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Posted February 06, 2011 - 06:07 PM

That sure is lookin' good.:thumbs:

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 06:30 PM

Looking Good

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 07:04 PM

Thats going to be a nice clean tractor when done. Glad to see your keeping it original

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 08:35 PM

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.

I hope that your seat turns out nice. The seat on my 1053 was in worse shape than yours. It was our first restore so the main interest was to get it re-upholstered. Your restore looks great so far. Looking forward to the completed project.

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 08:48 PM

You're doing some very nice work!!

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Posted February 08, 2011 - 08:16 AM

looking good so far. but if i were you i would invest in a 60 dollar paint gun from tractor supply an use valspar paint with hardner. the paint come oht nice an glossy an smooth as glass plus the paint will hold up much better with hardner.

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Posted February 09, 2011 - 12:11 PM

Well the dash tower is straight now.

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Posted February 09, 2011 - 01:04 PM

Thats looks great.

Cant even tell it was bent
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Posted February 09, 2011 - 09:28 PM

On another issue, I ordered some dust caps for the front wheels from M&D mower, the part number is 1721245 1 5/8 id dust cap. The replacement number is 1764776 cap-dust. My problem is the ones that were shipped are black rubber. I need the original metal/alum/lead. Does anybody have any ideas?

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 08:02 AM

The black rubber ones were for the older models such as the 600,800

Here is the part # for the 1050 1715899 which used the metal ones

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 08:07 AM

Check and see if tubeframes.com


or Bob bhts has a set
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Posted February 10, 2011 - 11:17 PM

I am getting ready to start putting it back together. 1st Question. The hole in the heat shield lines up with a head bolt. Is there a spacer in there and the head bolt holds the heat sheild or is the hole an individual nut and bolt to hold the regulator?

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 11:23 PM

The black rubber ones were for the older models such as the 600,800

Here is the part # for the 1050 1715899 which used the metal ones


The part number in my original catalog is 1721245 and it calls out 1 5/8 id dust cap. It lists two numbers one for 1 5/8 and one for 1 1/2. I am not sure how it got swithed to rubber. And isn't it curious how the older models had rubber caps when all the autos from that time had metal. I think I may have found them I'll keep you posted.

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Posted February 11, 2011 - 07:07 AM

I am getting ready to start putting it back together. 1st Question. The hole in the heat shield lines up with a head bolt. Is there a spacer in there and the head bolt holds the heat sheild or is the hole an individual nut and bolt to hold the regulator?


There should be a spacer that goes under the heat shield to take up the gap

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Posted February 11, 2011 - 07:10 AM

The part number in my original catalog is 1721245 and it calls out 1 5/8 id dust cap. It lists two numbers one for 1 5/8 and one for 1 1/2. I am not sure how it got swithed to rubber. And isn't it curious how the older models had rubber caps when all the autos from that time had metal. I think I may have found them I'll keep you posted.


Yeah I have you the part # for the 1050's cap. (which was the same as the 1256)

Keep us posted if you locate the right one




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