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#106 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 07:13 PM

Thanks, Doug! I've never built a 3-point before, so I have to do a lot of head scratching to figure this all out. I don't have anything to even look at to copy. Hopefully, next week I can start putting things back together.

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 07:16 PM

Kinda like me Kenny, mine is about ready as it will ever get for plow day after I raise the fenders and remount the wheels and tires... whith 100 pounds of wheel weights on each one. So will you be doing any plowing with yours this year?

I do plan to kill the transaxle in mine this year. :)

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 07:18 PM

Thanks, Doug! I've never built a 3-point before, so I have to do a lot of head scratching to figure this all out. I don't have anything to even look at to copy. Hopefully, next week I can start putting things back together.


That's what it's all about, it's not suppose to be easy, needs to be challenging, that way when it's all done it's more rewarding.

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 07:33 PM

With trying to figure out where to put the hydraulics and build the 3-point, I'm about challenged out. Not a whole lot of extra room on one of these suckers.
Casey, I doubt any plowing will come my way, plus I don't have a 3-point plow to attach to it.
Biggest challenge is where to stop taking apart things. I have to be able to remember how it goes back together. Just hope CRS doesn't kick in too soon.
I'll get it done, may be bald by then!

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 07:37 PM

Don't worry Kenny, I usually take half of mine apart every year and leave it apart for 6 months before reassembling it LOL.

First the back half, then the front half, and when I break the aluminum transaxle the back will come back apart for a Peerless conversion. It all gets done at some point.

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Casey, I'm nearly at a restore now. Got to get this going back together. I want some seat time on something beside the mower.

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 09:06 PM

Ya, I know what you mean, I been trying to keep the Cat going this time. I just got real disappointed when you were right, the thing needs a hair more fender clearance. lol

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 07:10 AM

Yeah, you want enough that if you stick your hand down there the tire doesn't hit the fingers. I'm hoping when I widen the wheels, I end up with enough clearance to mount the Hydraulic Valve in there. Could be snug, though!
I cleaned a lot of bolts on the wire wheel yesterday. Trying to keep the separated can be fun. I got the pivot bolt out of the front axle, going to add a grease fitting in there. It had a lot of rust accumulated and holding it in. Once I get the axle and mount cleaned and ready for paint, it's time to break down tires and work the wheels over. I'm going to look into the pair of JD front wheels I have, maybe I can change the bearings down to 3/4" and use them. They are a bit wider, would go great for the 18 X 8.50's I want on the front. Just need to check if the will work on the spindles, not too wide there. Be nice if I could use the JD 1" spindles I have.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 01:27 AM

Got a few more things cleaned up yesterday. Today, I can start getting the semi-gloss black on. I checked the JD spindles, same angle, but have no way to make them work.
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The spindles have some wear at the bottom outside:
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Not sure if I can crank the mig up and add some material or not. It would take some grinding and smoothing to make them work again.
I got one rear wheel half welded (outside only):
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This should help with the tires.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 05:04 AM

Kenny,you seem to be making great progress.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 11:35 AM

Great progress on your build, and great rims. Keep up the progress Kenny?
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 04:52 AM

I got the other rim widened and it is welded both sides before I ran out of argon/mix. I put this wheel in the E-tank as it was rusted pretty bad. Let it soak for a couple days. Got to get another bottle today! I got the semi-gloss paint on the frame and related parts. Should be able to start going back together with some of this now. Hopefully some good progress toward the end of the week. Have a road trip to Wichita Wed. or Thurs. My son wants me to build a floor for a storage building for him. Plus I have to pick up the generator and Graco sprayer he got for me cheap. Don't know what they are yet.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 05:49 AM

Sounds like more great progress Kenny, don't forget to grab another tank of gas today. :)

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 06:21 AM

On the list, Casey! Let's see: Haircut, front tires for the pickup, argon/mix, gasoline for the pickup (that's first), new saw blade for the skill saw, = not much tractor time.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:11 AM

You think that limits tractor time, I can't even stay awake when I get home from work half the time LOL.




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