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Legacy Footrest Rusted Out

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dvdriz

I picked up, I believe an 2003, Legacy 25 hp yesterday and the footrest is completely rusted. It still has its shape but too far to save. I was thinking of using the rusted part as a mold and making my own out of fiberglass.  Does anyone have any experience with this. There just isn’t enough good metal to weld in patches. The tractor only has 620 hours and the engine was replaced  with a 2008 Kohler. If I get the footrest thing figured out I think I found a nice one. I can’t find anything used on the web. Thanks!

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SmilinSam

I'll look at it sometime today and get back to you. One of the current projects is to swap all the tinwork from a Legacy parts tractor over to my 99 Legacy- because its tin has decent original paint and decals. That would leave me the other tinwork, including the floor plate/footrest which is solid but has bad paint and decals, to sell reasonable.

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SmilinSam

Heres what I have..Its rusty too, but no holes and doesnt appear to have any real thin spots. Pitting is present, along with two cracks, one on each side next to the rear bolt holes.

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dvdriz

That looks fine compared to what I have. Please let me know how much you would like for it. BTW I got the engine running last night which ended up being a simple fuel shutoff solenoid. Also as a bonus the engine is a 2008 so it was replaced at one time with a new one. It runs so smooth I'm excited to get this old girl back to life. Thanks!

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SmilinSam

People have been doing favors for me on this club, so I dont want anything for it. Got to see about how to get it to you. Dont have any boxes big enough to ship it at the moment. One member said he may be coming to the club ice cream social on the 28th. If he does I could see about sending it back with him. He lives around Dexter MI, which I think is pretty close to you.. If that doesnt work out I will have to find a box and see what it would cost you to ship it to you.

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dvdriz

Oh my goodness how kind of you! Yes Dexter is very close to me. I'm pretty sure I have a box that I could send to you with a pre-paid return label that might make this easier. I need to take some dimensions tonight and dig around the warehouse. Thanks again!!

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SmilinSam

Just got a message from the other member. He's not going to be able to make it, so we will have to go with plan b, shipping it.

If you send a box, you will have to pack your footrest  plate in it to get the weight right for the return shipping label, then take it out and send the empty box. Otherwise, I' will find one here sooner or later.

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dvdriz

OK I just found a box. Do I message you for your address? Also do you have a preferred carrier like the post office or UPS? In the meantime I will take mine off and weigh it. Thanks!

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Stan-Tn

I believe Simplicity had a production problem with their metal cleaning process before painting in that time frame. The dealership I worked for sold a Legacy Kawasaki water cooled and before it had 200 hours on it it was peeling and rusting underneath the paint.The owner had taken very good care of the mower. We replaced the deck under warranty and I got the bad deck and had it sandblasted before it rusted further.

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