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post #1 of 4 Unread 07-10-2019, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Craftsman restore project

Hi guys,

Hope you are all having a good summer up till now.

I started my restore project on my craftsman model 71-52108-1

I took everything appart. I will attempt to repaint the body with some rustolium. Maybe orange or yellow.

I want to replace the friction disk and impeller ball bearing. It's not turning too good.

Anyways just wanted to start a thread for this and will update as I go.
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good luck.....looks like a nice project!
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looking forward to the progress

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Congrats on your project, it will be worth it when you're done. Obvious things are getting as much of that rust out of the metal prior to painting. I use wire brushes, abrasive blasting and things like Evaporust to undo the rust. Once that's done then it's onto a good primer and paint.

It's well worth your time to fix it up as older machines are IMO better build than the newer ones.
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