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Looking to have a little garage time myself this weekend Greg. Hoping to get everything pulled out from both halves of the garage, so that I can reorganize. I was rushed the first time organizing when we bought the house, so now I want to take my time and put stuff back in so that I can at least walk around or work inside whenever I want. Hopefully it will be easier too, to be able to pull tractors out for shows. 
 

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Well yesterday was a normal saturday morning for me up at 6:30 let the dog out make coffee let him back in an wander to the garage till 8 wake avery up for her meds then go back to the garage while she eats breakfast. But the change was her an momma went yard saleing while i really cleaned the garage out. Hopefully next weekend i can find more stuff to get rid off that is stored up top in the loft.
 

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I was able to dig a few tractors off the shelves this morning, not all, but a few. After getting them relocated to the back yard I felt ambitious enough to try polishing the '67 60 up a little. However when I got finished, I'm not certain if I polished the tractor or highlighted the rust.  :(  I didn't think to take a picture of the 60 before I started polishing, so I took a picture of one of the 70's I have that was in the same condition as the 60.

Here's the 70:

Tire Wheel Vehicle Tractor Automotive tire


And here is the 60 after polishing:

Wheel Tire Vehicle Automotive tire Agricultural machinery


Tire Wheel Vehicle Automotive tire Motor vehicle


Tire Wheel Automotive tire Plant Vehicle


Wheel Tire Tractor Automotive tire Vehicle


Tire Wheel Automotive tire Plant Motor vehicle


I have a new seat cushion for this tractor that I bought a few years ago. Luckily I did, as I see Hapco no longer has anymore. This is one of my tractors that I'm undecided on as far as keeping it original or adding it to the list of being restored someday. I'm also thinking about adding it to the Dover Show display, that is if I can get it running.  :lol:
 
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Oh, and here is proof that I did actually get some tractors and dump carts down off of the shelves.  :D  Pulled the lawn sweeper down also, however I don't have the basket installed yet. 

1974 70:

Tire Wheel Vehicle Tractor Automotive tire


1973 70:

Tire Wheel Vehicle Motor vehicle Automotive tire


Two early 80 dump carts:

Wheel Tire Motor vehicle Automotive tire Vehicle


The 31 Sweeper:

Wheel Tire Motor vehicle Automotive tire Vehicle


And the upper shelf from which everything came from:

Land vehicle Motor vehicle Tire Vehicle Bumper


I can't wait to get everything unloaded, just so I can take a group picture! 
 

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Don't worry Kyle by the time you got backed in that place would be locked down like fort Knox. LOL!!! Come to think of it l believe I saw a sniper on one of the rooftops across the alley one time. Security is a high priority for the Elfman
What can I say, Don knows me well!  :ph34r:  There are eyes on the garage at all times! 
 

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This morning I spent some time adding to the scrap pile , then decided to start working on my fenders an get the headlights reaimed since after the wreck I was looking at tree tops for owls. There right back to where they were before the wreck an a coat of black paint on the bare metal from where I ground the paint off to see where I was working the pry bar. It's good enough till I get the donor truck for the parts I need.

Tire Vehicle Wheel Vehicle registration plate Grille


Grille Vehicle Tire Automotive tire Hood
 

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Did a little more polishing today while waiting for some paint to dry. I pulled the sweeper in the shade and went to work on it. This time, I remembered to take pictures before starting!  :lol:

Before:

Motor vehicle Grass Automotive tire Automotive wheel system Outdoor power equipment


Wheel Tire Automotive tire Grass Automotive wheel system


Motor vehicle Gas Grass Classic Machine


Green Motor vehicle Font Gas Rectangle


After:

Tire Wheel Motor vehicle Vehicle Grass


Tire Wheel Vehicle Motor vehicle Grass


And coupled to the 60:

Tire Wheel Plant Tractor Vehicle


Tire Wheel Motor vehicle Automotive tire Plant


Wheel Tire Tractor Automotive tire Motor vehicle


Pretty pleased with how nice the sweeper turned out. Even the basket cleaned up very well. For those who want to know, this sweeper was manufactured in April of 1975, and it's obvious that it hasn't been used very much throughout the years. Very happy with this purchase.  :D
 

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Thanks Kyle. It feels good to know that I have at least one piece that won't need to be restored! 
 
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That turned out good do you ever take any of your attachment to shows or just keep them to your self an share them on the forums?
If you look at my profile picture, you'll see that I took the 11 piece round fender collection to the Dover Show in 2011. Each tractor had one attachment, and some where coupled to dump carts as well. It took three trailer loads to get everything there, and then home again, and a lot of planning to make sure the trailer was loaded correctly for everything to fit just right, so there wouldn't be a fourth trip returning home. 

I like to see attachments on the tractors, and usually have them mounted if time allows me to prepare for a show. Sure the attachments take up more room when trying to load everything, but some of these attachments aren't always seen at every show, so getting them mounted and displayed is worth the extra effort. 

When deciding on attachments to mount, I try to pick an attachment for the year of the tractor that it was first introduced to the market. In other words, I won't mount the 20 Air Compressor to the '63 110, as the compressor wasn't introduced to the market until 1965.  Each show that I might attend will have different attachments each time. The '63 110 might have the mower deck mounted at one show, then the all yellow 36 snowthrower at another, and possibly the 42 6-way blade at yet another show. This keeps the display interesting and not so drab for the public viewing, especially for those people that attend shows frequently. They will start skipping over your display if they constantly see the same old display at every show. If you can, why not make it more interesting by changing things around?  ;)
 

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Very good point an you make things interesting anyways lol but the knowledge that you can pass along is very useful to those interested in what you take to the shows. Unfortunately i only have a blade for my cub an the patio doesnt have any attachments although i would like a deck or blade for it. 
 

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Finally spent a little time I the cave today and made the rubber foot matts and shifter matt for the 65 RF .

First took some time to copy the older matts on the 66 and 67 so I had both but only used the one for the older ones. 

Then traced on the rubber and cut them out as needed.

Finally glued them down lightly with contact cement as this tractor is unrestored. Should the mood strike me I wanted the option to be able to remove without destroying them. 

Rectangle Wood Paint Font Tints and shades


Rectangle Wood Font Art Pattern


Wood Tool Sandal Foot Human leg


Wood Rectangle Gas Cylinder Plywood


Green Wood Grass Gas Pattern


Light Green Automotive tire Yellow Motor vehicle
 
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