I purchased Hulk II back in May 2010 for $80.00 and performed a complete restore (In the non-air-conditioned shed). Hulk II has performed flawlessly with heavy yard blade working of rocks and dirt, pulling large bushes, towing a heavy trailer, and at times picking up mowing duties. Overall Hulk II has been a very reliable machine. The Refresh is mainly to bring back his luster, add a few upgrades which will convert him from a 917.255919 to a 917.255914 model, and give me something to do after work. I’ll apply the many the lessons learned from my previous restores. I don’t think I’ll need to spend the usual two grand + on him but a couple hundred should do, we will see.
The list of things I plan to do are;
- Sand and re-paint (Forest Green).
- Add Craftsman Decals
- Add new Hulk II Decal
- Change Transaxle Fluid
- Install new Drive belt.
- Sand and Re-Paint Rims (Gloss Black)
- Add Clutch Idler Pulley.
- Add Metal Steering Collar.
- Check steering bushings.
- Refresh Engine
- Check Valve lash
- Oil Change
- Add LED Headlight mod.
- Fix / replace the tail lights with LED’s
- New seat, Move old one to RED.
- Clean, sand, and re-paint Deck (Was only used a couple times)
Correct other minor things as I go along. Should keep me busy over the summer.
With the steering and clutch Idler upgrades, this will change Hulk II’s Model number from 917.255919 to 917.255914