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#1 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 04:20 PM

Probably next spring, Ol' Ugly will get a face lift and a new name. Thanks to both dthomp17 and Rockin416 I have some awesome parts to make this old tractor stand out. I got a new hood and grille assy. from dthomp17. Picked up an extra set of headlights and a few other small items from Rockin416. The lenses for these look like new ones.
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All of the bulbs still work! I will have to re do the exhaust system, 'cause I am not going to cut this hood. Some new paint and these goodies will change 'Ol Ugly into 'Big Bertha'. This is the biggest tractor I have size wise and one heck of a worker. I've had some good seat time on her. She deserves the face lift. I plan a Charcoal Gray and Black paint job for her. The Charcoal Gray is almost a Gunmetal Gray, my favorite color. I will have to get with Daniel on some decals for her. She'll need a few things to look nice.
The hood has the red decal around it, I'm hoping to do this in a dark red/maroon color to complement the dark gray. I know this is far from the silver it is, but more in keeping with what I like. And I think she will shine this way. I don't restore a working tractor, I refurbish it.
Give me some feedback, kick my rear for the colors, but this is what I have planned for her.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 04:30 PM

Kenny, I can't kick your but for colors, my 1988 Craftsman GT6000 (GT18) is painted yellow, and luckily decaled as a Caterpillar! My plan has never been to take it back to grey, but replace all the beat sheet metal (still have the grill and one side panel to replace). I have been repainting (adding a layer of paint) as I fix the issues it has and I create. It is a hard working machine, and one of my favorites... so explain to me why it is still apart.. oops lol. Glad you Craftsman serves you well too.
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Posted October 29, 2011 - 04:34 PM

Looking forward to the color scheme. I'm sure it'll look great that way.
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Posted October 29, 2011 - 04:47 PM

Looking forward to the color scheme. I'm sure it'll look great that way.

Alan, mabey you should repaint your Craftsman too. hey Kenny, you think Alan's Craftsman will look good pink?? LOL
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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:01 PM

Those are some nice looking parts indeed! I can't wait to see her all gussied up! I think think you should paint it whatever color make you happy! My very first car was Maroon and Grey and it's a color scheme that I've always liked!
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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:05 PM

The big challenge I have is getting the exhaust redone. I would rather not use threaded pipe. But I am not sure if I want it to go in front of the engine and down or behind and down. This is a B43/48 Onan. If I could find the pipes off a stock muffler system for it, that would get me started. I have a pair of mufflers off a B&S, just not sure if they would bolt up to the Onan exhaust ports.
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My rendition here is a bit off, but close to the colors I want.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:13 PM

Looks good Kenny, but I would consider doing the engine in Maroon to match the decals, make the thing stand out more.
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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:18 PM

Can't wait to see the fresh paint, I think it'll look good with that combo. What are you doing for a grill, expanded metal?
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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:24 PM

The new grille has the original expanded metal with the Sears Craftsman across the middle, shown above.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:24 PM

Looks like he has a grill already, but expanded metal always looks good as a grill.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:26 PM

Looks good Kenny, but I would consider doing the engine in Maroon to match the decals, make the thing stand out more.
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Casey, you may be on to something there. If I do the engine in the Charcoal Gray and the sheet metal for it in Maroon, it would stand out very well. Thanks!
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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:28 PM

Casey, you may be on to something there. If I do the engine in the Charcoal Gray and the sheet metal for it in Maroon, it would stand out very well. Thanks!

So you going opposite, or complete confusion? lol. Trust me, I am always onto something, just never know what exactly that something is LOL.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:45 PM

Casey, the engine block would be the Gray, sheet metal for it would be Maroon. If I went opposite, the sheet metal would blend into the body parts.
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Well, maybe an all maroon/dark red engine?
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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:47 PM

Kenny, that is what I had in mind, just read the word sheet metal wrong lol.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:52 PM

No problem, Casey. I tend to call the tractor pieces body parts, engine pieces as sheet metal.
This is also a good way to get the post count up, Casey.
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