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I bought a pretty rough RJ back in May for $250 and have been slowly and steadily been doing a shade tree restoration.  

 

 Below is what I started with:

 

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WHX22

Nice ...rattle can is my middle name...how far along with it? Looks like you got your work cut out! Nice tub too BTW :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Horse Play

I'll keep the progress photos coming.  The tub turned out pretty good for how bad it was and then just being spray painted. 

 

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Daron1965

The trailer looks great.  What paint are you using?

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I had to pull the transmission apart and did all new bearings and seals.  Also had all the parts of the back of the trailer sandblasted and sprayed with etching primer. DSC_0002.JPG.cc3c3728078749a8dded5b205d98fb68.JPG

 

A forum member helped me out with a nice hood. Recently a friend filled the extra holes and fixed the cracks.  DSC_0005.JPG.5efbc66a72fd72f48e3bb397915e609d.JPG

 

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5 minutes ago, Daron1965 said:

The trailer looks great.  What paint are you using?

Rustoleum IH red.

 

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First batch of red paint.  I scuff the etching primer with a grey scuff pad, degrease, and spray paint out in the driveway.  Two light coats then a third, heavier coat of red.DSC_0028.JPG.dbecb47622f37fb44f362b9e5b10dae2.JPG

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WHX22

Just don't matter what flavor of paint Horse as long as it's RED:handgestures-thumbupright:

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14 hours ago, WHX21 said:

Just don't matter what flavor of paint Horse as long as it's RED:handgestures-thumbupright:

As my boy used to say before being pulled into the dark side (JD green), if ain't RED leave it in the SHED...:ROTF:

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wallfish

NICE!

I'm interested in that hacked up hood for a custom project if you want to sell it.

For the Kill switch just search epay for a chainsaw switch. It's a single pole to ground switch. Original ones were the same switch as the old Homelites used

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21 hours ago, wallfish said:

NICE!

I'm interested in that hacked up hood for a custom project if you want to sell it.

For the Kill switch just search epay for a chainsaw switch. It's a single pole to ground switch. Original ones were the same switch as the old Homelites used

I possibly could sell it, but it is in rough shape. 

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Horse Play

A sorta local forum member helped me out with this K91.  I bought it without knowing if it ran or not.  I dumped in fresh oil and gas - she fired up on five pulls and runs great.DSC_0356.JPG.871d3cf4f6af5f060103f5f28bba8475.JPG  

 

Transmission reassembled with new bearing and seals. 

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Here is where I currently am with the project.  We had our first child three months ago, so the project has really slowed down.  So over the summer I did a lot of painting so the paint could harden really well before assembly.

 

- Parts sandblasted

- Quick run over everything with a DA with 80 grit.  

- Cleaned and degreased

- Sprayed with etching primer.  

- Scuffed with a grey 3M scuff pad

- Cleaned and degreased

- Two light coats of red followed by a third, heavier coat

 

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pullstart

Congrats on the baby!  Oh yeah nice work on the tractor too :handgestures-thumbupright:

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wallfish
On 11/7/2018 at 6:59 PM, Horse Play said:

I possibly could sell it, but it is in rough shape. 

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Here's some pics of the mower deck that came with the tractor.  Ever see a deck shell like this?

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My friend did some great work on the hood.  He filled in seven "extra" holes and fixed a few cracks.  I then used a DA with 40 grit and a wire brush on the lettering - I need to find something not too aggressive to clean up the rest. 

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AMC RULES

Wire wheel would make short work of it.  :twocents-twocents:

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Assembly has begun. 

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