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That's excellent Ewan; your Dad must be a good teacher. Skills like that will put you in good stead in later life.

Cheers

Andrew

Thanks Andrew, it's mostly my dads work but I'm learning lots :D

Wow that is looking great love the new piece you have put in your working really hard on this Guys keep,it up

Cheers, hoping to have it fully restored for Newby hall :)

Neat job, Ewan. I know where to go now if I need any tin ware replacement. ;)

Thanks Norm!

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Nice work lad's, I'm surprised that thick metal had rusted away, as it does look like.. er.. thick metal :)   A water trap maybe?       Nice repairs by the way :thumbs:

We had a customer living about quarter of a mile from the sea who parked his MTD ride-on in an open sided shed , always pointing in the same direction. The side exposed to the sea spray completely rusted away while the other side was more or less untouched . Fortunately MTD were able to supply a complete new chassis section which saved a lot of cutting and shutting.

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Nice work lad's, I'm surprised that thick metal had rusted away, as it does look like.. er.. thick metal :) A water trap maybe? Nice repairs by the way :thumbs:

Yes it is a water trap, water had got in between the spot welds and the rust had expanded, heres a pic of the side we haven't fixed yet.

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Been busy today cleaning up the chassis and painting, here's some pictures.

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I'm pleased with the result after a coat of etch primer, it feels like I'm getting somewhere now :D

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To help fill the rust pits I'm brushing on red oxide primer.

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My new toy arrived last week so hopefully it should speed up the restoration and hopefully I will be able to achieve a good clean surface so I can use etch primer. :)

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Brilliant work Ewan how you finding the blast cabinet?

Thanks, I'm liking it, I'm putting everything in an E-tank first to clean the paint off, just so it blasts quicker but it is doing a good job, it's a good size so I will be able to fit my bonnet and wheels in there :D

Looking forward to seeing this at Newby Hall :thumbs:

Hopefully it will look like it has just come out of the factory :)

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Where he left it. :P

Rig up some kind of dust extraction system, Ewan. NOT your mother's vacuum cleaner. ;)

Haha, yep I was thinking about the dust extraction.

Brill job Ewan, looking good mate, well done

Thanks Chris

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That's stunning work Ewan; you really are cracking on with it.

Can't relax until I see the chassis painted in yellow; looking worryingly like your Dad's WH influence there......:)

Thanks, at one point he did comment on painting it red....

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A little bit more has been done over the past few weeks , mostly cleaning up various parts and painting, here are some photos.

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The wheels and brake/ clutch pedal after sandblasting.

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After a coat of etch primer

A previous owner of the tractor had stripped all of the threads off of the light switch and so the nut had to be cut off.

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After cutting the nut off I discovered this.

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Luckily we managed to save the light switch by cutting new threads :D

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