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I am officially declaring this rebuild:

 

 DONE !!!

 

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At least... To the point of full functionality.

 

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Known things to do:

Add a couple spacers behind front wheels.

Paint a few small things.

We're going to add a steel reinforcement plate below the seat pan to stiffen it up some.

 

 

Today I did the fabrication on the air cleaner and also made up a couple lower hood hinge adapter plates. We needed the plates because the hood was about 3/4" too far back... Bent, wrong, who knows?

 

 

Here's a few pics.

On the left is a piece of scrap I started with for both projects.

 

On the right is the top brace seen in the following pics.

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In this pic you see the above brace, a lower one I made from an old tool box lock bar, and the extension pipe between the carb and air cleaner.

That pipe is a piece of 1-1/2" id to od exhaust adapter cut to 5" length.

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How it sets with hood closed.

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And here's a shot of the lower hood hinge adapters.

I cut the ends of the piece of scrap and drilled out the elongated holes to a round 1/2". Then drilled the holes for the other end with the existing tractor hinge pins to 3/8". Also drilled the hood holes from .46/.48 oblong to round .5 inches.

After a fair pile of grinding and fitting they went in... Nice and snug.

End result is it moved the hood forward 3/4" and up 1/2" for better engine clearance.

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I can't thank you all enough for the help you've given us.

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Eric!  It turned out great.  When you get a chance, you need to post the proverbial before and after pics together.  You guys went through some trial and tribulation moments but you made it through and now you have a very special and unique :wh:!  

 

WELL DONE SIR and Especially your Honey!

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Great job! Looks pretty sharp

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WOW did that turn out great! Both of you should be proud of that one. 

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:text-coolphotos:           So,    what was the work ratio on this build?   From what I've seen your honey did most of the work.     :ychain:

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Just now, 953 nut said:

:text-coolphotos:           So,    what was the work ratio on this build?   From what I've seen your honey did most of the work.     :ychain:

That is absolutely true Dick !!!!

 

:lol:

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Trina did more than me on disassembly.

And all the messy paint and rust removal on everything but the nuts, bolts, washers, and a few small parts.

She did about 99 percent of the painting.

She did a lot of the reassembly as well.

I don't know what the actual ratio is but I can tell you she really took the task on with a lot of drive (:hide:) and stuck with it to completion.

She's amazing to work with.

 

 

 

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Eric, you and Trina did a great job on this project. 

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Careful Eric, because she really likes that one  :D  you may be getting another, and another, and another :ychain: that tends to happen rather easily once you get bitten by the  :wh: bug.

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1 minute ago, rjg854 said:

Careful Eric, because she really likes that one  :D  you may be getting another, and another, and another :ychain: that tends to happen rather easily once you get bitten by the  :wh: bug.

I'm VERY ok with that.

 

We're adding a little extra to the back of the shed.... Horse barn.

 

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Just a little :ychain: :ROTF:

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1 minute ago, rjg854 said:

Just a little :ychain: :ROTF:

Well you know....... For now.......:ROTF:

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I put up a 14x18 shed about 2 years ago, and I'm already starting to double park them :wacko: Depending on which tractor I want to use I may have to move another one out of the way :text-lol:

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4 minutes ago, rjg854 said:

put up a 14x18 shed about 2 years ago, and I'm already starting to double park

So when are you adding a second story?

 

Our workshop/shed has a 16 x 20 interior space with 2 overhangs.

On the near side you can see a C160 rolling chassis for size reference. That overhang will keep the rain off a :wh: but not the sun or snow.

We're adding a separate roof on the back that's enough for 3 Tractors covered space.

Also digging out from under the shed to add room for smaller stuff like trailers or other equipment.

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Great job Trina!  Thanks for posting pics Eric!  :laughing-rofl:

 

looks and and sounds great, you two.  I’m looking forward to your next project build...

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