Recently found this thread and after wasting an entire day at work reading through it from page 1 to page 29, I now have my order in with Robert for my SS and JD. This kick-started my long procrastinated intention to start the restoration on JD. Now it is in the garage and the disassembly has begun so I can get the parts off to Robert. No turning back now!
I spoke to Robert and with his input, we came up with colors for both JD and SS. Cant wait!! Once I get the parts back, I will post pics of the machines wearing the new bling. SS will be the first to get decked out as I think JD will be in pieces for a while... lol. Especially since I will be sanding, filling, and putting new decals on the cabinet and head. Haven't done it before and hope I don't screw it up, but figured I would give it a shot!