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Picked up this diamond in the rough patio maybe 5 years ago. After losing my dad last year I decided I wanted to work on this sooner than later. I don’t have a correct usable patio hood or seat. I’m not paying those insane prices for them either. My dad and I came up with an idea for a what should have been color scheme. It’ll be an interesting process to see how it turns out.
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You certainly have your work cutout for you Craig. However, I know you well enough that you'll restore it right down to every last detail.
 

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Just doing a follow Craig. I know you have a lot on your plate lately but wanted to see if you had any updates on this tractor?
 

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Been a while since I posted anything on my restoration progress. I had a fairly big issue while working on this. I’m guessing it was due to COVID. Not positive but it’s my guess. I couldn’t get the paint. They were out of stock. I waited like 4 months. Still out of stock. They didn’t know when it would be coming in. So I switched to another brand. I’m actually very impressed with what I switched to. I was using Tallmans and switched to majic. Tractor supply sells it. It sprays nice and leaves a real smooth and glossy finish. Not much wet sanding required.
 

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Yesterday I ventured into uncharted territory for me. I opened up the transmission. I bought a seal and gasket kit, detent balls and springs. I originally was going to use the patio transmission but ran into an issue with the brake drum set screw. It split on me. I tried drilling it out. Didn’t do so hot, even with a carbide bit. Don’t know what these screws were made of but wow.Usually the carbide take care of it.So I grabbed the rear out of my parts tractor and opened that one up.I made a little stand out of some skid runners that I took apart for another project so I didn’t have to work off the floor. It worked out very well.
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