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#1 Deerlope ONLINE  

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:17 AM

I just picked up a 1958 RAM and I would like to get some attachments for it. I know they will be hard to find. If anyone can help I will be most grateful.
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Posted May 10, 2014 - 09:18 AM

Congrats!

 

Do you have any pictures of it?



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Posted May 10, 2014 - 02:38 PM

A few pic'sRAM 004.JPG RAM 005.JPG RAM 006.JPG RAM 007.JPG RAM 008.JPG
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Posted May 10, 2014 - 03:21 PM

Nice lookin tractor.
Leaving as is , or restoring it?
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Posted May 10, 2014 - 03:23 PM

NICE RAM GOOD LUCK WITH IT



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Posted May 10, 2014 - 04:22 PM

Not too bad, Did you have it running yet?

Do you have the belt guards for it?

Also what is that white thing under the gas tank?



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Posted May 10, 2014 - 05:57 PM

Its runs very well and drives even better. The white thing under the gas tank is a non regulation air cleaner. The PO could not find the original oil bath type and that is one of the complete assembly that I need. I also need belt guards. It needs very little if any restoring. Even reverse works just great.
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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:40 PM

The original style air cleaner should not be hard to find, the belt guard will probably be your hardest thing to locate.

 

I'm sure you are aware of this but it has been repainted at some point and the hood decals are not original.



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Posted May 11, 2014 - 05:21 AM

I will try to find someone that had the belt shield and maybe they will make a paper tracing for me. I can then cut the metal out with my plasma cutter. The paint scheme and any decal infor will have to come from some of you experts. This little jewel is on the back burner until I get another Haban Flail done and a Bolens 900.

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 07:09 AM

Nice looking little tractor that is a sweetheart. Try this link for decals I'm not sure exactly which one would be yours.

 

http://www.clickitan...a-matic-decals/

 

http://www.clickitan...da%2dmatic.html

 

http://www.clickitan...tic-Deluxe.html

 

I'll look around some more.



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Posted May 11, 2014 - 08:06 AM

Your 1958 is the Deluxe Ride-a-Matic

The links Husky provided above are the best Ride-a-Matic Decals you can buy

I worked with the guy to get them made up and made sure they were all to spec.

 

 

The colors used were Metallic Green and Light yellow, after numerous failed attempts I was able to come up with a 99.9% match of the original green!

Here's one I restored last summer, its a 1957

 

 

 

 

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 09:20 AM

Belt guard woundnt be easy to reproduce, unless you have an english wheel handy, and alot of free time;) 

 

somebody from the facebook group might have one... https://www.facebook...02265733134399/

 

havent had mine out for awhile.. guess its time to take off the blower...

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 09:50 AM

I notice the foot pegs are different on mine and a few other things. Right now my biggest question is where did you guys get your tires. I need all 4. Thanks to everyone that is being so helpful to me in getting the answers I need. As a matter of fact I have a very good friend that has an English wheel. In the past he has made many things for me.

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 09:55 AM

I notice the foot pegs are different on mine and a few other things. Right now my biggest question is where did you guys get your tires. I need all 4. Thanks to everyone that is being so helpful to me in getting the answers I need. As a matter of fact I have a very good friend that has an English wheel. In the past he has made many things for me.

 

The foot pegs are right for your year. Bolens 1000 tractor is a 1957



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Posted May 11, 2014 - 09:56 AM

I notice the foot pegs are different on mine and a few other things. Right now my biggest question is where did you guys get your tires. I need all 4. Thanks to everyone that is being so helpful to me in getting the answers I need. As a matter of fact I have a very good friend that has an English wheel. In the past he has made many things for me.

 

Yes, there were quite a few cosmetic changes that occurred on the 1958 models, the pic I posted was just to show proper colors.

 

I got my rear tires and tubes from this guy:

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5663d70080

 

They are USA made!

 

The front tires were "Saw tooth" tread and can be found online or locally (Common small trailer tires)


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