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Murray to IH 1568

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On 12/23/2021 at 2:19 PM, sjoemie himself said:

make it a narrow front tractor.

I did the same on a Wheel Horse 953, this thread may be helpful

 

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sjoemie himself

@953 nut Sweet build, I really like it. It seems we think alike. I also built my front spindle with a trailer hub and axle. Pictures will follow.

Only difference is that I mounted the steering box in the front of the tractor. Mainly to have room for a gastank but also because of not wanting to have a linkage on the outside of the tractor.

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WHX??

Gotta say one thing fer sure sjoemie you are one heck of a fabricator! Those weights are awesome and the rest of your pieces look like they grew there! :handgestures-thumbupright:

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sjoemie himself

@WHX?? Thank you very much!

I always try to do things right and make them as good as I can. There is already lots of garbage being produced in the world today. No need for me to add to that pile.. although the term 'garbage' is debatable I guess 😁

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Maxwell-8

Wow, the amount of craftsmanship is up there! knap werk!

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Next up, steering console and dash. Tried to model this to the real dash while incorporating the controls and ignition switch from the Murray. Gauges will be added later when I decide what I want/need.

 

 

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Maxwell-8

Do you have a IH 1568?

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sjoemie himself

..in 1/16th scale, yes!

..in 1/2,5 scale, almost :happy-jumpgreen:

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6wheeler

Good work. 1468/1568 IH. Probably? One of the ONLY IH's we would have let on the "Green" farm. Never got one. But? I did help the neighbor do spring field work one year. He had (and still has) a 1468. It worked well. Not near the tractor our JD 5020 was. But? for what it was? It did alright.  I wish I still had a picture of that tractor. But? It had the white cab and 2 saddle tanks. One on each side. It carried an extra 50 gallons of fuel on board. With duals and those chrome stacks? It was way cool looking. It needed the xtra tanks, it was a fuel hog. IMO? Yours would look better with a wide front. Also? If you have a farm store near you? The mufflers that are used for an 8n Ford are an easy size to make your upright exhaust. That is what I used on my C-160. I just got an elbow that fit and even found a rain cap that fit it. Nice work. Good Luck    Pat

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@6wheeler thank you. Although i'm an IH/Case/Farmall fan I have to admit that the 14/1568's were not the best tractors. However they are really cool and different looking and that's why I like them.

Another reason why I chose to build it is because the Murray has a flat twin in it so it lends itself for dual stacks just like the 1468.

Thank you for the tip on the 8n mufflers, those would have came in handy. Meanwhile i've built some custom exhausts for the Briggs but i'll keep them in mind in case mine don't workout.

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Next up I worked on the steering box. Unfortunately I don't have too many pictures of that. It was quite a search to find a steering box that would fit my needs. First I got a box off of a Toyota 4 x 4 which turned out way to big. Then I looked at using a steering rack out of a Opel (or Vauxhall as you might know them). That didn't work and/or got way to complicated.

Finally I bought a steering box from an old VW Beetle type 1302 which was the ticket.

Started working on the mountings for it (don't mind the stack of nuts, that will be changed) and used a trailer stub axle as a pivot for the narrow front like @953 nut suggested.

Everything is setup at an angle to (hopefully) get correct steering geometry.

 

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