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Well, I was at fleet farm looking for some paint since my hood for the ss12 REALLY needs some major work with how bad it is pitted and rusty.


So here's my color scheme.
Oliver meadow green hood and sheet metal.
Oliver clover white grill and rims.
Oliver 770 decals.
leaving only 3 sears decals that I don't want to mess with removing.


Now for the best part of my disgracing.


I moved out of my grandmothers after she decided to try and fight with me over some dishes that I didn't use and were still clean. Now all my tractors/parts/tools are outside under a sun shade on my parents deck with very little protection from the weather. So my plans are to paint up the worst of it and get that done this fall, than wait until spring to finish it. Hopefully by then I will have a shed to put at least my suburban in it and my tools.


Good news, it runs again but does not like sitting too long. smoked like a fire with leaves on it, cleared up after it warmed up but that's a first that it has ever smoked on me and I think it was just from sitting since the oil level is still on the same spot.
 

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Cranky Motorsports
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it's not a disgrace! At least it's being taken care of, and if you like it then no problem :)
 

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So long as it isn't PINK!....I'd rather see a Suburban painted nicely just about any color,than left out to the weather to rust....

As for living with an elderly parent/relative,I know where your coming from--they can be VERY trying and love to argue about everything over NOTHING!!..I get into a verbal battle with my 82 year old mom every time I go near her--she starts an argument ,she cant hear what I'm saying because she's darn near deaf and refuses to get a hearing aid or use the thing they sell on TV that acts as one,and then I end up yelling so she can hear me--then she tells me not to yell at her!..:rolleyes:..I can do no right ,and she makes life miserable for both of us...I think your wise to get away from that kind of situation.....
 

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Deere 330 Killer
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you should get some 26x12-12 ags, and 4.80-8 tri ribs and a stack. it will give it a nice farm tractor look
 

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Tractor addict
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
you should get some 26x12-12 ags, and 4.80-8 tri ribs and a stack. it will give it a nice farm tractor look
I plan on the stack this winter if I manage to get it in the shed out of the snow. The fronts are new, still have the little nubs on them and the rears still hold air but the side walls are chewed up pretty bad on the axle side.



Tractor-Holic I was warned before moving over there that I would be back because of how she acts, I lasted over there longer than most would have thought I could have with my short temper. I'm glad to be out of there but I will miss the heated garage, maybe I can hook up some kind of electrical heater in the shed or something to make it decent enough work.



Right now I'm waiting for my dad to get back so I can get the hood and sanding stuff out of the truck and start on that should be back in a half hour so I'm going to get busy making room on the deck to work on it.
 

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here's a picture on my progress after 2 coats, guess my method of painting. there's a few spots where it's not thick enough and the terrible pitting is still noticeable but I will work on it some more tomorrow after work.
 

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