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I have a 72 john deere 112 and im looking to convert it to the round fender style. Has any one done this? Will the fenders and floor boards bolt on? Also what else do i need to do to convert it to the round fender style? Any input is appreciated!
 

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Brandon, it would be a lot easier to sell your 1972 if you don't like it and buy a round fender tractor. Better yet, keep the 1972 and buy a round fender.

There was quite a bit of change between the last round fender tractor in 1967 and the first square fender in 1968. The newer frame is wider, and very little will interchange.
 

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Brandon,Here's a 140 I put round fender steps and fenders on,just to give you an idea of the look on a square fendered tractor.
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Brandon,

If you are willing to cut and weld and adapt pieces that weren't originally meant to go together, you can have whatever you want.

I really like Don Staples' tractor in the picture. It shows what can be done if you are willing to do some cutting and welding, and a some straightening, filling, and painting. Well, maybe a lot of cutting, welding, straightening, filling, and painting. Probably a lot of buffing too.
 

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Looks very nice Don, thanks for sharing. I may still try switching mine over to the round fenders. Im not bad at fabrication but it will be a challenge Im sure.
 

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Your biggest hurdle will be the fuel tank mounted under the seat on the 200 series.

On the 110/112/140's its under the hood.
 

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Don, terrific Job. it looks so much better with the SF hood and grill on it than the RF. the RF tractors were good looking but when it came time to design the grill on them it just looks like they stopped and said throw a grill on it of from a big tractor. they look to long and out of place.
 

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Has anyone else put round fenders on a 140? I want to do this, mainly to have rear tire options that aren't there with the square pan on. So who else?
 

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Someone makes a kit (expensive kit) to add round fenders to later models. Don't remember who makes this kit.

Tractor is no longer a vintage John Deere.
 

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I was just looking at the Facebook page of a company selling mini 4020 kits, 4020’s look a lot like RF’s. Thinks they had one for the 140
Edit: Midwest Mini Tractor Company
 

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Yup, that would be the guy. They had a display at the Portage 140 anniversary event this past summer.
 

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Only have stuff for RF’s currently

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I did put some 26 x 12 x 12 tires on. I'm not sure how the pan is supposed to attach at the rear, metal to metal or some rubber bushing. But mine was rubber, but it wasn't the same side to side, so it's been messed with. I used a sway bar rubber bushing on each side, which raised it slightly and here is how it's sitting.
 

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