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Posted February 02, 2012 - 04:18 PM

the hood and fenders on the EKs are aluminum

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 09:56 PM

That looks great Brian!. How long did it take to completely go through it? Are those fiberglass body panels?


Honestly it was one of the easiest restorations I have done so far... Not much to them, basically you split the tractor into 2 halves , remove the brackets,guards, ect amd you got it apart.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 09:57 PM

I see one on Craigslist this morning I don't know much about it but how much are these things worth


Hard to say without knowing the model and seeing a picture of it....

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 09:59 PM

the hood and fenders on the EKs are aluminum


:ditto:

Basically all the yellow parts are Aluminum (Excluding the cast iron steering column)

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 07:56 AM

Hard to say without knowing the model and seeing a picture of it....


It's the same as yours EK-10 Estate the hood is cast aluminum and one of the hinges is broke It's all there except the engine, well he wants $150 and I'm sure just the different factor is worth $150 I was just wondering what you thought hats all.

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 08:09 AM

I would grab it for $150, If the aluminum hood is in good shape and the engine in not seized its a pretty good deal. Are any attachments with it?

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 10:52 AM

I would grab it for $150, If the aluminum hood is in good shape and the engine in not seized its a pretty good deal. Are any attachments with it?


I think he said the engine is missing (as in, not there) ???

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 11:01 AM

I think he said the engine is missing (as in, not there) ???


Good catch Bruce! :D

I guess without an engine I wouldnt pay more than $100 for it.....

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 09:03 AM

Good catch Bruce! :D

I guess without an engine I wouldnt pay more than $100 for it.....


I got talking with the man and as it turns out he is into 70s dirt bike and i just happen to have two someone gave me a long time ago and were sitting around taking up space so i got to trade the bikes for the tractor. So i think i did good.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 09:12 AM

Sounds like a good deal to me :thumbs:

We would love to see some pictures when you get it home :D

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 09:56 AM

I got talking with the man and as it turns out he is into 70s dirt bike and i just happen to have two someone gave me a long time ago and were sitting around taking up space so i got to trade the bikes for the tractor. So i think i did good.

Sounds like a heck of a deal to me. I sure would like to find one of those. Someday!:smile1:

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:00 PM

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Sounds like a good deal to me :thumbs:

We would love to see some pictures when you get it home :D


Ok guys I'm really going to need some help with this one, I can't make heads or tails of that pulley system, A picture of a complete one and i need to make a pulley for the engine at work so what i need is the size of the pulleys.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:19 PM

Looks to be in decent shape.
Did you get the PTO shaft with the deck?

I will get some pics up ASAP of the pulley system. I know this setup looked quite intimidating when I first got my EK's but they actually are actually quite simple.
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Here's a partslist to start off.... 931-02 Estate Keeper Parts Catalog - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:45 PM

I get it now it has a low speed and high speed, I couldn't figure out how it had two different size pulleys going to the same size pulleys it had me completely baffled so if i know the damentions of the engine pulley I can make one at work.




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