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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 progressFistertondeluxe said:@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 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.ABC123 said: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.
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!Ware said:
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.jimbeckel said: