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 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”

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After sitting for a time period roughly equivalent to that of the Jurassic age, a thing happened tonight. Two actually.

More will be coming in the next few weeks.

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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 14 Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2023, 7:41 pm

I like where this is going!


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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 14 Icon_minitimeSeptember 19th 2023, 10:58 am

Thinking I’m going back to grey on the rear panels. Tried silver and between clear coat issues and the stripes peeling off in sheets (despite correctly prepping) I think I’m going to just go back to stock color. It’s too much headache.

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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 14 Icon_minitimeSeptember 19th 2023, 12:05 pm

Sucks about the paint issues. Orange peel with the clearcoat? What also sux is the price of paint going up 100% it seems (at least here) in the past year.

What brand are you using? If rattle can, I always had issues with Krylon coming off in large flakes. It always ran on me too.


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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 14 Icon_minitimeSeptember 20th 2023, 7:28 am

Yeah, clear coat seems to chip way too easy. Almost too hard.


I use rust oleum, krylon has never been good for me that much.

I remember when rust oleum was 4.29 a can. Now it’s 8.29.

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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 14 Icon_minitimeOctober 20th 2023, 11:20 pm

Still got no clue as to what I’m doing with the paint, I’ve got a cheap sandblaster so I could strip and repaint it if I wanted… this late in the year though might be tough. Alternatively could just do it in the spring. IDK.

Finally got the bearings I need to reassemble the transaxle , was awful trying to track them down but I did. Need to clean the everloving shmoo out and reassemble. But I’ve got all the parts to get this thing running again, so we’ll see.

Tempted as far as the rear panels go to shoot in grey, wet sand with 800 grit, shoot some silver stripes and then clear the whole thing. I dunno though, that’s subject to change.

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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 14 Icon_minitimeOctober 24th 2023, 11:11 pm

Any ideas for a paint job on this? Feeling like this is just a headache but it looks like crap the way it is now. I almost want to roll it in blue bedliner. Almost.

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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 14 Icon_minitimeOctober 25th 2023, 12:22 am

How about Black and Gold?
CryLaugh

No, honestly... can you shoot us a pic of where it stands and what you were going for last time or want to do?  Give us a little refresher for the build. I know that silver paint is a beast to paint another color over.  I think it has differen properties.


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LMAO! One of these days I’m going to have to put my money where my mouth is. I shot all the rear panels in silver, the gun was leaking and splattered paint everywhere so they look kinda rough now except for the one side panel. IDK what I’m doing with it, I’m wanting to try and blow snow with it this winter and I want to get the actual frame parts done so that way I don’t have to take it apart again next spring. Supposed to be warm next three days, maybe I can sneak something in. I’m thinking of shooting the grey stripes, scuffing with 800 wet, taping them off, scuffing the whole thing with 320, shooting silver, then removing the tape and shooting clear. Current hood will stay white for now barring me deciding to redo that too. Might blast and paint it, who knows. Still want to do the new hood up, but that’s a next year project. Need to get some more metal and do some welding on it.

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I honestly think that a 2 tone silver would be nice, light on the hood and darker on the fender pan with some white and black to break it up.


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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That’s got legs. I have everything to do it too.

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Sorry for my again disappearance. Haven’t done too much, but looking at sleeve hitch attachments has kinda got my fire going again for this. Need to get the transaxle all sorted out still, but the good thing is that I *may* have found the issue causing the transmission cavitation. So whenever it got cavitated, it would form an intense vacuum in the sump to where you needed a pair of pliers to remove the dipstick. There is no breather in this transaxle, and it’s unclear whether one was even made. Since the dipstick isn’t all that useful being chewed up and the fill plug doesn’t help, I think I’m going to replace the fill tube with a breather cap and use the level port to fill and check fluid levels.I believe the John Deeres use some sort of clear level tube, I may also look into that.

Not something I’d be doing anytime soon, but I’ve also been toying with the idea of a generator drive conversion, like on the big locomotives. I’d be using a pair of 48v alternators and a 10k watt motor. Complete variable speed, constant torque, extra auxiliary functions (E-pto would be super cool for pulling a mini brush hog) and I could set it up for hand and foot throttle. Downside the bill is about 1,000 dollars to do it so I don’t think it will happen soon as I’m a broke college student.

Posted a while back that I was trying to find a stronger battery setup. I got lucky and found that NOCO sells lithium car batteries in a very compact package, in my case a 500 amp one for 100 bucks. Almost twice the Cca and a lot better resilience to cold.

In other words if I can get through the mental roadblocks to turning wrenches again we can get this thing moving forward at a nice little pace. Almost a bittersweet feeling to be honest.

Finally decided with the paint that I’m going to strip it all off and shoot it in grey I think because I’m tired of messing around with the silver.

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