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Restoration started on our 1976, C-120

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Hi all,

Joined last month, I personally want to thank everyone that has had a hand in this web site, it's awesome.

 

Took her ALL apart, except the engine and trans which I have redone in the past 5 years

 

Plus I overhauled the cutting deck back in 2002, but had it powder coated gloss black, it didn't cost for the powder coating..

 

Her numbers are 61-12K802 / 13613/6064, K301s/47421d/7355287

 

Here's some pic's  of the tear down. All the parts are getting sandblasted as I type. Hopefully will get everything back Fri or Sat.

 

Will try to keep up as I get her together. She is a working tractor and I need her ASAP, grass is turning green.

 

zipper

 

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:WRS:  and that's a great undretakin' there. Bet ya'll have it done in no time. Onea these days I'll get a roundtuit, also. Let us see your progress, if ya don't mind. 

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They make a good size pile of parts don't they!!

Have fun and Welcome to   :rs:

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Now that is a start of a project!

 

Welcome to RS!

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:WRS:

1976 C-120 8 speed. thank you for the photos1

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You've made good progress so far. 

:WRS:

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Looking forward to your restore on this C-120 -a great Wheel Horse tractor!  Glad to see you joined Red Square -just ask for assistance if you need it and you will get it!

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  :text-welcomewave: to Red Square! ....from another Massachusetts member! Keep us posted on your progress!

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Thanks to all the replys and encouragment.

 

Well, its the day after my colonoscopy, feeling much better. Went this morning and picked up all the parts that were sandplasted and primed.

 

Wed. I made a list of all, new hardware I need, since I couldn't go far the crapper. So I'll see what i have and p/u what I need next week.

 

If it warms up next week We will start painting her.

 

Zipper


Here's some more pic's.

 

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You did the right thing by taking yesterday off from your restoration. Painting Wheel Horse parts and a having a Colonoscopy in the same day is too much fun. What would there be to live for after a day like that?!?!?! :ychain:

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Well, finally got the stuff back from my buddy the machinest:

front axle - bored out and pressed in bushings for new spindles. (WH did not put bushing in front axle, so I did)

 

lower steering support - bored out for steering shaft and pressed in a bushing (WH did not put bushing for the upper steering shaft, so I did)and replaced bushing for lower steering shaft.

 

front hitch - bored out for axle pin and a steel bushing was made and pressed in. I spot welded the bushing when i got home.

 

now to prime those parts on Fri.

 

Now the BIG ?? to use stainless or zinc coated hardware ??? I have most of the hardware in zinc coated, but would have to buy the ss.

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Ok, here's some pic's after the first coat of regal red. Thanks for the help of my friend Ron.

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Nice work!  Please keep us updated.  Your knowledge will come in handy if/when I restore my C120.

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I noticed your tractor is like my 1977 C-120. There are only 2 holes in the hood stand at the front. My frame had 4 holes 2 at the front and 2 at the back. I drilled 2 more holes in

the hood stand as my hood stand had started to crack and I had to weld it. Check your frame and see if it has the back holes.

 

Here is a picture it's the unpainted bolt. There was a hole in the cover plate and a hole in the frame but no hole in the hood stand.

 

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Don,

I'll have yo get back to ya latter, Ma wants to go check out windows at the Harvey showroom. ya know who does the cooking !

Zipper

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Don,

 

On my frame there are 2 holes on the left side and only 1 on the right.

 

As far as the hood stand just the 2 holes toward the front.

 

Thank you for bringing that up, as ours was cracked/broken on both sides just above where the sides attach to the frame with 5/16 x 3/4 bolts, I did weld the pieces up.

 

And when ever I start putting her back together I'll drill the hood stand and frame for the extra bolts.

 

Just finished giving her a second coat of regal red. I will probly give here 4 light coat al together??

 

Zipper

 

 

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finally got a coat on the rims, and engine, top of hood & rear pan,

starting to get the itch to bolting her back together,

by the way spent a couple of hours down at the hardware store picking up stainless nuts & bolts I know I'll be back there a few more times

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I just ran across this.  I wonder how it would work out on select parts.

 

http://www.spillcontainment.com/everdry

 

They say it dries to a milky-white finish, so it probably wouldn't be good for the red parts, but maybe the wheels.

It doesn't appear to be cost prohibitive, I think I'll try some on various items that I don't care about the esthetics of.

 

Just thought I'd share.

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I know it's been a year since I started this overhaul/restore/modefided. a lot has happened this past year. One of my best friends, the one that helped me start painting her passed on Feb 14 2014. Then the bride had foot surgury in mid Feb. lost two months doing house work and cooking, now I know why it's the wife's work.

Well the old girl is just about done, used her twice to cut the grass, I mean the C-120, not the wife.

Here's some pic's, more will follow

I forgot to reset the date on camera

Thanks for all the help when asked.

Zipper

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Oh that's really nice there, the c series is the best series of tractor in my mind and the c-120 is beautiful

James

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R.I.P...my condolences on the loss of your good friend... 

congrats on your stunning  :wh: resto.    :bow-blue:  :bow-blue: 

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