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Posted January 19, 2016 - 10:32 PM

I think the "D" looks great!   Keep up the good work Chris!   :thumbs:

I appreciate that another walk behind is getting a new lease on life.

 

Gotta work with what-cha got.

Back in the mid 1980s my brother needed some serious sandblasting done on a trailer frame he built.   Dad had an old homemade 4 wheel wagon mounted 200 gallon tank with a small 4 cylinder Hercules engine driving a rather large but slow turning compressor.  We put the trailer frame in the bed of our dump truck and most of the sand stayed in the truck bed where it was easy to reclaim and reuse.

Worked great.

 

Keep the pics comin'


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Nice work there.

 

Are you keeping the old tires on there? They look to be in good shape, can't see a crack anywhere on them.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 10:35 PM

I think the "D" looks great!   Keep up the good work Chris!   :thumbs:

I appreciate that another walk behind is getting a new lease on life.

 

Gotta work with what-cha got.

Back in the mid 1980s my brother needed some serious sandblasting done on a trailer frame he built.   Dad had an old homemade 4 wheel wagon mounted 200 gallon tank with a small 4 cylinder Hercules engine driving a rather large but slow turning compressor.  We put the trailer frame in the bed of our dump truck and most of the sand stayed in the truck bed where it was easy to reclaim and reuse.

Worked great.

 

Keep the pics comin'

Thanks for the comments and I will keep the pics coming!

 

Great story and actually sounds like a really good idea!



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Posted January 19, 2016 - 10:37 PM

Nice work there.

 

Are you keeping the old tires on there? They look to be in good shape, can't see a crack anywhere on them.

 

Thanks Cat.

 

One tire was flat when I got it but somehow neither had any cracks. I put air in them both and they are in good shape! I will keep them for sure.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 11:50 PM

Man, you are ding a great job. I love the old 2 wheel tractors and have a few myself. Glad to see you working with what you have, I do the same thing everyday. In the end, it still gets the job done!!
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Posted January 19, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Great job on the Simplicity!!  I still kick myself for not buying one last year, I just didn't call quick enough :( I'll just have to admire yours instead  :D  :D  :D 

 

And many times I had to do what I had to do, to get a job done! Keep up the good work and good luck with it! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 05:39 AM

Glad to see you are doing what ever it takes to get the job done, Chris! Keep at it! I'm a 1948 'model' as well!


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 08:37 AM

Nice Job, I'd say if this is your first time your doing a heck of a lot better than when I first started restoring things!

 

Great to see your preserving American history in the process, Each of these has a story to tell and far too many are scrapped today, so what if it dosent have reverse its part of history, they all didnt start out with bells , whistles, cushion seats ect!

Not all people understand saving this equipment but dont let them get to you, it just means more out there for us who understand saving this stuff :thumbs:


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 07:00 AM

The refurbished tractor parts and attachments look great. Looking forward to seeing it back together. Are you planning on putting it to work? You and your brother accomplished a lot in a short time. It looks like it would have been a lot of fun with the added bonus of a nice tractor at the end. 


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The refurbished tractor parts and attachments look great. Looking forward to seeing it back together. Are you planning on putting it to work? You and your brother accomplished a lot in a short time. It looks like it would have been a lot of fun with the added bonus of a nice tractor at the end. 

 

Had a "blast" and lots of work accomplished. I hope to put it to work too.

 

Are you into walk behinds?



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Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:36 PM

Had a "blast" and lots of work accomplished. I hope to put it to work too.

 

Are you into walk behinds?

 

Not really, unless you count a Troy Bilt tiller as a walk behind. However, I do see where they would be better for some people than a 4 wheel tractor. It's just nice to see older, well designed machinery put back to work. It's hard to find walk behind tractors around here. 


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Posted January 26, 2016 - 09:52 PM

Started assembling some of the attachments. Boy what a difference sandblasting makes. Everything just goes right together.

 

I need to sandblast the cultivator shovels and some other things I missed.

 

Re-fabricated the adjuster cranks and they work great.

 

Need to do some more painting but I have got the bulk of the hard work done. I clear coated all the pulleys.

 

Reel mower was green when I got it so I went with green on that. I still need to make the hardwood rollers.

 

I got the tractor together mostly too. I have to fabricate the lower idler arm. I'll post more pics on that later

 

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Posted January 27, 2016 - 07:49 AM

Man, those look new.
Nice job Chris!
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Posted January 27, 2016 - 07:59 AM

Those look great! 


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Posted January 27, 2016 - 01:11 PM

That is looking good!


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