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870 Face Lift Step by Step.

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1370rod

07-06-2013 22:27:42




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This took me 5 working days start to finish. The sheet metal parts were painted a year or so ago. It was time to finally get this job done. I did not think to take a pic before I started. Almost complete, waiting on a couple decals to be made. These are great lookin tractors, classic styling from over 4 decades ago. I like them better than the newest stuff. Rod.

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Ken Jentges

07-08-2013 19:20:01




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
Rod, it doesn't get much better than that 870. We had our tractor ride this weekend, a friend came on their 870 gas, that his dad bought new in 71. It sure was nice to see it out again.



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Agri King

07-08-2013 10:34:44




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
Rod that looks great! I sure am jealous of your spare time to be able to do this. Lol. It's just one of those things that you say... this is what I am going to do this week.



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brokengun

07-08-2013 08:12:26




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
5 days?

WOW!

I worked over one of my 930 this winter and it took me closer to 5 weeks by the time i got all the metal parts repaired, sanded, primed and painted.

I did let things set and cure a few days but WOW; 5 days!!!!



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Kow Farmer

07-07-2013 17:53:36




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
Rod, I will say this again. You truly have an amazing ability to make them good ol' Case tractors look great. That is really a sharp tractor. Looks like the 430 has a big brother now. LOL
Wonderful job.
Kow Farmer Kurt



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1370rod

07-07-2013 20:34:29




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to Kow Farmer, 07-07-2013 17:53:36  
Thanks Kurt.



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Don L.

07-07-2013 10:18:04




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  

Very nice !!! I hired mine to repainted, and it's been there all winter till now. Sits and sits.
I am getting worried. Nothin better when things get done! Bravo on yours...
Don L.



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JW

07-07-2013 12:21:27




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to Don L., 07-07-2013 10:18:04  
You'd have thought the guy you bought it from would have painted it.



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Don L.

07-07-2013 13:32:07




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to JW, 07-07-2013 12:21:27  
LOL...I really am starting to think that also. The woulda shoulda coulda button is in plain site now...
Don L.



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PatsySD

07-07-2013 08:08:13




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
Nice job Rod!! I can see your dash decals, where did you get them? Also wonder if you have the shift console decals. I have an 870 gas that I want to do exactly what you have done here. Again, she looks great!



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Paul A Young

07-07-2013 21:24:35




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to PatsySD, 07-07-2013 08:08:13  
The set you can get from Maple-Hunter in Indiana has all decals for the entire tractor.



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1370rod

07-07-2013 09:09:33




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to PatsySD, 07-07-2013 08:08:13  
Thanks for the good comment Patsy. The decal set for the earlier tractors was still available from CASE IH a couple years ago when I rebuilt the dash and console. Order part no. 321-3104 and the set you get will have everything you need. I think the price was around $35. Rod.



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B-maniac

07-07-2013 08:03:18




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
Great job,Rod, and as anyone having been in the bussiness knows, it's your own stuff that is allways last to get done because it doesn't pay the bills. ONE QUESTION? is there a supplier for the dash and console lettering on these old beasts? I think the originals were painted but on open station they are pretty much all gone. Thanks. RB



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1370rod

07-07-2013 09:11:08




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to B-maniac, 07-07-2013 08:03:18  
Thanks for comment, please read previous note. Rod.



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B-maniac

07-08-2013 15:58:23




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-07-2013 09:11:08  
Thanks Rod, just called our Case dealer and still $35 and available so ordered 2 sets. I,m so used to JD and everything has been bought out and either collected or put on e-bay for 3 times the amount.



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Don Rudolph

07-07-2013 07:27:16




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
ROD,
Classic Beauty! Those 70 series sure were good looking tractors. Nice to see one that looks better than new. Don



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Harvey2

07-07-2013 07:01:29




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
You do good work, I wish that I had the patience to get something to look that nice.
One question; The jack stands you are using, aren't they kinda wobbly with no more surface area where they sit on floor and under the tractor?
Just wondering, i'm not trying to nit-pick.



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1370rod

07-07-2013 08:54:55




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to Harvey2, 07-07-2013 07:01:29  
As you can see they are just sleeves welded together. They actually set firmly on the floor. I am doing the painting and work here. I know not to push on the tractor. However I would never let anyone else work on the tractor when supported like that. Rod.



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Adirondack case guy

07-07-2013 06:12:12




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  

It sure looks nice Rod. What happened; did you catch the painting fever? HeHe. We need some sort of a compuker geek to combine all the pics of our early 70 seties tractors into one pic. all lined up.
Loren



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1370rod

07-07-2013 09:14:01




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to Adirondack case guy, 07-07-2013 06:12:12  
I caught the fever, son has a 830 we need to do yet, but dads going to wait till he can help. Rod.



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Paul A Young

07-07-2013 05:32:59




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
I've got a twin to yours!!My least favorite part of the restoration on those old tractors is painting those d#mn front rims!! Looks very nice!!



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McKerrow630

07-07-2013 05:06:26




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
Rod,nice look'en job...........so my question is what is it' going to do when it leaves the shop? thank-you for sharing. No doult you have the "touch" for restorsion. Can't wait ta see the next one.



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1370rod

07-07-2013 09:18:42




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to McKerrow630, 07-07-2013 05:06:26  
Gregg I use this tractor to cultivate, love it for that job. The past two years I used it with no hood or fenders on it, the neighbors will think I got a new one. Son has a 830 thats next on the face lift list, lol. Rod.



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Case Nutty 1660

07-07-2013 04:45:10




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  

another great job Rod I agree on the look and design of the 70 series they truly were "Jet Age" tractors well ahead of their time they sold themselves I loved them from the first look I got of them in 1969, I see you added "Old Abe" to the wheel center as well nice touch talk soon cnt tom

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Red Oak

07-07-2013 08:51:42




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to Case Nutty 1660, 07-07-2013 04:45:10  
This is for Case Nutty. I have been a regular follower of the dase discussion forum for a number of years. Own a half dozen Case tractors from the 60"s and my brother has a bunch more. I am in Lander, WY at a wedding an was entertaining the possibility of stopping and seeing your collection on the way back on Tues. or so. Realize this is very short notice and not sure how to reach you other than through here. Will be at this motel through tomorrow morning and could be reached through this site to connect. Hope to hear from you somehow. Thanks

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Case Nutty 1660

07-07-2013 12:05:45




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to Red Oak, 07-07-2013 08:51:42  
I think that could be done, I am haying now but would not mind showing you around give me heads up on when you will be through when the time gets closer


my cell is 307-680-7590

cnt tom



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jim_uny

07-07-2013 03:13:19




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
nice job ! great pics



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T970

07-07-2013 02:30:16




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 Re: 870 Face Lift Step by Step. in reply to 1370rod, 07-06-2013 22:27:42  
Rod you sure do a nice work bring Case tractor's back to life. Wish I could get my 970 to look that nice maybe some day.



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