Bolens Estate keeper refurbishment is underway!
Posted June 28, 2011 - 07:25 PM
Here's a post I copied from the other thread:
Well, The Estate keeper has begun its "Refurbishment" journey
I'm not going to disassemble every nut and bolt so thats why I am calling it a refurbishment and not a restoration. It just wouldn't feel right LOL.
Here are some pictures of where I'm currently at.
Note to self: Next time, take the thing apart on some pavement and not in the dirt LOL
Posted June 28, 2011 - 07:26 PM
- Bill56 said thank you
Posted June 28, 2011 - 07:45 PM
Posted June 28, 2011 - 07:51 PM
Looking like a great start Doc. I found on sitting behind a house the other day and thought i had you a elbow for yours but the motor was gone.
Keep looking for me LOL
Was it the EK7 or EK10, did you get it?
Posted June 28, 2011 - 09:35 PM
Posted June 29, 2011 - 06:08 AM
I use regular "Awesome"
It works great!
Posted June 29, 2011 - 07:28 AM
Posted June 29, 2011 - 09:31 PM
Posted June 30, 2011 - 03:50 AM
Posted June 30, 2011 - 05:39 AM
Thanks for the pics Brian. You did a really great job. I was hoping you were taking the EK apart to ship it to my house in small boxes but I guess your plan is to keep restoring it. Keep up the good work.
If you are looking to get an Estate Keeper I can keep an eye out for one, if you want.
Posted June 30, 2011 - 11:07 AM
Posted June 30, 2011 - 12:23 PM
Posted June 30, 2011 - 05:37 PM
I'm going to take the parts to a friend who blasts them for me. Usually he charges me less then what it would cost for me to buy the sand and supplies LOL.
I'll be ordering my decals and I'll be getting the brinly Dump attachment blasted as well.
I also got to hunt down some NOS EK parts such as the shifter knob and steering wheel cap.
Posted June 30, 2011 - 05:38 PM
i wonder if its all the same anyway doc, i know with the orange i get 32 ounces for a buck. i never pass up deals like that.
I ended up going to NAPA today and bought a gallon of "Purple Power" Degreaser. It worked great and only was $6 for the gallon
BTW.... Anyone got a NOS can of yellow for the EK?
The yellow on the EK itself is so faded I cant get a good match
Posted June 30, 2011 - 06:33 PM