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This will be my first complete tear down and rebuild I have always

done all the repair work needed on my tractor's but have never done anything

this extensive I will be posting alot of pic's so I may have to do this as part #1

2,3 etc. as I have slow dial-up (26.4 kbps) if one of the mod's would like to put

it all together after it's done that would be great

The WH 854 I bought was very very rough still not sure why I did :thumbs: I guess the thought was if I can fix this :thumbs2: you know the old saying

first pic's from P.O. home I was told it had been setting in a hedgerow for some time as it had stopped running :ROTF:

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the thing I did like about this tractor all the sheet medal was there and not all

beat up some of the bad was they must have tried to get her running because

the air cleaner and points cover were in the hood stand along with the key switch

all rusted out :ychain:

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The motor was not setup and the starter generator worked

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starting to tear down at my place

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Looking forward to following yer progress Brian. Your off to a good start :thumbs2: .

Mike......

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some more pic's

One brake band bolt was broke I broke off the other :thumbs2:

the two top transmission bolts had the nuts rotted almost off one hit from a

chisel split them

you can see new bolt's there at this point I was thinking that I'll just get it running

that thought didn't last long

The brake clutch rod had almost rusted in too also

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needs a bushing

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rear rims

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I thought it was a little strange when where was not much oil in the trans

when I drained it I found out why after I had tore it down and had washed the

case's in solvent at work

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you can see the cracks as the dark lines on the bottom sides of the case's

it made me wonder when this happened as there was no rust inside the

transmission all the gears look good even the 2nd & high gear

I've ordered all the needle bearings thru our bearing supplier at work and seals

the infamus #1533 I ordered from Jack's small engine

on the luckly side I recently bought a 702 parts tractor which has good case's :thumbs2:

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new bolt's there at this point I was thinking that I'll just get it running that thought didn't last long

That new bolt gets me all the time..... Always starts with I will replace that. Well that does'nt look right on that old thing. Guess I'll freshen that up too. Oops, now that looks old and terrible next to that. That does'nt cost much, guess I will get a new one of those to go with it, and on, and on. I can never seem to stop :thumbs2: Your pics look good. Keep them coming.

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That new bolt gets me all the time..... Always starts with I will replace that. Well that does'nt look right on that old thing. Guess I'll freshen that up too. Oops, now that looks old and terrible next to that. That does'nt cost much, guess I will get a new one of those to go with it, and on, and on. I can never seem to stop :thumbs: Your pics look good. Keep them coming.

thanks

that seems to be the way things work out :thumbs2:

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Got my mic's out and checked the rear axle's wear

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this probably is still useable and may not leak with a new flexable seal (should be

a total run out of about .002)

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I checked the axle's from the parts tractor and they both checked perfect .9995

so I'll be using them on reassembly

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the bottom floor of the hoodstand was preferated around the shift lever hole

and covered with rust pit's. I'll fix that

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fabricated a new floor piece

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all welded in place almost as good as new and ready for primer :thumbs2:

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The other sheet metal parts I needed to replace was the metal edgeing on the bottom edge of the hood

The bottom two piece's are what I removed from the hood

The top two are the new fabricated part's ready to be welded on

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new edgeing installed on hood

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Dang! You aint cutting any corners are ya. Looks like its coming along nicely :thumbs2: .

Mike..........

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Thanks guy's

my dad always said anything worth doing is worth doing right

I owe him alot :thumbs2:

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Thanks guy's

my dad always said anything worth doing is worth doing right

I owe him alot :thumbs2:

Brian ~ I like yer dad, and I have never met him! :ROTF: Keep up the good work and I'll like you too! :ychain::thumbs: By The Way Brian yer 21 days younger than Ole' Duke and MJ & I were married on yer birthday! And yer Birthday is the same as my mom's, small world!

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Nice job of fabricating parts. :thumbs2:

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:thumbs2: that's pretty cool duke

I'll be looking forward to meeting you at the show this year

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Got the bearing's and seals I ordered today

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Had some time during lunch so I whipped out a couple of bearing pusher's

to install the new bearings when I'am ready

The one on the left has a machined in lip that will put the bearing's deep enough

so there is room for the seal

1.0 dia. on one end .750 dia. on the other

the one on the right is for installing them flush from inside of the case

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cart full of sand blasted parts ready for primer

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:thumbs2:

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Like I said this project is a first for me

I've never done any body work only asked alot of question's The hood had alot of small dents one medium and a pushed in area

I bought a cheap set of body hammer's and dollies sat down with the hood

and made like a metal munching woodpecker

then spray some flat black primer on and sand it back off to find the high -low spots until it was flat enuff for the gray primer to finish

took acouple of days before I was happy with it

this definitely is a learning experience(I'am lovin it :thumbs: )

After three coats of gray primer and sanded between coats with 400 wet/dry

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Any helpful hints or tips or advise is always appreciated from the body work

guru's out there :thumbs2:

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Got the front rims painted and new tire's mounted

I used Valspar anti-rust #21935 Gloss almond

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Hope to get the rear tire's mounted this week :thumbs2:

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Looking good Brian. Keep those pics coming! :thumbs2:

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Not that my opinion means much, but you are doing a great job! As for what your dad said, mine told the exact same thing. That is very good advice. The other one that has steered me well is "never force anything, if it will not comply, you need to look deeper and solve the problem correctly". Thanks for the pics! :thumbs2:

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Looks GOOD man! :thumbs2:

You might find those carlisle trailer tires to be a bit on the tall side... I just bought a 854 and it had those on the front. Not a big deal, but they seem a bit too tall.

Fantastic work on the sheetmetal!!! :thumbs: :ychain:

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Great fabrication work, Brian. :thumbs: For your first restoration your doing great. :thumbs2:

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Thank you for all the kind comments it's very much appreciated

:thumbs2:

Jon I wasn't sure on the tire's when I bought them I have a set

of original tire's if I find I don't like the way these look

Amost went with a set of 3 rib's but decided to stay with turf tire's front & rear

:thumbs:

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