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So I had a thread started in Wheel Horse Tractors

but since I am getting moving with the restoration I figured I would start a new thread over here to document progress along the way.

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:text-yeahthat:    Hope you will document every step accompanied by lots of :text-coolphotos:.

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:text-yeahthat: :text-+1::text-+1:... lots of pics please :) !

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Here is what I started with.

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Here is the progress so far.  I have been cutting and welding up all the pieces removing as much of the damage as possible.  I will end up using body filler to smooth out the welds.

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Looks like you are off to a good start. 

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Got my tank in today so I can finally start fitting the hood to the tractor again.

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Here you can see my notes as to what I have left after twisting the pedestal back into position since it was tweaked badly.  I still have to do a bunch of hammer and dolly work and metal shrinking on the hood to help it line up to the tank better.

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More work this weekend when I had time.  Been a lot of sanding, fill, block, sand more.....  When I called it a night tonight I had just added a little glazing putty and will go back to the sanding tomorrow.  Hopefully only one more round of sanding to get it all straight.

 

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Got the hood as good as I could.  It still has some imperfections, but I am happy with the way it came out.  I will be adding another coat still.

 

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Then I tore it the all the way down so I can start on the frame and transmission in order to work from the bottom up.  When I saw the peanut butter come out of the trans and not a lot at that I was worried.  Everything is cleaning up good though and I have ordered all the needle bearings and seals so that I can freshen it all up.

 

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:text-coolphotos:               Tranny looks very clean, glad you are making progress.            :text-bravo:

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I got the inside of the transmission cleaned up, and the case cleaned and primed.  Then I cleaned up the frame and found the "dreaded" transmission mount cracks.  I have seen some of the ways people have fixed it, but decided not to go to the extremes and only used 2x2 14 ga angle to reinforce the corners after grinding and welding the cracks.

 

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It's been a little while since I have posted an update but I have been slowly getting things done after work.

 

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Looks Nice so far!

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Here is the progress from tonight.  It's a little filthy, but there is no scoring or obvious wear in the cylinder walls.  I will hone it once I get it cleaned up.  The only thing I found is my valve spring compressor won't work with this engine so I have to pick up a different one tomorrow, and then I can finish the tear down so that I can get it cleaned.  I have all the parts here for the rebuild including new valves, con rod and piston.

 

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Ignore the screwdriver that is for me to remember where to reconnect the linkage when I put everything back together.

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After a bunch of time spent working:( I finally had time to get this one back in the shop and finished up.  Now to get a mower deck for it so that I can mow the yard with it next year and see how many people stop and ask about it.

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Pictures are in no particular order just re-adding the ones lost when photobucket decided to be a pain in the rear.

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