounted, taped and touched up. Boy, what a pain in the butt mounting those little tires were. I had more scratches on the rim edge, then the whole tractor had before disassembly. We were able to get all of them wet sanded out so they won't show, but still more time than expected.
Also got one of the rear rims primed and painted, so maybe tomorrow night we can get the tube and tire mounted on it. Still have to take the original tire off of the other rear rim, and get it stripped and ready for paint, but Caleb is excited to see what his tires will look like when finished. I was going to send all of the rims to the sandblaster, but I was bored today, and just decided to strip them myself.
I also stripped part of his fender piece, so that we could prime it and run a few paint shades to see which one matched the best, but this picture really doesn't show the three different shades very well. On the far right, is an off brand John Deere green. In the middle is John Deere's Classic green. And on the left, is John Deere's Agricultural green. Just below the paint samples, I cleaned a spot of the original finish with rubbing compound, polishing compound, and two coats of wax, just to see what will match the best. As it turns out, the off brand John Deere green is pretty much right on. Before we make our decision, we want to give the paint some drying time, to see if it changes at all when it's cured. It appears that the off brand will give us a really nice finish, especially after it's wet sanded, waxed and buffed out. Now I'm starting to get excited!
Posted June 16, 2013 - 08:24 PM
Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:44 PM
This evening we removed the tape from the front wheels and got the one rear tire mounted, wet sanded the rim, taped off the face, and started on the finish coat.
For an off brand paint manufacturer, I really like using this paint. Goes on nice and smooth, with a nice spray coverage, and it gives a really nice shine and even finish. With this type of quality, plus only selling for $4.68 a can, I don't think I'll be going back to John Deere issued paint again, or at least any time soon. Thanks Craig for the recommendation! If the green goes on just as good as the yellow, I think Caleb's tractor is going to look pretty sweet when it's done.
Edited by johndeereelfman, June 17, 2013 - 07:46 PM.
Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:54 PM
Looking good.Glad you like the paint.I really like how well that paint sprays and finishes.
Posted June 19, 2013 - 08:33 PM
Troy on the daughter's 70 how about a Patio version. That way you could paint the hood whatever color.
I like your thinking Mark. That's a good idea. I'll have to pick her brain a little and see how she feels about a white.
Posted June 19, 2013 - 08:37 PM
I was playing around the past few nights with this paint, and the more I use it, the more I like it. This stuff gives excellent coverage. I highly recommend it. Usually I have to work really hard to get a nice finish from a spray can, but as you can see below, the finish is incredible for just having two coats applied. I haven't even wet sanded, polished, or waxed yet!
Posted June 20, 2013 - 06:25 AM
Sorry Guys, my bad. The name of the paint is Tallman Ag Specialty Coatings
Thanks Troy I will have to see if I can find it around here
Posted June 20, 2013 - 07:22 PM
Last night we gave the first rear wheel its final finish coat, and this evening we pulled the tape off to see the final results. Didn't turn out bad.
I also polished the rear hubcaps for him, so they'll be ready to go when he's ready.
And, I started stripping the wheel weights that he wants to install.
Oh, and I've been asked to show the homemade wheel puller that I used to remove the stuck wheel, so here it is. Doesn't look like much, but it worked great!
Posted June 21, 2013 - 07:40 AM
I'm going to remember the wheel puller. That will come in handy! Thanks for posting it. I hate to see the yellow covered up, but on the other hand, them hubcaps really pop.
Posted June 21, 2013 - 09:01 AM
Posted June 21, 2013 - 02:10 PM
Thanks everybody for the encourement and complements!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I haven't been on a lot lately . I'd like to give a big thanks to my dad for getting me started on this form and helping me restore my tractor, so THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!