I've got most if not all the bolt on deck stuff done and ready to bolt back on. Including all brackets, hardware, springs, clips, hangers etc. The actual deck and guard will take me some time as I'm not what I consider a body man at all. Also still fighting a fuel issue- I think I may have it diagnosed down to a non-vented gas cap that was listed as a correct replacement. I may have to bite the bullet and fork over $50 for OE Deere 💲💲💲Your are nearing hanging a done flag on that baby,
Always enjoy watching restorations coming together, the prep work makes a ton of difference and you're doing some nice prep work!Been a minute since I posted anything on the 212. Deck work is coming along a slower than expected. I did get the bearing changed out in the jack sheave and have the belt guard ready for some color. One bad area around a mounting hole will be rectified with a piece of 1" x 6" strap. Couple before and current pics to mark progress. Still waiting for some decent weather to work outside on the main deck. All parts and pieces are 100% and ready to be installed on the deck, just need to get it done. View attachment 2551432
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This deck was beat up pretty bad. Wish I could get it a little better but it will need to do. Every time I tried to straighten a dent another formed. What's funny is they are really only noticeable from the bottom side.Always enjoy watching restorations coming together, the prep work makes a ton of difference and you're doing some nice prep work!
The 50" deck I'm doing right now is probably similar, they really slow you down most of the time, and the worst part is that painting underneath is just for show, it isn't going to last.This deck was beat up pretty bad. Wish I could get it a little better but it will need to do. Every time I tried to straighten a dent another formed. What's funny is they are really only noticeable from the bottom side.
I'm just about ready to wrap this one up. May try and mow with it once or twice, but will probably just stay in the stable awaiting the estate sale when I'm gone. 😉I have not been on this forum much for a while so I have some catching up to do. I will be following your progress. I bought my 212 new in 1987 the year i bought my home and needed something larger than a much mower. Keep up the good work