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The Wheel-horse Delorean model

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Life is funny somtimes. How little things can sneak up on you and become

a full blown obession

Before I finished the 854 complete rebuild I knew what my next project was

going to be. A mostly stainless steel tractor. A nagging voice in my head said

"build it and it will run" Soooooo here goes

I had planned to use the transmission center case w/gears ,wheel rims,fenders and

hood from the original tractor

I would try to build the rest out of stainless steel

I also will add bronze bushings every where feasable and zerk fittings

one of the first things was to get a good transmission to use

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blue prints were made from the original parts so I could reverse engineer all the parts that I would need

frame rails steering shaft and foot peg

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Front spindles ,brake pedal,belt tensioner,tie rod,brake rod, lower steering block

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lift arm assembly

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transmision side plate (original in back of new one you can see the bearing housings setting on top with brake band block)

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I had to build a fixture to hold the transmission pieces for welding also other

parts ready too be welded

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will post more tomorrow

:D

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Ooh, ooh, ooh ... Is that going to be at the show? :D

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Ooh, ooh, ooh ... Is that going to be at the show? :D

Yea

I hear there's a open spot next to a shiny red one :USA:

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Now that is one slick looking build. Can't wait to see it all finished up. That will definitely turn some heads.

Great job with your maching skills...........I am envious as well!

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Buckrancher, Your 854 resto was simply amazing, I love it!

Didn't think anyone could match the attention to detail or quality workmanship!

But you can! The Delorean , what a great idea! I'am sure you can pull it off!

Can't wait to see more! Keep the good stuff comming!

:D HORSEFEATHERS!

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Simply amazing. Don't know what else to say. Glad to see it on here too.

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That's just awesome Brian :D

I bet if you if made and sold a kit that would use someones stock engine, transmission parts, hood seat etc. there would be a line for them.

I know I would want one :USA:

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Excellent Brian, can't wait to see that in person. :USA: :D

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It's one of a kind, Brian. :USA: Can't wait to see it at the show. :D

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Thanks guys I started this project just before finishing the 854. That was

sept. of 09

welded transmission side cover (in & out)

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steering shaft and block

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Frame

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Front axle with spindles and tie rod

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New three rib front tires on rims

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more pieces welded on the frame rails

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:D

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That is so cool. Great job, Cant wait to see it all done. You have alot of talent.

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All I can say is WOW! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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What a cool idea! It should look great sitting in the sun with all the stainless polished up. Might even need sunglasses to stare at it :D .

Mike........

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Buckrancher: This is the greatest love for wheel horses I have seen yet!

Good luck with a great project.

Reminds me of the 1959 or 1960 Mercedes that was made out of stainless steel that surpaseed a million miles of use!

We will all be watching your progress with eager eyes!

:D

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You are teasing us with the pictures. :D

More More More :USA:

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buckrancher looks great just one question what color you gonna paint it :D

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OMG! This is cool! Are you going to have to use the same polish I use for my stainless steel fridge :D

Can't wait for updates...

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98% of the welding was done by a friend and co-worker who has been

welding for over thirty years in a machine shop environment

front axle on frame and steering shaft

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close up of front of frame

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right side

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left side

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close up of spindle

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underside of frame with steering block and link rod

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:D

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