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#181 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2016 - 09:19 PM

Will see how well this turns out, at least I can get another off EBay if not.

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 07:43 PM

All I did was close the hood, guess it caught the edge, I was told the rear pan goes on first, so I shouldn't have had it on there to begin with. Any how, I think the plastic weld will do nicely, I will paint tomorrow. Also got the pan back from the welder, looks good! It will get sanded and painted tomorrow also.
Was empting the pool to take down this weekend, I guess Mother Nature decided I was taking too long, a front blew through and flipped it over. I guess it was empty. No damage, still have to take it apart to store.

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 08:31 PM

I figured in Texas you left the pool open all year long. 



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Posted October 07, 2016 - 09:15 PM

Some do leave theirs up. I pull mine down and store so I don't have to keep up with the maintenance.

It will go back up in May.


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Posted October 08, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Up early this morning. Finished repairing the plastic piece, I think I could have done better, but this shouldn't show too bad where it is located on the tractor. Wet sanded the rear pan, rinsed and cleaned. I like to start with the back or bottom side to see how the paint reacts. Here are three coats. I'll let this dry till later this evening and flip it over. In the mean time, I am slowly getting the pool put away. It will dry most of the day also.

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Posted October 08, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Looks great Larry!!


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Posted October 08, 2016 - 08:45 PM

Nope looks like crap. I will be down to take it off your hands so you don't have to look at it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted October 09, 2016 - 06:30 PM

Full Day. Finished putting the pool away, and mowed with Red. Had to install 6 plugs in the tires, darn mesquite. Used BOH to move the trailer out of the way, Got the 2" modified ball for the sleeve hitch. Thanks John!.  BBQ'd after everything was done. I set the pan on Little John, I know I need to lift it when I am ready to install the seat. I'm beat.

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 08:06 PM

Working on the seat mounting hardware. That is one weird seat safety switch, but it tests good. This means I'll need a new OEM seat. Have not checked Brazos Tractor Supply yet. Yea I know this seat is still serviceable with only a little tear, but it is some faded. Still saving up for the seat and 4 tires. Grandson came over last weekend and was hoping to ride him around.

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 06:42 AM

That is a weird one. Any known advantage?

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Not sure if it has an advantage other than it may be easier to activate when an 11 YO sets on the seat. I haven't been able to get to the local JD Parts dealer, but I did picked up a universal seat locally at Atwood's for $65.00. Based on the comments I saw, EBay runs around $70 to $91 , I think this will work. It is a little larger, but most importantly it has the cut-out and mount for the safety switch. I'll post some pictures this evening after work.



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Posted October 11, 2016 - 02:34 PM

OK, I think I did good, Local JD wants $91 + Tax. Felt so good I went ahead and picked up the tires from TSC. Pictures to follow.


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 06:43 PM

Here are the pictures. The Seat looks like it will fit multiple machines, like I said it has the cut out for the safety switch, and is the correct color. The price was right at $70 with tax included. Store name is Atwood's Farm and Ranch. They had 5-6 of this type there.
He will get to ride it this weekend. :rocker2:

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 07:57 PM

Have a small issue, The deck lift position lever has a spring, I assume is to hold the lever in the slots. The top of the spring hooks to the fender pan, but I can't figure out where the lower end hooks. This picture is from the teardown.

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 09:47 PM

Figured the spring out. More progress this evening.

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