Well, it's been a while since we've worked on the tractor, and since Caleb started cross country running, his time has been limited. Plus the fact, that he started noticing girls, I think his interest for the tractor has changed. So, I guess I'll end up finishing the tractor for him. (kind of thought I might be). Anyhow, today I took a break from the kitchen remodel, and decide to paint some parts for him. Basically I first or second coated some of the parts he already had primed and sanded. Here's the gas tank, the lift handle and gas tank straps, the hitch plate, the air cleaner, and the front bumper.
I also highlighted the numbers and hash marks on his lift quadrant. Originally, these should be green like the rest of the quadrant, but I thought it would give the quadrant a nice little touch. I know on the 60 lawn tractors, these were highlighted in yellow, but since this 70 has black and silver decals, I elected to highlight the numbers and hash marks in silver. Picture is kind of poor, sorry guys!
I got his steering box all painted, so it will be ready to be put back together next week.
And finally, I wet sanded his frame with 220 grit, and applied a third coat of green to it.
I'm hoping he will get interested in finishing this tractor again, but with school starting again in two weeks, I just don't know if it will happen. One good point though, his Pappy (my Dad) finally gave him the compliment he has been wanting. We practically had to pull it out of my Dad, but he finally admitted that Caleb is doing a Great job. I couldn't have been more prouder of him, both Dad for finally telling Caleb, and for Caleb, as those words were what he has been wanting to hear.
More pictures later as time will allow.
Edited by johndeereelfman, August 25, 2013 - 10:08 AM.