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#1 gunstuff1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 07:47 PM

I wheeled the ridemaster I'm restoring today out the garage wanted it to bake in this wonderful sunshine we had today. I have the steering wheel left to install once it's done drying as well as the engine an cables Hope I don't have any problems with it running again it's been torn down for almost 20years This was the second ridemaster dad an I bought back when I was a senior in high school Still haven't decided what attachment to restore to display on this It's setup for the sickle mower but I doubt I will have time to get that done before the bolens reunion in august I have another ridemaster to paint yet between now an then image.jpg
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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Man, that thing looks GREAT. I can't wait to see it all together and you riding it around. Very nice job. :thumbs: :thumbs:

 

I'm not sure I've ever seen a sickle bar for one of those, can you post a photo of it?


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:09 PM

That looks like new great job


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:47 PM

Sharp looking machine there. 

 

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 09:41 PM

I could bring the one you sold to me back to you long enough for you to paint it up like yours. Very nice job, Aaron!


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 09:59 PM

I could bring the one you sold to me back to you long enough for you to paint it up like yours. Very nice job, Aaron!

there is a lot of work to restoring one of these tractors After I get this one done an the other one repainted. later this year I would like to get a real early one I got last year redone that one will take even longer it is rusty an will be a real pain taking apart

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 11:59 PM

Very cool, great looking restore. :thumbs:


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 05:26 AM

Nice job! Great looking tractor. Tom
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Posted May 11, 2014 - 05:57 AM

Those Ridemasters are an interesting machine. You've done a great job on that one. It probably looks better than new. 


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 06:59 AM

OH YEA THATS A FINE LOOKING RESTO NICELY DONE


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 08:00 AM

Nice!

What is the brand/ color code of paint you used?

 

Also, where did you get those rear tires from, I'm going to need to find that style for mine.


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 09:13 AM

Color is meadow green it's not the exact color originally used but honestly I hate the original green it's too close to john Deere green The back tires are Carlisle agri implement tire
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Posted May 11, 2014 - 09:29 AM

Looks good Aaron.


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Looks great!

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 07:05 PM

That is beautiful. What a cool looking piece. I bet the attachments for it would be so nice to have. You did a great job on it.


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