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Thanks steelman, this frame is the best part of anything I have ever had powder coated.  Here are some more pics of the assembly of the front axle through the spindles. (I realize this may be a bit redundant, however; I am showing the Black frame edition this time.)

  1.) Front Axle 

  2.) Grease zirks (2 pics)

  3.) Edge Trim {non OEM, just added for protection} (2 pics)

  4.) Pivot Pin (2 pics)

  5.) Washers (2 pics)

  6.) Bolts and Lock Nuts

  7.) Greased the center zirk here

  8.) Greased the axle/spindle opening (2 pics)

  9.) Upper Thrust Washer (2 pics)

10.) Greased 

11.) Thrust Needle Bearing

12.) Greased 

13.) Lower Thrust Washer (2 pics)

14.) Greased 

15.) Left Spindle (2 pics)

16.) Installed

17.) "E"-Clip

18.) Installed

19.) Ditto 8 through 18 for the Right Side {not shown}

20.) Greased the spindle zirks here

21.) Front axle complete

 

Next, are the Tie Rods and Steering Bell-Crank.

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  1.) Steering Bell-Crank {this is an extended height bell-crank}

        (2 pics)

  2.) Grease Zirk

  3.) Upper washer (non OEM) {I ground a hardened washer down

        to fit inside of the I.D. of the bigger washer, because I was unable  to find a hardened washer with the correct ID/OD.

        that this required}

  4.) Bushing Surround Washer (non OEM) (2 pics) {this is required in order to allow the bell-crank to pivot freely}

  5.) Bushing Extension  (non OEM)

  6.) Bushing

  7.) Bell-Crank positioned on upper washer

  8.) Lower Washer (non OEM) {I ground a hardened washer down to fit inside of the I.D. of the bigger washer, because I was

        unable to find a hardened washer with the correct O.D/I.D.

        that this required}

  9.) Bolt {This is longer than OEM} 

10.) Lock Nut (shown mounted in last 2 pics) I greased the bell- crank here

11.) Tie Rod End (non OEM) Metric

12.) I attached this to the bell-crank, however; I failed to take a

        picture

13.) Tie Rod (Bored out and tapped for the metric threads)

14.) Tie Rod/ Tie Rod End assembly

15.) Tie Rod End/ Tie Rod/ Tie Rod End mounted bell-crank to right spindle (notice the Tie Rod End that mounts to the spindle

        has the  spacer)

16.) Ditto for the left side

17.) Drag Link Tie Rod End mounted to the Bell-crank

 

{P.S. Next is the front wheels and tires}

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1 hour ago, Unclegdog said:

Wow! That's very nice! I love the D series.

Thanks uncle, I was amazed how nice the powder coating turned out, I am only able to rattle can the rest, but; I am trying to do my best.

The next post may be awhile as one of the front tires is not holding air and I need to sort that out.

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Had an issue with a leak in one of the front tires, after sanding the bead area on the rim, repainting, and reassembly of the tire to the wheel, I tested it in water and found out that the leak was due to a faulty core in the valve stem. I also was able to purchase a couple of the #104396 Ball Flange bearings {New Old Stock} but had already taken pics with the used before they arrived.

48.) Left Spindle
49.) Left Inner Shim .050
50.) Left Inner Shim .015
51.) Left Wheel Assembly
52.) Grease Zirk
53.) Zirk Installed
54.) Valve Stem {Non O.E.M.} I have C3 Corvette Flags valve stem caps I will be using instead of the plain chrome shown
55.) Valve Assembly Installed
56.) N.O.S. Ball Flange bearings
57.) Bearings Installed
58.) Tire Installed on Wheel
59.) Wheel Tire Assembly on Spindle
60.) Left Outer Shim .015
61.) Left Outer Shim .050
62.) Left Thick Washer
63.) Nyloc Hex Bolt {Non O.E.M.} Greased Bearings
64.) Hub Cap {New Old Stock}
65 - 81.) Ditto for Right Side

 

You can click on pics to enlarge

Next update, (if any - not really noticing much interest in these updates, compared to the amount of time, effort and expense required to produce a resto-mod of this magnitude} may be awhile as I have quite a bit of sorting to do with the hydro transaxle and dual ag tires / wheels before I can proceed.

