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ebinmaine

Very cool. 

 

The rear tires in the pic... Have you used this type before?

Seems like a good compromise of turf and traction. 

 

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pullstart

Oooooooh I love customs!  I’m looking forward to more progress!

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kpinnc

New 25x10-12 rear tires came today. Not sure if I'll get them mounted over the weekend or not being Mother's day and all, but here they are:

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kpinnc
Posted (edited)
12 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

The rear tires in the pic... Have you used this type before?

Seems like a good compromise of turf and traction. 

Not yet, but I thought the same thing. Thats why they went to the whatchamacallit.

 

Got them both at TSC clearance for $20 each so they will absolutely be worth the money either way!

 

The tires in the pic above were a bit more, but they are meaty!

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kpinnc

I had to get help from the tire shop, but the new rears are mounted. Sidewalls were so thick that I couldn't mount them by hand.

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Handy Don
3 hours ago, kpinnc said:

I had to get help from the tire shop, but the new rears are mounted. Sidewalls were so thick that I couldn't mount them by hand.

 

What do they weigh each? Those are seriously beefy tires!

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kpinnc
5 hours ago, Handy Don said:

What do they weigh each? Those are seriously beefy tires!

I didn't actally weigh them, but the ones I took off (23x10.50-12) were about half the weight- maybe less. The new ones are very thick tires. I hope that translates to durability. They're inflated to 8 psi, and that is pretty firm.

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kpinnc

Added the front tires. Already had these, but they look almost new when clean. Most annoying bleeping tires I have ever mounted, but I like how they look. Should gain between 1.5 and 2 inches overall for the deck mods.

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kpinnc

Had alot going on the last couple weeks, but I finally got a little tinker time today.

 

Made some spacers to accomidate the 1.5" seals on the hub upgrade. Used the Harbor Freight lathe to cut some locking collars down. Ended up filing the setscrews down a little, but it works.

 

 

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kpinnc
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Also got some wheel painting done. Used the old card trick, and they turned out great. The front tires are really dirty, but they will clean up after the paint cures.

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19richie66

Looks great. Those are some meaty tires. 

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kpinnc
18 hours ago, 19richie66 said:

Looks great. Those are some meaty tires.

 

Thanks Richie!

 

Should ride soft at least!

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Thor27

Wow! Looks really good.

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ebinmaine
2 hours ago, Thor27 said:

Wow! Looks really good.

:text-yeahthat:

 

I wouldn't consider that cheating. 

I'd consider that knowing your abilities and using proper available resources.  

 

Looks very good. 

 

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pullstart

Nice work!  That rear end pic should be in the Wide Rear Wednesday thread!

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Handy Don
8 hours ago, kpinnc said:

Well, I jave to admit it- I cheated on this one. I used a paint shop for the hood and fender. I am not a painter at all. I temp mounted the sheet metal just for a mock up:

Cheating? Not in my book. That would only be if you claimed it as your own work. You earned the money to pay the shop so fair and square by me.

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OldWorkHorse

Now that rear makes mine look small! Awesome work can't wait to see complete! :eusa-clap::popcorn:

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OldWorkHorse

Is that a custom made tractor lift or a wheeler lift? Looks like it could come in handy...

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kpinnc
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2 hours ago, OldWorkHorse said:

Is that a custom made tractor lift or a wheeler lift? Looks like it could come in handy...

 

I built it a few years ago for working on wheel horses. It will fit most any "typical" frame and allows you to start with just a frame and transmission, or take a tractor down to that point. The brackets clamp the first 3/4" cross brace common to most tractors and also the tranny plate. You can use ramps and drive a tractor on or off of it. My knees can't tolerate working on the floor anymore!

 

Found a link to the build back in 2012:

 

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kpinnc

Played a little at lunch. Not much, but progress is progress...

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19richie66

Looking great. 

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Daron1965

Thats awesome work.  Looks great.

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kpinnc
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Found an old thread in here that mentioned these, and I'm glad it did. Mine were shot!

 

About $6 a pair in Amazon. Well worth it!

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