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Dale Finch
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One step forward, one step back...!

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:47 pm

Since I had to order, and wait for, some more parts for the front wheel rebuild, I decided to paint the ratty-looking drawbar, and the Woods 42 mule drive.

I had already had them sandblasted...so I gathered the primer & paint, hung them up and went at it. When I was finished, my battery box, cover & front, drawbar & mule drive looked great!

However!! I woke up this morning, realizing I had accidentally painted the mule drive red, rather than the yellow like the mower! :shock:
I had correctly painted yellow the little "clamp" bars that attach it to the drawbar brackets, but totally spaced out when doing the mule drive.

Oh well...after a bit of scuffing, I got out the yellow, and repainted it. Sigh... :roll:

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Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby JustJim » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:25 pm

Looks VERY nice!

This week found me painting the platform of the '49 I'm restoring. Like you, I was painting outside. The third coat of color looked pretty darn good! But before I could get it inside, I had a small platoon of little green leaf hoppers snared in my fresh paint, and a nice collection of leaves and seed pods. Sigh...

Oh well, it's scuff sanded and ready for painting tomorrow if the weather is good... :lol:

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'55 Cub "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
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Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:41 pm

Hey, free NON-SKID surface!! :lol:
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Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby Dirtdoc74 » Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:50 am

The American way...making do with what you got.... keep at it men, the mightiest oak was just a little nut who wouldn’t quit.

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Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:06 am

One step forward one step back. I thought you were going to tell us you were DANCING with your Cub.
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Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:53 am

Dirtdoc74 wrote:The American way...making do with what you got.... keep at it men, the mightiest oak was just a little nut who wouldn’t quit.


Dale is female and she does know her way around Cubs.

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Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:19 pm

Isn't a Woods 42 supposed to be red? In all the dozens of photos I have they are all red except one and it's white.
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Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby Waif » Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:27 pm

If at first you don't succeed....

Looks good Dale.

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Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:41 pm

Reassembled it with new hardware, and got it installed.

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Making sure the mounts allow space to hook the drawbar/mule drive assembly onto the tapered final implement bolts.

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Assembly ready to lift & hook onto the 2 rear implement bolts.

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Hooked on and lowering drawbar to engage the forward 2 implement bolts.

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In position...ready to tighten down all 4 implement bolts.

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All done...oh, except for a mower!!!

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Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby Stanton » Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:58 am

Dale Finch wrote:...Oh well...after a bit of scuffing, I got out the yellow, and repainted it. Sigh... :roll:


Dale, it looks good either way. Great job. Most all my painting is done outdoors as well, or in a small, old, damp shed (full of spiders and who-knows-what).

As for the paint you used: Did you use rattle can, a paint sprayer (HVLP) or other? Did you use hardener?

Again, looks great!
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'55 Cub "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:25 am

Used Rust-Oleum Rusty Metal Primer (the dark color doesn't show the scratches as badly as gray!! :lol: ), and their IH Red in rattle cans. As has been said, the red is getting hard to find. :?

The yellow is Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch line (sprays very nicely with great coverage!), Gloss Golden Sunset. I don't know if this is a correct color, but from my limited research, it seemed the earlier Woods 42's were a less orange shade of yellow than the Burnt Orange of later mowers. I did use Wood's Burnt Orange to touch up my 59, and it was a perfect match. Another reason not to use it on the 42 is price! :shock: They DO like their paint!! :lol:
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Re: One step forward, one step back...!

Postby RonT » Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:45 pm

Nothing like a two stage paint job for shine and durability.

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