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#61 DirtyContacts OFFLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2012 - 08:28 AM

Hey, maybe she'll let ya put it back together in the living room !!! That way you can watch some preseason Red Sox games, or Nascar ,,, keep up the good work !!!


LOL, this isnt a bad idea might be moving the 50 inch into the garage. This weekend im going to be shooting the parts that are ready so i can get some of the machine reassembled, I am replacing most of the hardware with CAT nuts and bolts. Stay tuned.

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Posted March 17, 2012 - 06:19 AM

Cleaning out the garage for some paint today hopefully spraying tonight or tomorrow. Pics to come.

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 09:02 PM

I finally got to the point where I couls spray the tractor. I did 3 hours of prep work on the frame alone there were spots that i didnt feel comfortable with due to the grease being stuck on it. Please remember when you look at these pics that this was my first time spraying with a gun. I think for the most part I did alright. There are a few places that im need to wet sand the crap out of. Reassembly will start by the end of the week. On to the pics, as you can see not all the parts of the tractor were sprayed. The upper half of the tractor including the engine will be sprayed at another time.
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This is about all I got for pics tonight, that only real mistake I made was I moved my respirator down a little bit and ended up inhaling all the paint in the air, please dont make this mistake you will feel terrible and be blowing paint out of your nose. Comments welcome.






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Posted March 18, 2012 - 09:11 PM

I think that is coming out great!!! And you did awesome using your gun for the first time!!! Good luck and keep us posted. :thumbs:
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 09:13 PM

Forgot to ask what are you using for a gun? HVLP? Just asking cause I bought one and haven't tried it yet.
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 09:29 PM

Forgot to ask what are you using for a gun? HVLP? Just asking cause I bought one and haven't tried it yet.


Chris, I did use a Harbor freight HVLP with a regualtor and a air dryer. I was nervous at first spraying but its more fun then using a rattle can. I would recommend watching some Youtube videos, on spraying. If you know how to spray please disreguard my last statement. LOL
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Posted March 19, 2012 - 08:14 AM

I've got to remind myself to look at this post tonight. For some reason, the pictures on posts stopped working on my work PC.
As for grease, yes these things have leaky grease fittings and leaky engines. So far, mine is holding up so think I got the grease off. The process I used was... soap, brush, and pressure washer.... Acetone.... power wire brush for the rust spots... Paint prep solvent...
Can't wait to see the pics.

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 08:36 AM

Thats Looking Great :thumbs:
Looking forward to seeing more!
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Posted March 19, 2012 - 10:40 AM

Thanks for the thread, great work and the paint looks good.
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Posted March 19, 2012 - 03:42 PM

Paint looks great! Very close color match, IMO.
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Posted March 19, 2012 - 07:22 PM

Very good job, looks clean and neat, are you going to let the paint set up for a week before assembling ?
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Posted March 19, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Very good job, looks clean and neat, are you going to let the paint set up for a week before assembling ?


Yes, at least a week I dont want to mess up any paint. There were a couple of places that I had very thin coat of paint, I was able to clean it up with a brush. These spots weren't visable with all the tins on the machine, but I would know it was there, and it would drive me nuts. I have more parts to get ready for paint so ill stay busy for a bit.

Im looking to change out the axle nuts to zinc coated nut. Front wheel retainers will be polished and clear coated. The lugs will also be changed to zinc coated to match. Im having a good time with this build as you can see.

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 09:41 PM

The waiting for the paint to cure is the killer lol. Sounds like it is coming along great! How about the temp today! We hit 76 down here at the southern part of RI today. And they said last night it would only hit 62 then a cold front was going to cool it off in the afternoon.Never happened lol. So that was awesome :dancingbanana:

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 08:01 AM

Got a chance to see the pics now...
Oooooohhhhh shineeeey!

I see you have some stuff on the floor to catch the paint. But watch that color - it stays around forever on whatever it lands on.

As for the axle nuts... I got some truck style chrome acorn nut covers off of ebay. 2 sizes - one for the center nut and one for the lugs. Happy with it so far. Can send pics and try to find the link if wanted...
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Posted March 20, 2012 - 09:49 AM

Looking great! Nice paint work. That is something I have not tried yet. Keep it up!

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