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#31 MountainBuzzMan OFFLINE  

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Posted April 26, 2015 - 09:01 AM

The deck I have for my FF20 is pretty heavily made. It's a model 917.253650.

Mine has gone through a natural weight loss program and now has many holes for increased air circulation.  It has been repaired multiple times with lots of added metal and some interesting brass brazing work. One of the spindles is completely rusted out on the deck.  Then the previous owner brazed plates back in to support the spindle.  But there are holes 2 inches across and a bunch the size of a dime.  It even has re-bar bent and brazed across the entire front of the deck.

 

Here are some Deck images

 

 

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Since this one rusted so bad, I assumed the older ones had a thicker gauge metal


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 09:43 AM

Here are some more images of the tractor.

 

The face only a mother could love.  But for some reason it makes me want to drink Coors beer and get chased by Buford T Justice.

 

 

 

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Posted April 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM

That deck is a goner, for sure. Not much hope there. The tractor looks pretty good though.  I know where you can get some decals for it.

Glad you have most of a 3-point. I can get you measurements for the lower arms if you want them.



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Posted April 26, 2015 - 10:50 AM

That deck is a goner, for sure. Not much hope there. The tractor looks pretty good though.  I know where you can get some decals for it.

Glad you have most of a 3-point. I can get you measurements for the lower arms if you want them.

 

Thanks, I really appreciate that.  I got a quote from these guys http://www.ballardfa...n.com/Cat0.html   $85 for the correct arms.   What I am missing and they don't have the brakes to make it are the arm stops.  I found some rolled Z steel I think I can get it to work though.

 

The Deck is really strong with the bracing.  But yea, I want to completely restore one over the winter.  Maybe even put some Scag Spindles on it. 

I am really lazy.  I don't enjoy tinkering with stuff. But I do enjoy making it as good or better than new from a reliability perspective.  So if I am taking the time to do something, I want it to last. (As long as it is properly maintained)


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 11:19 AM

I go up there about 4-5 times a year.  Since my grandfather passed no-one owns property there anymore, we have to rent.  It has not changed very much since the 70's when I lived there.  There was a road that all of us kids hated.  We called it the sea-sick road.  Now it is called the tail of the dragon.  Have you been on lake Santeetlah?


Know that road well Hyway 129 N.. I have taken a 35' flatbed trailer behind my crewcab Ford several times, lots of fun going to Knoxville that way.
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 11:21 AM

Here are some more images of the tractor.
 
The face only a mother could love.  But for some reason it makes me want to drink Coors beer and get chased by Buford T Justice.
 
 
 
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Member "KennyP" knows a guy that might make the decals you need for it.
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Hey ! that is a nice tractor, :wave: 


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 11:27 AM

My curious, and certainly revealing my ignorance here, but that's a pretty nice blue object in the background!
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 11:31 AM

My curious, and certainly revealing my ignorance here, but that's a pretty nice blue object in the background!

Focus, focus, we are GT lovers right !,..............................................................right ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh my ! that sure is purtty blue, can we see it PLEASE !!


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 12:07 PM

It is a 74 Corvette.  I bought it when I lived in Texas.  It is a west Texas one.  Which means very little rust.  But it needs lots of work.  That may in fact be the best shot of it. :-(    Looks better from a distance. I will see if I can get a better shot of it later today.  It has a 63 327/300 from an impala SS and a rock crusher 4 speed that cant keep fluid in it and I ran it a bit low.  The interior is restored and the rear end is restored as well.  The front  is complete crap. I have a Doug Nash 5 speed to put in and a short block 350.  Just need funds and time. 


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 12:12 PM

A 350 and 5 speed will really make that a fun car to run the Dragon in for sure, should be a great driver with that set up.!!


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 06:27 PM

I'll have the lower arm measurements tomorrow. Might be able to get the arm stop #'s too.


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 08:24 PM

I'll have the lower arm measurements tomorrow. Might be able to get the arm stop #'s too.

My bad.  I should have been clearer. I had this drawing  someone had sent me earlier.  It has all the drawing details for the 3 point.

 

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Posted April 26, 2015 - 08:32 PM

That's what we have here!


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 08:38 PM

Member "KennyP" knows a guy that might make the decals you need for it.

 I found these.  But I don't know if the quality is any good.  http://www.redoyourh...ff24-decal-set/

Some of the other images look good on the wheel horses.


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