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#16 Cmglis02 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2017 - 03:14 PM

Here's a couple more pictures of it

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Posted February 14, 2017 - 04:48 PM

the solid front axle is a sign of an RJ.  



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Posted February 14, 2017 - 07:18 PM

    Looks like good place to start, hood has been chopped to bad about that.  No motor, fenders, tool tray or guards so you have some scrounging to do.  should be a kohler k-90 or k-91 on there from the factory, there was a few on here for sale not long ago.  Nice looking machine otherwise.

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Posted February 14, 2017 - 07:21 PM

was that the rj for sale last week in Ohio? on ebay

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Posted February 14, 2017 - 08:34 PM

Looks like good place to start, hood has been chopped to bad about that.  No motor, fenders, tool tray or guards so you have some scrounging to do.  should be a kohler k-90 or k-91 on there from the factory, there was a few on here for sale not long ago.  Nice looking machine otherwise.
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I hate that the hood been cut. It doesn't look to bad though and I may be able to refabricate a new section in there. Was Kohler the only engine they came with? I've heard that some came with Clinton engines.

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Posted February 14, 2017 - 08:55 PM

was that the rj for sale last week in Ohio? on ebay

no, that must of been a different one

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Posted February 14, 2017 - 09:04 PM

I think some of the newer ones had tecumseh but not 100% sure of that, one of the experts should be along soon enough to confirm.
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Posted February 15, 2017 - 08:17 AM

So it does in fact look like you have an RJ58 and those aren't the original front wheels. It is a common issue because the front end of those tractors are lights and people would fill the front wheels with fluid and rot our the rims. There are some RJ58's that came with a Clinton Model 1200 engine and I believe those were the earlier RJ58's. Mine is a later RJ58 because it has a Kohler and a solid pan seat. Those foot rests on it are from a 1960 suburban 400 though. Overall it doesn't look too bad, but fix the hood as best you can because replacements are not easy to find. If you need parts head on over RedSquare. I've found most if the parts I need on there. Looks like a good project so good luck with it!!


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Posted February 15, 2017 - 02:37 PM

no, that must of been a different one


my mistake it was Indiana, you might be better off getting the other rj he has listed now,
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Posted February 15, 2017 - 05:59 PM

Just picked it up today. It is in better shape than I thought it would be. He sold me a set of rims to go on it. And a couple guards. My Clinton fits on there pretty good. Does anyone have or know of the dimensions of the side belt guard? The one I got as you can see in the picture has some clipped off of it. And I appreciate all the good responses I'm getting

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Posted February 15, 2017 - 09:16 PM

   that muffler guard looks like a re-pop, nothing wrong with that especially for free.  as for the belt guard that will be difficult to re-pop or fix, I do have one out back on my rj, I can get some pics and dimensions if no one else can.  Otherwise that rj looks to be in great cond and I agree the Clinton looks good on there, even the rite color

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Posted February 16, 2017 - 08:12 AM

Nice! That will make a good restoration project!! There is a gentleman named Joe Papke that makes reproduction belt guards for a reasonable price. If you would like his contact info send me a PM. I purchased one for my RJ and it is top notch. That heat shield looks like it was made by him as well. 

 

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Posted February 16, 2017 - 10:09 AM

Does anyone know what size the gas tank might of been originally? I don't know if the one in this one is original or not. And the main reason im thinking so is because the gas valve is on the front side of the tank instead of the rear. I'm not sure if it had been swapped out at some point. Thanks again for all the replies. I've learned a lot about these tractors over the past couple days

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Posted February 16, 2017 - 12:14 PM

I am thinking a suburban myself. like a few guys told you, go to red square. thats a dedicated wheel horse website. I am a member there myself. best of luck.

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