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Is this deck too far gone to repair?

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Me again....

Give me you brutal honest opinion. Is this 312 mower deck too far gone to repair? I thought about trying to basically cut out the whole top part of the deck and weld in new sheet metal. But I'm not sure how to make the spindles back in their original height position, because the original locations are recessed from the factory stamping. And as you can see there has already been lots of welding years ago. Any brutal thoughts/opinions?

(Message edited by aaytay on August 15, 2009)
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I recently scrapped a couple of decks like yours for $.0675 per pound. And you're right about this JD/GT stuff being hard to find down here. Just keep watching Craigslist and the auction sites though. Things do pop up locally when you're least expecting it. That's how I found my 332, being sold by a guy just one street away. Drove it home.

Oh, and when you post photos, hit the enter or return key after each one so that they line up vertically rather than horizontally. Makes reading posts much easier. You can do this by editing your post also... the little note pad icon at far right of your post.
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