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Old 03-10-2013, 08:25 AM
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Man oh man,, noticed this thread a few times and now that I have gone threw it, I don't know what to think. I guess the thought comes to mind were these guys take trucks and cars out in the fields were trees growing in them and restore them. Good luck! PS I would name the mower Phoenix!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:23 PM
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Hi All, Thanks for the ongoing encouragement and sorry that I haven't posted an update in a while. I have been traveling for work and have not had much time to work on the rebuild. I'm having some trouble with my truck as well and am doing some work on that. Seems like it never ends. I have done some work on the deck however over the last couple of nights. Two of the three spindles are off. I've found a pretty neat way to get the tapered hubs off the spindles. As part of the steering assembly there is a part that Scag calls a clamping block: 23 482099 Block, Clamping. There is one for each side. See the first pic for the assembly the block is on. I've got these in my "extra" parts collection. Turns out they are the perfect size to use as wedges to get the hubs off. These worked really well. So there are now 2 spindle/hub assemblies on my workbench and the last pic shows the current state of the deck. Hope to have all the parts off it maybe over this upcoming weekend.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:22 PM
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Wow, this thread is awesome! The best one on Lawnsite. Great work! You should be very proud of this project!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:52 AM
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Wow, this thread is awesome! The best one on Lawnsite. Great work! You should be very proud of this project!
I agree. I look forward to seeing updates. I wait patiently for them!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:36 PM
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Thanks Scag413and blabarre. I have had a chance do some more work on the deck. It is now completely stripped. You can see the deck shell, a box of parts, and a tray of fastener hardware. The grass is starting to grow down here in SW Florida and did some mowing in the same spot as the fire. I snapped a pic. The grass has still not grown back. If I ever get this done, I'm gonna park it right in the same spot and snap some more pics. Will hopefully make a nice before and after.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:28 PM
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Some more pics showing the progress of cleaning up the deck. I managed to get it up on a wheelbarrow which made it a bit easier to work on. The sequence for cleaning it up was:
1. Power washing it with water under pressure
2. Drying it completely with a leaf blower
3. sand blasting
4. Final cleanup with lacquer thinner

In many ways this was more time consuming and difficult than cleaning up the mower chassis.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:31 PM
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Final pics showing the deck ready to be primed.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:34 AM
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We should name this top mechanical project of 2013. You did a great job.
And best of all you shared it with us.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:28 PM
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Great job on your mower. I tend to take on big adventurous projects like this from time to time. It's a great feeling you get when it's all said and done. One suggestion I will make, is to repaint the donor parts the same color orange as the rest of the mower you painted and replace or clean up the decals. It might seem a little nick picky but it will give it a nice new look. Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:30 PM
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Final pics showing the deck ready to be primed.
Why didn't you take off the front adjustable baffle?
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