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Posted January 26, 2012 - 06:28 PM

Poor folks have poor ways, Casey. Why buy wheels when these work? I think I am just going to find a donor wheel (7.5"), cut the center out, split it in half, and make some nice 9.5-10" wheels for these tires. Then I can still put weights on if need be.
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Posted January 26, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Sounds like a good plan Kenny.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Just an update here. I ordered the swivel ends for the lower links this morning from xtrememotorworks, catalog # CC-36-002 Cat 0 weld ball sockets. Now to get a vise so I can bend the links.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 05:10 PM

So when does the project start, this weekend??

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 06:30 PM

I have to cough up $80 for the vice + wait for the ball sockets to get here.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Kenny,
Are you still planning on two sets? I think you could bush up the sears cat "-.5" to true cat 0 pretty easy. Be thin stuff.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:11 PM

Kenny, just run down to my house, my wife says I have many vises and could do without a few. :rofl2:

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 04:48 AM

Ronnie, I'll trot right on down! :bigrofl:
Alan, only one set right now.
And it looks to be more toward normal (cool) temps for the next few days. Once the ends arrive, I have to decide how I want to cut the radius into the 3/8" flat bar. I can try a 2" hole saw, but may take a couple of them to get all cuts made. I'll figure it out.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Finally got the swivel ends today. Very heavy duty, should take lots of abuse. Haven't gotten a vise yet. Still building shelves for my friends shop. Did take the E-tank down there today. May be a week or more before I have tractor time, though. Lots of shelving and workbenches to build up for both our endeavors.
I took the hood for the GTV/16 down and he is getting it ready for paint for me. It had a few spots on the under side that had nearly worn thru. Filled those with fiberglass filler. It should be ready to paint by the weekend. Once I get the tractor down there, I can pull it apart and get the rest of it ready. Daniel, about time for the decals.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 08:03 AM

Another of my redneck friends stopped by and offered the use of his vise (mounted on his truck) and oxy/acet rig to bend the 3-point arms. I'll have to take them to his house to do this, so maybe next weekend I'll have them bent. That is the hold up at the moment on this project.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 08:34 AM

Wow,somehow I have missed this thread.I'll now be watching for updates.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 08:37 AM

May be sparse for a bit yet. Once the bars are bent, then I can start figuring everything else out.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 06:16 PM

Got the arms bent today! WooHoo! Now I can start figuring out the rest of it.
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Still have to cut to length and put the other swivels on, but it has begun. These are hot rolled steel, but we had them bent in 10 minutes. I'd love to have his truck to use for a while. Lots of goodies on that sucker. The vise weighs almost as much as my tractor.

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Posted March 04, 2012 - 03:50 PM

Nice progress Kenny, glad to see you making headway on the hitch.

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Posted March 04, 2012 - 05:34 PM

Got the lower links cut to length and the end swivels put on. They will be 20.5" CtoC. Got the upper cross shaft set up. No pics today, I'll make up for it tomorrow. I'm going to have to order some parts from McMaster-Carr. I need several of the two piece shaft collars for 3/4" shaft. That will set me back a while.




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