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9 hours ago, Aldon said:

Looks good! Big show is only 8 months away:-)

I hope to be started paint before cold weather. Just need to seal the hydraulic tank, rebuild the battery tray, rework the wiring, and fill the hydraulic system to give it a test run.

9 hours ago, elcamino/wheelhorse said:

I will be glad when the Big Show gets here so I can see your great work.

I look forward  to meeting you then.

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On 10/13/2017 at 4:44 AM, JPWH said:

hope to be started paint before cold weather

I can identify with that, fortunately we do have a few warm spells every winter.

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I may be closer than I thought. I started final assembly today after I prepped and sealed the hydraulic tank. That needs to cure 4.or 5 days before I add hydraulic oil. Also prepped and sealed the new 854 tank while I was at it.

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I had to get creative for the 30 amp bus on the fuse block. Wiring is done except fuel pump and light switch.

 

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The hydraulic hoses I had made fit pretty good. I figured I had better install them before I installed the battery and that also gives them a chance to form before I put pressure on them. I left the tank open to let the sealer cure a few more days.

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Are those stock style hose fittings or did you use adapters to bring it up to newer fittings? Looks really good.

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They are standard jic fittings. I took the original fittings to a hydraulic shop and purchased the 2 port sizes I needed then had the hoses made to custom length.

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Fuel pump mounted.

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Battery box repaired.

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Drove it to the backyard for a few photos.

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Very cool Jay! Now is this one going to get done up all nice and pretty or is it going to stay in work clothes, or a little both?. 

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Thanks Richie. It will be torn down to the frame, transmission opened and inspection, new seals and anything else needed and new clothes. Still will be a worker.

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Trying to come up with something we could do here for a "central florida meet n greet". Just wouldnt want a couple guys to show up and stand around sweating. I have plenty of wheelhorse stuff to play with, chop on and weld. The cogs are turning.:thumbs:

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5 hours ago, JPWH said:

Drove it to the backyard

The "12" lives!    :woohoo:

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I filled the hydraulic system to test it. Everything works but it is a little slower than I would like. I used a larger pump pulley than I had before so I will change that first and see if it helps. Also wired and installed the high / low light switch. I must say i like the option.

This will complete the modifications. Thanks for following along.

Jay

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Great Horselogo.jpg.dc1cc692184e82f6ae6e7ab1e84934a7.jpg work...congrats Jay.  :greetings-clapyellow:

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