My dad has that same JD tractor, that thing will pull down a house. I love it.Feels good to get that done, doesn't it!
You scored. That motor has been maintained very well.Update: got the grounds all situated and refreshed the battery and got a new starter. It fired up beautifully and runs great. Didn't try to drive it cause it's roughed up but I trust it'll be ok.
Got most of the interior removed, and today I removed the cooling system, A/C, intake piping and all the engine wiring harnesses. Took some pics of the cams and turbo inlet to see how everything was. Looks like the previous owner took good enough care of it, looks like the oil was recently changed too when I checked the dipstick.
I need to get my engine stand back from a friend so I'm taking my time to get to that point.
Seats and harnesses are a very worthwhile expense. Sell those stock ones if you can!Got the brakes off last night, sold them for $268 shipped. Is that good? I saw them new on eBay for $399 and used for $250+ shipping so I figured it was an OK price given the market. This is currently the only thing I've sold on the car. I have a few people on CL & FB that are asking about a few pieces. I clearly posted that the wheels/seats aren't for sale and almost every inquiry asks about those specifically.
Also took off the front suspension and axles. Progress is slow, but sure! I hope to get the engine out soon, still waiting on my engine stand that my friend's using. Considering buying a new one if I can't get it sooner.
I think the plan is to use them, at least temporarily, to save some money on the front-end of the project. If I sell them I'll just have to buy replacements so wheels, seats, and belts are slated for reuse for the time being.Seats and harnesses are a very worthwhile expense. Sell those stock ones if you can!
Congrats on the order (and the baby!!).After 3+ years of lurking and having my donor disassembled in my garage for several months now, I've finally placed my deposit for a kit!
Having a baby in April and taking 4 months paternity leave, hoping to have it all done by the time its over.
My wife is extremely forgiving. If she ever reads this, I love you very much.
Got a turbo city kit, excited to start the waiting game!
Thanks to everyone for all their help in the dissassembly process and in answering all my questions.
I called 4 weeks ago and Adam said if I had ordered then I would have been 183 but I ordered last Friday and became 188 wow Lonny you may have to clone yourself to start building chasis in your sleep tooI just saw your post and asked Adam if we sold a kit today he said nope, we sold two. #190 and #191.
Adam's going to have to buy more VIN tags pretty soon. 201-300.