Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday's Tractor Project-Sandblasting Begins

The tractor project continued yesterday. I always have a good time with our friends, learning about tractor parts, listening to the guys find more problems, and better yet, find solutions. They love what they are doing! I loved hearing the tractor run.

Sunday was the day to begin removing parts from the old gal that need repainted. My husband, pictured above, finally got to use his new sand blaster. He donned a mask, then a hood, long suede gloves (his welder's gloves) and went to town sand blasting.

Pictured below is the "before photo" of the tractor's pull hitch (in an old water trough converted to a sand blaster tub) before it was sand blasted. The next photo is the hitch looking nearly new. Amazing. The guys then put the metal frame of the tractor seat in the trough. It came out beautifully clean, ready for paint too. The cushion part of the seat itself is on order. Expensive!

The '56 Massey Harris model 50 is going to be really spiffied up!


Alix said...

What's that Kenny Chesney song... She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy?

So does Alix. :)

Jeannelle said...

Amazing and interesting!

Amy said...

How neat!

KathyB. said...

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! An almost new, but better than new tractor! Can't wait to see the pictures.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Bob found pictures of this model painted in its original form. The tractor was red and gold. Not a yellow gold, a shiny metallic gold paint that might not be available. I think he is going to try to find a close replacement. Our friend said to me last night, "I am enjoying this tractor project more than I did the last one!" Good for someone to be so passionate about their hobby, or work.