Well I decided to try to turn my parts tractor I bought at an auction into a project for restoration. I have a couple of other round fenders in the pipeline (working with an outstanding member on this site to buy another one so I can find how the parts are supposed to go back on!) so in the meantime thought I'd start tearing apart the 1966H and see how far I can get. I have an engine in the works for it. Missing a few other pieces but it's mostly there. I have no idea if the transaxle works well, if the hydraulics work, etc. Time will tell I guess.
Thought I'd share/ask a few things:
- While waiting I decided to build a workbench that I can use for pounding on parts when needed. Ended up getting a bit carried away with the oak top and JD paint!
- If any of you have any advice to a newbie in his first rebuild (I want a high quality end product) please chime in. Sentences like "If I had to do my first rebuild again I'd certainly do......xxxxxxx!" or "I learned it's really important to do .....xxxxxx" Any answers that fills in the sentence is most welcome!!
Please wish me luck and I hope you don't mind the forthcoming stupid questions over the months to come!!!
Thought I'd attach a few photos to illustrate what a mess my tractor is and how clean my workbench is. Over time I hope those will reverse!!