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#1 mike912e OFFLINE  

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 07:17 PM

I have a hard time putting a worn dash plate on a freshly restored Cadet 124 . It appears that the aftermarket decal set includes a dash decal but would require eliminating the aluminum dash plate that is original to the Cub . Has anyone tried to restore one of these ? They appear to have been silkscreened . The turquoise color is almost completely gone except for what was under the rubber steering grommet and the four hold-down screws . I've included pictures of the dash plate I have as a starting point . I'll be visiting my local silkscreener ( same one that did my Kohler engine plates ) to get his input . If I can afford to have it done, then what kind of protective clear finish can I add to protect my investment . And, by the way, all my tractors get used . No garage queens in my barn !

Thanks to all of you who have helped in my previous endeavors ; learning the restoration process .

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 07:47 PM

About all I can say is that you use it to much. just flat out wore it out.

 

 

Dick


Edited by JRJ, November 04, 2013 - 07:47 PM.

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 11:25 PM

Contact Terry at:   www.ReDoYourHorse.com .

If you have any close up photos of the dash, include them.

He is really great at working with people to make perfect restorations

that can match exactly.


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 12:30 AM

I put the decal right onto the aluminum plate...


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 10:34 AM

I put the decal right onto the aluminum plate...

Levi,

   Thank you for your input . Would it be possible for you to provide a picture of the dash panel with the decal installed ?

Mike



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Posted November 06, 2013 - 02:42 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...7621039?lpid=82

 

I think my dad has used one like this one one his tractors


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 03:18 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...7621039?lpid=82

 

I think my dad has used one like this one one his tractors

All I got from the link was the main page?


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 03:24 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...7621039?lpid=82

 

I think my dad has used one like this one one his tractors

 

 

All I got from the link was the main page?

 

Here's the pic off the ebay page:

 

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 03:40 PM

That's a beaut!



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Posted November 06, 2013 - 05:11 PM

It was listed awhile ago on Ebay . I contacted the seller to inquire whether it was just a decal or was it the original aluminum dash plate . It's just a decal and yes he says it's an original piece, but I can buy an entire aftermarket decal set for $60 or less, which includes the dash decal . The decal would probably work just fine if the fiberglass dash panel was as smooth as glass under the decal area . Any blemishes would cause an uneven finish . 

If anyone's interested, my silkscreener has a stamp made to restore the transmission metal tag's black information area . Mine was worn off and all that could be seen was the raised numbers for the tractor's serial number . When I have one in hand, I'll post pictures and asking price to have yours stripped, cleaned and restamped . I also have more of the Kohler K-161, K-181S, K241A and K301A . The area for the serial number and specification number is blank and your local engraver can match the size and font of your original Kohler ID tag . I'm asking $20 each , shipped .

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