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#121 Cvans OFFLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 08:16 PM

I did get some priming done today and was going to paint but the color is way off. I'm going to have to research this a little more.
Also got the bed cut out and installed. Will be removing it when I paint. I keep looking at those ugly wheels and thinking I have got to get those done also. Nice looking wheels make such a difference.
A project like this sure helps the winter go by faster.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 10:25 AM

:wave: You are really get alot done and fast. You better pace yourself or you might get this project done before winter gets over. :smile1:

If you don't like how the plywood might hold up if you hall like rocks that might knock a holl in the bed. At Menards there a boards that are made from a fiberglass composite style material. They would be light and stronger than plywood. Plus fiberglass has that sliperly surface also.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 11:32 AM

When I worked at the Rock Quarry, we would line the beds on the Dump Trucks when we had a customer that wanted the really big rocks. We used 2X8 oak in the floor and plywood on the sides, we also a old beat up tail gate for the truck. We would have to fix it 2 or 3 times before we got done.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 03:34 PM

Wood just seems friendlier to me.

You better pace yourself or you might get this project done before winter gets over

I have more projects in the works. A good part of my career was building and modifying equipment for the food industry. Yes I enjoyed my job.
Had many years of "on the job training" for my retirement :smilewink:

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 03:54 PM

That's kind of like me, I spent 25 years working on about anything that came in the shop.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 04:01 PM

Chris,

I just finished reading through the entire thread and to say I'm impressed is an under statement. In the amount of time it takes me to figure out a simple solution to one of my tractor problems you've built an entire tractor. Thanks for posting updates.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Moosetales, Your welcome. I really enjoy this forum and I thought I better contribute something.
If I wasn't having so much fun it would be a lot of work. :smile1:

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 07:02 PM

:urock::smiley-score010:Great project, but I am jonesing for a update!
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Posted February 02, 2012 - 07:37 PM

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To this. It is not complete yet. I have to paint the white surfaces but that is going to wait till spring as Rustoleum is hard for me topaint with in the winter. The yellow is Valspar new equipment yellow. Or Cat. yellow. I wanted something darker to go with the Canvas white. The battery can be seen under the bed. The engine is not charging when running so I will tackle that tomorrow. The engine does start and run good but smokes when accelerating. Anyway I thougt you folks might like to see how it is coming along. Hopefully I will have some photos outside tomorrow. I'm also looking into putting some front fenders on and getting a grille fabricated.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 07:47 PM

Coming along nicely.
What is the overall length?
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Posted February 02, 2012 - 07:50 PM

looks great!!! i have been checking this thread for pics about every hour for the last few days... LOL. I can't believe you already have it painted.
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Posted February 02, 2012 - 07:56 PM

If you keep this up, I may have to copy this project. I have the tractors already spotted.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 08:00 PM

I almost forgot!!

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Yes that is coming along very nicely, keep up the good work!
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Posted February 02, 2012 - 08:39 PM

Coming along nicely.What is the overall length?

That's a very good question. I'll have to try and remember to measure it tomorrow.


If you keep this up, I may have to copy this project. I have the tractors already spotted.

I think you would enjoy the project. If you have any question feel free to ask. One of your tractors has to have hydraulic lift if you don't want to add your own hydraulics.


been checking this thread for pics about every hour for the last few days...

There wasn't much to take photos of until today. The wheels were in the house drying.

Thanks for your interest.




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