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This is what I did thses past few months.
Too many pics to post here, so I made a couple of web pages.
Be forewarned there are 40 pics in the first link.
And 63 in the second.
You don't have to return here to see the other link, they are linked together.
I don't know whether to thank or cuss the following people, but I think thank you's are best.

PeoriaMurph
FordTech
TwoStrokerAce
IowaHawkEye
PRattenbury


http://home.mchsi.com/~ronchapin/3053.html



http://home.mchsi.com/~ronchapin/IH-RESTORE.html


Enjoy, I sure did !!

Ron
 

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Ron .. FANTASTIC job on both restorations :fing32::fing32:

I'm in no way shape or form a LB guy .. But I can see a great job !!

Be proud :fing32:
 

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All right, tell the truth Ron! You have had those NOS mowers in your barn and just took them out of the box right?!! :thThumbsU


Truly fantastic Work!! Looking at what you had to work with and the detail in the transformation from that to the NOS look you have today, I would say I am truly humbled considering what I have done with mine! Truly a work of art and dedication to a great hobby. I know these have a deep personal commitment and sentimental value!

Great work friend!
 

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Great Work Ron, They look great, Bet the bring back alot of memories...

I think every lawnboy nut (me included) are very happy/glad to have you on here, you have helped me and many others out with questions only OMC workers could answer.:thanku::thanku:
 

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As I have said before Ron - Truly FANTASTIC work!!! These just look so nice and as FT said.....it's gotta be NOS.

I'm not sure whether I am inspired now to finish my projects or just intimidated. :)

TSA ~
 

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Kudos to you, Sir! That is truly some fine work you've done there on a couple of truly interesting machines. Do I detect the desire to restore a Buttercup? They're definitely way up there in the list of my favorite machines, along with the Iron Horses. Please let me know if I can help in any way if you decide to restore one.
 

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Eric and Paul,
I have a 3002 in the shop.
No plans to restore it right now.
The 3053 sat behind the barn for about 40 years.
Thanks all !
Ron
 

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As I have said before Ron - Truly FANTASTIC work!!! These just look so nice and as FT said.....it's gotta be NOS.

I'm not sure whether I am inspired now to finish my projects or just intimidated. :)

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They are no where near NOS.
Don't be intimidated, just pick a point and start.
Also, without your help, they would both have gone to retirement " naked ".
It's alot of work, but worth it, especially if you are doing one that is special to you.
Thanks again,
Ron
 

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Wow! Those look great, Ron. Thanks for the photos.
 

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Very, very cool, now if I just had the money and the time to do that to several of mine.
 

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Excellent job Ron, you should be proud of the job you did on both of those. Almost looks like a day at the factory.
Thank you, they are as close as I could get them.
And it would not have happened without a lot of help from members here.
 
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