I will use the thread to log and track the process of my full restoration of my Atco 20".
The mower was purchase in Germany and had been stored outside under plastic for many years.
The exact date of the mower is still not known, currently somewhere between 58 and 62.
This thread will be pic heavy and all help, tips and support will be greatly appreciated.
This is how it looked when I got it home after a 8 hour round trip.
The question of preservation over restoration didn't really cross my mind, or I'll rephrase that. It did cross my mind until I got in home and saw the state of it. I might keep the grass box as is. Or at the very least leave it until the mower is finished before contemplating what to do with it.