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#1 T Guiles OFFLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 12:57 AM

looking for some ideas on how to repair or replace the plastic dash and cover on my tractors. I've seen only two of the closed sided fords in my area and bought them both so parts are rare. :wallbanging:  I was thinking about bending diamond plate to fit but I like the look of original parts. Also any info on any garden tractor salvage yards in upstate NY would be helpfull thanks


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 04:53 AM

Good luck finding replacements. I need a new dash for mine! Just haven't looked as yet!


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:01 AM

T Guiles:

Where in upstate NY are you?

There is a LARGE garden tractor salvage yard in Waterloo, NY -- Paul Jackson's.

Located at intersection of NY Route 89 & US 5/20.

And, he will trade.

 

Yes, you are correct, these machines are hard to find here in upstate NY.

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:23 AM

I fixed mine with fiberglass re-inforced body filler. I used some 1/8" exterior plywood and liquid nails to re-inforce the large flat areas. I don't think you'll ever find any good used ones.

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:44 AM

Mine has pieces missing, so I need another one to even try a repair!



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:29 AM

Mine had pieces missing too. I just built it up with filler.

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Still needs work. But, now it's pretty solid and, wont get any worse!
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Posted July 08, 2013 - 12:43 PM

Thanks everyone. I'll have to try the filler on the 83. Like you Kenny p my 81 is missing the hydro lift cover so I'll have to fab one up.nycub have you been to the yard? can you walk it or do they pull the parts for you? I love to walk old salvage yards and look at all the forgotten jewels. I live down around binghamton not exactly a hot spot for garden tractor parts. I did go to the NewHolland dealer trying to find nos parts, "yeah right, you've got a better chance of hitting the mega" but  I guess that"s part of the thrill of doing this. Kenny p what year is your ford, never seen one with blue fenders? One more question, is the 165 decal located on the sides by year?  the 81 has it located on the back bottom side cover by the brake and my 83 is located between the white stripes on  the nose. I've got a million question about the machines but don't want to be the first guy kicked for asking too many questions lol Thanks again to everyone for the help and knowledge on the old blues. 



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 02:39 PM

... I've got a million question about the machines but don't want to be the first guy kicked for asking too many questions...

You don't have to worry about that here. Just be sure to include pictures.

The dash is cracked on the LGT 195 and I've also been wondering how to fix it.


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:05 PM

T Guiles:

I'm between Ithaca and Owego, so, welcome neighbor.

Yeah, this area is hard to find tractors or parts.

Jackson will let you walk the yard, plan on spending a couple of hours, LOTS of treasures.

Not sure how many Fords are in there, he keeps adding all the time.

Plan on taking a trip up there soon myself.

GEL


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:16 PM

I've been lucky with mine, they are just cracked,

I have seen rock farmers repairs and they look good , they certainly will do the job . if you use tape under the missing areas, you can use an epoxy to create whats missing, pull the tape when it hardens and then fill remaining voids and sand. Good luck

Tom

I've gotta look at the map that junkyard might be worth a saturday trip!


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