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#1 rustyoldjunk ONLINE  

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Posted May 05, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Boy that looks like a curious hodge podge of parts,and look at that guys filthy shop area...Oh wait.... nevermind,that's my filthy shop andThat is one of my creations in progress...( I promise to clean the shop up tomorrow,been a tiring week ).  :D

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Posted May 05, 2015 - 11:44 PM

Hmmmm.. lets see, it looks like it started life as a 71 Sears Custom 10XL, then you transplanted a big 'ole Onan. And then a front axle,hood and dash out of a Suburban??? Oh... and a seat from an MTD??

 

Am I close??? lol :D


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Posted May 06, 2015 - 12:01 AM

Hmmmm.. lets see, it looks like it started life as a 71 Sears Custom 10XL, then you transplanted a big 'ole Onan. And then a front axle,hood and dash out of a Suburban??? Oh... and a seat from an MTD??

 

Am I close??? lol :D

Well.....Sorta Chris...  :smilewink: The tractor is a 1976 SS18 Suburban that came in missing the dash and gas tank. The grill/hinge was badly broke as typical. It was a non runner with a incomplete carburetor,no throttle or choke cable,etc. I have been tinkering with it and have it running and driving. The big Onan runs great and no smoke ! So this evening when I got home on a whim I tried something that I had been contemplating. I took a Custom grill off the wall,made a few mods to it and bolted it on. Then I ended up using a' 65 David Bradley Suburban hood with the built in cast iron dash in the back of it. With really few mods this combo fit. I was kind of surprised,I was sure that I would have ran into more issues. A lot more still to do to get the tractor done all the way around but that is the jest of how it will look with this hood and grill. I can't decide if I like it or not....


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Posted May 06, 2015 - 06:11 AM

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Posted May 06, 2015 - 06:21 AM

I think I've seen that look before...
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I like it, kind of a tribute to the changes Sears had undergone in looks during its Hay days
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Posted May 06, 2015 - 06:57 AM

O.S.H.A. might site you for "trip" hazard.


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Posted May 06, 2015 - 07:14 AM

Happiness is a busy & messy shop.


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Posted May 06, 2015 - 07:19 AM

I kinda like it. Roll it out in the sun for a couple pics.


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Posted May 06, 2015 - 07:43 AM

Johnny Cash sang a song about car like that once....great tractor you are building, one piece at a time too!


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Posted May 06, 2015 - 12:31 PM

If a shop doesn't look like it's being worked in...... it isn't.
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Posted May 06, 2015 - 03:56 PM

Tractor looks fine. Hood looked like a fire in it.  Stay with one brand like that, many things still bolt up and are similar, they use same specs and such, no use making all new all the time, costs money. As to the shop, looks normal to me. At least you can walk in yours, heh! Mine has too many tractors in diff steps, just like yours seems to, and have paths to walk thru and around all the tractors and tools and just crap. I DO pick-up my tools tho and put away MOST times anyway. Depends on how burnt out I am from shop session!


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Posted May 06, 2015 - 10:33 PM

Thanks for all the kind replies. I just started this low budget project and while it has a ways to go,I think it will be pretty decent when I get done. I plan to use it to mow so I'm not planning on show looks.

I kinda like it. Roll it out in the sun for a couple pics.

Here ya go Kenny. I even hit the hood with some almond paint real quick. I am going to run the throttle and choke cables thru the dash in the rear of the hood,the way the factory db choke is ran and I may even move the off on switch to the dash. The push button starter will stay where it is and everything still needs to be tucked in and straightened up. I still needs to change the fluids and filters and get a correct or close gas tank. I upgraded the engine to the newer styler Nikki carb. The tractor starts easy,runs great and,no smoke ! (Yes it has oil in it  :smilewink: ). I have had to do several other small things to get it back ino running condition and still have several more to do but I am happy with how the tractor is coming along. The tractor is running at a low idle in the pictures taken of it sitting in the grass.

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 04:43 AM

Nice job. Have fun and find lots of work for it. Gt's are not happy unless they are working.
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Posted May 07, 2015 - 05:39 AM

That looks pretty good! Thanks for the outside pics! Easier to see how it fits up.


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 06:23 AM

I like it!! It has that get out of my way I have work to do look. :thumbs:


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