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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:15 AM

Hey, I like everything you've done so far. I even like the color scheme. Would look great with the fenders and seat pan finished in gray.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 02:49 PM

Thanks for the comments. I'm not sure what color to go with on the fenders. I thought about using the off white color. I plan to put a pan type seat on it and then I have to decide what color to paint the seat. I restored a ford tractor( picture in my profile album) I liked the white fenders on it.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 03:34 PM

Nice job on the Ford, although I couldn't find it here at GTt. :confuse:

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 04:37 PM

Got the front axle back on the tractor last Friday. I raise it up and out a couple inches here are some pictures:0217121720a.jpg

also started on the power steering.

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Your doing a good job,thats starting to look pretty good.I like the idea of it being a bit higher thats for sure.Larry
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Posted February 20, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Got the front axle back on the tractor last Friday. I raise it up and out a couple inches here are some pictures:0217121720a.jpg

also started on the power steering.


That looks really neat!! :thumbs: :thumbs: Are you saying you raised the front end??? If so can you show how, I would really like to get the front of the grader higher. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 07:04 AM

I'd also like to hear how you went about raising the front end and would like to see pics of the modifications you had to make in doing so if possible.
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 07:24 AM

That looks really neat!! :thumbs: :thumbs: Are you saying you raised the front end??? If so can you show how, I would really like to get the front of the grader higher. Thanks for sharing.




Looking good.You mean you lowered the front axle right? That would raise the front of the tractor.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 03:40 PM

Here are the pictures of the modification process. Down 2" and out 2".

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 03:51 PM

Here is one more from the front. I added a plate to the front after welding it back together.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 04:23 PM

That is a neat bit of customising.


What size are your rear tires ?

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 04:31 PM

I see now. Nice mod. and thanks for the pics.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 06:07 PM

Very cool :orangecool: :orangecool: :orangecool: :orangecool: :orangecool:
Thanks for the shots, I do have an axle around I think I will attempt something similar.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:26 PM

It does look good.It's kinda like something I did to a old allis bee 12 that I had.only different I didn't raise it up I actually narrowed it down a couple of inches and added a camber so that the top of the tires were a couple inches wider then the bottom.I know I was silly but I did it so that the front wheels would be just as wide as the rear so that when I used it for ploughing the wheels were in the furrow.What I should have done was made up wheel spacers for the rear.The tractor never did steer very good after that.You learn by your mistakes and that was one of mine.At least your doing it the right way.Larry

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:54 PM

The rear tires are supposed to be 31x10.5x15 but they are worn out and only measure @29.5 tall
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