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Started in on the 110 JD today( a long read with pics)


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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 01:58 PM

So a little back story before i catch everyone up. About 1 year ago a friend told me he had a non running John Deere 110 for sale an it needed some work ,he sent me pictures next thing that happens I hand him $100 for the 8hp 110. An within 20 minutes of him leaving I'm driving it around, I bought it for a back up plow tractor in the winter an to give my daughter rides on in the summer. The paint idea was going to be a purple patio tractor for my daughter an purple for me having epilepsy.uploadfromtaptalk1454784264822.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1454784299706.jpg . About a month later I had bought a 112 for the rear tin tires an the grill steering wheel head light bezel. Then sold the 112 after I got what parts I needed.uploadfromtaptalk1454784457882.png . Ok fast forward to today starting in Oct my daughters day care teachers noticed her zoning out on day the next day she had a seizure an again about 3 days later all the eeg an mri came back good. The doctor told us that her zoning out was her having what are called absent seizures. So now that we both have epilepsy an i had planned on painting her jd purple an white anyways, its now going to be an epilepsy awareness themed paint job. So today I went behind the garage an uncovered it a pushed it up to the garage to begin the tear down. uploadfromtaptalk1454784954027.jpg The last shot next to the 300 before I start tearing it down.uploadfromtaptalk1454785001951.jpg an how it sits now since it's still winter in NY an no heat in the garage this is good for one day. All the lighting is removed an in drawers with labels for when it comes time to reassemble it.
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Posted February 06, 2016 - 02:54 PM

That's a nice story i am sorry for your troubles.  Good luck with the tractor resto


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 08:29 PM

Thanks Oldford It should be a nice show piece/ boat mover when I'm done I'm even going to ghost in the ribbon on the an the back of the seat when I paint it
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Posted February 06, 2016 - 09:46 PM

Sorry to hear of your troubles. Can it be controlled at all? This will be a great story piece. A neat way to tell your story.
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Posted February 06, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Yes my daughter an i are both on the same meds obviously different dosages but it's the best one that we can take with minimal side effects an still be able to live normal lives. We are praying that she at least out grows hers.
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Posted February 07, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Since this is going to be a purple patio where do i get patio 110 decals an where should i look for the fabric for the seat?



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Posted February 07, 2016 - 07:55 PM

Hi Greg,

 

  I don`t know if it is available in purple but I know you can get spray paint for vinyl. Just a thought.

 

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Posted February 07, 2016 - 08:52 PM

Never thought of that I still need to redo the seat an foam

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Posted February 09, 2016 - 08:07 PM

I use marine vinyl cheap on ebay they have a lot of colors.  waterproof and the cold doesn't bother it

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Posted February 12, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Thanks Oldford I may look into that, have you worked with it an is so how easy is it to work with? I've never done any kind of upholstery work at all.
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Posted February 12, 2016 - 11:55 AM

I would say it is soft and easy to work with but I am no sewing pro.  Also thick enough it doesn't rip on its own you have to cut it.

 

One I made a seat for a snowmobile caboose.  Being crude, i used huge foam underneath stapled to plywood.  It looked like oversize pillows.

 

Then i made a lower snow shield for my tractor, that I cut straight and riveted to the cab.

 

So for me it is easy to work with but my stuff is pretty rough looking.

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Posted February 12, 2016 - 11:57 AM

I'm still not sure I'm ready for the task of trying it yet an i need to get as close to the color of the paint as possible

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Posted February 12, 2016 - 04:34 PM

Touching story Greg, thanks for sharing!

Edited by BNK, February 19, 2016 - 12:08 PM.

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 12:42 PM

Yesterday i measured the seat an send measurements to him he has a friend that does upholstery work so when he gets a chance he's going to get me a quote on the seat for me.

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 09:16 AM

well no work will be happing today since when I woke it was -10*F so hopefully this week according to the forecast its going to be in the upper 30's low 40's im hoping to get the rear tin off next.


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