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At 20 years, Bobcat gets a complete rebuild...

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ROLLING THUNDER, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. ROLLING THUNDER

    ROLLING THUNDER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

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    I figure that at 20 years, this fine old rig deserved a little extra care and appreciation. I used it, but tried not to abuse it so the "bones" were good. Here are some shots of the finished product. Everything that needed to be replaced, cleaned, painted or tuned is done. It was funny how I actually would say to myself "why did I let this or that go this long" through the rebuild. Also strange that once the work was done I find myself air blowing it clean every time now...My wife is laughing at me because now this rig only gets used on "special occassions" she says next I'll be seen walking down the 4th of July parade. Good idea.

    Good quality, reasonably well maintained is worth every extra $$.

    Thanks for all the time spend cruisin' through this site. This is my first post.


    P.S. If anybody has a round style (see photo) cover knob (38124) I would appreciate it!

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  2. stuntmanlogan

    stuntmanlogan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 489

    Thats pretty cool man. How long did it take you?
     
  3. ROLLING THUNDER

    ROLLING THUNDER LawnSite Member
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    Thanks!

    Approximately two months to track down all the wear and service parts required and a couple of days to clean, paint and another couple spent in reassemble.

    Still would like to find a set of the large front wheel brackets and a set of the larger front tires, so the search goes on.



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  4. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,176

    Wow it looks great.good as new man.i like it.great job to you.
     
  5. ROLLING THUNDER

    ROLLING THUNDER LawnSite Member
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    Thanks,
    Yea, pretty soon its going to want a younger man...I'm now just handle candy.

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  6. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hey anytime.haha yeah lol.
     
  7. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    Looks great, one day I will do the same with my '89 Ferris, the older kaw 460s are amazing, my ferris could go through ANYTHING in its path, and I am sure that bobcat could too
     
  8. ROLLING THUNDER

    ROLLING THUNDER LawnSite Member
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    Thanks,

    My advice is "Start Now" as it is hard enough to find the parts.
     
  9. Dan85

    Dan85 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    That's pretty impressive, looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor! Nice Work!
     
  10. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Yes, that is a very nice mower you have yourself there. Good job bringing it back, any before pictures?
     

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