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Posted December 14, 2011 - 07:20 PM

Looks great. Did you do the sandblasting outside or did you have a booth?

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 10:23 PM

I did most of it outside but I have a cabinet for the smaller stuff.

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 12:00 AM

I got back to work on it tonight and made the seat riser. I had to raise the seat 2" to make room for the taller tires.

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 01:50 AM

Lookin good.

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 05:15 AM

Lookin good.



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Posted December 16, 2011 - 05:23 AM

It's good to see some more progress. Seat riser looks good.

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 09:40 PM

I worked a couple hours on it tonight. I finished a couple things on the seat riser and then took the 3 point off so I could sandblast it and clean it all up. I got all the pieces in the paint room and tomorrow I will hopefully get it primed and painted. The grey any way. I worked on getting the motor started and after I got the valves freed up after sitting so many years it took right off. Things are starting to come together.

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 11:31 PM

I worked a good part of the day on it. I got it primed and sanded and a coat of gray on it. If it is ready I will clear coat it tomorrow and then I can start putting things back together. I have some work to do on the red parts but not much.
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Posted December 18, 2011 - 08:44 PM

I worked some more on it today. I got up early and clear coated it. Then I sand blasted the hood after some repair and got it and the seat primed. I took the frame and transmission out of the paint room and set the frame on the tranny. I had to leave so I wouldn't be tempted to work on it. I want the paint to harden a day or two. The next step will be to get the thing back together then work on the cowl and the rest of the red. I still have to figure out what to do about the seat. Things are coming along fine.
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Posted December 20, 2011 - 09:55 PM

I got a lot of pieces put on tonight, some temporarily I put them on to see how it looks. I got the 3 point on for the very last time, I think I wore the bolts out taking it on and off so many times. I got the rear wheels on and discovered I am going to have to extend the fenders between the floor board and the seat, but I will have to wait until I get the seat on to figure that out. I got a little more work on the motor as I want to make sure it charges before I put it all back together and paint it. I have to either repair the ign switch or buy a new one.
I am starting to wonder what I am going to do when I get this done. You know it is like when you get to the end of a really good book and realize it is going to be over.

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Posted December 20, 2011 - 10:39 PM

Wow that looks awesome. Love the narrow front and tall tires. Doesn't even look like a garden tractor anymore

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Posted December 20, 2011 - 10:45 PM

Very awesome!

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 12:25 AM

That looks great. What are those rear tires, and rims?

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 02:46 AM

By golly, she's starting to take shape!

Looking really, really nice. The 3 point is just awesome.

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 03:28 AM

Awesome, Dan! That is going to look very good. The rear rims look like the ones on my 'Yota.




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