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Picked up a Front mount mower for the Ride-a-Matic!


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Posted June 28, 2016 - 05:13 PM

I have been so busy fixing and working on other peoples stuff so decided to put my foot down and do something for my self :D

Not sure if they will get done in time this year but these will be some of the easiest projects I have tackled in a while, not many bearings or bushings to deal with on these, pretty much paint, bolt up and go!


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Posted June 29, 2016 - 02:37 AM

I have been so busy fixing and working on other peoples stuff so decided to put my foot down and do something for my self :D

Not sure if they will get done in time this year but these will be some of the easiest projects I have tackled in a while, not many bearings or bushings to deal with on these, pretty much paint, bolt up and go!

Hey, just giving you a hard time! I know what your saying about spending time on other peoples stuff because I have the same problem. Seems like every free moment I get someone has something planned for me! Sometimes you just want to tell everyone NO, and take sometime for yourself, but its hard to do that and have friends and family that aren't pissed at you!  Like they always say, nice guys finish last!, or finish their own work/projects last!! LOL!


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Posted June 30, 2016 - 10:40 AM

I have the frame part for one of those front mount mowers. I no longer have a RAM though.



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 03:28 PM

Parts back from the blaster and primed, hope to get some paint on tomorrow

 

 

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Posted July 09, 2016 - 06:25 PM

Wow, came out nice!  Of course, this attachment already looked pretty good when you got it and it even worked well and everything once you put some new belts on it (and figured out the Rube Goldberg belt routing maze in order to get it to work!).


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Posted July 11, 2016 - 11:23 AM

That's going to look nice!



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Posted July 13, 2016 - 06:21 PM

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Very nice!
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Posted July 14, 2016 - 05:52 AM

Shiny!! Looking nice.
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Posted July 14, 2016 - 08:47 AM


Wow, very nice job! I guess you were quite busy yesterday painting... I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is all back together again.

That will look really nice in front of your Ride-A-Matic! So, when are you going to restore that tractor too?

Keep up the good work! I love seeing how all of your projects turn out.

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Posted July 14, 2016 - 09:36 AM

I painted Sunday and Monday, took these pics a couple days after, worst part was cleaning the paint gun using 3 different colors in one day :wallbanging:  It takes longer to clean the gun than to lay the paint!

 

 

This deck is going on my 57'

 

 

 

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Posted July 14, 2016 - 10:45 AM

OOOOOOOOOHHHHH!!!!  Niiiiicccceeee....  :D  :worshippy1:

 

I was just referring to the tractor in the other pictures that you posted earlier though from when you mounted the deck to test it out originally before you disassembled it to paint it.  That '57 Ride-A-Matic sure looks nice though.  When did you restore that one?

 

And yes, that is very true about painting.  All the prep work takes much longer than it takes to actually paint anything.  Prepping the piece you want to paint (sandblasting or grinding/sanding, then cleaning off any dust or dirt), masking off areas you don't want to paint, mixing the paint, etc...  Then painting itself takes like 20 minutes, and then you have to clean out the gun before the paint dries in it and get it all ready to paint the next color...  If you need to do any body work that involves using body filler, that makes it even more involved and time consuming making everything all even and smooth before you paint it.


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Posted July 14, 2016 - 10:57 AM

What color green is that?



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Posted July 14, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The deck looks beautiful. I wonder if we can get the paint mixed in the spray cans? I've got a deck for my 57 super and want to restore it someday. Your tractor is beautiful. 


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Posted July 14, 2016 - 12:07 PM

What color green is that?

 

Metallic Green , paint was used on Bolens from 1956-1960






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