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Posted July 03, 2011 - 01:49 PM

I saw one of these weights on craigslist a while ago and figured why should I buy it when I dont have an EK. :wallbanging:

If only the weight would have been listed now LOL


Shucks. I'd try contacting the seller anyway. As rare as those EKs are now, he may not have found a buyer. It sure wouldn't hurt to give it a try.

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 01:55 PM

It sold like lightening
The asking price was only $20

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 02:00 PM

Here's a couple pics.
They are pretty crappy. You will have to take my word it looks better in person.

I got 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of Black on


I think things are looking great myself! That is one unique drive system on that machine. Looks stout as heck!

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 02:31 PM

This thing is a monster to move around. I had a fun time when I flipped it upside down to paint the underside. I painted the underside first and then once it dried I turned it right side up. I figured if I scratch the underside's paint no one will see it anyway LOL.
To move it around, I have to tie a strap to the pallet and use one of the Bolens

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 04:08 PM

Looks good, Brian! Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 05:16 PM

It sold like lightening
The asking price was only $20


WOW! Somone probably bought that just for the chains...I know I would have.

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 07:35 PM

Looks good, Brian!

The yellow paint was the same yellow used on the snowblower and snowblade attachments of that vintage. ....Bolens changed the shade of yellow slightly in 1967(?).
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Posted July 03, 2011 - 07:39 PM

not to get off the subject at hand but where in jersey are you located bruce?

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 07:47 PM

not to get off the subject at hand but where in jersey are you located bruce?


- Bridgewater - (Somerset county) near intersection of I-78 & I-287.

Do you have a GK brochure? ...If not, I posted the only info I have on the GK in the Bolens Frame-Steer section of the manuals forum. ....There are a lot of specs in the brochure.

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Looks good, Brian!

The yellow paint was the same yellow used on the snowblower and snowblade attachments of that vintage. ....Bolens changed the shade of yellow slightly in 1967(?).


Yeah, I was looking at that paint bulletein you uploaded.
Im going to see if my old Bolens dealer has a NOS can left over and if not I will use the brochure as my color match

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 08:32 PM

- Bridgewater - (Somerset county) near intersection of I-78 & I-287.

Do you have a GK brochure? ...If not, I posted the only info I have on the GK in the Bolens Frame-Steer section of the manuals forum. ....There are a lot of specs in the brochure.



ur a ways from fe im 5 minutes from deleware in salem county..

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 06:55 PM

Got the paint and primer from NAPA Today.
Its pretty close to the original
I should have the parts from sand blasting back tomorrow

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 08:35 PM

Sounds great Brian! Can't wait to see the shiny pieces!

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 09:01 PM

Got the paint and primer from NAPA Today.
Its pretty close to the original
I should have the parts from sand blasting back tomorrow



Brian, Did you use the paper bag to get the paint out of the JD. dealer or not..:poke::rolling:

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 06:36 AM

Brian, Did you use the paper bag to get the paint out of the JD. dealer or not..:poke::rolling:


When I went in there the guy said it looks like a JD Yellow. I told him that no matter what color I chose, It wont have the name John Deere in it LOL :D




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