Tuesday, June 14, 2011
From lawn mower to parade vehicle, part 1
Innocent enough: A ten year old riding lawn mower. Fairly well attended to, but destined for a much higher calling. Mechanical condition: quite good. Body: oxidized, but neither rusted nor banged up. Tires: Not for highway use. Or much use, really. But we'll try Slime first.
All in all, great potential. First order of business was to remove all the cutting parts, which might amount to about a third of the weight of the thing.
Originally, the next step was to be simple, or not so simple, embellishment. But there was something about the look with the hood removed that headed us both in a different direction.