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Sears GT/18 Restoration COMPLETE!(Pics Inside)

COMPLETE!!!

Here's a direct link for the original thread that has all of the nuts and bolts in it:

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Took a lot of time, a lot of effort and a bit of help, but I got it done. Can't thank you guys enough for your comments and your help. I had a lot of fun doing this one and it came out great. I also learned A TON by doing this project. I'm already finding it easier to work on some of the other suburban issues.

Biggest problems/issues I had: Sheared tranaxle bolt- Had to fill it and re-tap it. It was bored out with a drill. Bent transaxle pulley- 3rd times a charm. Bad starter solenoid and a bad coil. Starter- Someone decided to open it up and put the casing back on, backwards. This caused it to operate incorrectly. Glad my best friend spotted this for me! Shot mufflers- Found an original set in great condition on e-bay.

When I decided on the paint colors I wanted to go original, but after seeing another guy on-line that had added red accents on his brake pedal etc.., I went with it. I also added a "Knight Rider' esque scanner light on the upper grill and two xenon strobes on the lower just for fun. I'll post a video soon. Replaced the headlights and added two amber lights on the rear.

Ok, here's the pics!! I know how much you guys love them so I included 50. I've left a link to my photobucket album that has the rest. I took a bunch since this was my first real Sears resto, so bear with the volume. Decent pics though. Enjoy!

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A few pics from the process.

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Roughing the wiring in.

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Completed Restorations (Thread Links Below)
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1971 Sears SS/14
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Did some clean up on the photobucket account. Let me know if there's any glitches if you head over that way. Either or enjoy!
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That is some really nice work you did there. What was the time frame?

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That is some really nice work you did there. What was the time frame?

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Got it the first week of August and put the finishing touches up on it about the third week of November. Give or take 4 months. Spent a lot of weekends on it. Thank you
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Nice Job I need to do that to my GT18.

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Nice looking work...

Thanks for the pic. process--I truely enjoy seeing how other's achive that end results!!

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Nice job Joe, Looks good !! Saved another fine piece....
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Looks sweet man. Good job.

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Very excellent work. Good job!
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Nice job on the tractor, really looks great. Do you have any more pictures?......Just kidding, nice job on the photo documentation. Very thorough. Ed

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Wow!! That really turned out nice. Great job.
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Beautiful Work!!! Love those silver and black tractors. Makes me wish I hadn't sold mine

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Nice job.

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