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Posted December 04, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Should i repaint the whole thing come next spring?

 or should i get her running perfect and keep her looking old and awesome...

 

THIS IS A HUGE DILEMMA.

 

 

 I plan on cleaning it today then im gonna try to get it to shine a bit.

 

If you want shine, paint it up. If you want rust, don't touch it.

 

'It's only original once!'   Whoopy-woo. If that's the case, then you shouldn't ever wash it either.

 

Sorry, went a little nuts there. Yours looks good, it might look pretty good after a buff job. The decals are really good.


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 10:57 PM

We are trying to keep Ryan's original as long as possible. Every spring and a couple of times summer and fall we take gojo and wipe it down. Has kept the rust from worsening and it helps shine it a little.

If it was mine, I'd leave it as an original, but second the "It's your tractor" sentiment.
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Posted December 05, 2013 - 07:43 AM

I think i will keep it like it is, but im gonna clean it and try to shine it up a little. There is a pretty good coating of dirt on her


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 09:26 PM

Who were you be4 you were Cub horsey?

 

I would just paint the right half and then decide which way you like it.

 

He was RallyRoperGT18

 

I think i will keep it like it is, but im gonna clean it and try to shine it up a little. There is a pretty good coating of dirt on her

 

That is about as barn fresh as you can get HAHA

It sat in a barn for about 6-7 yrs before I got it, then sat under a carport, the only thing I cleaned on it was the gas tank and points :D

It might look like a different tractor will a good washing :smilewink:


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 09:45 PM

He was RallyRoperGT18

 

 

That is about as barn fresh as you can get HAHA

It sat in a barn for about 6-7 yrs before I got it, then sat under a carport, the only thing I cleaned on it was the gas tank and points :D

It might look like a different tractor will a good washing :smilewink:

Yeah, i think it will. i just wiped my hand on the hood and my hand was pretty dirty! i think some dawn, water and a brush will do it good. maybe a coat of nu finish and it will be awesome!


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 10:15 PM

 That's a very clean B-80, I think I would try to leave original, until I couldn't resist the urge to restore! :D  I had to repaint my B-80 as it was very rusty, but I have a very clean original C-160 that I'm trying very hard to resist the urge to restore on. Here is a pic of the B-80, and the C-160. :thumbs:

 

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 09:52 AM

It does have some surface rust, but it is pretty clean machine. Sadly, someone put sticky grip tabe on fenders and foot boards, maybe with a heat gun and some goo b gone they will come off.

Battery is clean though since I had to give you one of my brand new ones...all I had that would fit!


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Posted December 29, 2013 - 06:53 AM

Its only original once. And thats a nice original! I like it, but it is yours so do as you wish. Isnt there a constitutional amendment....freedom to paint(or not paint) your tractor. If not there should be! Haha
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Posted December 29, 2013 - 08:26 AM

Doubt that painting matters, it's on the chopping block. Talk about trying to double your money.....

 

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 11:51 AM

I ended up keeping it, i was forced to put in on craigslist cause the greenhouse sold so i had no storage... i sold the cub and  the murray but kept the horse :) :)



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 12:20 PM

I ended up keeping it, i was forced to put in on craigslist cause the greenhouse sold so i had no storage... i sold the cub and  the murray but kept the horse :) :)

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 12:40 PM

Give it a good Detail and wax job and see how it looks then. A lot of rust will disappear when you clean it up. Maybe buy another fender pan off of epay that's got god original paint to dress it up more.

 

This is always my preferred route.  Clean it up, maybe replace a part or panel, and enjoy the ride. 

 

My restoration project machines have been extremely beat or rusty, or in need of significant mechanical repair.  I prefer the well-kept, original machines, any day of the week, and leave them that way.  BUT...I also love a good project.  I get more satisfaction resurrecting something that most may believe is beyond hope, vs one that really 'needs' nothing.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 05:05 PM

Personally I wouldn't paint it.



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Posted January 22, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Im not gonna. i am going to touch some stuff up though. I will paint the inside of the belt cover black with tb coating, then ill paint the seat pan black with tb coating and paint the underside of the fenders with tb coating as well. Just to stop and prevent rust.






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