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#1 blackjackjakexxix OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Found this Bolens 1000 on the internet,was about 1 1/2 from where our camp is in Cook Forest,Pa is,original owners family,whats so cool about this tractor is the dealer sticker still on it,came from about 20 min from where we live,near Youngstown,OH,years ago I bought most of the NEW OLD STOCK this dealership had,so its making its way back close to home,the original owners lived near Youngstown,OH and took it with them when they moved,I see no signs of ever being painted,the only thing changed is they added a external coil,I think that's going to go,so I think I'm going to shoe shine it up and keep this one,need to see how to go about doing something with the seat,this tractor runs very nice and is pretty tight,29Chev on here might be taking a look at it for me,his work on the 1050 seat was super

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 01:00 PM

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 01:25 PM

Congrats, nice score!
With the original seat as well.
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Posted October 03, 2015 - 02:04 PM

Have you decided if your going to paint it or just get it back to operating shape and clean the grease off?



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Posted October 03, 2015 - 05:14 PM

A great find Rick and gone to a good home too.
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Posted October 03, 2015 - 05:40 PM

Nice find. Thanks for photos.


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 06:24 PM

Brian,I know you probably don't want to hear this,but really thinking about degreasing it, and new paint and decals,do a little tuning up,fix what's going on with the coil,see about doing something with the seat,will see
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Posted October 03, 2015 - 06:34 PM

Nice machine! It's in great hands!


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 06:40 PM

Brian,I know you probably don't want to hear this,but really thinking about degreasing it, and new paint and decals,do a little tuning up,fix what's going on with the coil,see about doing something with the seat,will see


Or... he has the paint code for the cordovan (?) metallic and would like to see you give it a go. If not then I'll make the motion to repaint and go for the metallic. Either way nice score, good solid unit, may be the best " surviving" seat I've seen on one. Glad you got it, looking forward to the
"Shoe Shine" refurb.
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Posted October 03, 2015 - 06:40 PM

I think its a great restoration canidate

 

I got some real nice samples of "Cordovan" for the chassis in the NOS parts I got so maybe I'll have a match for you to get some test samples of. I'll have to double check and see if the 1000 used metallic flake or if they switched to straight cordovan , the early 600 ,800, and 900 were cordovan with metallic flakes 


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 06:49 PM

Thanks Brian,if I get sometime tomorrow I'll see if I can buff up the frame and see what I got,also Thanks WenchinOnIt

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 07:13 PM

Very nice looking tractor.  Was the seat cover back and bottom all one piece originally or were they two separate pieces joined where the cut out area is across the back - hard to tell from the pictures?  Is that a welt around the hole at the back that held the cover material or is there a padding section that is missing that went over top of the area where the hole is?  Does anyone have a picture of the original seat pan without the cover and padding on it - curious what the edge of the pan and area where the bend is looks like?

 

Thanks for posting - look forward to seeing your winter project turn into a brand new 50 plus year old tractor!

 

 


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 07:34 PM

This seat is the only style they made,there's a metal seat pan under the cushion,there's a plastic back on it,I was told it's crimped together,I'll try to get you some better pics

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 07:58 PM

I think its a great restoration canidate

I got some real nice samples of "Cordovan" for the chassis in the NOS parts I got so maybe I'll have a match for you to get some test samples of. I'll have to double check and see if the 1000 used metallic flake or if they switched to straight cordovan , the early 600 ,800, and 900 were cordovan with metallic flakes

So my 800 I have has metal flake in the brown chassis paint. So that is all original then???
Oh and great 1000 can't wait to see it all cleaned up!

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Very nice!


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