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Resurrection of the Eska JD 130 Pedal Tractor!


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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted December 20, 2014 - 08:00 PM

Got an email a couple of years ago wanting to know if I wanted this pedal tractor:  130 Pedal Tractor 1.JPG  The owner had seen some of my pictures of ones I'd restored for parades:  HPIM2864.JPG

After I got it home, $50 shipping (dirt cheap for this model) I ordered the needed parts, $360+, cleaned & repaired what was usable & re-painted them.  HPIM1444.JPG  HPIM1445.JPG

 

Today was the day to mount the tires.  I'd never mounted solid tires before & was a bit leery of it, but read up on the procedure.  "Cook" the tires for 20-30 minutes:  HPIM1439.JPG

 

Meantime, I used threaded rod in the bench vice to make a rim holder:  HPIM1441.JPG

 

The fronts came first;  HPIM1440.JPG  Then the rears, being careful about direction:  HPIM1443.JPG

 

The job wasn't that hard once I got into it!  Now, for putting it together & the decals!


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 09:00 PM

Going to look brand new when you are done. Thanks for sharing.                                                                                                                      Roger


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 10:00 PM

That's a cool restoration! I knew kids that had similar ones back in the day and was always jealous of them.

 

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Posted December 21, 2014 - 08:32 AM

That's nice. Crazy people around here want $350 or more for one in the condition of that one when you started working on it.


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 08:51 AM

This model has had a pretty high value for years!



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Posted December 21, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Does it still run?



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Posted December 21, 2014 - 09:41 AM

Does it still run?

It should once the fuel tank is cleaned out!



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Posted December 21, 2014 - 10:35 AM

This is a cool thread! Thanks for sharing!!
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Posted December 22, 2014 - 09:19 PM

Does it still run?

 

"Ran when parked", so .... :rolling:


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Posted January 10, 2015 - 02:46 PM

I finally put the 130 Eska pedal tractor together this morning, a project that has stretched out too long:  HPIM1461.JPG  HPIM1462.JPG  HPIM1463.JPG

 

Now, I have to make a place for it on top of the unused wood stove in the finished basement, next to my desk1


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