Hi Guys, I am restoring my suburban 7 and was looking for a pic of the underside of the hood. i have a hole in the hood where i guess the hood catch was. i need to repair the hole with same gauge metal as the hood and duplicate the missing catch so the hood latches properly to the piece on the motor. Thanks, Wayne
restoring a 91760619 suburban 7
Posted August 13, 2016 - 06:31 PM
Posted August 13, 2016 - 06:35 PM
Welcome to the forum. Hopefully one of the Bradley guys can help you out.
Posted August 13, 2016 - 07:09 PM
Do you have any pics of what you have? I can take some shots of my 917-60601 tomorrow .
The 619 - is that a 1961?
Posted August 14, 2016 - 05:55 AM
Thanks for the replies, My tractor is a round hood with a BKN i can just about make out the "7" on the hood. I just found a factory recoil for it. it probably came with one. The tractor is currently i pieces as i am cleaning, sandblasting , and painting. I need to do some repairs to the hood but i dont know what the underside looks like on one thats in good shape and that still has the hood "catch" Thanks
- MGP59DB said thank you
Posted August 14, 2016 - 06:40 AM
Here is a picture of the latch I made for my Suburban.
The top part fastens to the hood and bent to the proper angle , this was
a factory piece.
The "catch" part I made from scrap, bent to shape to snap onto the bracket
on the engine.
Posted August 14, 2016 - 08:01 AM
Here is a couple of shots of mine - this is all factory
These are a common problem - they crack the hood or just plain rip out.
Good luck !
My uncle bought one of these with a real good fix -NOT
He did a proper repair and it is back like it should be now .
That is a very cool tractor , The only model with the BKN motor . I don't care how bad they look - they always look sweet to me
Edited by MGP59DB, August 14, 2016 - 08:13 AM.
Posted August 14, 2016 - 09:13 AM
Thank you very much, this helps me alot . The missing piece kind of looks like i could use a broom handle hanger. This is part of the fun of restoring a tractor like this with virtually no parts out there. My only other challenge will be to try and trace the "7" off my hood to make a template and try to have the decal made. I already have all the other decals for it. Thanks again for the help. I will try to take some restoration pics as i go. Wayne
Posted August 17, 2016 - 03:28 PM
Good luck with the decal
Posted August 17, 2016 - 05:37 PM
there was a dude on ebay that was selling the complete sticker kits, I used his for my db suburban resto