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Tom_Byrne

2010 finally finished!

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Tom_Byrne
The hours in the garage have paid off. The 2010 is done! Check it out.... What I started with.... [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/tom_byrne/whatistartedwith.JPG[/img] The dirty work has started.... [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/tom_byrne/barebones.JPG[/img] Trans and BGB painted. Getting there...... [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/tom_byrne/bgbtranspainted.JPG[/img] All done! HOWDIDO? [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/tom_byrne/likenew.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/tom_byrne/Mynebaby!.JPG[/img] Lots of time (and frustration) went in to it but now that it's done I think it was worth it. Thanx to all the members who helped out along the way, either directly with me or via old posts on the site!

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mowerman1193
That looks great!!! What kinda paint did you use?I have been in a month long decision about paint and have not done anything with mine.I want to use auto enamel with a hardener but am having trouble putting that kind of money into a working tractor....but I dont want to spend half the money and all the work and not be happy either.

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Tom_Byrne
Kevin, I used Ace Hardware's Farm and Implement Paint, Allis Chalmers Orange. It's as close to a dead on match as I have ever used. One warning: It is very thin and runny so you have to be careful and use several coats. it also has a very long drying time.

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Tom_Byrne
Bunky, I used spray cans for the paint- check out my post to Mowerman1193 for the details. The decals are the originals- I couldn't find replacements, the old ones were in good shape so I taped over them. Glad you and everyone else likes it!

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Guest
Good work Tom, shes a beauty, Id love to turn heads with that one.

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jdwilson
Wow! I hope I can get my 2012 looking like that someday. Is it all pretty much origional, or do you have any modifications? I changed my ignition switch from the B&S key and hand soleniod to just an indak key switch like all the rest of them a few years ago for the convenience and simplicity of just one switch, but lately I've been wanting to change it back for nastalgia!

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Tom_Byrne
The tractor was all original when I got it. The original owner was up in his 80's and traded it in to Jeff Nemes when the trans belt went. All he did was mow about 3/4 acre with it and he used the vac system with the cart for it. As a result, it had a very easy life, which made it easier on me too. Basically go over the mechanics, tear down and paint.Thanx for the compliments!

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