Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

1050 Resto photos start to finish.


  • Please log in to reply
38 replies to this topic

#1 bread320i OFFLINE  

bread320i
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 416
  • 593 Thanks
  • 1,220 posts
  • Location: Richfield Wisconsin

Posted December 17, 2010 - 10:23 AM

I moved alot of pictures around in my photobucket account, so we lost alot of pictures in ofhter threads. This will be the final thread for this tractor and I'll try to gather all the photos I took during the restoration. I tore this tractor down 100%, every nut and bolt was removed. Every single part was throughly cleaned and painted individually. It was a bear reassembling without scratching the fresh paint. The original front end had a mile of play and was replaced with a very nice tight unit. Im very happy with the finished product. I sold the tiller for twice the amount I paid for the tractor, but I kept the mowing deck and still plain on rebuilding that. I wish I took more pictures during the process, but oh well. I must say thanks to my wife who helped sand, paint, reassemble, and deals with my tractors addiction.
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Edited by bread320i, December 17, 2010 - 10:33 AM.


#2 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

Chuck_050382

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 32
  • 267 Thanks
  • 1,498 posts
  • Location: Mt. Vernon, IL

Posted December 17, 2010 - 10:42 AM

looks nice, you did a good job.
  • jeffsross said thank you

#3 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

Bolens 1000

    DR. Bolens

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7
  • 12,681 Thanks
  • 17,202 posts
  • Location: Western NY

Posted December 17, 2010 - 10:50 AM

Outstanding Job :dancingbanana:

So... Is this going to be a show tractor or are you putting it to work?

Its great that your wife helped you with the restoration!

#4 mikebramel OFFLINE  

mikebramel

    Ron Paul

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 82
  • 176 Thanks
  • 1,009 posts
  • Location: Milwaukee

Posted December 17, 2010 - 10:56 AM

looks great!
cant wait to see the large frame done

#5 bread320i OFFLINE  

bread320i
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 416
  • 593 Thanks
  • 1,220 posts
  • Location: Richfield Wisconsin

Posted December 17, 2010 - 12:27 PM

looks great!
cant wait to see the large frame done


Outstanding Job :dancingbanana:

So... Is this going to be a show tractor or are you putting it to work?

Its great that your wife helped you with the restoration!


This tractor will be for show only. I want to restore my 1250 soon but I have a race car project thats been neglected to long. Im going to give that car some attention first.

#6 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

nra1ifer

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 383
  • 669 Thanks
  • 1,530 posts
  • Location: Bentonville, AR

Posted December 17, 2010 - 12:34 PM

That's a great job!

Your shop is WAYYYY too tidy, though. Evidence of a really sick mind!! (Just kidding, of course.... it looks very nice!) :bigrofl:

#7 mjodrey OFFLINE  

mjodrey

    Accumulator

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 92
  • 2,343 Thanks
  • 13,481 posts
  • Location: Upper Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted December 17, 2010 - 01:58 PM

Very,very nice,great job.:thumbs::thumbs:

#8 DGS345 OFFLINE  

DGS345

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 513
  • 16 Thanks
  • 348 posts
  • Location: Bainbridge NY

Posted December 17, 2010 - 02:01 PM

really nice job on the bolens it looks good

#9 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

jdcrawler

    tinkerer

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1639
  • 3,173 Thanks
  • 1,724 posts
  • Location: Madison, Indiana

Posted December 17, 2010 - 02:13 PM

That is an excellent job of restoring your Bolens. It looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.
I do have to wonder whatever possessed someone to mount that big old 50's hood ornament on it ?????

#10 mastifflawyer OFFLINE  

mastifflawyer

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 261
  • 43 Thanks
  • 162 posts
  • Location: Monroe, Mi

Posted December 17, 2010 - 02:21 PM

You mean the hood ornament isn't original???

The tractor looks great..Nice job!

#11 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

Bolens 1000

    DR. Bolens

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7
  • 12,681 Thanks
  • 17,202 posts
  • Location: Western NY

Posted December 17, 2010 - 04:00 PM

You mean the hood ornament isn't original???

!

No, They didnt have hood ornaments

Only the 1962 600 a small one mounted on it

#12 bhts OFFLINE  

bhts

    Bob's Lawn and Garden Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 945
  • 1,413 Thanks
  • 2,115 posts
  • Location: ohio

Posted December 17, 2010 - 08:39 PM

Looks great!! I see the steering wheel was cracked did you repair or replace it.

#13 bread320i OFFLINE  

bread320i
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 416
  • 593 Thanks
  • 1,220 posts
  • Location: Richfield Wisconsin

Posted December 17, 2010 - 09:02 PM

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#14 bread320i OFFLINE  

bread320i
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 416
  • 593 Thanks
  • 1,220 posts
  • Location: Richfield Wisconsin

Posted December 17, 2010 - 09:05 PM

Looks great!! I see the steering wheel was cracked did you repair or replace it.


I filled the cracks with epoxy. But it didnt last long, the fresh rubber and carpet put alot of pressure on the steering wheel.

#15 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

Bolens 1000

    DR. Bolens

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7
  • 12,681 Thanks
  • 17,202 posts
  • Location: Western NY

Posted December 17, 2010 - 09:10 PM

I did the same thing with my restored 1050.... About 6 months later you could see the cracks again but they were hairline cracks. I took a small paint brush and painted the inside of the cracks... You can only see them if you get up close to the steering wheel.




Top