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1975 Wheelhorse C-100 Restoration

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Uncle Buck

Super! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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SylvanLakeWH

:text-welcomeconfetti:

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953 nut

:WRS:            We have quite a few member from Great Britain who have done some fabulous work on :wh:. Looking forward to your progress.     :text-coolphotos:

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JPWH

:WRS: looking good. Nice job

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520hC-120

Nice Progress So Far. A Few More Things And It'll Be A Fine :wh:

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KC9KAS

@DevonianHorse Nice tractor and story to go with it!

:text-welcomeconfetti: to :rs:

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AMC RULES

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Achto

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DevonianHorse

Hi all, thank you for the positive responses! :) :wh:

 

I have have some small updates on the project, I have now finished the prep work on the hood and along with the other body panels it is ready for being taken off, rubbed down and painted. 

 

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I also did some wet and dry rubbing down on the Wheelhorse in situ, it will need more work but it is a start. (I also re positioned the exhaust so it won't blacken the pulley).

 

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The seat is off, ready for some sanding, Kurusting (a product that converts rust) and re-upholstering. I will keep the :wh: logo from the original vinyl though: 

 

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Finally I shall paint and attach this hood ornament that Glen made when the project is done, but shall drill the holes for it before I paint the hood: 

 

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Looking underneath the tractor, it is in really good shape after the 2010 rebuild, no rust at all, so this isn't going to be a complete nut and bolt restoration, because a lot of that is already done :) 

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Irv

Nice work Jon! Keep us posted on your progress.

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Mal(Pa)

Looking great.You have got in good shape already and as your work continues it will be a show piece,I"m sure. I like the hood ornament too. Have fun with it.:rolleyes:

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DevonianHorse

Hi all, I managed to find some footage of the Wheelhorse from 2007, and thought you may want to see :) I will post a new video soon, now the restoration is almost done. 

 

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DevonianHorse

Hi all, the Wheelhorse is now running very smoothly, and the electrical and charging issues are fixed. I still need to touch up the wheels and sort out the seat, but for now here's some pictures from a nice autumn drive :wh:

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After the previous pictures were taken, I had an electrical problem in that the Wheelhorse wouldn't start- after a little rewiring and a new solenoid, it started and runs nicely. I also got a new seat, I was planning on re-covering the original, but this one was a present from my mother and is very comfortable. Went out for a drive today and as usual it's a ton of fun :wh: Next on the agenda is getting the front lights to work and at some point I'd like to paint the whole engine red. I may paint the whole chassis and other black parts red as it would have been out the factory, I am sort of undecided still, as it has been this way for so long (see above where it was all painted black when I got it). 

 

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DevonianHorse

Sadly I do not have enough of the original Wheelhorse front light mechanism to make them work, so I have got an LED light bar that should hopefully work well. I aim to fit it behind the headlight lens, and build a bracket for it that uses the four holes in the grille that the headlight lens bolts onto to hold it in place. 

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meadowfield

looking good - I do have a decal and template to use 12V MR16 LED lamps, which in my opinion look the dogs!   - if you cant make it work.

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DevonianHorse
9 hours ago, meadowfield said:

looking good - I do have a decal and template to use 12V MR16 LED lamps, which in my opinion look the dogs!   - if you cant make it work.

 

Thanks Mark, I think these are the same lights you have on your articulated 4x4 Wheelhorse? Did you make the plastic lens yourself? I am a novice at working with plastic, I imagine there are places that would make this. 

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meadowfield

Yes, thats the one. I actually have laser cut acrylic and the decal. You just need to make the holder and supply the lamps.

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DevonianHorse
1 hour ago, meadowfield said:

Yes, thats the one. I actually have laser cut acrylic and the decal. You just need to make the holder and supply the lamps.

Oh, that's cool, should I PM you about purchasing it? I think it would be a better result that my current plan

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meadowfield

Mail my son, enquiries@restorationdecals.co.uk

 

thanks

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DevonianHorse

Some fun in the snow today! :wh: Got stuck a couple of times, I may need to invest in some snow chains!

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LengerichKA88

Good looking tractor! 

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DevonianHorse
2 hours ago, KyleLengerich said:

Good looking tractor! 

Thanks! I am really happy with how it came out :) 

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