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#1 willy1094 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2014 - 06:32 PM

I had a little accident with my Jim Dandy and a trailer.  The tractor got a little banged up (so did I) so I decided to go ahead and tear it down, make some repairs and repaint it.  It looked nice when I bought it but it has some minor issues.

 

This was taken right after I purchased it.  The wiring was messed up and a mess so that was the first thing I had to do to get it running.  Once I got that straightened out it ran fine.

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Rebuilt the transmission

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Painted the wheels black/orange, changed the exhaust, and switched to a new 4' deck

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Edited by willy1094, April 16, 2014 - 06:33 PM.

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Posted April 16, 2014 - 06:36 PM

Looks great.


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Posted April 16, 2014 - 06:44 PM

Wow, very nice! 


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#4 willy1094 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2014 - 06:47 PM

After the accident

Tore the tractor down to the frame

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Picture of a crack in the grill.  It was cracked on both side and pretty flimsy.  I made a replacement hook for the hood but hated having that weight pulling on the grill since it was crack.  I had both sides welded up and it is seem to be nice and strong now.

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Starting to get the tractor put back together after a few coats of paint

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New rear tires and seat mounted...tractor is running and driving!  Took a trip from the shed to the garage to snaps a few pictures.  Still have to finish painting the deck and mule drive.  I am also going to move the exhaust away from my ears.  lol

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I know it is not a dramatic as some of the restores I've seen but I thought I would share.  I would still like to add some decals and other finishing touches but I think I'm going to put it back to work this summer.  It has been down for two seasons already and can't wait to get back on it.


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Posted April 16, 2014 - 06:51 PM

LOL, yeah, it did look great.  I should have taken some after accident pictures.  It didn't need repainted until it got banged up.  I decided to go ahead and repaint it from the ground up since I would have to repaint it anyway.  I wouldn't have been able to match the paint anyway.  That paint job in the first post was done on the tractor fully assembled and has a lot of areas where you could see old paint behind or under different areas. 


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Posted April 16, 2014 - 07:57 PM

Yup...I like that
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Posted April 16, 2014 - 07:59 PM

I aways liked the looks of those tractors.


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Posted April 16, 2014 - 08:05 PM

great looking tractor!


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Posted April 16, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Very nice!
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Posted April 16, 2014 - 08:34 PM

Excellent job.  You probably did an 100 times better job on the paint than was done before, anyway, from the way it sounds.

 

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 02:31 AM

Its a Dandy!  images 10.jpg


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Posted April 17, 2014 - 05:23 AM

Very nice tractor you have :thumbs:   Those are the first close up pictures of a newer Jim Dandy that show the underneath .I have a 1968 with the old style hood and can see some of the differences now .


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Posted April 17, 2014 - 06:34 AM

You did a great job on the tractor and the pictures. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 17, 2014 - 07:40 AM

That's looking real nice! Great job on the make over.



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Posted April 17, 2014 - 10:43 AM

That is nice looker!  I noticed non orig hood decals, BUT, those look pretty nice really!  I like that more Modern Economy Tractor one near front.   I paint my rear wheels Black centers or Red sometimes, and outers are silver like big tractors. I never cared for the all black wheels either. Even the newer PK"s have white which looks better than black. Like the Muffler! I have a Plastic King that I put older drive in and have mine down low like that, just about same area. I like stacks, but then you end up with smell in your face for sure. I have done that before too.






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