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#31 caseguy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2011 - 04:12 PM

Looks like you're making good progress...which is more than I can say about any of my projects LOL! Keep plugging along and before you know it, it'll be done :D!

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Posted January 31, 2011 - 04:29 PM

Thanks for the help, now on to hone my bodywork skills which are definately lacking.


I don't think you will have to hard of a time getting that dash tower straight. Doesn't look like it is kinked at all so that is a plus. Will just have to over bend it a little so when it springs back it ends up being straight.

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 04:37 PM

I don't think I mentioned this on this forum but I am passively looking for a drive pulley on the tra12d. I think battery acid is to blame. Has anybody else seen this on their tractors.

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 04:41 PM

Never seen a Bolens pulley look like that

Could be from acid.

They pop up on ebay once in a while

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 04:58 PM

I don't think I mentioned this on this forum but I am passively looking for a drive pulley on the tra12d. I think battery acid is to blame. Has anybody else seen this on their tractors.


are you looking to buy a new pulley. if so pm me

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 05:14 PM

I don't think I mentioned this on this forum but I am passively looking for a drive pulley on the tra12d. I think battery acid is to blame. Has anybody else seen this on their tractors.


Yes I have seen this a few times. Battery acid and metal don't mix. We have several of those pulleys here if you need a replacment.

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 07:51 PM

My original intention was to get the tractor up and running then store it for the winter and wait for good weather to restore it.

After getting it started then working on the driveshaft, i decided to go ahead and continue tearing it down. I tore it down as far as I wanted, in hind site I should have gone further but I thought I was saving time. I wanted to get my wifes car back in the garage before snow.

Well it has snowed 4-5 times and I am still working on it.

Here are some pics sorry for the quality but between bad lighting, phone camera and poor operator this is what I got. These are mostly after degreaseing, washing, wire wheel, wire brush, sanding, and denat alchohol.

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 08:07 PM

Your making good progress

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:36 AM

looking good so far

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 07:58 AM

Enjoying the post. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. You're doing a great job!!

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 01:11 AM

I have been looking for a place that would stamp the bolens seat like the original, but no luck. I decided to send it off the get re-upholstered with the bolens embroidered on the seat. I should get it the end of this week. Here is my original and a seat I saw on another restore that inspired me. Mine will be in original camel color with red lettering. I hope it turns out nice. The original was very brittle and completely rotted. I used the seat pan but had to make another backer for the back rest.

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 05:38 AM

It should look good when it's finished.

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 07:48 AM

It should look good when it's finished.


:ditto:

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 01:14 PM

moving right along with it.
That seat looks real sharp! :thumbs:

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 05:49 PM

I have a little time before kick off so I thought I would move on to the frame painting pics.
After primer the frame was sanded and rubbed down with denat alcohol. then painted using rattlecans 5 coats with light sand and denat alcohol between coats. The temp was cold outside so I heated the garage for several hours before painting and several hours after painting.
Here are the pics in no particular order.

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