Introduction: Antique Mower Restoration

I found this mower in my neighbors yard, and he had no use for it so I bought it and decided to  restore it. Its a Montgomery Wards Garden Mark, made sometime around the 1950's. It was restored as a summer project by me and my grandfather. Please vote for me in the 2nd Annual Krylon Contest. Thanks!

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ttripp2 made it!(author)2016-10-30

Had one in the 80's & 90's. Blue with a white handle. Said Kmart on it

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WayneB50 made it!(author)2016-02-13

i used to cut my neighbors lawn with one back in the late sixties! it was the coolest thing. I now have it and am in the process of restoring it. Glad you know the brand name, I never did. Mine was all white with orange wheels.

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cmarek made it!(author)2014-09-28

Very cool, I bought almost the exact same mower at an auction this summer.

I might do the same. My engine runs but cant power the mower and move at the same time

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NightHawkInLight made it!(author)2011-08-01

That's awesome. The motor sounds like it's ready for the dragstrip.

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Lucas.Worley made it!(author)2011-08-01

Thanks, I actually advanced the spark a little by setting the points gap closer. It seemed to give it a little more kick at idle. :)

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ac410 made it!(author)2012-05-01

nice little tractor i picked one up 2 days ago runs good i was wondering if you can tell me how you found out what colors it was when new mine looks like all gold like your motor with with white seat and handls im planing on restoring it real soon any info would be helpful thank you

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Lucas.Worley made it!(author)2012-05-01

My paint was so far gone, that I just picked what colors i thought would look good. Not sure what color the body is supposed to be, it was either white or silver, but I know the motor was gold. The paint i used was Dupli-Color automotive paint in an aerosol can. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Thanks!

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ac410 made it!(author)2012-05-01

I just pick one up 2 days ago planing on restoring it soon can you tell me how you found out what color it was mine is all gold with white seat and handle bars any help would be great thank you

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ac410 made it!(author)2012-05-01

nice little tractor i picked one up 2 days ago runs good i was wondering if you can tell me how you found out what colors it was when new mine looks like all gold like your motor with with white seat and handls im planing on restoring it real soon any info would be helpful thank you

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TSC made it!(author)2012-02-05

awesome mower I want one!

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texasmaintman made it!(author)2011-08-21

I enjoy restoring items to their original factory/showroom condition. I must say that it appears you did an excellent job in restoring this peice. Wonderful job! I hope that this might not be a one time thing for you, and that you might share other projects like this. Thanks for sharing!

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redbeardmn made it!(author)2011-08-08

I remember my old timer neighbor buying that exact model back in the '70's when I was a kid. When the seller drove it down the street he kept popping wheelies with it! I inherited it when he passed away in '91and spread creeping charlie into my yard with it ;-) I finally sold it to a friend in about 1994 for $75! He used it for years and gave it away. It sure was a fun tiny little riding mower! Thanks for the memories.

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spylock made it!(author)2011-08-04

Damn Son that thing sounds mean,looks cheri too,top notch job!

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fatperson1239214 made it!(author)2011-08-03

nice

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dmdsanchez made it!(author)2011-07-31

Very cool!!!

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Lucas.Worley made it!(author)2011-07-31

Thanks!

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just1jane made it!(author)2011-07-31

Great find and a really nice job restoring!

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Lucas.Worley made it!(author)2011-07-31

Thanks!

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crapflinger made it!(author)2011-07-29

i keep arguing with myself about a riding mower. my yard is big enough that it pisses me off that i have to cut it, but it's not a farm. takes me an hour and 45 to 2 hours or so to cut the front and the back. not huge. if i could find a mower like that my debate would be over. i'd even build it a little house to sleep in at night.

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Lucas.Worley made it!(author)2011-07-29

Its definitely the smallest rider I've ever seen. I'm 6'2" and the handlebars scrub my knees. haha.

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DanteDante made it!(author)2011-07-29

Dude!

Seriously!

That is that MOST BAD ASS lawn mower I've ever seen!
Great work on the rebuild, too.

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Lucas.Worley made it!(author)2011-07-29

Haha Thanks!

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knife141 made it!(author)2011-07-29

Very nice job!!

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Lucas.Worley made it!(author)2011-07-29

Thanks!

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