I certainly appreciate your Kind word's. This Tractor restoration was a rough one on me. I had a major Back surgery where they fused my spine from my tail bone up to my rib cage back in late September, then I had half of my right Kidney removed due to a Cancerous tumor in Mid February. I was Very weak when I started this project but as time wore on with it during it's Six week time lapse I grew much stronger, which was my Intent in Taking it on. The Biggest problem of the restoration was removing the Failed Powder coat Paint and having to fill all of the body panels with a skim coat of body filler to fill all of the Pit's left behind from the failed Powder coat paint. There is No easy way to remove it, I used 24 # 40 D-A sanding disc's on the floor pan alone to get it Preped for paint work. The entire project took just short of a Gallon of body filler and a Lot of sanding to get it all smooth before adding the High Build primer to it. My 1983 John Deere 318 did Not have this Nasty Powder coat paint on it so it was much easier to restore. Both machines are now fully done and serviced and ready to take on, Our Long Nine Month Mowing season here in East Tennessee which will start this week as the grass is growing and ready to be cut. Regards, Hammerdown
Sounds like a lot of work! You did a really nice job! I'm glad you are feeling stronger! Will you use your JDs for work?