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Posted August 21, 2010 - 06:40 PM

Rims are Painted!
Just finished the last coat a few minutes ago. Looks like a good-nuff paint job. Some flaws as always, but makes me happy, and my wife says that's all that matters is that I'm happy! :bigrofl: Had to fight a bunch of bugs/waspers before I could spray. Covered the rims & did a light fog of bug killer, let that settle, then sprayed the paint. After these rims cure a few days, I'll mount the new tires on all 4. I bought new rear tires like 2yrs ago, thinking I would get to that point way back then. Better late than never.
Now that all the yellow components are painted, it's on to the chassis. LOTS to be painted red, so will have to be done in smaller lots. All the chassis components need to be wet-sanded, then will be ready for paint. Not gonna happen in the next few days...gotta get back to chopping last of corn silage this coming week.

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YES, Daniel
That looks great. Is it close to JD Yellow on your side? That is right on when we look at the Louisville Pics.

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 07:19 PM

Those look really good Daniel,and I think they look better this color.

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 08:58 PM

The new paint looks Great Daniel! :dancingbanana:

Looking forward to seeing some red paint soon! :bounce:

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 11:36 PM

Nice paint job Dan.
That looks like a match to the Louisville Pics

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Posted August 22, 2010 - 05:56 AM

You did a very nice job on the painting so far Daniel! the paint looks to be a very good match vor your vinyl color. Can't wait to see the finished product. On having the tires bought 2 years ago. They were probably a lot cheaper then. It seems to me that the price on tires has gone up quite a bit over the last year especially. Good luck on getting the red shot on bug free.

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Posted August 22, 2010 - 07:23 AM

Looks great, Daniel. You do top notch work!

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Posted August 22, 2010 - 12:41 PM

It looks pretty darn good Daniel.

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Posted August 22, 2010 - 01:19 PM

It looks pretty darn good Daniel.


Thanks Maynard! I know I'm gonna be tickled to get it on tires & rolling again. Once I get it to that point, I hope to keep steady progress. I can see now that I WILL finish this by next Spring. I had hoped early this year that I could finish by local show in October, but no way that's happening.

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Posted August 22, 2010 - 01:37 PM

If you just keep going at the steady pace that you are going now,then you'll get'er done when it's done.There is no point in rushing,that's where mistakes arise.I know when you get this one done,it is going to look far better than when it came from the factory.Keep up the good work,I know I can't wait to see it all finished,but I will and it will be worth the wait.

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Posted August 22, 2010 - 03:49 PM

Looking nice :thumbs:

Dan you are making me feel a little lazy.I have a bolens 1886 i am restoring and have not worked on it since march.Bad thing is it is about 80% done.:wallbanging:

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Posted August 22, 2010 - 08:36 PM

Excellent job Daniel!!!!

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Posted August 22, 2010 - 09:06 PM

You're really making some good progress, Daniel! :bounce:

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Posted August 23, 2010 - 07:27 AM

Looking good. Can I bring my 990 parts down to be painted? I'll put it back together after you paint it...

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Posted August 23, 2010 - 06:39 PM

Looking good. Can I bring my 990 parts down to be painted? I'll put it back together after you paint it...


Bring em over....but also bring a bunch of BBQ!

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Posted August 23, 2010 - 06:48 PM

I know...one day in the sun isn't gonna cure the paint, but I get yancy & jump right in. I just had to mount the tires today. All went great. Treated them gingerly & just has a couple tiny spots to touch up, and on the back side. I put the side that will face outward on the tractor "down" on the changer, & mounted them from the back side of rim. Laid an old bed sheet on the changer before putting rim down. Not a single spec marred on the show side.
I am very pleased! Now time to get my "Caswell Copy Chrome" plating kit out & nickel plate the lug bolts!
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OOOOOHHHHHH, AAAAAHHHHHH,those look great,great,great.:thumbs::thumbs:




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