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The old Page tractor is just about ready for paint.


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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted July 30, 2017 - 02:39 PM

It's taken a lot of work to get this tractor to this point. I finally fitted the hood, made the air filter extension and stud, and made a new steering column shaft. The old shaft was bent and straightened in the past, and I couldn't get the kinks out of it. It was easier to just make a new one out of the same 3/4" round rod. I took the tractor for a ride today and everything seems to be working as it should. I pulled the tractor back into the shed and it's partially disassembled for paint.

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Posted July 30, 2017 - 02:48 PM

WOW!  Looks great.


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Posted July 30, 2017 - 03:00 PM

Thanks Carl, it's been a fun project so far.

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Posted July 30, 2017 - 04:37 PM

Glad you could resurrect the old gal!


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Posted July 30, 2017 - 04:39 PM

Looking great
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Posted July 30, 2017 - 05:21 PM

Nice work! You can be proud.


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Posted July 30, 2017 - 05:31 PM

Great job, thanks for saving it.

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Posted July 30, 2017 - 06:21 PM

WOW! That sure came a long way from what it looked like when you first got it. Nice Job, you should be proud of the job you done.


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Posted July 30, 2017 - 07:02 PM

It is satisfying to take a machine that's in rough shape and getting it going again. There were many problems with this tractor, but it's simply built and the repairs weren't too difficult. Lots of prep work ahead to be able to finally paint it, but it won't be long now. Thanks for the compliments guys, I really appreciate it!
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Posted August 01, 2017 - 02:13 PM

I'm finally getting some color on the tractor. The front axle and wheels are next, and the back rims are almost ready for paint.

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Posted August 01, 2017 - 02:32 PM

Lookin' good.


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Posted August 01, 2017 - 03:09 PM

What part of NY are you from classic? Your paintwork looks really nice, maybe you'd like some of my tractor parts to paint ;)
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Posted August 01, 2017 - 06:40 PM

Thanks, I'm in Ulster County kjmweld.This paint is just Duplicolor engine enamel in rattle cans.This color is pretty close to the original color, so I went with it. I used Duplicolor Engine enamel on my Economy tractor last year and it seems to be holding up fine. At some point I'll get set up to do some real paint jobs, but I need to finish this tractor for an upcoming show this month. This paint needs to be heated with a hair dryer or a heat gun to fully cure. It resists gas and oil when fully cured and that's why I use it. The tractor will get one more coat after I assemble it further. You can do a decent job with this paint, but it's not as good as automotive paint. I would help you out with painting parts kjmweld, but I barely have time to work on my tractors and I'm no paint pro to say the least, HA! If you decide to try this paint, you need to get the paint prep/degreaser sold by Duplicolor.Wipe everything down with it good, let dry, then spray away. You won't get any fish eyes in the finish using this stuff.

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Posted August 01, 2017 - 07:42 PM

Nice finish. Can't tell from the pictures thats a rattle can job. Great idea for using a paint that's gas & oil resistant. Have fun at the up & coming show.
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Posted August 01, 2017 - 08:23 PM

Thanks Ken. This rattle can paint is hard to work with since it dries so fast. The final coat leaves a better shine, but not perfect. I really have to work fast on the last coat. I bought this tractor at an auction in May at the same place that the show is being held. I told them that I would bring it back in August to the show , restored. I have my work cut out for me!




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