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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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This patch cover the total radius of the blade, that seem to be a good solution for you:

But they said 12 ga. mild steel.
Is it strong enough?
My 46 deck is close to 1/8" thick, probably 11 ga.

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Look carefully, this patch is big enough to reach the kind of rear deflector.
It's enough to cover most of the worst part.
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