OK guys, I'm a little out of my territory here, so I need some help. A friend of mine has just asked me to restore his Cub Cadet Model 128. He is currently getting the 12hp Kohler rebuilt, and thought since it's torn apart this much, he'd like to go all the way with a full blown restoration.
Here is my problem. I know nothing about these tractors, as I'm a straight John Deere collector. Here are some questions I came up with that I'm hoping some of you can answer, just so I know what I'm getting myself into:
-The tractor is yellow and white, so I need to know where I can find the correct paint. Is it still available and easy to find?
-As for the decals, are they still available or will I have to look into getting them reproduced?
-Since I have never worked on one of these, can I still get a parts manual so that I can start getting familiar with how to take it apart and resemble it?
-Are parts still available or will I have to start looking for someone who can provide me with used parts?
I have only seen the tractor one time when he asked me to replace the brakes for him, but it's been so long ago that I don't remember what the condition of the tractor was. I told him, due to my current schedule, I wouldn't be able to start on it for about six to eight months from now, and he seems to be OK with that. So since I have some time, I'd like to get a parts manual so i can start studying.
I appreciate any and all help.