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John Deere AOS help needed


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Old 10-04-2015, 12:56:15 PM
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I'm starting the restoration of a 1937 JD AOS. I have the batwings and new fenders and will be making the citrus fender skirts and side doors which run below the batwings. I'm looking for help from someone who has an AOS with these side skirts, as I am looking for photos and measurements of the attachment hardware and how the side skirts attach to the fenders. I have the parts book for the AOS, but it only shows the batwings and nothing on the side skirts or side doors. I've seen photos of restored AOS with full skirts, but don't know who owns them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much
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Default Re: John Deere AOS help needed

Wish that was my tractor!!! last thing I would do is "restore" it. Anyway... I can't help ya but that is one fine looking AOS. Enjoy it.
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Default Re: John Deere AOS help needed

Was there not an article on a restored AOS some years ago in Antique Power? I could be wrong, but seem to recall one.

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Default Re: John Deere AOS help needed

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Was there not an article on a restored AOS some years ago in Antique Power? I could be wrong, but seem to recall one.

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From memory I think there is one not too far from you in Ontario Robert, remember seeing Bev Hughes at the Ilderton show with it many years ago.

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Default Re: John Deere AOS help needed

The tractor you are referencing belongs to my dad in Ilderton Ontairo. He purchased the tractor from a friend Stan who designed and built the side skirts based off pictures and measurements. I believe Stan bought the tractor back in the 80s and restored it. He was a retired machinist and designed the skirts to replicate the original design. Another friend of my dad who did bodywork built the skirts off the patterns Stan made. Stan has since passed away, my dad bought the tractor from him when Stan was older and could no longer store the tractor. I believe the skirts are as close of a replica as could be made based on the information he had. The tractor has since been re-restored by my parents.
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I must admit. They reach a whole new level of cool with the extra skirting. Must be super easy to start too
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The Hughes tractor is the best example i have seen around of a John Deere AOS
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Since I never did locate any actual measurements or photos (at the time I decided to start on this tractor), I ended up doing the same thing, which was taking it down the road to a metal fabricator and using one factory photo and an Ertl toy, he was able to determine the proper scale and fabricate the citrus skirts. I put the photos on my other thread [1937 John Deere AOS Restoration], but will attach them here to show what we came up with in comparison to the restored examples shown. The tractor is now torn back apart to do mechanical and start the actual restoration, which I hope will be done next summer.
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John, the lower part of the skirt (running along the engine) is hinged at the fender, with a latch at the radiator, so you open the door to get to the flywheel, but pretty much down on your knees to spin it.
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Were you able to use the batwings or did you fabricate new ones thanks, lwcashjr
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Default Re: John Deere AOS help needed

For whatever reason my post didn't go through from yesterday. As others have said the metal nose piece is a goo find they aren't reproduced in metal. I can put you in touch with a guy out of IL that makes the rest of the sheet metal. He seems reasonable too.

here he is

For those of you on facebook he has tons of good restoration photos.

https://www.facebook.com/Scotts-Trac...0550520668812/

http://www.scottstractorrestoration.com/

---------- Post added at 08:19:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:18:31 PM ----------

ah wrong thread.
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Default Re: John Deere AOS help needed

LW, we used the same bat wings, just reworked all the wrinkles out of them.
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