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#1 shallowwatersailor OFFLINE  

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Posted June 04, 2014 - 01:00 PM

After working on and off for two months, my "Super Power' is completed. I was lucky in that I found a complete and running tractor. I am originally from Illinois and would frequent the Bradley, IL area often so a piece of history was needed. The major item on the tractor that needed work was the clutch. Other than that, I basically stripped and then greased, lubed, and painted everything. Where I could I used stainless steel hardware for a little "bling." I have two acres of trees so no room for a garden plot which means it will probably sit for the most part. Now to find my second one!

 

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Edited by shallowwatersailor, June 04, 2014 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted June 04, 2014 - 03:18 PM

Nice job! What red did you use?


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 05:55 PM

NICE TRACTOR GOOD JOB


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 06:21 PM

I used Rustoleum Safety Red and Fern Green. It is a bit brighter than my Wheel Horses so a nice change.



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Posted June 04, 2014 - 06:34 PM

You did a very nice job, looks great.


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 07:42 PM

Great job on the tractor! Now I wish that I would have thought of the s.s. hardware. Looks fantastic!


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 07:57 PM

Great job on the tractor! Now I wish that I would have thought of the s.s. hardware. Looks fantastic!

I try to use stainless steel hardware when putting tractors back together were strength is not an issue. It prevents the "rust trail" below fasteners.


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 08:10 PM

Very nice!

 

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Posted June 04, 2014 - 08:38 PM

no reason to let it sit around, build your self a hauling cart and ride around behind it.


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