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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner ONLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 07:57 AM

It has been a busy winter.  I started restoring a reel mower for my Waterloo 20 before Christmas.  It was slow going.  Lots of missing parts to make.  Lots of worn out bearing & seals.  Even more rust to remove.

 

Then in January, the wife asked me what I would be doing while she was away on a mission trip.  I panicked and said "doing that bedroom reno project you've wanted done."  She got all excited & that motivated her to complete the wallpaper project in the living room.  That went extremely poorly, so the reno project became the living room.  Off came the paneling, in went some overhead lighting & outlets, up went the drywall.  It is day 50 or 60 (I've lost track).  The reel mower project slid into the gaps when I was waiting for something to dry.  We were ready for paint just before the wife left.  She let me pick the colours, so I went with a colour I like: the factory green for the Waterloo tractors.  Hence the "three projects, one colour" heading.  Any other brave soles ever painted a room based on your favourite brand of tractor?

 

Anyway, the reel mower is complete, even if the living room is awaiting crown moulding & chair rail.  Atleast, it would be if I could find some 7/32" x 1/2" round head rivets so I could re-attach the cutting bar.  No one in Canada (or atleast my area of Canada) sells them.  Anyone want to donate 10?  Will pay parts, shipping & time.

 

 

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 08:31 AM

Looking good on all fronts!


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 09:05 AM

Nice work on all!                                                                                                                                                                         Roger.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 09:14 AM

Amazing job on the mower especially , it could pass for NOS . Cheers Mike


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 10:42 AM

With the matching paint, you'll be able to park the tractors in the living room and she'll never notice!


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 01:39 PM

Yeah, tractor in the house.........I'ld be Shot!   Kinda like Bikers with Harley in the back Hallway?  Green wouldn't make it at my house.  I like MM's, so..........Prairie Gold with Red trim??   Wife hates just the color gadgets with MM colors around house, don't think she would let me use those there, ha!  Small tractors are mostly Red.........NOT! 


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 06:03 PM

That serial number tag looks new. Is it?
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Posted February 18, 2015 - 06:18 PM

I might have those rivits, have to look this weekend.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 07:20 PM

That serial number tag looks new. Is it?

No, it is redone.  Cleaned with steel wool.  Painted with Tremclad black.  Wet sanded until the embossed text shows, then clear coated.  New #4 u-drive rivets installed.

 

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 07:21 PM

I might have those rivits, have to look this weekend.

That would be might awesome of you, sir!


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 09:05 PM

7/32 is an old size, Mark.  I thought I had some, but I went out and checked and I don't even think I've had it.  McMaster Carr and Fastenal is no help, either.

 

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 09:49 PM

Is this what you're looking for?

http://www.rivetsonl...n-aluminum.html

I chose 1/2" for length, steel for composition, and round for the head.

looks like $7 for a box of 100

product code S0218R00500


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:17 PM

No, it is redone.  Cleaned with steel wool.  Painted with Tremclad black.  Wet sanded until the embossed text shows, then clear coated.  New #4 u-drive rivets installed.
 
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Nice work.
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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Nice work Mark. That reel looks right at home in the living room, and

on the tractor. Awesome detail work on that ID tag. :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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Posted February 20, 2015 - 09:29 AM

This place I have dealt with in the past they do have rivets in different sizes for name plates..

 

Here is the site ....http://hitnmiss.com/

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