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    taking a restoration poll

    OK Folks,
    Here's my situation... I have a grandson that is a tractor nut and he wants me to restore a vintage lawn tractor for him. He's my grandson, you know I will do ANYTHING for him, but I am stuck on which one to restore. Here is what I have to chose from: 1965 JD 110, 1966 JD 110, 1967 JD 112 and a 1967 JD 112H. I have others but these 4 are in really good shape and appear that they will require very little to restore. Mind you, that when I say "restore", it's a ground up, full restoration project. I want him to have a really nice round fender JD, something he will keep long after I am gone. So, with that in mind, I am asking everyone out there to give me your .02 cents worth and thoughts as to which one I should do for him. He is only 3, but don't let that fool you.... your thoughts?

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    I would pick one that would have the highest change of being completed if replacement parts are needed or might be hard to locate.
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    believe it or not, but they are all in extremely good condition.... all the metal parts are there, not dented up or rusted through. Actually, they all have minimum surface rust on them. ALL the hoods are cracked as are most older JD's but, it's fiberglass, which goes without saying....
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    The two 110s have the K181 which is easier to source parts if needed. Having owned all those that you listed I like the 110s better than the 112 with the Tecumseh engine and Walbro carbs. But the most unique in my mind is the 112H as long as the pump still works and isn’t leaking.


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    I agree with small job. I’d probably go for the 65 110 so that he can keep it going long into the future.

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    I think that I am in agreement with you guys... the 110's are easier to get parts for (the kohler). think that my mind is made up, 110 it is, plus I can save the 112H for a rainy day... like today. thanks for the input from everyone!

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    I'd go with the '65 110.
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    65 110 gets my vote as well.

    A 140 H3 though not listed would allow him to operate it sooner and are always sought after.
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    I know nothing about the 110's and 112's, but I do have 3 vintage grandsons, so whatever you restore make sure he helps.

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    The oldest 110. My Dad bought a first year model. He had friend that was in sales at the JD Industrial dealer. They were given four to sell when JD decided to enter the lawn tractor market. 1964?

    The dealer owner took one, the salesman took one, that left two to sell. My Dad bought one and an all metal two wheel dump cart. I never knew what he paid, he never talked money matters with us kids.

    I have no idea what ever happened to it. He had it when I moved out, but later it was gone.
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