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    Smile Eska 130 Pedal Tractor Resurrection!

    I'm finally getting to a project that's taken nearly a year to get this far. Click image for larger version. 

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    I've had the parts painted for a while now: Click image for larger version. 

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    Today it's time to mount the tires, start by cooking them: Click image for larger version. 

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    Fronts first: Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	37004 A threaded rod in the vise to hold the rims: Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	37006 Tires are all on now, hard part is over --- until time to line up the decals!

    I've restored pedal tractors before, just never had to mount the tires, this was the only way to get the correct tires for the older Eska's.
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    Why didn't you paint those rims with a GLOSSY yellow paint?

    Looking good!!
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    Very nice, I've thought about restoring a couple pedal tractors myself .
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    As usual, nice work. I never knew that it was possible to replace the tires. What are you going to do with it when it is finished?
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    Looking real sharp, Lowell!!

    Those seem to be pretty rare here in the west -- mostly ERTL here (both contemporary and a few vintage...) and often can be found relatively inexpensively. ERTL parts are pretty available -- how hard was it to find those tires that are correct for the ERSA tractor?

    Here is a 'non-collectable' contemporary unit I picked up for $25 a couple years back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    As usual, nice work. I never knew that it was possible to replace the tires. What are you going to do with it when it is finished?
    It will be on display in my finished basement where I'll see it every time I come downstairs (my main way in & out of the house)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckv View Post
    Looking real sharp, Lowell!!

    Those seem to be pretty rare here in the west -- mostly ERTL here (both contemporary and a few vintage...) and often can be found relatively inexpensively. ERTL parts are pretty available -- how hard was it to find those tires that are correct for the ERSA tractor?

    Here is a 'non-collectable' contemporary unit I picked up for $25 a couple years back...

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    There are a few places that carry the correct wheels & tires, though expensive!
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    nice job

    Very nice I would like to do one of these as well but I am not having any luck finding a tractor to start with without a 2nd mortgage
    I am sure it will look very nice displayed
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluewingleader View Post
    Very nice I would like to do one of these as well but I am not having any luck finding a tractor to start with without a 2nd mortgage
    I am sure it will look very nice displayed
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    Finally, I got caught up enough to put the 130 back together this morning. Click image for larger version. 

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    Now, I have to make a "place of honor" in the finished basement next to my desk!
    Lowell

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