Farewell friend.

Yesterday

I needed a new mower for the 2009 mowing season, but decided to buy it over the winter so I could take it apart and have some fun with it.

Winter 2008/2009

Over the years, the stress of all those hard launches has taken a toll on the front suspension. The deck was cracked where the front wheel assemblies mounted, and really messed up the alignment.

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Dapper

LF
toe: +5 °
camber: -8 °

RF
toe: +7 °
camber: -13 °

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I bought a new deck a few weeks ago (silly that it’s $100 when a replacement mower is $200, but the rest of the mower’s parts have many years left in them)

I stripped the old one this weekend and swapped over all the parts to make sure they would fit the new one, and they did.

Now I can strip the new deck down, remove stickers, and prep it for paint.

I have no idea what I’m going to do yet, but am open to suggestions.

What should new McMower be? Gulf Livery? Rusted hood and stickers? Shark mouthed fighter jet?

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Here’s the build of the retired mower.