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Starting to take shape :text-bravo:

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Thanks. I should finish the bumper / tank this weekend then I can start fabricating sheet metal and finish welding the hood.

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It's going to have a very unique look about it when your done, :handgestures-thumbup: have you considered small chrome headlights mounted on your tank?  

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:thanks: I hadn't thought of headlights. I won't be doing any night work. But I am entertaining small led lights  in a row under the tank. 

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I made a little progress this week. New piece welded on the hood. Got the tank welded up. I have to make another hood extension, came up 3/4" short. Had to cut off the pump bracket. What I get for not thinking ahead far enough. lol

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2 minutes ago, JPWH said:

came up 3/4" short. Had to cut off the pump bracket. What I get for not thinking ahead far enough

Jay, I'm sure you are the only person in the world who had to have a do-over!    :ychain:  

No, just the only one honest enough to admit it.     :text-bravo:

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By the time I get the instructions figured out seems like I'm done.

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Trial and error, that's how most all these types of builds go. I have no doubt you'll get it just the way you want it. 

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Trial and error is the fun of the build. 

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Excited to see your progress!! Can't wait to see whats next!

 

 

 

Randy

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The hood mounted to the bumper / tank.

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Im really liking this build:text-coolphotos: :woohoo:

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Thanks Bert. How you been.

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25 minutes ago, JPWH said:

Thanks Bert. How you been.

Been good, still enjoy the  :wh: hobby. 

Looking at your build is good motivation to get going on some current projects of mine 

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On 5/14/2017 at 10:41 PM, RandyLittrell said:

Excited to see your progress!! Can't wait to see whats next!

 

 

 

Randy

Think of an 854 on steroids that is where this is going.

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I corrected my error on the hood length and got it welded together.

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Steering wheel and some other parts off.

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New panels made.

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I have my work cut out for me to use this set of fenders. But I think it is better than throwing them away.

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Found out why all the washers at the steering console.

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I had to cut the steering shaft to remove the steering wheel, now i need to source a better dash console, build a new tool box that will be modified to house the cylinder hydraulic lines, and repair the fenders. My little homemade brake is not long enough to make the belt guard so I'll have to go visit my friend at the sheet metal shop. 

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I had some alumiweld I had bought to try. I was able to repair the dash console.

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The tool box was not as bad as I first thought. It is real rough but was able to modify it with a couple lengths of square tubing for the hydraulic hoses to pass through.

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A little welding and grinding.

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Then a check for hose routing to see what hoses and fittings are needed.

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I found a good fan gear but the shaft is two inches too short. May find the right one or the big show.

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Not sure how I missed this build but totally awesome!!!!!

 

i really like the welding and fab work.

 

especially the hydraulic tank/bumper.

 

Been considering similar unique ideas for my current custom.

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Thanks Aldon. The tank/bumper also serves as front weight @ 28 lbs. empty. 4x6x3/16 tube steel.

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@JPWH Jay what length fan gear do you need? I have a couple lying around.

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@squonk thanks Mike.This is the length of what I need.

Jay

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I spent most of the day doing yard work but still had time to figure out the hose routing through the shifter tunnel. The connections are not the correct ports just worst case.

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