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1 hour ago, 19richie66 said:

Awesome work sir!

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Not many photo's of work on the hood.  A slightly larger than required alloy sheet was cut and a shallow fold made on the center line.  A board with a curved edge was clamped over the sheet, after carefully guesstimating :rolleyes: where the side fold should start.  Hope that makes sense.  The sheet was then bent around the board forming one side of the hood.  This was repeated for the other side resulting in a shape which was not far off the required result.  What luck. :thumbs:  A little tweaking with a rubber mallet and a length of round bar persuaded the front and rear of the curved folds to line up with the headlamp surround and dash.

 

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A lot of time was then spent trimming the oversize edges to get the best fit I could manage, followed by clamping to the headlamp surround and drilling for the pivot bolts.

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The fuel tank, non working,  was bent up around a scrap wood former.  The measurements were again supplied by my man with the tape, Iain, :thumbs: along with good side view photo's which showed the radius of each corner !  Although the base of the tank was wider than the top, all corners were the same radius.   The original idea was to bend the alloy around the former then remove it which left the question, how to fix it all together.  The obvious solution, apart from alloy welding, was to screw the panels to the wood which would be left in place hidden from sight.

 

Odd bits of wood were dug out, cut to size, and screwed together after first using the ends to mark out and cut the alloy outer plates.  These were bolted to the wood with countersunk BA bolts, the heads blended in with filler.  The main panel was cut to size and after carefully lining up, was screwed to the underside of the former.  Then it was bent around one face at a time, securing with screws before moving on to the next, and finishing on the underside. Where else. :)  All the screw holes were countersunk, the screws again being blended in with filler.

 

The filler neck was a short piece of alloy bar, screwed into place, and finished off with a cap from an oil can.  Rubber edge trim was fitted after painting.

 

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You've created a real jewel there. Thanks for letting us watch. 

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3 hours ago, Professor1990 said:

you sir are very talented...awesome build

Thank you. :wub:

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so, when it's time for decals, what will it be?  Instead of "D180" are you going to have "d1.80"?

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9 hours ago, pullstart said:

so, when it's time for decals, what will it be?  Instead of "D180" are you going to have "d1.80"?

Not `100% decided yet, but probably D - 80 or D -100.  Photo's and measurements of D -160's and D -200's were used in the build. Half size model, half the number. :)

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The original muffler which.was used for the test runs was unsuitable for scale appearance and was also in the wrong position.

 

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A 180 degree bend to fit within the side panels was needed.  I tried a length of flexi pipe I had but this wouldn't bend into a tight enough radius.   A piece of 15mm copper pipe was bent up using an  ancient and crude pipe bender ( found at friend John's place ) where else, which gave the required result.

 

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The exhaust stub on the engine is approx 22mm outside diameter although the bore is a lot smaller.  An adapter was turned up to suit.

 

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During the clear out at John's various stainless steel mufflers were found which John had made at work.  This one was removed from a mower and cleaned up.

 

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This was connected to the copper pipe via an old 90 degree plumbing elbow after cleaning off all the muck.   After finding a length of chrome plated water plumbing pipe a posher version was bent up. No prizes for guessing where these two items came from.  Not sure how this pipe and the plating will stand up to the exhaust heat, but not the end of the world if it doesn't.

 

An extension was made for the muffler again from copper pipe, as I didn't have anything else of a suitable diameter.  This was drilled and the lower end plugged as per the full size.  An adapter ring was turned up, drilled and tapped to hold everything together.  This ring also located the assembly into the grill surround. 

 

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The completed parts and after fitting.  Still need to make some adjustments.

 

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Alan, this is incredible!  I'd give my left wingnut for that thing.  Wait, just checked, wife got that one when we got married:laughing-rofl: !  Sorry, couldn't resist.  That tractor is a work of art!

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14 minutes ago, dells68 said:

Alan, this is incredible!  I'd give my left wingnut for that thing.  Wait, just checked, wife got that one when we got married:laughing-rofl: !  Sorry, couldn't resist.  That tractor is a work of art!

. :thanks:  The tractor Emory is restoring for you :rolleyes: looks brilliant.  Can't wait to see your face at Christmas. :lol:

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Holy Cow!! You Sir, are an artist!! 

 

Thank you for sharing, I love the work you have done! 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy

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9 hours ago, RandyLittrell said:

Holy Cow!! You Sir, are an artist!! 

 

Thank you for sharing, I love the work you have done! 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy

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1 hour ago, slim67 said:

It's a work of art !

:)  :thanks:  :wub:

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13 hours ago, Alan R. said:

:thanks:  :wub:

 You should know, I am a body man and auto glass tech. I know when I see great work. I hope you will be able to pass your talents on to your grandchild!

 

 

 

 

 

Randy

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