Well I thought all I would do since this is a good runner but looks bad is clean up, make some minor repairs, paint & enjoy...not. I couldn't stand the flat black so I took the fender pan off & started what I thought would be an easy repair of a few dents, prime & paint. I started sanding & found a lot of rust not too much pitting but looks like the PO took the white off but didn't prep the old rust. Having that do it right or don't do it all mind set I got the sand blaster out & got started. A lot more work but I had to do it right. I know if I didn't do this the rust would start creeping through that new white paint next year or not long after.
Here is the rust I found under the black paint
The center section looks like something tried to bite it
I had to improvise on not having any body workers dolly tools so I used a hammer & some pieces of iron pipe nipples.
I flattened a few fender dents then sanded to show up the high & low spots. I will Bondo these tomorrow
Sand blasted & primed with Rustoleum's Self Etching Primer
Once I get this done I'll do the hood & grill the same way hopefully it won't be as bad. I'm not going to finish coat until I clean the tractor up & do some tweeking. I know this tractor originally had an off white color almost a cream but I'm leaning more to a brighter white & the frame semi gloss or satin black. Thanks for looking!