restoring the "53"

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restoring the "53"

Postby Drfting1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:49 pm

going to try to share some pics of the restoration of her and a 54a grader I picked up for her, she's almost done, just have some few details and couple of bugs to work out,
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Re: restoring the "53"

Postby Drfting1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:53 pm

wasn't planning on starting the restore on her until after the holidays.....so I used her as a lawn decoration at Christmas time :D
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Re: restoring the "53"

Postby Drfting1 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:56 pm

had more pictures from before this point, but they were on my cell and somehow lost, but have some on camera which I'm resizing... wound up rebuilding the touch control, was locked up.
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Re: restoring the "53"

Postby Drfting1 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:23 pm

few more
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Re: restoring the "53"

Postby Drfting1 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:25 pm

sorry out of order, when I get time I'll try to fix it and add more
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Re: restoring the "53"

Postby ricky racer » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:25 pm

Very, very nice!!!!! :{_}: Very well done!!!
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Re: restoring the "53"

Postby Drfting1 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:15 am

Thanks.... just cant believe I lost all my pictures I took with with my cell, had it on charge, in the morning I turned it on and had a card error, all gone, had some nice detailed pictures I wanted to share, especially the touch control, the filter inside was half gone, what a job it was taking that apart, main piston was locked in there.... the control still has a small leak behind the boot, but I'm sure that its my fault , had a feeling I damaged a new seal in it while putting it together, should have stopped there and ordered a new one, but its not bad, I'll just wait until next winter and break it back down

and for the pictures...... well I guess its a good excuse to buy another cub and start over with a more reliable camera :D (I'm sure the wife will understand)
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Re: restoring the "53"

Postby ricky racer » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:53 am

Oh yeah,that's nice!!! 8)
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Re: restoring the "53"

Postby rockfarmer » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:02 am

Drifting1,

Beautiful job on the restoration!!!

If your control arm is still leaking, it could be due to the wrong o ring supplied with the rebuild kit. Same thing happened to me!

TM tractor has the correct size. http://www.tmtractor.com/new/hy/674fp.htm

I believe you have to remove the hydraulic unit to install the correct O ring.

Good luck.

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Re: restoring the "53"

Postby Drfting1 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:56 am

Yep.... That was it.... Replaced the ring she works perfect now... Zero leaking :D

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Re: restoring the "53"

Postby willys55 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:22 am

nice work, she looks great, or is it a "he"? :mrgreen:
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