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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:33 am    Post subject: Taken a while but it's done Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When I started to rebuild this tractor back in April, I wondered just how much it would cost. I looked through threads on this forum and others, but never really found an answer. I realize now that what it costs depends on what a particular tractor needs, and how much an individual is willing to spend on their own project. It can vary a great deal. I hesitate to call this a “restoration” as I did not have the tractor professionally painted. I did talk to my local body shop about painting, but they weren't interested. In the end everything was sprayed by can, by me, and trust me, I am not a professional. Let's just call this project an in depth rebuild. The costs I am about to list are what I paid. I am sure someone who has done this before knows where to get parts and supplies at a better rate. I simply went with what I found, where I found it. Keep in mind that a lot of these costs include shipping. Some of the items were purchased months ago, so I have to kind-a rely on memory. And I'm sure there are things I have forgotten about. So here goes..................

Sand paper, sanding sponges, paint remover................50.00
10 cans (at least ) spray paint........................................70.00
Acid dipping.................................................................25.00
Paint thinner, simple green............................................20.00
New voltage regulator.................................................130.00
New PTO switch...........................................................25.00
Decal set for tractor.......................................................48.00
Decal set for motor........................................................15.00
New front bezel for hood............................................100.00
New seat......................................................................100.00
New tail lights...............................................................54.00
New head lamps............................................................25.00
New wiring and connectors...........................................20.00
Engine block cleaning, boring, crank ground,
valve guide install and reaming........…...........…........215.00
Battery cables.................................................................16.00
Battery............................................................................60.00
Bolts, nuts, misc. hardware............................................25.00
Trans fluid & filter.........................................................40.00
Engine rebuild done at small engine shop.
New rings, piston, valves and guides, rod,
governor gear, carb rebuild, plug, points, condenser,
gasket set, coil, valve cover and gasket, Dip stick,
labor, and too many things to list...........................$1249.28
Other incidentals
Band Aids..........................................................................8.00
Beer................................................................................623.67
8' fluorescent bulb (got mad, threw a screwdriver).........15.00
Heating garage to 70 ( I don't like cold )..........................????
To be honest, I may have drank the beer anyway!
Maybe someday I will remove the tin work and have it professionally refinished. Although I like to keep things as original as possible, I think bar tires on the rear, and narrower tires on the front would look nice.
To any novice, like me, who is considering doing something like this, I would strongly suggest you get yourself a $99 digital camera and take lots of pics. Take pics at different stages of tear down. Lots of pics. When you are through taking pics, take some more. They are invaluable when it comes time to reassemble. Make notes of unimportant things, they will become important in time. Also, bag and label ALL small parts. Bolts, nuts, pins, everything. Even if you don't plan to reuse them, you will have them to know what to get to replace them. Trust me you won't remember everything. Especially if your rebuild takes 8 months, like mine. Make notes on paper of every wire, color, where it came from, and where it went. EVERY WIRE !! This will give you the opportunity to go half mad trying to locate your yellow legal size pad with ALL your notes 6 months later, when you find out your 2 youngest granddaughters took it because “Grandma only has white paper”
I have tried to post pics, but for what ever reason, it doesn't work. Anyone have any tips?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Taken a while but it's done Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Don't worry, you are not the only one. Took
me three years to do my big bad Husqvarna.
Where I live I don't have a shop so
everything was under tarps and in the back
yard. Use a good smart phone to do the
pictures. Buy a Samsung or such that has the
PRO functions for the camera. You can take
Panorama pictures. Make them as long as you
want. Extremely handy. Then transfer them to
a folder in your laptop. Much easier. You
have no idea how many times I was ready to
throw everything in a big pile and junk it.
The good thing is the more money you
p,,,,down this hole the more you need to
finish it so that same money is not "wasted"
$$$$$. Picked up a very nice set of slightly
worn off road tires at a flea market for
$20.oo. The tire shop guy who mounted them
was almost breathless when he told me they
were like $200 each! The paint was almost
perfect on my baby so i only painted the
vlack parts. Trouble was you get one thing
done and then you find you need another and
then another. This machine is an Estate
model and only made one year. Has a six
speep high low manual transmission. I
installed thrust bearings on the steering
spindles. Also roller bearings in the front
hubs. Lots of little touches to make it even
more of a "tractor". Enjoy the pictures.
That red trailer is the super heavy duty one
that was made by Gravely. What an over grown
tank of a beast!







 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: Taken a while but it's done Reply to specific post Reply with quote

By the way. When you get all done and you still havent spent the same
amount that a new not as well built machine would cost.... wellll then
you have kinda won. Lots of pride in a job well done and only you know
about every nut and bolt you turned. You get the drift.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Taken a while but it's done Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have lots of pics, but apparently I don't know how to post them. I am not too good with computers. If it's not as simple as click and drag, I am lost Confused
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Taken a while but it's done Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When you open up the "post a comment" section and scroll down a little
does a advanced posting box appear? All of the way to the left in
little letters is "upload photos" Do you have this? If so get back to
us and we will tell ya how to use it. You may not have enough time on
this site and that function doesn't open for you.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Taken a while but it's done Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes it says upload photos, but I think it says the file size is limited to a certain number. I think my pics are too big, and I don't know how to changr them. That may not be it at all, I don't know. I am not good with computers
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pics? Maybe?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:54 am    Post subject: Re: Taken a while but it's done Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I try to clear off a large space on the workbench or on the floor or someplace, and start in a far corner and put every thing I remove IN SEQUENCE, IN A LINE so I can see how to reassemble and not overlook anything. Helps me a great deal.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Taken a while but it's done Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just another thought. If you want some real giggles try these out. Go
on Ebay and look at listing 141354128980. These are VW Jetta daytime
driving lights. They are projector LEDs and are screaming bright. Not
too pricey but WOW what a differance. Your tractor must take an 1156
type bulb. Same as a backup light on an old car or truck. All three of
my garden tractors are so equiped.
 
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