Antique Mower Restoration

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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
    ttripp2

    4 years ago

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

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    WayneB50
    WayneB50

    4 years ago

    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
    cmarek

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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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    Lucas.Worley
    Lucas.Worley

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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
    ac410

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Lucas.Worley

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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
    ac410

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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
    ac410

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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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    texasmaintman

    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
    redbeardmn

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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
    spylock

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    crapflinger
    crapflinger

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.