Hey guys I'm new to this forum, I was recommended by a member on reddit.com (/u/wwhijr) to post on this site. Anyway here are some pictures of my 1960 craftsman 4hp rider (as best as i can identify). Its a restoration/modification in progress. I'd love to hear any thoughts or comments on my project.
I picked this mower up on craigslist from a man out in the farm country of south jersey (mullica hill for anyone local) for 60 dollars in january. So far what i've done is stripped it down, sandblasted pretty much everything, primed, base coated, and top coated. I rebuilt the transaxle and put new nuts and bolts on the majority of the body. I also had a friend of mine weld the cracked aluminum deck. The colors I used to paint this mower are Ford blue and alumablast. The plan now is to fit a 14hp briggs twin motor on top of the deck (with some reinforcement for the extra weight), put on inflatable turf tires and new rims, and fit a battery and gas tank on the rear fender.
I've attached a lot of pictures, please let me know what you think and if you have any advice to offer me to make this easier. This is not my first mower project, but it is my first vintage restomod. I also work with cars and have a project motorcycle, so i'm familiar with technical terms and tools. thanks guys, hope you like it.