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Posted August 04, 2012 - 02:30 PM

Sanded and ready for more green paint!

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:49 AM

Nice 120 the deck can be replace see them all the time at the shows cheap!

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 09:08 AM

Nice 120 the deck can be replace see them all the time at the shows cheap!


According to JD Parts the 120 deck is a unique piece that might be found on late 140 H1's. Most likely the pans that you see are from the late 100 series and 200 series as the same piece was used on those machines for 15 + years of production.

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 06:29 PM

More cool weather = more work

I added one more coat since the pics. The sheet metal looks pretty good = good enough for a worker machine

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Edited by Trav1s, August 09, 2012 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted August 17, 2012 - 09:46 PM

No pics but another update on the 120. I got to do some more work tonight.
- Removed the wiring harness and related items including switches.
- Pulled the cracked steering wheel (ended up using the sawzall and the gear puller)
- Removed the throttle and choke cables.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:59 PM

Finally made some noticeable progress and some pics worth posting...

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Tower partially stripped with the wire wheel.
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 10:05 PM

Travis, glad to see you able to get back on your 120. It is a lot of work, but it will really look good when your done. :thumbs:
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Posted August 21, 2012 - 08:16 AM

I am taking next week off and hope to get the frame finished up. I plan on pulling the motor to detail it and aid in the frame clean-up process. I want to go H2 but the stuff off the 316K is much different than the 120 setup. Might have to shell out the money for a 140 H3 setup and be done with it.

Interesting thought... Removing the serial plate was really easy for me. I flipped the tower over, grabbed a six inch 3/8" drive extension, and gave it a few wacks with a hammer and it forced the rivets out without any damage. Put the rivets and the tag in a safe place until the tower is done and I can reinstall them.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 09:15 AM

Travis,it's really coming along now.Looking good. :thumbs:

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 09:54 AM

That is going to be real nice when you get it done! Thanks for taking us along!

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 02:20 PM

More deconstruction, power washing, wheeling and a bit more painting.

New tool to speed up the process! Picked the grinder up at the local Bomgaar's and the twisted wire wheel is from the local Napa.
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Some eyecandy for today...

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Edited by Trav1s, August 27, 2012 - 02:30 PM.


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Posted August 28, 2012 - 05:28 AM

Looking good, Rev! That wire wheel can give you a workout!

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 06:26 AM

Looking good, Rev! That wire wheel can give you a workout!


I sure did! Feeling it a bit in the shoulders and arms today. Enjoying the project time on my stay-cation this week! Off to the JD store to get more paint and continue the work. :smilewink:

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 08:46 AM

Change of plans... no trips to the JD store today. Also posted this question on WFM about my proposed h2 conversion as the 316k parts are quite different than the 120/140 design.

Looking for you thoughts on the idea of converting my 120 to a H2 set-up using 316k parts. I got the valve, levers, and lines from both sides of the 316K cheap and was considering until I discovered the mounting system is entirely different. My searches yield discussion on 314 H2 conversions but nothing on the 120. I am thinking a H3 setup from the 140 would be MUCH easier and require little modification to the tractor and that is important to me. Anyone ever done this?



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Posted August 28, 2012 - 01:13 PM

A bit of today's work with the paint that I had on hand.

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Edited by Trav1s, August 29, 2012 - 09:56 AM.





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