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New restored Wheel Horse 702 in Catalonia

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Hi to everybody!

 

I'm Sergi from Pradell de la Teixeta, Catalonia.

 

Finally, after so many weekends of work I post my Wheel Horse 702 restoration. Although it's not completely finished, I'll post several photos of the progress and completion.

 

To get started I will show you how It was a few months ago in my garage...

 

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My great grandfather was adapted the stirrups with an old iron piece to better position of his feet.

 

 

The pieces were very rusty and the seat had been repaired in any way. Just because it hold.

 

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The first thing that I repaired, was the seat.

 

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And I have to find a replacement for the Choke and Throttle cables.

 

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The first piece that I replaced was the battery. I had to search through internet to find one battery who fits exactly on the original place.

 

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Making great progress Sergi.   :bow-blue: 

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From there begins the process of restoring and painting...

 

 

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I reassembled the wheels, while the rear are upside down, after I reassembled well.

 

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The other pieces were also painted...

 

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It seems that once mounted all the parts have returned to have another look...

 

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And I chromed the gas cap and the front lights rings...

 

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And I had to ask a guy I know, to made ​​a copy of the screws for the round hood

 

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A-1 Restore job!   You are doing it right and it is going to be a great tribute to your Grandfather when you are done!      We all love to see hard work put into a Wheel Horse restoration !    Keep the photos coming!
 

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Great job sergi. Its looking very very nice. What kind of lights are those? Those are some of the best looking ones I've ever seen.

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Nice restore....Thank you for the photos of your progress.

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great job Sergi , Its great to see round hood in Europe , i wished there were more .

looking forward to seeing the finished job.

did you do the chroming yourself ?

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:text-coolphotos:   You are doing a great job. :text-bravo: 

 

Did your great grandfather buy this :wh: when it was new? 

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Great job sergi. Its looking very very nice. What kind of lights are those? Those are some of the best looking ones I've ever seen.

 

I know these front lights are not the original ones, but they seems from sixties. 

 

Once I have finished making light support by hand, and mounted the lights I will post more photos.

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great job Sergi , Its great to see round hood in Europe , i wished there were more .

looking forward to seeing the finished job.

did you do the chroming yourself ?

 

Hi Neil,

 

No, I don't do the chroming myself. I brought it to a store that for many years dedicated to chrome and nickel metal. They made an excellent job.

 

Tank you all of you for your nice comments!

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:WRS:  You have done a great job on your 702.  :thumbs:  Glad to have another European Wheel Horse fanatic aboard.

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:text-coolphotos:   You are doing a great job. :text-bravo: 

 

Did your great grandfather buy this :wh: when it was new? 

 

Hi 953 nut,

 

Yes, he bought it in 1964 and used it to go to the field and bring them home with hazelnuts harvested at that time. I have some letters that he received from the company that imported tractors here in Spain. This is called Coprima LTD and was in Madrid. However he bought the tractor to local reseller near Tarragona.

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Really nice job Sergi :thumbs:

 

It must be great to own a Wheel Horse that's been in your family since it was new and any modifications that your g-grandfather made are all part of its history. Does your family have any photos of your g-grandfather on his horse? If so it would be nice for us to see them.

 

I noticed you've put Catalonia (Spain) in your signature. I worked with a guy who was a Catalan for several years and he would disagree, he was a Catalan, his country Catalonia not Spain. Proud people the Catalans and you can be proud of your resto.

 

Andy

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Do you know of any other Roundhood  wheel horse tractors in your country ? would be interesting to se how many there were in spain .

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Really nice job Sergi :thumbs:

 

It must be great to own a Wheel Horse that's been in your family since it was new and any modifications that your g-grandfather made are all part of its history. Does your family have any photos of your g-grandfather on his horse? If so it would be nice for us to see them.

 

I noticed you've put Catalonia (Spain) in your signature. I worked with a guy who was a Catalan for several years and he would disagree, he was a Catalan, his country Catalonia not Spain. Proud people the Catalans and you can be proud of your resto.

 

Andy

 

I put it in my signature, but just because people of the forum knows the location, but I'm really agree with the thoughts of your colleague. I even changed to avoid confusion. ;)

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