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Dhodge last won the day on October 25 2016

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About Dhodge

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  • Birthday 12/02/1962

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    RJ58, RJ59 x3, Suburban 400 x3, Suburban 401, Suburban 551, 702 x3 633, 753, 853, 704, 855, 856, 1054, Commando 6/Tecumseh x2, C120 auto/tecumseh, C120-8/Kohler, C120-auto/Kohler, 308-8, 310-8, 312-8, 417A, GT1848, 418A, 518H, 520H x4
  • favoritemodel
    GT-14

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  • Location
    Montrose / Michigan
  • Occupation
    Maintenance
  • Interests
    Fishing, hunting and old things with motors

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  1. wireless tachometer

    To be honest I have had it so long I really don't remember.
  2. a fine looking original

    I picked this up at an estate sale last week for $170.00. What a steel. I changed the oil and filter, set the RPM's correctly and greased the zerks. I put some good rec gas in it and mowed my lawn. It ran like a top, steering is tight and everything checks out ok. Even I can still get lucky every once in a while
  3. wireless tachometer

    Just used my wireless tachometer to set the RPM's on one of my tractors, unfortunately it was not a red tractor, but a good performer and worker non the less. I know it says for single cylinders, but it works on twins too.
  4. GT 14 for sale or trade

    pm sent
  5. New Website and name change!

    Very nice indeed
  6. welding table

    I not sure what it weighs, maybe 200 lbs if I were to guess. Top slabs are separate and I spaced them so as to be able to clamp down work any place on the table. It also allows me to "pinch mount" items like the vise so I can move it anyplace on the table. I just used square steel stock with a welded nut on bottom and a mounting bolt. Wheels are just solid rubber casters. They all swivel and they all lock. Makes it nice to push it out of the garage and into the driveway if I want to work out there. It is very stable, I'm sure it will hold a minimum of 500 LBS. The top plate is 1/2" thick steel. I plan on welding in a frame opposite of the chop saw to mount a toolbox under table top to store grinder accessories and die grinders and tooling.
  7. welding table

    I thought I would post some pics of a welding table I fabricated a couple years ago. I built it with 4, locking casters, so I could roll it around (outside) if I wanted to and still have air and electrical outlets to run my grinders and die grinders anywhere in the shop or outside if I want. I mounted me chop saw so that it sits flush with the table so I can feed stock into it. I also mounted a vise to it that's pinched on the table and it can be moved around the table. I mounted a pipe vise at one end also that can be moved if desired. The top is 1/2" thick and I left gaps to accommodate moving things around and clamping material down during set up. I have all my clamps and grinders hung on a rail on one end and I have my plasma cutter sitting in the center with a catch pan above that slides out for cleaning off slag, but also serves as a protector above my plasma cutter. I plan on building in a drawer only tool box on the other end to store my die grinders and accessories, along with some common tooling needed when welding and fabricating. Below you can see my pvc 36" tig rod storage containers that fit nicely on the bottom rack. They are all marked for size and filler rod type. Note. I have my HF Minnie tire changer temporarily mounted to the top because I have been mounting and un mounting tires during the RJ restoration project I have been working on. It is mounted using pinch type hold downs between the table top slots.
  8. RJ-58

    Changed Status to Closed
  9. RJ-58

    sold
  10. Anything going on with the 58 Thanks Tim

    1. Dhodge

      Dhodge

      I have a guy trying to figure out shipping.  He has paid for it but it's not a done deal yet.  I have two others waiting in the wings,

    2. tims tractors

      tims tractors

      Sounds like I got bumped to forth but Thanks Anyway Tim

    3. Dhodge

      Dhodge

      Nope your 3rd.  I just went back and looked.  Sorry for the mix up.

  11. lawn tractor lift/work table

    This is good stuff guys. I'm looking for ideas other than my own. Building something like this for me would accomplish several things. Having a lift customized to suit my specific needs Creates a fun project so as to utilize and gain more experience in my skill set. Learn from the project. IE learning new skills and practicing established ones. Keeping my mind sharp and my hands tuned.
  12. RJ fuel tank repair

    Hi everyone, I thought I had seen a video of a repair to a RJ or Suburban filler neck on the fuel tank. Maybe it was a youtube video. If anyone knows please let me know where to find it. I'm going to have one to repair on the restoration project I have going and it would be nice to watch it again before I cause myself a bunch of grief.
  13. valves

    I took the tires off the rims, from the RJ59 this afternoon so I can start sand blasting them when I'm ready. In doing so I thought I would take pics of another handy little tool. The good ole Harbor Freight Minnie Tire Changer. Saves money every time you use it.
  14. valves

    Since I was using wheel pullers I remembered that I had broken one last fall and might as well do a weld job to repair it. I just used a couple thick washers and welded them on to the flat plat that broke allowing me to bolt the plate back on that's holds the pulling arm to the main body of the puller. Made a little DC tig weld with the Everlast AC/DC tig welder. Not the prettiest weld but it will work. I used the pulse feature at about 33% running at 90 amps. The nice thing about this unit is that I can light up an arc as low as 5 amps so if I have some hood patch work it can be done without blowing holes through the sheet metal.
  15. Yes again!

    Nice tractor AC
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