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Removing the hood on a
1951 John Deere Model B
at Rusty Bucks Ranch LLC
This is the Step by Step process of removing the hood from a 1951 John Deere Model B.
Many other two-cylinder Deere's will follow this same basic procedure.

This is the proper procedure for installing a new muffler if your hood hasn't been cut.
Have a cut hood? See how to fix that...
HERE

Start by removing the three bolts from the nose cone and get it out of the way. Then remove
your left and right grilles. The grills have two visible bolts on the rear edge. There are also 3
other bolts in each at the front of each grille...
look in behind the steering pedestal at the grille screens, you'll see them.
With your nose cone and grilles removed, take off the bearing cup at the front of the steering
shaft. The steering shaft has to comne out through the front of the tractor. Remove your steering
wheel and begin turning the shaft as if you were making a right turn. Continue until the worm gear
threads all the way out the front of the steering pedestal. Then pull the shaft all the way through.
Now, unhook those same two wires from the generator.
Now remove the four bolts holding the dash panel to the rear of the hood. Be careful, there is a
water temp line and a oil pressure tube that will be decayed. It can very easily be broken. Unhook
the wiring terminals from your amp gauge at this time. Those wires run through the hood.
Now disconnect any throttle or choke linkages that will restrict the hood removal.
(You can click on the photos below for a larger view)
We keep our
price structure
simple, labor plus
parts & material.  
In most cases we
will not bid a job,
however, we will
offer the best
estimate we can
but it will only be
an estimate.

When you give a
firm bid for doing
any type of repair
or service on this
type of
equipment, you
must have a built
in cushion to
cover any
unexpected
problems that
might arise.  If no
problems arise,
the bidder comes
out ahead and
the customer
loses, however, if
major problems
arise the bidder
loses. Our policy
is made to be fair
for both parties
concerned.
After a project
has been started
and if any
unexpected major
problems should
arise, the
customer is
always notified
before work
continues. We do
our best to keep
our customers
informed.  When
we go to settle an
account, we do
not like
unexpected
surprises just as
much as the
customer.

We can/will stop
the restoration
process at any
time per the
customers
request. Should
unexpected
hardships occur,
you are not
locked in to finish
to completion any
project that is
underway. We
recognize that
daily life brings
unexpected
obstacles along
the way. We can
delay or stop our
services at your
request should
you find yourself
in a difficult spot.
About our
Restoration Pricing
and Quotes policy
Now remove the rear hood hold down bolts.
You're now ready to lift the hood from the tractor, high enough to clear the muffler and air intake
stack. Get a friend, it's a handful for one person!

Hood removed.
This is the necessary procedure to properly replace a muffler.
If you have a cut hood from a previous short cut muffler install...

Check out our page about installing a hood patch into a cut hood...  
HERE
Have a cut hood?
See how to fix that...
HERE
Replacing a muffler?
See how to fix that...
HERE
Removing the rear wheels?
See how to fix that...
HERE
This is a tips guide to the process of hood repair and is not meant to be a replacement for the
proper service manual instructions. Please refer to your service manual for additional details
and work safely!