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Posted December 11, 2011 - 04:46 PM

The wheel extension are set up in place to see how everything is going to fit.
I've got a screw driver lining up the wheel extension with one of the mounting holes in the tractor wheels.
As you can see, the rest of the holes in the extension rims do not line up with the holes in the tractor wheels.
This means I'm going to have to drill new mounting holes in the wheel extensions.

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Here are the extension rims with all the cleats taken off them.

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This is 1/2 of the traction cleats for the rear wheels.
I primed the wheel rims and the underside of the cleats before mounting them together.

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The cleats are loosely bolted onto the rear wheel.

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Then the extension rim is set in place and the cleats are tightened down.

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The mounting holes are drilled thru the extension rim and the cleats are bolted to it.

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The shorter cleats are then mounted up in the same way.
Here are the finished wheels ready for priming.

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I though I was ready to start getting this ready for painting when I realized that I need to make a parking brake lever for it.
So there is a little bit more work to do yet before I can paint.
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 04:51 PM

Wow Ray, I thought all cleats were going to be full width, but I like the look of half narrow. Great work.

Are you going to fill the unused holes on the extensions?
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 04:54 PM

More outstanding work!!!!!
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 04:54 PM

Ray, That is one very cool build. You impress me every time I open one of your threads. Words can't begin to explain how GREAT your Fabrication skills are. BRAVO !!!:yelclap::yelclap:
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 05:19 PM

Wow Ray, I thought all cleats were going to be full width, but I like the look of half narrow. Great work.

Are you going to fill the unused holes on the extensions?

I never intended for all of the cleats to be full width.
If you look closely at the tractor wheels, you will see a round spot right at the end of the short cleats.
Those are the ends of the spokes that stick up thru the tractor wheels.
I can't put a full length cleat in those spots because of those spoke ends sticking up.

I'm not going to try and fill the extra holes in the extension rims.
I think the welding and grinding would look worse than just leaving the holes as they are.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 05:22 PM

Ray, you've raised the bar again. Those look great on there. Now you need to make a trailer for Momma to ride on when you go toolin' around the shows. She might like rubber tires on it , though. Great job.
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 05:29 PM

I would love to see this tractor at a plow day pulling one of "tractormikes" pull type plows. That would be a sight to see!!!

Or maybe you can adapt a sickle bar mower to it. It would just be very cool seeing it work Ray, WELL DONE!!
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 05:58 PM

As usual Ray ,you have really done an excellent job.I like those extension rims on there,are those cleats are just the "topping" on the cake,so to speak.
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Posted December 12, 2011 - 09:10 AM

Here is a photo with the wheels primed.
I like the looks of them with the staggered width of the cleats.
With the cleats as close together as they are, I figure that this should ride fairly smooth even on a hard surface.

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 09:22 AM

Ray, forgot about the trailer! That'll do just fine, heck I'd ride around on that all day. Wheels look great, the stagger does look real good, should ride a bit better that way. I know you are probably not planning on it, but that pic from the rear just begs me for a pair of round fenders on there. Wonder how that would look?
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Posted December 12, 2011 - 09:37 AM

You know Ray,as with everything else that you build,this looks like it came from the factory,it's that nice.
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Posted December 12, 2011 - 06:40 PM

Ray, forgot about the trailer! That'll do just fine, heck I'd ride around on that all day. Wheels look great, the stagger does look real good, should ride a bit better that way. I know you are probably not planning on it, but that pic from the rear just begs me for a pair of round fenders on there. Wonder how that would look?

Kenny, the whole tractor is just begging for sheet metal. I think if we put it to poll ray would be outvoted on the sheet metal lol. But then again we all want to see more of his awesome fabrication work LOL.
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Posted August 28, 2016 - 09:14 AM

Next phase of build can be found here
http://gardentractor...shaw-du-all-17/




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