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Posted October 06, 2011 - 11:59 AM

You got her cleaned up nicely.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 06:45 AM

You got her cleaned up nicely.


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I'd get a coat of primer on soon before it begins to rust

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 06:58 AM

:ditto:

I'd get a coat of primer on soon before it begins to rust


Will do it today, just need to spot putty a few spots. Need to pick a few thing up at NAPA(etching primer and some catalyst)

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 07:18 AM

Will do it today, just need to spot putty a few spots. Need to pick a few thing up at NAPA(etching primer and some catalyst)



Just a tip,spot putty adheres best primer,so I would put some primer on first.You might want to check to see if your brand of spot putty will stick to etching primer,some doesn't.
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Posted October 07, 2011 - 07:33 AM

Just a tip,spot putty adheres best primer,so I would put some primer on first.You might want to check to see if your brand of spot putty will stick to etching primer,some doesn't.


Thanks I will check for that.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 07:23 AM

I need to build up the edge of the hood where the exhaust came in contact with it. I tried JB weld that didn't work, I don't have a welder as of yet but would like to know if anything else that would work?

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 02:13 PM

I got a little more done today on the 1225, primed and ready for paint most parts.Weather has been rainy and cold lately and I hope I can get it painted before the snow flies.My shop is not heated and have to go with the flow of the weather:wallbanging:I have a small addition on the side of my shop that I converted in to a paint booth that seems to work for what I need to do.here are some pic's of the parts I primed.
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I also got the TRA-12d back together minus the carb and a few other parts,I hope it will not be a problem when I go to fire it up, it is my first engine rebuild. With new rings,valves,valve stems,seals,and gaskets.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 02:30 PM

I have a question about the brown paint,I don't think I will go with automotive grade paint on the chassis because of the cost and the engine block needs to be high heat,any suggestions would be a great help.As far as the red paint I have some Marine grade epoxy paint that is very close and will use what I have.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:03 PM

If you dont want to go with the automotive paint, Rustoleum is probably your best choice IMO. You can go with the leather brown which is close but not an exact match, or the rustoleum can be custom mixed.

I have always painted my engines with regular paint and have not had any of the paint peel or bubble up.
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Posted October 19, 2011 - 04:25 PM

I know there has been a lot of treads about decals for the bolens tractors,but has anyone bought them from Sonny's?? They are about $40.00 cheaper then Sam's and would like to know witch way to go on this.

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 06:37 PM

One word of advice: DO NOT Buy anything from sonny's Bolens unless you want to experience poor customer service and aggravation.
I originally ordered my first set from sonny's when I did my first restoration (1050) and after about 2 months wait they came in and I was not impressed with the quality. If you search the forums you will see other thread's about bad experiences with sonnys

Sams Decals are the Best of the best and you will not be disappointed.
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Posted October 19, 2011 - 07:09 PM

One word of advice: DO NOT Buy anything from sonny's Bolens unless you want to experience poor customer service and aggravation.
I originally ordered my first set from sonny's when I did my first restoration (1050) and after about 2 months wait they came in and I was not impressed with the quality. If you search the forums you will see other thread's about bad experiences with sonnys

Sams Decals are the Best of the best and you will not be disappointed.

I got that impression when I spoke with him today(Sam's)He said you get what you pay for.Thanks for the great advice and will keep you up to date on my progress.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 08:08 PM

I don't know if I'm nuts or not, but I'm not prepared to go half way with the restoration of my 1225.I took every nut and bolt the off this tractor and don't care the cost to bring it back. I got the bug from this site and it inspired me with all the restorations I've seen here. I just hope to put it back to what it should be.

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