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#1 WrenchinOnIt OFFLINE  

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 02:44 PM

From a foreign land afar.... (any added intrigue?)..... Okay, not that foreign and not that far , Ontario Canada

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 02:48 PM

All that black out must have been heck on the shipping company :poke:

I'm going to guess a rare tractor seat.
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Posted September 19, 2015 - 03:02 PM

They sure didn't spare any packaging tape.  Looks like several layers around the top.  Only the bottom layer does any holding of things together.  The rest is just for looks.  I bet it is  a new pair of shoes.  Some of those on the floor look well worn.


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 03:16 PM

I am guessing it is "Bolens" related - that darn Bolens bug appears to have struck again.


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 03:38 PM

All that black out must have been heck on the shipping company :poke:
I'm going to guess a rare tractor seat.

 

Wow if you didn't take most of the intrigue right out of it, have you been checked for ESP , well close enough ESP anyways.

They sure didn't spare any packaging tape.  Looks like several layers around the top.  Only the bottom layer does any holding of things together.  The rest is just for looks.  I bet it is  a new pair of shoes.  Some of those on the floor look well worn.

Fact of the matter that's a two way made the round trip box so tape is been re-taped twice plus the original box's maiden voyage ,seeing I called it into recycle duty before it hit the real recyclers, thus the 'layered look'
HA! Those are made in USA Red Wings! You can't wear them out you just 're-sole them .They are just dirty, I work construction
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Posted September 19, 2015 - 04:07 PM

Okay here they are ,eventually after I get done admiring them one will go on a unit that I'm refurbishing, the other.. well time will tell. But know this regardless of the outcome of my work on said unit, the nicest thing on it will be this CUSTOM MADE ( painstakingly so) for he meticulously disassembled a 45 yr old one ,took excacting measurements and reproduced the cover as such ,and then be the craftsman he is improved upon the original and made what is called " the improved by Stew version" now how's that!!

The maker ,reading thru this some have probably guessed is " Is there anything he can't do Stew" formally only known as 29Chev. His covers are OUTSTANDING! I'm grinning like a mule eating briars. (he he) I was following his post on his 1050 seat cover, appealed to his Bolens soft spot with some pics of my 'need', he sent me progress pics seemed almost daily , and in a very short amount of time he had these waiting on me at my Post Office. Fella's pics do not do them justice, the man is talented. Thanks again Stew, The old boy will wear it proudly

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 04:26 PM

Those are beautiful!! Can't wait to see them on! :thumbs:


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 04:45 PM

Oh yeah , it's for this (eventually), pics of pick up day ( on the trailer) and some progress pics, it's going down for a refurbishment, engine went to the machine shop, body will get some sort of media blasting , it is in very good shape originally and was suffering from a few mechanical woes. Call out to our Doctor Bolens , (Bolens 1000) for not only helping with needed parts , but also his knowledge of these units. And to my buddy beyond Bolens, Rick Show ( BlackJackJake) for NOS parts and his friendship I could probably do with out the first (NOS parts) but not the latter, his friendship trumps all this Bolens stuff. So thanks fellas and keep those parts a coming)
PS EK repop foot pads available from Ricks Bolens Tractors Parts

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 05:55 PM

Looks like the start of a great restoration - thanks for the kind words.  Glad to be a very small part of this project - hope my work stands up against your skills when it is finished - cannot wait to see the end result.


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 06:01 PM

Going to look Great!!!!!

 

 

Does the rear hood rattle on this one? If so I found that simply filling the mounting holes with JB weld then re drilling them to specs they hood's will not make that annyoing rattle that most seem to make from worn hood mounts.

 

May have to get a seat for mine!


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 06:03 PM

Wow if you didn't take most of the intrigue right out of it, have you been checked for ESP , well close enough ESP anyways.

Wow, I really had no idea. I just went with the fact that I too struggle from bad seat syndrome as well.

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 06:40 PM

Also Thanks for the kind words, I have to say when Kevin does a restro it's done right,some day we will get to see his HT-20 that is a true ground up restro,nothing left unturned,it's been a pleasure getting to know you,learning from you,and a great friendship

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 06:58 PM

Wow!! What a solid machine to work with! This will be a lot of fun to follow.

 

You're off to a great start!!


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 08:56 PM

Great project! Will this get to become your main mower?


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Posted September 20, 2015 - 09:32 AM

Great project! Will this get to become your main mower?

It won't become a main mower I really like my Z turn Simplicity (yikes posting Orange on Bolens forum), Brian (Bolens 1000) has stated on several occasions how well the EK's mow, so I'm going to have to try it out for sure.

I'll tell you never thought I'd be a ZTR fan , they just aren't a tractor right? But it is so much faster , has four corner coil overs , rides superbly, and Simplicity touts their quality of cut and I will tell you it's no BS , this and my Legacy XL mow my "yard" ( in the sense that it's green and grows) very nicely. Bolens will always be # 1 for me, but I acknowledge quality when I discover it.

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