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#1 indslpwr04 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2017 - 09:08 AM

Well finally finished the resto.  Turned out good.  Even mounted up the electric 3 point lift.  I just cant find the shorter electric lift arms.  They are somewhere in the garage.  Just couldn't locate them last night.  My neighbor, photobombing the one pic made the hold down tabs for the LED conversion lights.  added an led taillight too.  https://goo.gl/photo...9iq9aYyrXYgErQ9

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Edited by indslpwr04, August 07, 2017 - 09:14 AM.

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Posted August 07, 2017 - 09:12 AM

Very nice job. Guess that I am going to have to get busy on some of my projects.

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Posted August 07, 2017 - 09:18 AM

I need the air cleaner decal.  I have found the one for the 16hp Onan but not for the 18.  I emailed the maker to ask if he could modify it to match may engine but haven't gotten a reply yet.  I had that decal set for years.  



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Posted August 07, 2017 - 09:52 AM

Sure looks nice to me.  :thumbs:



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Posted August 07, 2017 - 10:02 AM

Beautiful job. Nothing wrong with a rattle can paint job, as long as its done right.


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Posted August 07, 2017 - 01:33 PM

Looks good. Silver is not so easy to do but looks like you figured it out.

 

That's all I use on my resto's and have had good results.

 

                                              :camera:


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Posted August 07, 2017 - 02:23 PM

Nice! All my stuff is rattle can. Interesting muffler set up!

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Posted August 08, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The rustoleum aluminum is the exact same color as the silver outlining the hood and foot board decals.  So i guess its a good match.  I did get the rattle can taken away from me by my neighbor for aggressive painting.  He's more the painter than me.  Final count was 6 tall cans of aluminum 4 cans of primer, and 5 cans of black.  


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Posted August 08, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Put enough paint on it and you don't need wheel weights.  :D


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Posted August 09, 2017 - 10:41 AM

Scored big in the garage tonight.  I found the correct short lift links for the electric 3 point and the lower grill screen.  The beast is 100% complete. No missing parts.  



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Posted August 14, 2017 - 03:01 PM

Good and bad from this weekends show.

Good.  I scored a good cleanable air cleaner lid with a good decal fro $5.  Then from the same guy a pristine 3 point top link for $10.  Ebay has them going for $100.  GT18 ran great. Lots of compliments.  Only one there and only one shiny.

 

Bad.  The nose completely disintegrated.  It just couldn't stand the rough gravel roads around the grounds during the parades.

but i have a plan to make it stranger than factory.  I could be in the GT nose repair business soon.  



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Posted September 05, 2017 - 08:46 AM

Post up some pics with your recent repair, I think guys might like how you did it. I plan on doing mine that way.

 

Where did you get your epoxy?



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Posted September 08, 2017 - 02:17 AM

Ok someones having to much fun lol

 

Nice looking tractor. She turned out really good.



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Posted September 08, 2017 - 07:32 AM

I missed this thread , your tractor came out very nice  :thumbs:



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Posted September 08, 2017 - 03:16 PM

Update.  After making forms out of aluminum foil tape and drilling holes though the remaining hinge area for cross flow, i embedded nut inserts in the fiberglass and filled the entire front nose with Smooth Cast epoxy resin. Roughly 50oz of liquid pored into the voids in the nose.  Turned out really good and has major torsional rigidity.  I have since done the same with my non broke SS16 Nose which are the pics in primer at the end.  I was able to save the new decals and all the silver on my repair.  

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