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I am new to this forum and I must say after reading through many posts I decided to join up. very freindly help on here. I have to tell you guys a short story before I get into the 2 lawn boys I just aquired. A freind of mine gave me a 1978 apache popup camper that was junk. after searching the net for info on it just as I have done for the lawn boy's I found a forum where people were helpfull and freindly and restored the old campers. That compelled me to restore my old apache. It took 3-4 months and a few grand but the camper is like new and very unique.

I just bought for 35$ a 1968 5237 i belive. it runs great and looks rough. the deck has a few cracks in it. The push handle is totally rusted and the decals are all faded. Along with the 5237 I recieved a 21 inch self propelled magnisem deck lawn boy that does not run and is short a few parts but the deck is nearly flawless. The 21 inch mower I can not find a model number on it. Does anybody know where to find the model number at? I might part out the 21 inch electric start self propelled lawn boy. I am headed out to the work shop in a few mins to clean up shop and start cleaning up the 5237. I was wondering if I could build me a custom Lawn boy out of the 2 mowers I have. Pics coming once My shop is clean enough to share :) later today!
thanks for any help I can get.

Ryan
 

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Ryan,

Welcome to MTF! A lot of friendly and helpful folks reside here. I'd be interested to see pictures of your mowers. The 21" should have a model tag on the back of the mower, if it is missing we can identify it by pictures. If it is older, the model number could be on the cylinder head near the spark plug. You're going to love that 5237 if you end up keeping it / fixing the deck. 19" mowers are great.

Bob
 

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Welcome to the forum! Those seem like two nice lawnboys to start the hobby with, especially that little 19inch pusher.
 

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Thank you all,

I spent the day in my workshop tinkering with the 5237. As I said it ran when I got it. My freind whom gave me the mowers had them all ran through a small engine shop. the 5237 had been tuned up and ran very well. I simply tore it down and cleaned it up pretty good. I opened up the muffler and cleaned pounds of carbon out of it. That seamed to pep the old boy up. After a few hours of cleaning it up and lubing moving parts I put it back together and mowed the yard. WOW is all I can say It cut very very well and had plunty of power in taller grass.
The small engine shop had said the other mower was junk and not worth repairing. He then talked my freind out of a few key parts. Like the engine cover and a few other parts I am not sure of yet. It has nearly no compression and assume that is why the guy junked it. I have several pic's but can not find my memory card adapter thingy to get them on the pc. I will soon or borrow one.
I am very happy with the 5237 and plan on giving it a paint job and whatever else it needs to look as good as it mows.

Ryan
 

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the unknown model is a brighter green I am interested to know the year and model. as I said it is missing a few parts I am going to try and reclaim. I have the motor and it is complete with the electric start. It has almost zero compression. The 5237 is a great mower it works wonderfully in my small yard.
One other option I have is to repaint the deck of the unknown model and use the engine off the 5237 and just lose all the fancy self propelled stuff? what do you guys think
 

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Nice 5237, I forgot that I have one myself :ROF I love mine too, plenty of power and a great overall mower.
 
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