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#1 MDB OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2014 - 11:20 PM

Here is my B-12 that I picked up at an auction back in 2008.

 

This tractor is one of my favorite and has hydraulic lift, lights, factory tool box and Hi-Lo auxiliary gearbox. 

 

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Posted December 08, 2014 - 11:30 PM

The grille & headlights almost give these a personality, love it. Very nice job & something to be very proud of. :thumbs:



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Posted December 08, 2014 - 11:53 PM

That look's great..... that is one gt that's on my wish list.



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Posted December 09, 2014 - 12:19 AM

Very nice restore. Looks great :thumbs:



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Posted December 09, 2014 - 02:01 AM

looks great.nice job. :thumbs:  :thumbs:



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Posted December 09, 2014 - 05:24 AM

Beautiful job!  I have a B12 that I would like to redo soon as well.  I need to get mine running first.  I just picked up the plow and snow plow that have been with this tractor all its life.  What were the shades of yellow and white that you used?  I assume that black is just gloss black.



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Posted December 09, 2014 - 06:05 AM

Beautiful job!  I have a B12 that I would like to redo soon as well.  I need to get mine running first.  I just picked up the plow and snow plow that have been with this tractor all its life.  What were the shades of yellow and white that you used?  I assume that black is just gloss black.

David,

 

Thanks for the nice comments.

 

I have been using John Deere New Construction Yellow, it is almost a dead match to the original AC color code for that year. (there were three different shades of yellow during the production run of the B series)  I use Wimbledon White for anything that gets painted white.  You are correct on the gloss black.


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Posted December 09, 2014 - 07:06 AM

David,

 

Thanks for the nice comments.

 

I have been using John Deere New Construction Yellow, it is almost a dead match to the original AC color code for that year. (there were three different shades of yellow during the production run of the B series)  I use Wimbledon White for anything that gets painted white.  You are correct on the gloss black.

Thanks for the good info.  Now I know what to look for so no more excuses!  I saved my B12 from going to the scrap pile and I really want to get it running.  It's got the hi/lo range on it but no hydraulics.  With the hi/lo I figured it would be nice to find a tiller for the back of it someday.  No hurry on that one though.



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Posted December 09, 2014 - 07:52 AM

Nice job you did. Like the lights.



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Posted December 09, 2014 - 08:24 AM

Nice job on that one!

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Posted December 09, 2014 - 08:43 AM

Guess I have another question.  Your headlights, are they original?  Mine have NAPA stamped in them so I think they are probably aftermarket.  They look original so they will go well with the restore.



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Posted December 09, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Great job on the restoration! Nice tractor. You should be proud of yourself and the job you did.  Thanks for letting us see the progress and the finished tractor.

Roger.



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Posted December 09, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Guess I have another question.  Your headlights, are they original?  Mine have NAPA stamped in them so I think they are probably aftermarket.  They look original so they will go well with the restore.

The head lights that I use are Guide brand, that is what was original. I was able find some of mine on Ebay, tractor shows , swap meets and at a local combine salvage yard. 


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Posted December 09, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Beautiful tractor! I am looking at a B12 with hi lo and hydro lift and has the L112 loader on it.

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Posted December 09, 2014 - 01:27 PM

Very nice job, makes me want to get back on Dad's and get the loader finished and also the tractor.

Here's a link to ours.

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