1 LT Spindle.jpg

2 LT Shim .050 Inner.jpg

3 LT Shim .015 Inner.jpg

4 Wheel Assembly.jpg

5 Grease Zirk.jpg

6 Zirk Instaled.jpg

7 Valve Stem.jpg

8 Valve Assembly Instalrd.jpg

9 N.O.S. Flange Bearings.jpg

10 Bearing Obverse.jpg

11 Bearing Face.jpg

12 Flange bearing instaled.jpg

13 Tire  Wheel w Bearing.jpg

14 LT Shim .015 Outer.jpg

15 LT Shim .050 Outer.jpg

16 LT Thick Washer.jpg

17 LT Nyloc Hex Bolt.jpg

18 Wheel Tire on Spindle.jpg

19LT Hub Cap.jpg

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Oh the interest is there! No worries. I know on threads like these, the long term projects, people sit back and watch. Especially since we have never gotten a big picture idea here, all the updates are just little parts and pieces. I think most people are just lying in wait of the reveal... Or a least a bit more of a "zoom out" so to speak.

 

I know I religiously check in, but I have not much to say until i get an idea of what is all going on here! But either way, I am looking forward to what is to come! :handgestures-thumbupright:

 

Just as a last note, replies aren't always what shows the interest level, make sure to check out your view count... I see over 2100 views here!

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Took some pics of the right side front wheel / tire assembly with N.O.S. bearings installed and also both wheels / tires on front.
Next the hydro trans-axle and motor {hydro}.

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Going to look SWEET! Great work and attention to detail. Keep at it Mark.

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Thanks Richie, I am keeping at it, this next part, the transaxle, will be the most challenging, as I have never rebuilt a hydro before.  

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Just a bit of an update, as I have began the reassembly of the transaxle.

82.) Right-hand Transaxle Case
83.) R.H. Front Needle Bearing {1532}
84.) R.H. rear Needle Bearing {1532}
85.) Oil Filter Fitting
86.) Dowel Pin
87. - 88.) Ditto 82 - 83 for Left-hand
89.) Ditto 84 but uses {8049}
90.) Ditto 86 for Left-hand

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Posted (edited)

58715872Does anyone know what the Allen set screw is for {just below the lower bearing Pic #1 and to right of right bearing in Pic #2}                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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Posted (edited)

Assembled the Parking brake / pawl and seal, to case half.  I was not able to get the 5959 seal, but I did use a new one for the shaft.  Next is the axle seals.

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16 hours ago, "D"- Man said:

Assembled the Parking brake / pawl and seal, to case half.  I was not able to get the 5959 seal, but I did use a new one for the shaft.  Next is the axle seals.

 

 

Parking brake seal 5959 is CR4911 less than $3

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Thanks Paul, I was not able to get a 5959 but I was able to order a couple replacement seals from a fellow member of RS.  These did not have the metal surround but they are essentially the same size I.D & O.D in a bit less thickness.   

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On 3/15/2017 at 4:57 PM, "D"- Man said:

58715872Does anyone know what the Allen set screw is for {just below the lower bearing Pic #1 and to right of right bearing in Pic #2}                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Found out that the set screw is just a plug, it serves no purpose. This was told to me by the gentleman who designed the forward-swept axle that Wheel Horse liked and used.

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On 2/26/2017 at 10:48 PM, "D"- Man said:

 

Had an issue with a leak in one of the front tires, after sanding the bead area on the rim, repainting, and reassembly of the tire to the wheel, I tested it in water and found out that the leak was due to a faulty core in the valve stem. I also was able to purchase a couple of the #104396 Ball Flange bearings {New Old Stock} but had already taken pics with the used before they arrived.

