FOLBATE J1 refurb.
This is not a restoration because:
a) I did not like the original shade of green.
b) It is not rare and therefore worthy of restoring to original.
c) I wanted to do my own thing with it anyway.
d) I had an unopened tin of a 'quite nice' colour Hammerite Smooth.
Before and after pictures: The bottom blade needs to be replaced. I have some steel sheet of the right thickness to make one but have, as yet, been unable to remove the retaining screws. A job for later. The 'new' rear roller has been temporarily borrowed from my similar Suffolk Sidewheel
Well done I like it!
Just one thing is it going to be an ornament or a useful asset to cut grass, because if its the latter, you need to remove the paint from the wheel grips, as she will slide on the lawn!
Good point about the wheel grips although they were originally painted but I guess the Hammerite could be a bit slippery.
No, not intended for use. I don't really like sidewheels ....( this is actually my wife's mower ) I have a selection of hand / push 'roller' mowers for cutting the lawn.