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John Deere No. 2 Restoration


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Default John Deere No. 2 Restoration

Since info and pics are hard to come by on these unless you look very hard and know the right people, I decided to start a thread on my. Hopefully this can help others.

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This is what it looked like when I brought it home. Obviously I'm missing a lot but it was a very good price.
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Corn sheller? Here is a photo from 1905-6 catalog
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Glenn,
Yes it's a corn sheller should have specified. What I have was built from 1915-1931. What you have pictured is VERY rare. Thanks for the catalog cuts.
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Tim,

It is looking great,

Are you going to paint it or leave it this way.

It looks also awesome this way,

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Chris ,
Unfortunately I'm missing so many castings and wood parts that it'll have to be painted.
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Freed up the gears and took the top off.
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It's now completely disassembled. Unfortunately it needs all new wood but I like wood working.
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I think I would put the old wood back on . It looks good to me you can still see john deere on it . A little oil will bring old the wood nicely. . It will be worth a lot more..
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I typically like to save the original wood but what you can't see is there is just simply a lot of wear and rodent damage. In some areas it has thined severally. The inside sloped boards are all shot too. I will be keeping the wood for patterns and just in case sometime down the road if i find very nice original with a damaged piece.
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This stuff should help! This about half of what I need but I will be able to atleast get the main portion of it done. This is part of the reason why it wont remain original. Special thanks to Dutch or Ted Dehann for suppling parts and being very patient and answering questions. And shout out to Pat from Norwood MN for selling it to me. Thank you guys .

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Well it was warm enough to paint so I let it fly. This is about 1/3 of the stuff I need painted. I'm also hopefully going to be buying the remaining items I need from Dutch soon. Just waiting for my uncle to pay me.
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I've been busy lately but made time to do some paint and wood working.
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One dilemma I had is that originally the hand crank was riveted on, but if you want to use the belt pulley it must be removed and vise versa. Well the rivet I bought was too long anyway and I found this ancient cotter pin, so I plan on drilling a hole in the rivet to make a removable pin that will look period correct. I also need to get the fan belt pulley drilled and tapped hopefully this won't be expensive.
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Here's a little update. Not sure if anyone really follows this thread but here it goes. I'm currently getting very close to being done. I got another coat of green I only have a couple things left that need a coat of paint such as my flywheel which I got in April. Wood is 80℅ complete I just need to put in the fan, find somewhere to buy a 4x4 poplar block cut and put that in and paint/nail. I also need to paint all the iron that is red some of which is at the machine shop.

Also discovered that this is a very late model because it has the threaded fan shaft used from 28-31.

Thanks for looking,
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I have been following, looks like it is coming along great.
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Not sure if many people follow this thread but I'm sure there is a few watching.

Got all the wood first coated on one side. Everything is getting two coats/how many ever coats it needs and sanded in between coats. Last picture is the bottom piece of steel for the cob elevator primed. That is also red along with the fan, fan bearings, and idlers for the cob elevator chain. I'm hoping to have the wood done before I go back to school so I can put back together as soon as I come back in May.

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