A few pictures of my first restoration attempt. This is a Ransomes Ajax Mk 5 bought for £9. It was in a fairly poor state but complete and on cleaning up showed less wear than expected. It looked to have been little used but probably left in the garden in all weathers. This was intended as a practice session prior to my restoring a Mk 4 I had bought a year earlier.
I showed my Mk4 to my father who gave it a whirl on his lawn and was quite impressed (he being used to an old Qualcast 30 deluxe). My wife then suggested buying him a Ransomes if any become available and fixing it up as a present. Luckily this Mk5 was for sale a few months ago fairly locally and will be his Fathers Day present this year. Hope he appreciates it!!