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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 07:03 PM

I hauled home another jd 110 round fender this week and my wife was happy I spent a extra $150.00 for it because she gets the same amount everytime I buy a garden tractor .

  Tomorrow the fellow is delivering the Bolens 944 frame steer . That should be another fun makeover project. I also am half way building the new round fender sulky.

  

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 07:08 PM

   $150 for that is a great deal!!!!!!!!!!!  I like the look of those and wouldn't mind one In the herd here.  nice buy, and great deal with the wife althou that may get expensive if you get to spending more $$ on tractors.


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Posted August 29, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Don't spread that around to much about the wife getting money every time a tractor gets bought !!!!     Noel


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Posted August 29, 2014 - 07:54 PM

Don't spread that around to much about the wife getting money every time a tractor gets bought !!!!     Noel


Yeah...Id be hosed. I tell her that the hobby pays for itself and it does. Buy two, sell one. After fifty or so, you have a couple dozen freebie keepers!

She cant do that with her shoes!
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Posted August 30, 2014 - 01:37 AM

Congrats, Don! Do you have a "special theme" for the 110 rf restauration or will it be "Horicon-like"?

 

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Posted August 30, 2014 - 05:46 AM

not $150 for the tractor,  an EXTRA $150 as I read it.

And don't spread that around, :"your wife gets paid the same amount as your tractor purchases," that could get pricey for the rest of us. :smilewink:  :smilewink:


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Posted August 30, 2014 - 06:59 AM

Thanks,

    No special theme .

  My wife is so good to me I enjoy her getting excited everytime I find a new tractor.

   Todays progress picture shows I have already been very busy on the newest 110 .

 You can see most of the parts already sanded and painted . Now I am working on cleaning up the frame a bit and should get it painted this weekend. These are not full restorations , just a little spruce up job. Also a picture of my new manual tire changer I got this week.

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Posted August 30, 2014 - 10:40 AM

Looks like more than a touch-up to Me!  How you get it all that clean?  I can do that with blasting, but requires tear-down. Never found much to be that clean w/out. Can wire brush some bigger crud, and I have used the scothbright like pads in an angle grinder that works better, but can't get those into the tight spots. SO, what's the secret here?  Gotta get out of here, staring to "Green-over" in my eye sight, ewww!


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Posted August 30, 2014 - 10:43 AM

On your changer.....I have HF one, but the center hold down doesn't allow fitting GT type wheels with the 1-3/8" holes in them so can't do small tires. If the hub is seperateable, then yes can do those. What size is this one? Can you put wheels on just be knocking out the bearings then?  Doesn't look that small in pix, but had to ask.  I might just have to make up my own small tire changer mount to do those. Seems little ones are harder to do than the big ones at times.



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Posted August 31, 2014 - 08:21 AM

...I enjoy her getting excited everytime I find a new tractor.

 

My wife also gets excited when I find a new tractor but I'm guessing it's a whole different kind of excited than you're describing. :D

 

On your changer.....I have HF one, but the center hold down doesn't allow fitting GT type wheels with the 1-3/8" holes in them so can't do small tires.

 

Harbor Freight also makes a small tire changer that can handle the smaller diameter wheel centers.

http://www.harborfre...nger-61179.html

I have one and it's worked ok for me.  I also picked up one of these hitch vice mounts ( http://www.harborfre...late-66260.html ) which work great for mounting the tire changer to use my truck's hitch as a nice solid base for use.



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Posted August 31, 2014 - 05:18 PM

I actually ordered two tire changers and the smaller one will arrive this week for the small dia. rims.

   I use a hand held 4 in. disc sander to clean the roughest spots on the frame , fenders, etc. I also have a 2 in. and a three in. air sander to get in the tighter areas. But that still leaves several hours of good old fashioned hand sanding with sandpaper.

   My wifes excitement is happy type , she knows how much I love puttering in the shop. My whole life I built things for other people and she sees the last two years how much more relaxing and fun it is for me to actually build things for myself.

   I pulled the Bolens 943 in the shop today and partially tore it down to get PB blaster on all the bolts. Tomorrow I will try to pull the wheels off the rusted axles. I will probably have to split the rims and make adaptors to attach the larger tires and rims.

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Posted September 02, 2014 - 06:17 PM

Today I made progress on the #3 110 round fender. I got the frame all sanded and painted. It is slowly looking better.

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Jd 110 #3 looks better than it did 10 days ago when I dragged it home. I will let it set a few weeks before I fine sand it and buff it out. This one will get the snowblower on it. The second one will have the mower and the third one will just have the mid mount grader blade.  I am always the first to admit my stuff is far from perfect but it is so fun to try to tweak them just a bit. :smilewink:

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Posted September 10, 2014 - 11:31 AM

nice collection.


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Posted September 11, 2014 - 11:38 AM

It will be awhile before mine is looking that good.  Year or two, at least.






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