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    Robert, I do like it, installed the software to utilize the image capabilities, I like the fact you can point at a piece and it scrolls to the name in the data column.

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    Because of possible rain I'm not going to paint today. Instead, I'm working on the fitment of the new sheetmetal I just purchased. Let me tell you. The fitment is not even close to factor specs. So get your drill out and get ready to pop a few new holes to get everything to line up.

    I used a 1/4 20 tap on all my threaded pieces. The new peices come with M6 1.0 threads. Cheaper to buy SAE bolts and nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flusher View Post
    Nice looking 135. You did good
    Mine is a 1964 MF135 diesel deluxe with multipower. Got it in Jul06 for $3600. Did a partial restoration. It's in my shop now with an engine oil leak, a leaking pto shaft seal. I might have to dig into the 2-stage clutch since it's getting difficult to shift the pto on and off.

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    Have fun with your new toy
    What size wheels to do you have on your 135. I have seriously thought of going with turf tires on mine. Mine are 12-28

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    Looks great Robert. What kind of retainers came with the removable grill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike476
    Looks great Robert. What kind of retainers came with the removable grill.
    Good question. NONE!!!!! I'm going to reuse the clip from my old one. I may buy a new screw. There is a difference between old and new. I may take a few pics to show the differences.

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    Default Re: Refurbishing my Z145 135

    Mine had been rivetted in place with four small tabs. I ended up drilling four of the rivets out and replacing them with sheet metal screws so it wouldn't vibrate loose but I could remove it more easily.

    Pics would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The kid View Post
    What size wheels to do you have on your 135. I have seriously thought of going with turf tires on mine. Mine are 12-28
    Those rears are BF Goodrich 18.4-16A 6-ply (18" wide, 16" dia rim, 40" tall overall). My 135 is a field tractor that has been converted to squat low for work in the previous owner's olive orchard (discing, flail mower work, etc). The front spindles are shortened to keep the tractor level. You can get those rears at most rural tire stores that service the ag community. That size tire is used on combines and other large ag equipment. It would make a nice, safe tractor for mowing steep hills (my place is a flat 10-acre parcel).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike476 View Post
    Looks great Robert. What kind of retainers came with the removable grill.
    Here's are pictures of both old and new doors. Note the old (original) door has a curve to it. The new one is flat. Note the fingers that lineup the door on both. Different locations. To use a new door on a original grill one would have to shape the door and drill new holes in the original grill.

    The new grill is barebones. You'll need the screw clip and screw w/retainer. OR rob them off your old grill. Fitment is a real PITA.

    Reminds me when I put new fenders on a 66 mustang. Similar but not quite.

    Check these pictures. -robert

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    Couldn't open your pics this morning, site seems to be experiencing formatting issues, did the same thing on me yesterday morning until mid-day. Will try today after work.

    Fitment is key, and I'd consider trying it on the tractor before making too many new holes. I know on mine the two lower attachment points on the shroud were "adjusted" by a previous owner so after straightening everything out it took a bit to fit it to the tractor.

    Look forward to seeing the pics, she'll look pretty near new with all the new skins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike476
    Couldn't open your pics this morning, site seems to be experiencing formatting issues, did the same thing on me yesterday morning until mid-day. Will try today after work.

    Fitment is key, and I'd consider trying it on the tractor before making too many new holes. I know on mine the two lower attachment points on the shroud were "adjusted" by a previous owner so after straightening everything out it took a bit to fit it to the tractor.

    Look forward to seeing the pics, she'll look pretty near new with all the new skins.
    If I 'm not mistaken one of the side hood pieces on yours had vents on it. That is the way they are being sold now. So I'm guessing some go the sheet metal was replaced on yours since birth.

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