I’ve still got some parts to paint (one more wheel, a wheel cover, and the lower guide assembly), but I started putting things back together tonight – mainly due to unease about how easy it was going to be to find the correct part/screw/whatever in the large ziplock back I’ve been using to hold all the small stuff. Overall, it’s been easier than I thought – there really wasn’t very much hardware to this machine.
And just so you don’t have to browse back, here’s a reminder of what it looked like when I got it:
All the hardware was polished up with a little sand paper to remove the rust/gunk that had built up as well.
I’ve got all the bearings I need as well, and as you can see from the above picture I finally triumphed over that damn stubborn one that refused to come off the top axle :D Now I just need to find someone with a shop press to help me get them all back on without ruining them… I plan on calling some auto parts places in the near future, once life settles back down to only medium-crazy.
Once all that’s done, I just need to order some new urethane wheels for it (the wheels have a built in crown, so no rubber tires needed here), and some new blades. I’m planning on going with Timberwolf, since they sell the right size tires I need (12” diameter x 1” wide) and everyone here raves about their blades – they seem to be at a great price point as well.
Thanks for looking as always!
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