Some photos of this project.
It is hard to follow through with a thread there. They skip around a lot. They do have some good information though.http://maplehunterdecalstexas.com/
That's a good looking unit all in itself.. Heck, you don't even NEED paint IMO..
Your local TSC will have the paint in stock, Ford Blue.. I'm not 100% sure that it matches.. The more expensive paint stands up to weather better and resists fading more.
A good auto parts store can get the paint so long as you have the code.. NAPA, PPG, Whatever.
Good source for external information:
I never post there, just read over the discussions.. Not a fan of the Yahoo groups format.
Got to paint it now, I already have most of the sheet metal off and half of it sanded down. Took it out of the shed this evening and gunked the you-know-what out of it then power washed it. Frame is in good shape so I don't think I will do much sanding there. A few rust spots and I will work on them tomorrow or the next day. Besides I could not live with myself if I did not redo it. That's why I built that big shed. I was going to start on my Wheel Horse 417A, but when I got the Ford, it moved down the line a bit.i agree, dont paint it.
I have two of those Deere LX188s. Both very nice tractors, but they will not hold a candle to the Ford or the Wheel Horse. The Deere tractors are very smooth running machines with the 17hp Kawasaki water cooled engines and the decks are indestructible but I doubt they will be usable in another 20 years. I will probably get rid of them sometime this summer if the right deal comes along. I will use them for trade bait or simply put a for sale sign on them. Mean time they don't eat anything and rest comfortably where they sit. Besides restoring a plastic Deere is not half the fun as working on a Ford or Wheel Horse and the parts for a Deere are are very deer indeed.My favorite picture is of the rear fender laying on that Deere John. Nice to see a fellow with his priorities correct:fing32:
Don't knwow yet. I have a l;ine on another 165. Been sitting a long time and the price is right. Let you know.AHHH! NOOOO!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!!!!!
Say, what are you going to do with that old seat?