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post #16 of 37 Old 01-20-2016, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Well the JX75 is going to it's new Home with KDL here from the Forum.
Enjoy it Karl, it's been a fantastic mower for me and I'm sure you'll love it once Spring arrives, it does everything very well.

If anyone here is interested in the 14SB hit me up either by PM on the Forum or e-mail me at [email protected]

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All I can say is, WHOO HOO!!! Thanks to JCturboT I'm the happy owner of a JX75! Nice to be able to meet and buy from a fellow MTF member.
It's a very nice mower and it's obvious it was well cared for.

Thanks to everyone here that helped me with my search. Now if the grass would just start growing..........
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Today I finished making some paint repairs and installing new wheels. Very happy on how it came out.

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Karl,
The mower looks brand new now!
Did you use the factory JD Paint? In a spray can or touch-up brush?
Are those genuine JD wheels or the Oregon branded ones?

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Thanks Jeff

I used Rust-oleum JD green in a rattle can. I've always had good luck with their paint. I did the sides and the front edge where it was worn and blended it with the top. Also did inside the transmission tunnel. I used a black vinyl paint for the top. I splurged for the JD wheels.
I was looking at it earlier today. Never know it was a 16 year old mower.
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I like my JX 75 so much I was on the hunt for another one for a spare or at least spare parts. I came across this deal the other day. Three JX 75's, model year 2000, 2002 and a 2006. The 2006 is in almost prefect condition. I haven't tried to start any of them yet. I'll take them one at a time and go through them over the winter and see what I got. I was able to get all three for less than the cost of a set of replacement wheels so I'm happy with that. What do you think? Good deal?

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I picked this guy up last weekend off CL for $95 bucks. Runs great, looks to have led a very sheltered life.
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83' John Deere 318
17' Cub Cadet XT1-LT46

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Deere Model 15 Plow 0 | Cat
Deere Model 54 Hydraulic Front Blade
Deere 14PZ Push Mower
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That looks great IRQVET. I would like to find one of those some day. Your looks to be in amazing condition and the price seems more than fair.

I was able to get the first of my three cleaned up and running.

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That looks great IRQVET. I would like to find one of those some day. Your looks to be in amazing condition and the price seems more than fair.

I was able to get the first of my three cleaned up and running.

That thing looks like you just picked it up off the showroom floor brand new!

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Best part, I'm into it for a total of $45.

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Best part, I'm into it for a total of $45.
Seriously . . . wow. Nice job

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Finished rescue mower number 2 today. This one needed a little more work. Carb clean, new recoil, paint and decals. It started on the first pull and everything works! I think it's the best runner so far. With the purchase price, recoil and decals I'm into this one for under $100.00 I'm happy.
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Finished rescue mower number 2 today. This one needed a little more work. Carb clean, new recoil, paint and decals. It started on the first pull and everything works! I think it's the best runner so far. With the purchase price, recoil and decals I'm into this one for under $100.00 I'm happy.
Would you be willing to share your restoration process of this mower? Was the deck a total repaint? How did you repair the aluminum corrosion pitting? Did you use motor oil to get the engine cover so black and shiny?
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Would you be willing to share your restoration process of this mower? Was the deck a total repaint? How did you repair the aluminum corrosion pitting? Did you use motor oil to get the engine cover so black and shiny?
Sure would. Nothing too high tech. It was not a total repaint. I clean the pitted areas with a wire wheel on a 4" grinder for the large areas, and smaller cup brushes for the tight spots. I finish cleaning the small areas by hand. I try to save as much as the original powder coat finish as I can. The top of the deck is mostly all original. I use 1/4" fine line tape to mask off the areas I want to save. The fine line makes it easy to follow the contours of the deck. I prime with sandable primer, staying short of the masked line. After sanding I top coat with two coats of Rustoleum JD green. After the paint dries, I wet sand the masked line to the original powder coat to blend the two. I use a spot finishing compound and then wax on the original powder coat to bring the shine back.
For the black, I use black automotive plastic trim paint.
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