Royal Smart Person
- Jan 25, 2017
Painting a John Deere yellow. That would get you stabbed by the tractor purists around here.Got some work done on my long forgotten garden tractor project. It's an 84' John Deere 214. I rebuilt the Kohler K321 14 HP engine ten years ago or so but never started it, just rolled it over from time to time. I picked up a non running JD LT133 this past winter and got that all straightened out and am pretty pleased with it. So with a little head of steam I pulled this tractor out of the corner and started tinkering. The fuel pump was shot from sitting for years with a thimble of fuel left in it so that's ordered as is a carb kit just to cover the bases.
While waiting for parts I got to work on the seat pan, it was pretty rusty but garage kept for the last 13 years so it didn't get any worse. I'm no Donovan and won't BS you, it's an improvement but it's not going to be a beauty queen, a 15'er at best. I got 4 coats of JD primer on it out in the sunny backyard and it dried as quick as I could spray it. Plan to d/a it with 220 and try to smooth it out some, then put down two or three more coats of primer to build it up a bit. I'll lightly finish sand with 220 and spray it with JD "Classic" green next week while on vacation. I like the Classic green more than regular JD Green that it should be painted, just my preference.
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