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    GT262 restoration

    Picked up my first JD in rough shape. Trying to do a full restoration.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitalik View Post
    Picked up my first JD in rough shape. Trying to do a full restoration.


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    First thing I did was fix the grille.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitalik View Post
    Picked up my first JD in rough shape. Trying to do a full restoration.


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    The back of all the cracked plastic was welded and reinforced with scotch weld. Today I routed out the cracks and scotch welded the front for strength and potting. Tomorrow I will sand and prep for primer when I get a chance. Let me know what you guys think and any advice will be much appreciated.



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    Nice work.
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    nice project. Good work on that grille. Hood is looking good too! Take a full before pic so as you can show us both when your done. I have a GT275 that I can't seem to get one broken out piece of the hood/vent piece to stay put. I haven't tried "scotch weld" though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    nice project. Good work on that grille. Hood is looking good too! Take a full before pic so as you can show us both when your done. I have a GT275 that I can't seem to get one broken out piece of the hood/vent piece to stay put. I haven't tried "scotch weld" though.

    Iíll keep the thread updated with pics. Thanks for looking.

    As far as your broken piece goes, scotch weld is the way to go. Iím an aircraft mechanic and have seen the stuff do wonders. They have different blends. The one for plastic isnít necessary they all work. Sand the back on both sites of the break and cake it on. Apply a heat source until it hardens. Wait till the next day until you handle it. Routing out the front side and potting is not necessary but will strengthen it. Do that only if painting.


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    I didn't realize these were hard on hoods. Of course the right person can "F" up a steel handled sledge hammer. Do you think it had a rough life or was it one of Deeres diseased hoods? Regardless, nice work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozsey View Post
    I didn't realize these were hard on hoods. Of course the right person can "F" up a steel handled sledge hammer. Do you think it had a rough life or was it one of Deeres diseased hoods? Regardless, nice work.
    Iím not sure. The guy I got it from was no genius. Low oil, v-belt backwards. Plastic and seat beat to ****. I think he kept it outside. I got the motor purring like a kitten. Itís got the 17hp Kawasaki. After I get everything cleaned up and painted it should be a looker. However now that I joined the forum Iíve learned a bit about JD and I think I want a 420. Iím on the hunt for one now, if I get one when the gt262 is done I will sell it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitalik View Post
    Iím not sure. The guy I got it from was no genius. Low oil, v-belt backwards. Plastic and seat beat to ****. I think he kept it outside. I got the motor purring like a kitten. Itís got the 17hp Kawasaki. After I get everything cleaned up and painted it should be a looker. However now that I joined the forum Iíve learned a bit about JD and I think I want a 420. Iím on the hunt for one now, if I get one when the gt262 is done I will sell it.


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    Not everyone has an appreciation of fine machines. It can become an addiction. I love restoring older Deeres.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozsey View Post
    Not everyone has an appreciation of fine machines. It can become an addiction. I love restoring older Deeres.
    Your not kidding. Iím googling all the crazy stuff you can put on these things. Itís exciting lol


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