Terpstra's E20 re restore

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Terpstra's E20 re restore

Postby Terpstra » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:05 pm

Re restore, Whats that?? Long story short, I needed a tractor fast. My Dad and I restored it (the E20) quickly and so I could use it. So I know have a E15 up and running and want to tear the E20 down and do some minor repairs and cleanup. When we painted it the first time we used John Deere yellow, so I would like to do more of a color match this time. I had a really clean E15 and mower deck that I sold to my brother inlaw, so I need to fix Frankinmower to go with the tractor. Hope to have the shop all cleaned up bye and or over the weekend to start tractor tear down and inspect.

When we cleaned it up the first time we had the problem of the steering wheel not coming off. I really didn't want to get into then so we left it. I used some PB blaster on it, which has sat in it for three years. Wheel spun right off this last weekend :o . If you wait three years after spraying it it comes right off :lol:

So pictures of shop and tractor to come probably after the weekend.

Oh yeh, paint ideas would be helpful. Needs to be sorry but cheap. I can't afford Jim C's $10 a can right now.
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Re: Terpstra's E20 re restore

Postby Jeff Antonucci » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:16 pm

If you wait three years after spraying it it comes right off :lol:


Finally the trick to removing steering wheels has been revealed!
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Re: Terpstra's E20 re restore

Postby admin » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:25 am

Do you have a True-Value hardware store around you? If so have them mix up a quart according to this recipe:

Base - XO-D
AX - 41 Shots
C - 1oz - 8 Shots
I - 1 Shot - 1 Half Shot

Whole quart will cost you under $10 and it is a dead match to a clean paint sample that i pulled from the back panel on my old E-15.
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Re: Terpstra's E20 re restore

Postby Terpstra » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:45 pm

admin wrote:Do you have a True-Value hardware store around you? If so have them mix up a quart according to this recipe:

Base - XO-D
AX - 41 Shots
C - 1oz - 8 Shots
I - 1 Shot - 1 Half Shot

Whole quart will cost you under $10 and it is a dead match to a clean paint sample that i pulled from the back panel on my old E-15.


Lots of True Values around, Thanks
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Re: Terpstra's E20 re restore

Postby Robaroni » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:08 pm

admin wrote:Do you have a True-Value hardware store around you? If so have them mix up a quart according to this recipe:

Base - XO-D
AX - 41 Shots
C - 1oz - 8 Shots
I - 1 Shot - 1 Half Shot

Whole quart will cost you under $10 and it is a dead match to a clean paint sample that i pulled from the back panel on my old E-15.


Thanks for this info, is it a sprayable enamel? I use an HVLP sprayer here but mostly for water based wood finishes so I'm careful about what I put in it.

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Re: Terpstra's E20 re restore

Postby roberttroll » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:41 pm

Robaroni wrote:
admin wrote:Do you have a True-Value hardware store around you? If so have them mix up a quart according to this recipe:

Base - XO-D
AX - 41 Shots
C - 1oz - 8 Shots
I - 1 Shot - 1 Half Shot

Whole quart will cost you under $10 and it is a dead match to a clean paint sample that i pulled from the back panel on my old E-15.


Thanks for this info, is it a sprayable enamel? I use an HVLP sprayer here but mostly for water based wood finishes so I'm careful about what I put in it.

Rob


It is spray-able. user wdwrkr1 sprayed his using that formula. Or a buddy of his did.
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Re: Terpstra's E20 re restore

Postby Terpstra » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:25 pm

Made really good progress cleaning the shop last night :bananas . Then I found my son with the lenses off the gauges on the E20 and he broke the needles when he grabbed them :evil: . BREATH, BREATH, :cry: He's only two. O well, their forty years old and it needed new ones, Right??

I think that was the only thing on it he could break. Guess we'll see tonight :? . Hope to take some pictures and show off the little corner shop. Thanks for the read.
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Re: Terpstra's E20 re restore

Postby Terpstra » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:30 pm

Made more good progress. :bananas Shop still need some cleaning but I'm getting there. Even started some tear down on the E20.
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Re: Terpstra's E20 re restore

Postby Terpstra » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:40 pm

Pictures :banana
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Re: Terpstra's E20 re restore

Postby Terpstra » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:43 pm

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