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@adgattoni That is what I ordered but their parts picker only put one in. when I called them they verified that I should have received 2 brackets and then shipped the other one out. That should arrive Wednesday.

@jimbeckel I used some spray on truck bed liner for my kickstand. Mine was in worse shape that yours. So far it is holding up very well. Look forward to seeing your being brought back to life.
I have access to a commercial sand blaster at work, so a lot of these parts will be stripped to bare metal and repainted. I paid $400 for the mower, wheels and grass catcher, it has a broken bed bar which I picked up a replacement for $50 on ebay, stripped pulley cover aluminum nuts on the frame. The mower sat for four years with gas in the tank, fuel shutoff and carb. Tank has been flushed, new carb and fuel shutoff ordered. Plan on restoring this to as new as possible. Will keep posting photos as I progress
 

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Work progressing nicely, side covers replaced along with most of the fuel related components. Started it up and engaged the rear drum and reel successfully. Will be stripping the unit down to the frame and repainting and going over everything with a high attention to detail.






 

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Work progressing nicely, side covers replaced along with most of the fuel related components. Started it up and engaged the rear drum and reel successfully. Will be stripping the unit down to the frame and repainting and going over everything with a high attention to detail.






jimbeckel, how'd you get that mower on the table? I have a hoist, just curious what your method is.
 

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My wife and I lifted it by hand, it is a beast and built like a tank. Taking it to the carwash today to get a lot of the grease off and than will start the tear down to the frame so I can fix those pesky RIV nuts that broke off when I removed the side panels and than on to sandblasting and painting the frame and other paintable parts. It has been a fun restoration so far
 

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I use a motorcycle lift table from harbor freight for mine. It's a little narrow for the side covers to clear the lip but it works well to lift by myself. They also have other ones that are poly that are decently affordable.
 

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I use a motorcycle lift table from harbor freight for mine. It's a little narrow for the side covers to clear the lip but it works well to lift by myself. They also have other ones that are poly that are decently affordable.
I looked into the price on the motorcycle lift at HF and decided to build me a table last weekend, the top is the washable pebble paneling you can buy at Home Depot, the white color allows me to see parts and tools a little better and clean up is a snap, not bad for the $150.00 in parts.
 

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Frame stripped and ready for sandblasting and paint.
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I wish I had this much patience... and free time. :thumbsup:
Disassembly was pretty smooth until I got to the drum, I couldn't get the drum bearings to slide off, I was able to rotate the drum assembly and force it out of the frame through the slots. It has been fun to disassemble this mower and see how it is put together, looking forward to having a nearly "new" 19 year old mower in the spring. Your yard is amazing, love to see it green with northern grass in the winter, you and Connor have great youtube channels. Keep up the great work!
 

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Frame and other parts stripped and ready for primer and paint
Dude that is hard core restoration. I hope you get it back together. I took mine about halfway apart to replace some things. I enjoyed getting to know how it works and goes together, but can't imaginw getting it down to bare bones. Good luck.
 
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