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Is this deck too far gone to repair?

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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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Similar happened to the deck from an old off-brand I had. It was a 48" deck and costly to replace. I fabbed up a new one. Transferred all the 'stuff' from the old to the new and it's been in business now for almost 15 years. It.s not that difficult.
A flat plate (the spindles mount on that) with a portion cut to match the air 'horn'. Raise that piece up to match the old deck, weld in a triangular wedge to seal it off, weld a skirt all the way around, accounting for that raised horn area, transfer the parts from the old to the new, paint it right to look good, and start mowing. What's nice about making your own is being able to slightly up the gauge.
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