Well,since the weather cooled,a bit,I decided to strip the deck,on the JD . Found a couple of weak spots,with pin holes,but,overall,it's still solid! Removed all the spindles,and tensioners,etc.,without a single broken bolt! Spindles,bushings,and blades,as well as the secondary belt,are in great shape. The primary belt,though, needs replacing. I will be sanding,and grinding any rust,and welding in new metal. PO used it , commercially,for over 2 years,and wasn't one to do cleaning/repairs. Still,...it beats paying almost $1300.00,for a new BARE shell !