I have restored a few tractors in my time but your work has put my resto's to shame. Outstanding attention to detail to include the ID tags,rivets & grease fittings. Major learning process for me with the powder coating as well. I assume this unit will be a feature story in Cadet Connection magazine in the future? I will be following this thread for sure. What a way to enjoy retirement!
My skills come from the discipline of building real airplanes for thirty years . It not only has to function correctly , but it's fit and form have to be correct as well . I'm basically lazy, so powder coating is an easy way out of doing a lot of work ! Painting is too much work ! The only work I get stuck with is the cleanup after I get the parts back . Putting the pieces back together is where I get my real joy . When I'm done I have a piece of functional art . I try to make them as good or better than new . As to making any of my projects a feature story , I guess I would entertain that possibility but I'm not seeking that kind of exposure . I just enjoy exchanging ideas and experiences here on GT talk's forum . Thank you for the compliment and ask all the questions you want , which goes for everyone who is following along .
I hope to meet more of you guys and gals in person at tractor shows somewhere down the road . And yes, retirement is great . I work harder now than when I was working ! But I get to take naps any time I want .