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I couldn’t help myself.. I started the restoration on my suburban.
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Yeah it’s not much of a before and after since it’s not together yet.. however I will be finishing it up next time around.
It was a really big challenge to move the tractor out of the warm garage, paint it and move it back in. Even though it was really cold, I think it turned out really good!

Here’s what I did today:

-played with the carb a bit before I started working
-Sanded (most) parts
-cleaned gunk and grease
-added 2-3 coats of old Kubota orange, and a thick coat of clear coat
-Flushed gas tank
-moved wheel hubs outward and tightened
-(still working on hood and many other things)

Let me know your thoughts! Thanks all!
 

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Looks good so far, I see you took my and other members advice on the Kubota Orange. It's HONESTLY a bit darker than I thought though. Looking forward to seeing more on the restoration
 

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By the way IF you need decals.....

Thanks man I appreciate it. I’ll be buying some real soon. At the end of this restoration I will see how attached I get to this tractor. If I’m not really feeling the connection to it I’ll sell it and start tractor flipping. But I don’t know.

Some carburetor tuning tips and instructions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Looks good so far, I see you took my and other members advice on the Kubota Orange. It's HONESTLY a bit darker than I thought though. Looking forward to seeing more on the restoration
It may be due to lighting and the clear coat I put on it. The paint job is really good looking for being in the cold and for lack of metal preparation
 

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Looking good! The color looks pretty close, much better than what was on there.

If I’m not really feeling the connection to it I’ll sell it and start tractor flipping.
I said that about the past few tractors I bought. I only sold one newer Craftsman, and I kind of wish I kept it.
 

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Looking good! The color looks pretty close, much better than what was on there.


I said that about the past few tractors I bought. I only sold one newer Craftsman, and I kind of wish I kept it.
Yeah I am not sure what the future holds. There’s a large chance I will keep it. Depending what’s on marketplace:)
 
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