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The Bolens 1050 still needs cleaning, but he got some bling today!


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Posted April 03, 2017 - 09:55 PM

The video speaks for itself!

I was SO excited, and amazed at the quality, I literally could not find words. Infact, I had a hard time talking period. I felt like I hit a jackpot, literally.
I will do an install video in a couple days after this thing has had time to stretch out a little, and, I wouldn't have had enough time today anyway, I worked to late today.

Big thanks to 29Chevy!!!!!! His work is second to none;)
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Posted April 03, 2017 - 11:11 PM

:thumbs: :thumbs:


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Posted April 03, 2017 - 11:47 PM

Right on!! Glad to see more people in our club seeking out Stew's services. You said it, he has a unique skill that not many of us possess.

 

You're right, pictures don't do his work justice. It's not until you see it in person that you realize the professional quality and detail all around. 

 

That said, it's going to look great on your tractor! Can't wait to see the finished product all put together. :thumbs:


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Posted April 04, 2017 - 04:01 AM

I saw this video and now I'm itching to send him a 1000 seat. I know they are quite the chore for him to do, but he is the man when it comes to Bolens 1000 seats!


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Posted April 04, 2017 - 08:02 AM

Very nice! Un- molested survivor tractors in that condition around my area are rare. The new cover will set it off nicely!


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Posted April 05, 2017 - 04:42 PM

That's seat cover look superb on your 1050.
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Posted April 07, 2017 - 06:36 PM

Well, after a few days of being sick, I had a little ambition today after work. I don't feel that great, but wanted to clean a little, and thought before putting the cover on, it should be a little cleaner all the way around.

I only putzed around for a little while on the front, and the wheels for now, as I didn't have enough in me, and besides, I can tinker with it all weekend. I'm hoping to have the cleaning good nuff, and seat on by Sunday afternoon if I continue to improve from this awful cold. Seems a lot of this junk goin round. Stay tuned...

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Posted April 07, 2017 - 06:40 PM

When the icing hits that cake, I'm gonna need sunglasses. :thumbs:   BeWell


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Posted April 08, 2017 - 10:19 AM

You will be wearing shades when you are done with polishing it up!
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Posted April 08, 2017 - 12:59 PM

You will be wearing shades when you are done with polishing it up!

When the icing hits that cake, I'm gonna need sunglasses. :thumbs: BeWell

LOL

It won't be that good lol, but it will be a very nice original. Still lots of imperfections, but thats perfect in my eye's. Don't know if that made sense???? Lol

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Posted April 09, 2017 - 07:36 AM

I finally got the seat done. It was hard to find the energy to see the project to the end, never the less its done.

Had to reweld one part of the pan as the weld broke, but it really turned out nice!!!!

Please excuse my rambling later on part 2. Lol enjoy..

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Posted April 09, 2017 - 07:46 AM

That cover really does accentuate how cool your 1050 is. Well envious!
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Posted April 09, 2017 - 07:51 AM

That cover really does accentuate how cool your 1050 is. Well envious!

Gotta thank 29Chev!!!!

Agreed, that cover is splendid;)

I'll get some pics of it today, and post them up.

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Posted April 09, 2017 - 07:53 AM

Got my shades ready for the final polish :-)IMG_1760.JPG
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Posted April 09, 2017 - 08:28 AM

That is one beautiful tractor - thanks for sharing the pictures and videos.  What I usually do when installing the cover is tighten the draw string snug and tie it with a bow knot (like a shoe lace) - that way you are not fighting with trying to get the cover tight initially.  Once you have the knot tied you can then work the material of the cover a little bit to get it where it looks nice around the front corners while working out the major wrinkles and puckers and as you are doing this you can pull on the draw string a little bit at the corner where the knot is tied.  This will create a bit of slack in the drawstring and then you can undo the knot and pull the cord a little tighter and then retie the knot again.  You can then do the working and pulling on the drawstring one or two more times until you get the cover fitting the way you want it.  After a few weeks the cover will form to the seat a little bit better and you may wish to remove the seat and retighten the draw string one last time.  You can tuck the drawstring up underneath the cover like you have it or you can take the two ends of the string and run them across to the other corner at the rear and use a tie wrap to go around the draw string and the two ends to hold them up out of the way - I find sometimes if you tuck the drawstring up into the cover it will work itself back down over time.

 

Hope you get back to feeling 100% quickly - sometimes the Bolens Bug is good medicine.


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