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COMPLETE!!!

Here's a direct link for the original thread that has all of the nuts and bolts in it:

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Took a lot of time, a lot of effort and a bit of help, but I got it done. Can't thank you guys enough for your comments and your help. I had a lot of fun doing this one and it came out great. I also learned A TON by doing this project. I'm already finding it easier to work on some of the other suburban issues.

Biggest problems/issues I had: Sheared tranaxle bolt- Had to fill it and re-tap it. It was bored out with a drill. Bent transaxle pulley- 3rd times a charm. Bad starter solenoid and a bad coil. Starter- Someone decided to open it up and put the casing back on, backwards. This caused it to operate incorrectly. Glad my best friend spotted this for me! Shot mufflers- Found an original set in great condition on e-bay.

When I decided on the paint colors I wanted to go original, but after seeing another guy on-line that had added red accents on his brake pedal etc.., I went with it. I also added a "Knight Rider' esque scanner light on the upper grill and two xenon strobes on the lower just for fun. I'll post a video soon. Replaced the headlights and added two amber lights on the rear.

Ok, here's the pics!! I know how much you guys love them so I included 50. I've left a link to my photobucket album that has the rest. I took a bunch since this was my first real Sears resto, so bear with the volume. Decent pics though. Enjoy!

BEFORE
Land vehicle Vehicle Motor vehicle Tractor Car
Nature Leaf Grass Tree Photography
Gun Grass Firearm Tree Recreation
Auto part Vehicle Plant Wheel Automotive engine part
Motor vehicle Vehicle Car Tree Road



AFTER
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Motor vehicle Tractor
Land vehicle Vehicle Motor vehicle Car Automotive tire
Land vehicle Vehicle Tractor Car Motor vehicle
Automotive exterior Grille Automotive lighting Bumper Car
Auto part Engine Vehicle


Vehicle Product Machine Automotive tire Auto part
Land vehicle Vehicle Tire Automotive tire Wheel
Land vehicle Vehicle Tractor Motor vehicle Car
Land vehicle Vehicle Tractor Motor vehicle Agricultural machinery
Auto part Vehicle Car




Re-touched dash text:

Auto part
Auto part Vehicle Technology Car Electronic device




A few pics from the process.

Electronics Bumper Machine
Tire Automotive tire Alloy wheel Wheel Rim
Vehicle
Auto part Machine Tool accessory Bench grinder
Auto part Vehicle Engine


Engine Auto part Automotive engine part Vehicle Car
Vehicle Motor vehicle Car Truggy Golf cart
Land vehicle Vehicle Motor vehicle Automotive tire Car
Engine Auto part Machine Automotive engine part Vehicle


Auto part Engine Automotive engine part
Engine Auto part Automotive engine part Technology Vehicle
Motor vehicle Vehicle Tire Automotive wheel system Car
Vehicle Machine Auto part Machine tool Car
Room Floor


Machine
Wheel Rim Auto part Alloy wheel Tire



Roughing the wiring in.

Electrical wiring Cable management Wire Electrical network Electrical supply
 

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That is some really nice work you did there. What was the time frame?

Adam
Got it the first week of August and put the finishing touches up on it about the third week of November. Give or take 4 months. Spent a lot of weekends on it. Thank you :trink40:
 

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Nice Job I need to do that to my GT18.
 

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Nice looking work...:bananapow

Thanks for the pic. process--I truely enjoy seeing how other's achive that end results!!

glenn
 

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Nice job on the tractor, really looks great. Do you have any more pictures?......Just kidding, nice job on the photo documentation. Very thorough. Ed
 

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Beautiful Work!!! Love those silver and black tractors. Makes me wish I hadn't sold mine:(
 

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Nice job.
 

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There!! Now that wasn't so hard ,was it?:biglaugh: :biglaugh: Great job!! Ok,now that you've finished,how much meat you got left on them knuckles.Given time--it'll grow back.:sidelaugh Enjoy the "new" ride!
 

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All I can say is this :thThumbsU :thThumbsU :thThumbsU :thThumbsU
 

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Excellent!!! :congrats: :congrats: :congrats: You should be very proud of your work. :thThumbsU
 
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