48.) Left Spindle
49.) Left Inner Shim .050
50.) Left Inner Shim .015
51.) Left Wheel Assembly
52.) Grease Zirk
53.) Zirk Installed
54.) Valve Stem {Non O.E.M.} I have C3 Corvette Flags valve stem caps I will be using instead of the plain chrome shown
55.) Valve Assembly Installed
56.) N.O.S. Ball Flange bearings
57.) Bearings Installed
58.) Tire Installed on Wheel
59.) Wheel Tire Assembly on Spindle
60.) Left Outer Shim .015
61.) Left Outer Shim .050
62.) Left Thick Washer
63.) Nyloc Hex Bolt {Non O.E.M.} Greased Bearings
64.) Hub Cap {New Old Stock}
65 - 81.) Ditto for Right Side

 

You can click on pics to enlarge

Next update, (if any - not really noticing much interest in these updates, compared to the amount of time, effort and expense required to produce a resto-mod of this magnitude} may be awhile as I have quite a bit of sorting to do with the hydro transaxle and dual ag tires / wheels before I can proceed.

1 LT Spindle.jpg

2 LT Shim .050 Inner.jpg

3 LT Shim .015 Inner.jpg

4 Wheel Assembly.jpg

5 Grease Zirk.jpg

6 Zirk Instaled.jpg

7 Valve Stem.jpg

8 Valve Assembly Instalrd.jpg

9 N.O.S. Flange Bearings.jpg

10 Bearing Obverse.jpg

11 Bearing Face.jpg

12 Flange bearing instaled.jpg

13 Tire  Wheel w Bearing.jpg

14 LT Shim .015 Outer.jpg

15 LT Shim .050 Outer.jpg

16 LT Thick Washer.jpg

17 LT Nyloc Hex Bolt.jpg

18 Wheel Tire on Spindle.jpg

19LT Hub Cap.jpg

 
 

I did not have all 4 bearings new {part #104396} just 2, these are no longer made that I know of.

I was surfing through eBay and saw the part # for this bearing, I could not believe the price... ... until I noticed it said SET OF 4 I also noticed it was a Buy-It-Now so knowing I only needed 2 more for a full set to complete the front of the resto-mod I "Bought-It-Then" as opposed to trying to buy just 2. The 2 remaining New Old Stock bearings will be spares.

I still need the 2 nyloc bolts {part #908033-6 or simply 908033}, I am just using non OEM until???

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I use these.  Better than $3 ea for Toro new #110242

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1 hour ago, pfrederi said:

I use these.  Better than $3 ea for Toro new #110242

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Thanks, Paul, the manual states the specs are for 3/8" - 16 x 7/8" did you use the 3/4" or the 1"?    

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I have bought a box of both.  The one inch will usually work if it bottoms I add a shim or two.  Have used the 3/4 also doubt eh 1/8" makes a difference.

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Have finally assembled the transaxle with the extra long axles for duals. 

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Very nice work and great pics. Thanks for taking the time to do it.

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82.) Right-hand Transaxle Case
83.) R.H. Front Needle Bearing {1532} Installed, outside, inside
84.) R.H. rear Needle Bearing {1532} Installed, outside, inside
85.) Oil Filter Fitting, Installed
86.) Dowel Pin, Installed
87. - 88.) Ditto 82 - 83 for Left-hand
89.) Ditto 84 but uses {8049}
90.) Ditto 86 for Left-hand

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Parking Brake Pawl

91.) Parking pawl
92.) Parking shaft
93.) Spirol pin
94.) Installed
95.) Seal
96.) Inserted in case
97.) Shaft inserted in case
98.) Brake lever assembly
99.) Spirol pin
100.) Inserted in lever
101.) Installed on shaft

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2 hours ago, Aldon said:

Very nice work and great pics. Thanks for taking the time to do it.

Aldon, You are welcome.  I have more pics; but, I may have met the max limit or something,  Tried to purchase R.S. support; but, stated,"  You are only allowed to purchase one of this product, and you have already done so."  Don't know what I am doing wrong...

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Maybe PM @nylyon

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