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Thread: Old Ribbed Style Garden Hose Pipe

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    Question Old Ribbed Style Garden Hose Pipe

    Totally random off topic thread here but does anyone have or know where I can find some old style garden hose?

    I'm restoring a 1950's tractor mounted winch and this hose was used on the lever handles. It's the lengthways ribbed type.

    like this...

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    I remember my grandad used to have a load of this 20 years ago but obviously at the time it was just crappy old hose which kinked/leaked when I had to water the flowers and not a vital part of a restoration project



    Edited to add: just re-reading the title... probably left myself open for ribbed condom gags
    Last edited by csl; 13-08-2014 at 22:55.

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    Alright alex.

    Pretty sure, almost positive i've got some lying about somewhere, how much are u wanting? Think it's a lighter colour of green thou if that makes any difference.

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    Thanks Stu, that would be great!

    A foot would be plenty. Let me know if you find it and I can send you a stamped/addressed jiffy bag!

    all the best


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    I can cut a bit off our hose if Countryboy can't find it. There are two styles on our reel I think, one has fine ribs like your photo and the other is coarser ribbed with half the number-ish. Certainly one of them has faded to a paler green though it might just be surface "bloom"

    I wonder what that garden hose replaced? It would not have been a bicycle type grip with finger indents they would have got in the way of the lever. Maybe just plain black rubber/plastic tube? You could maybe get something like black cable heat shrink tube to replicate to the appearance of those shiny black lever covers?


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    Thanks Alan,

    I think the hose was (or something very similar) the original factory fitment! In post war austerity I don't think they had moulded grips!

    The picture I posted is actually an almost identical winch (same manufacturer, Hesford. The one I need the hose for is a Ferguson badged Hesford but is missing the grips entirely.

    Here's a diagram from the original instruction booklet which shows the ribs so hopefully I'm on the right track!

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    Long story short, I bought the Hesford to poach for parts for the Ferguson, but it turned out to be in such great nick I didn't have the heart to do it, so now I'm doing up both!

    It becomes addictive after a while... Someone has tried to pass the Hesford off as a Ferguson at some point by painting it grey.... It has been yellow, grey then JCB gold/yellow in its lifetime... I took the brass machine plate off to see what the original colour was underneath. Sad I know.

    Last edited by csl; 14-08-2014 at 00:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csl View Post
    Long story short, …snip...I didn't have the heart to do it, so now I'm doing up both!

    …snip...It becomes addictive after a while

    …snip...Sad I know.

    Got to be done!

    Herewith hose reel image, the paler fine rib may green up with a bit of Scotchbrite. You can see the original colour (just) in the end. The bloom in the grooves does scrape away towards the darker green colour.

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    Do you fancy doing my Drum Mower and Hay Bob after?


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    Thanks Alan, that pipe would probably do the job!

    Funnily enough I might be branching out into mowers... I might be doing a pulley/chop/transplant/weld type thing to my colleagues topper soon

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    Ive some aswell black or green if you get stuck.

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    Thanks guys, SD comes up trumps again... Even got a choice of colours!

    Tempted to put black on the yellow one and green on the grey one!

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    Ive got loads as well Alex , good excuse to do a goat outing at the same time

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