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#1 Towguy OFFLINE  

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Posted November 08, 2011 - 05:33 AM

Garden tractors are a fun hobby
I was looking for the proper paint for it because I would like to restor it

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Posted November 08, 2011 - 05:37 AM

Towguy,welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.
That would make a nice looking tractor,done up.
Oh,and yes you are right,garden tractors are a fun hobby.

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Posted November 08, 2011 - 05:57 AM

Welcome, Towguy! Nice Wards tractor. Colors remind me of the early Sears tractors some. Will you use a spray gun? If so and you can find a spot with good color yet, you can have it matched. Thanks for the pics and keep us posted on the progress.

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Posted November 08, 2011 - 06:36 AM

Thank you for the info I am going to be useing the hvlp gun and I got to save the stickers

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Posted November 08, 2011 - 06:58 AM

You might be able to take a part with good faded paint and use rubbing compound on it to get back close to color for matching. Good luck with it!

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Posted November 08, 2011 - 07:21 AM

Very interesting Monkey Wards you got there.
Ditto on the paint matching. As long as you're doing the whole tractor, then no one will notice if your a shade off. Just make sure to pick something you like.

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Posted November 08, 2011 - 07:30 AM

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Posted November 08, 2011 - 07:59 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk, be fun to see that one come back together.

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Posted November 08, 2011 - 09:05 PM

:welcome: to GTTalk, be fun to see that one come back together.

And join in on chats.

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Posted November 09, 2011 - 06:16 PM

Welcome. Nice work so far. Glad you got the decals. Keep us posted.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 06:50 PM

:wave: Towguy Welcome to GTTalk! That's going to be a sharp looking unit when you get it all done up! Very classy looking with the chrome and the factory headlights! Glad to see that you found some new decals too. Keep us posted on your progress!

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Posted November 11, 2011 - 01:47 AM

Sorry guys I did not want to miss lead you I did not get new stickers I got to save the old ones but I want to see if some one can remake them

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Posted November 11, 2011 - 08:23 AM

That's a nice design. The frame looks strong on it. It's definitely worth doing a restoration on it.

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Posted November 11, 2011 - 08:55 AM

Sorry guys I did not want to miss lead you I did not get new stickers I got to save the old ones but I want to see if some one can remake them


If you have them reproduced the vinyl reproduction decals won't have the chrome on them.
Your better off reusing yours.They look to be in great condition.

Either glue them back on or use a good heavy duty double sided tape and your good to go.


That's a nice design. The frame looks strong on it. It's definitely worth doing a restoration on it.


They used the same frame with the a 16hp briggs in it a couple years after these.The ones with the 16s always crack just below where the driveshaft hooks to the engine.
I've had 3 Hydro 16s 1 of which were broken in 1/2 and the other 2 was cracked and 1 G16 which was cracked.

They should of beefed up the frame when they decided to stick a huge cast iron Beast in them.The old cast 16hp briggs had no compression release and a heck of a lot of low end torque.At Idle you could see it twist the frame with every PUT PUT PUT.

The 10s,12s and 14s didn't seem to have a problem with the frame.I've heard of a few 14s that cracked but those tractors were abused.

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Posted November 11, 2011 - 08:46 PM

:welcome:Oh boy oh boy another member with a new toy. Welcome you will find this a great place to get help. I have a Montgomery Wards as well but it's missing the two front wheels some I'm installing a swivel one on the front end.:D




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