I have had a bolens 1050 thats been sitting in storage for a couple of years needing a trans among few other items. PO had started to restore this tractor and had quit when he discovered it needed transmission repairs. I aquired a donor 1000 that has been modified to take a kohler. Trans is good and has a lot of parts on it most of the tin has been cut or modified.
I brought the 1050 in this afternoon set it up on the table. Checking it out I discovered that is bit roughter than I thought. Some of it has been repainted in proper colors or really close to proper.
The biggest issue found so far is bent tube frame at the front end. ( They must have hit something hard several times.) My donor tractor tubes seem to be straight and in good shape.
To change the frames the tractor will be stripped down pretty completely. So I think I will be painting up the parts that have not been done yet. I have never done any painting other than few spray bombs or brushes so this willl be a learning curve for me. Good news is my partner has been wanting an air brush for a while. She does some art work and would like one for that, tells me they could be used for painting larger items.
I have removed the Generator for another 1050. I will need to find a generator. I have one that is rusted inside I think it is beyond repair.
Edited by Alberta Bolens, October 15, 2016 - 07:42 PM.