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One of the current seats I have the latch body and catch mechanism look like they've rusted into 1 piece. I doubt I could get it to move with a sledge hammer. I'm looking forward to the new ones as they're about the only big parts (other then the tops) I'm missing.Working on the folding troop seat latches and lights now. Mark, this is what your latches looked like, you will see when they arrive the big difference. No amount of soaking would have fixed them. I am going to rebuild a set of the nasty rear lights into a set of front lights. Will post an after shot when I finish blasting and priming.
Great. Okay add one more thing I need to look for. Guess I can use this for now with just 2 bolts.The manual shows 4, the goat mount I believe is different because of the angle of the cowl, where as the M151 is on a flat surface. Mine is mangled but I will confirm it. Probably used the 4 bolt mount so they would not interchange.
Thanks! I ordered a set just to have on hand. I'll take a look at mine to see how much I really want to change them and then if I do they'll be here. If not they can gather dust in the shop until such time as needed.I got them from Saturn Surplus, they have them in sets of 4 on the big "E" auction site for not much money. Mark, The steering box is not the problem, it's the long shaft that runs the length of the tractor, I took mine out from the rear, I will have to look if its possible to take it out from the front. I think the carrier can be done with the shaft still attached to the rear steering box, I'll know more when I tackle it in the next couple of days. There are three bearings on the tractor and one on the carrier.
I had a heck of a time getting the socket in on mine too. I'm still debating whether to replace the pintle or not. I haven't decided if I want a tailgate with a step or to be able to tow a trailer.Not much time available today but I did manage to get the pintle off the parts carrier. No space in the back to get a socket in, it would have to be really shallow. I had to cut a small portion out to get the socket in, won't need that on the good carrier as the pintle nut spins free now.
The pintle nut is 1 7/8
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