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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 10:31 PM

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With the tractor running, the gearing feels good just like it is so I can make the belt guard now.

As a reminder, this is what the belt drive looked like before.
Only the transmission pulley had a guard on it and the clutch pulley stuck way up in the air to engage the drive belt.

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Part of the belt guard was built earlier so that I could see where the brake pedal would go in relation to the belt guard.
Here is that section of the guard.

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Starting with the rear half of the belt guard, the first thing is to make a cardboard pattern.

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This is the panel before any forming is done.
I'm using metal that is left over from the horse trailer rather than using new metal.
It has surface rust on it so the finish of the metal matches the age of the tractor.

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The top part of the guard is bent over and the curve is formed into the back of the guard and welded in place.

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Then the guard is set in place and the holes are drilled for mounting bolts.

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The bolt holes are transferred back to the pattern and the "hump" is added to for clearance when the clutch pulley raises up.

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The area for the pulley is cut out of the top of the guard,

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I made up half round cover out of three pieces of metal and welded it to the top of the guard.
Here's how it looks back on the tractor.

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............ I'll be adding the updates to this post so all of work on the belt guard will stay on this one thread. .................
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Posted December 08, 2011 - 10:38 PM

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Nice job Ray, as expected:smilewink:
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Posted December 08, 2011 - 10:42 PM

That is great work on the guard Ray, I am curious to see the cover you make to bolt onto the outside (Assuming that's the plan).
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 05:14 AM

Very nice fab. on that belt guard,Ray.
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 06:35 AM

That should work very well. Like your bends in the metal, they look great!
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 11:55 AM

Very nice fab work Ray, I am finally really learning from watching your builds to break things down to "smaller" steps instead for trying to
do it ALL at once!!! you lay out the guard and then deal with the clutch pulley movement as a separate step yet when done it all flows together.
Thanks for the lessons, I need 'em.:thumbs:
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 07:29 PM

The outside panel is formed and it is being fitted to the rear half of the belt guard so I can drill the holes for the mounting bolts.

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The front half of the belt guard doesn't need to be as wide as the rear guard is.
I tapered the front of the belt guard in where it will join with the front half of the belt guard.

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Looking at it from the front.

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How it looks from the side.

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And from the rear.

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Forming the outside panel for the front half of the belt guard.

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The front end is curved to fit around the engine pulley.

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Here's the finished belt guard mounted in place.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 07:37 PM

That looks awesome Ray. Excellent craftsmanship as usual. What is the next step?
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 07:37 PM

I like it ray, looks good. Are you going to paint the tractor when your done or just leave the old look?
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 07:50 PM

The last thing that needs to be done is to mount up those rear wheel extensions and put all the tread bars on.
I was doing some figuring on that today and it looks like I going to need about 320 mounting bolts, nuts and lock washers.
then I have to cut the channel into 80 pieces and drill holes for each of those mounting bolts.

When all that is done, then I'll take it all apart and paint it.
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 07:53 PM

Awesome Ray, so I take it you aren't making a hood for it?
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:01 PM

Awesome Ray, so I take it you aren't making a hood for it?


^^what he asked, just curious^^
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:18 PM

No hood.
The original builder didn't put a hood on it and most home made tractors back then didn't have hoods.
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:25 PM

But where will you mount a 1930s hood ornament?? LOL
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:28 PM

Ray, not that it will ever happen, but if you ever did any fabbing in a half baked way.....we'd all have heart attacks! Your work is pristine!
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