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#46 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 04:29 AM

I think that one is a little large to be considered a GT.


Maybe if I took a picture from a mile away,nobody would notice the size.:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 06:50 AM

Maybe if I took a picture from a mile away,nobody would notice the size.:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Just say you washed it with 'Miracle Grow'.:bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 06:54 AM

I think that one is a little large to be considered a GT. Put a blue stripe down the side of one of those red & white ones and your good to go.

Maynard doesn't need any blue ... he's Canadian.
His red and white tractor is already patriotic, all he has to do is enter it here.

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 07:07 AM

I know, Ray. Just giving him a ration. But it took him a while to realize that. Thought he would have one in this by now. Or someone from up there.

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 07:16 AM

What if I took the time to paint those 50 little hats white?

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 07:39 AM

:bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 07:31 AM

O.K. I guess I'll give it a shot. This is my 63 Bolens 800. I got this tractor 8 years ago when I was looking for an engine for the old National reel mower that I had. When I actually got it home and started to do some homework on this homly little beast, I decided that I would not be transplanting the the Wisconsin S7D engine. It stayed where it belonged. I had the engine rebuilt about 6 years ago but rarly used it. The it all came to an end when the coil burned out 3 years ago and have been trying to get it running ever since. I nearly gave up on her ,that is until I came upon this site and my excitement renewed. With the knowledge from some members I was told to switch to an automotive coil, and of course that worked.Thanks for that. I then could not just stop there. It was my plan ever since I got it to restore it, and now would be the right time. I started to dismantal it about 2 months ago, and piece by piece painted it and put it all together. The colors are as close to original as I could find. Finally it is finished and works quite well, with only a few things left to tinker on. I do still need decals and repair to steering wheel. That will be done in the summer sometime. I have a few different style decks that I can use on it, a snowthrower, rear mount pto driven sprayer, homemade front blade, plow, scufflers, and a hiller. I just have not yet decided "IF" i will use them on the 800 or keep it as a show peice. So up north of the border here our colors are red and white.I thought I would go with a before and after pic to show our colors.
Before ( RED)103_1244.jpg . Enjoy. I know I will.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 07:41 AM

Nice Trent.:thumbs::thumbs:

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 07:43 AM

You did a wonderful job on that 800 :dancingbanana:

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 05:27 PM

Trent, nice Bolens and welcome to the fray. Glad we have four now.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:12 PM

Thanks guys. We still have time for more.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 09:02 PM

Okay, I will throw in my little Rugg-ed Rider. As far as I am able to tell, it is approximately a 1957-58 model. As most of you already know, the little guy is being stripped to parade rest for an attempt to get running and eventually mobile. I did acquire it early last summer and it has sat in a garage ever since. It has the Clinton VS1100 engine. Which I am now attempting to get running. currently dealing with ignition issues, as I am not able to get spark.

The eventual plan is to keep him as original as possible. Many of the original decals are still sharp and clear, so may be able to mask those off to repaint. One thing I can say about my little guy is he is small but robust! Every component is either steel or cast iron. Tough as nails, he is. New tires on the rear is also in order. I do not 3484015648_5b183991cb_z.jpg A few shots of him. One in the old shed was as I found him. In the pickup anticipating the ride to his new home. And now, in my garage awaiting his transformation.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 04:51 AM

Trent,that's a good looking Bolens.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 07:03 AM

Thanks Maynard, it was very time consuming. It will look better once i get the decals. I'm going to get a local guy to make some that are the same as on yours. I believe it was only 63 that they were like that and then changed.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 07:11 AM

Glad to see a couple more nominations entered. Nominations will still be accepted up to around 9pm tonight and we will close this thread and start the voting.




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