Thanks for the input on bar tires everyone.... it sure would make the F look cool though
Also, when I do a project, I like to be thorough and do it twice sometimes, actually most of the time I end up doing things twice. Hopefully I'm not the only one.
I put things "mostly" together, did a test run, and noticed a new drip from the hydraulic cooler lines. I had loosened them up and must have disturbed the o-rings. Soooooo.... I pulled the radiator again, put new o-rings in, performed another test run and no leak this time. I'm letting it sit overnight before I finish putting it back together.
So... my new to-do list:
Change hyd fluid and filter
Change left rear 4wd case once I get the stripped drain plug out
New bushing and pin for front castor (I've already changed one)
Install new radiator cover gasket that seals it to the hood to prevent debris coming in
Wash mowing deck
Fab new deck lift location
Install deck, seat, and hood
For anyone that may be reading this looking for info on removing the radiator.... do not remove the bolt circled below, that'll loosen the hydraulic lines and possibly disturb the o-ring. The radiator has to be removed with the shroud intact as well. It's not too bad, be sure to loosen the fuel tank and pull it out to the side as far as you can so you can reach behind it for 3 bolts. The rest are all relatively accessible.