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#16 1963Craftsman's OFFLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2020 - 10:30 PM

September 15th, 2020...... All painted and ready for the motor to be put on. This is all that has been done to this one since this date, please stay tuned for more soon......

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Posted October 12, 2020 - 10:41 PM

Not an update BUT I forgot to add this last time I posted..... the pull start power unit August 20th 2020. My stepfather got the original deck out to fix a giant whole that his father blew through it. My stepfather said that he believed it was a big rock.

 

Just dug out and partially apart......

 

 

 

 

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Posted October 12, 2020 - 10:43 PM

Fixing that hideous hole. We put filler on top of the metal piece.....

 

 

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Posted October 12, 2020 - 10:45 PM

Paint time, looks pretty damn good......

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Posted October 13, 2020 - 07:30 AM

To keep the hood fro scratching the dash paint, take a piece of 1/4" plastic hose long enough to go around the hood edge.  Split it and  use automotive body molding cement to glue it over the edge of the hood.  I use the black tubing.



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Posted October 13, 2020 - 11:23 AM

very nice!



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Posted October 13, 2020 - 11:24 AM

To keep the hood fro scratching the dash paint, take a piece of 1/4" plastic hose long enough to go around the hood edge.  Split it and  use automotive body molding cement to glue it over the edge of the hood.  I use the black tubing.

can you send me pictyres of how you did it? i want to do that for my ford



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Posted October 13, 2020 - 08:20 PM

Good looking tractors!!! I was not aware that Craftsman tractors existed in '63 alongside Sears David Bradley Suburban tractors like mine. I love the styling. I can see the "family resemblance"  in the shape of the grills.


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Posted October 16, 2020 - 04:32 PM

Good looking tractors!!! I was not aware that Craftsman tractors existed in '63 alongside Sears David Bradley Suburban tractors like mine. I love the styling. I can see the "family resemblance" in the shape of the grills.


Thank you very much for the compliment, it is much appreciated. I say they are 1963 because my stepfather told me that his grandfather said he bought the pull start tractor in 1963, at least that is what he tells me. However I did some research and found on VintageSearsGardenTractors.com that I believe they are 1967 models.

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Posted October 28, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Hey Y'all,

 

I'm back and I got an update on the Craftsman builds for everybody. Let's start with the pull start power unit.......

 

October 4th 2020- The engine was put back on the tractor after a months time, and the deck was also put back on the tractor after about 25 years. These pictures were taken a couple weeks later on October 17th.

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Posted November 10, 2020 - 12:56 PM

Hey Y'all I'm back with a bit of an update, lets start with the pull start power unit.....

 

Now that the tractor is done here is a picture of the left side with the deck on it, and yes I will get a picture of the right side also. The picture was taken November 5th 2020, this is the day we actually took it out for the first time since reinstalling the deck and the engine. We actually mowed the grass with it too for the first time in about 30 years too. 

 

Now that this one is done, lets move onto the electric start power unit.......

 

 

 

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Posted November 10, 2020 - 09:01 PM

Lets get back to the electric start power unit, and unfortunately no it is still not done yet. October 17th 2020, the left fender seat and battery box are put on.

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Posted November 10, 2020 - 09:04 PM

October 19th 2020. I taped off and sanded the foot brake pedal down to repaint it as it looked like it was painted with a brush.....

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Posted November 10, 2020 - 10:28 PM

Well, after seeing how good my stepdads tractor engine came out and how mine looked like crap compared to his I decided to do mine too. Soo much for JUST a front grille scratch repair and repaint. November 6th 2020, my engine was taken off the tractor and placed here. I think I'm goin' alittle overboard but it'll be worth it in the long run for me because it'll be like I want it.

Before pictures.......

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Posted November 10, 2020 - 10:31 PM

November 7th 2020, the engine gets sanded and painted...... Note this is after only 1 coat of paint.

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