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#46 BNK OFFLINE  

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Posted March 17, 2015 - 04:02 AM

Beautiful work Mike! Where did you find the castor(s) decal?


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 06:25 AM

Your deck is going to be  "too nice to use"!

 

Keep up updated on how that graphite deck coating holds up.


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 09:36 AM

Your deck and deck parts look very nice!


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Beautiful work Mike! Where did you find the castor(s) decal?

BNK,
The decal is the original . I just cleaned it up, removed the glue on the back and applied transfer adhesive and stuck it back where it was located originally . I suppose it could be replicated easily enough , but mine was in pretty decent shape so I reused it .
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Posted March 18, 2015 - 05:36 PM

Starting to reassemble parts to the deck shell . It's slow work as I clean a few fasteners , install a part and then progress onto the next batch of fastener cleaning and part installation . No rush as some of the major parts won't be here for a week or so . Ordered new grease-able caster wheels and a new front anti-scalp roller . The cadmium plated parts won't be done for about two weeks so that will hold up some of the final assembly . I also have the blade set ready to be picked up at the powder coater . They will need sharpening before they are fit to the spindles and everything under the deck is painted with two coats of graphite to make cleaning easier in the summer and into the fall before it's put away for the season .

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 09:52 AM

Looking good!


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Posted March 20, 2015 - 08:56 AM

These are the remaining fasteners to be bead blasted . Waiting for the new anti-scalp roller and four caster wheels for the corners which should be here Tuesday . Getting close ! Still have to go and rescue the blades from the powder coater next week and then sharpen them . And the final step will be the graphite coating on the entire bottom of the deck . Oh, I almost forgot the new belts as well . I'll hit up the local Napa store for them .

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Posted March 21, 2015 - 04:34 PM

New ball caster wheels and anti-scalp roller in front of the old parts . Need the parts from the cadmium shop to install the roller and to bead blast the other parts required to install the wheels . Still chipping away at the parts I can install . The next thing is to roll the deck over bottom side up and install the shroud and baffles . Slow but steady progress .

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Posted March 21, 2015 - 05:37 PM

Man, that has a lot of parts, mine had way less, Looking good though :thumbs: . Working on Old Girl's Onan here.

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Posted March 21, 2015 - 06:10 PM

Man, that has a lot of parts, mine had way less, Looking good though :thumbs: . Working on Old Girl's Onan here.

Looks great Larry . I assume you painted all of it . Have you considered powder coat ? I use powder coat because it lasts longer than paint and all my equipment gets used . Do you have a deck and other attachments for it ?
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Posted March 21, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Looks great Larry . I assume you painted all of it . Have you considered powder coat ? I use powder coat because it lasts longer than paint and all my equipment gets used . Do you have a deck and other attachments for it ?

Yes, rattle can paint, $1.00 a can (but a lot of them). The tractors are stored inside, no rust or fade on the oldest one. The deck for "Old Girl" is shown in your post # 32. Mine get used also, just mowed 3 acres with RED the other day. Old Girl may get taken to a couple shows before I give RED a break.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 11:16 AM

A little more progress today . Got the blade shroud and baffle mounted on the underside of the deck . I'm now at a standstill until parts arrive from the powder coater and cad plater .

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Posted March 23, 2015 - 09:30 PM

Looking good!
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Posted March 25, 2015 - 02:59 PM

Made a little progress today . Bead blasted the remaining fasteners . I was able to install the two front caster wheel assemblies , the deck belt tensioner pulley and spring , the second deck belt tensioner and the sole idler pulley . Just need the parts back from the cadmium plater and should be able to finish the deck .

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Posted March 26, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Picked up the parts from the cadmium plater today and started to install them . I'll continue working on it for the next day or so . Should be complete soon . I'll probably use the original outlet chute and purchase a new one next month . The spindles need mounted as well as the blades .

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