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317 drivshaft power steering conversion

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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 10:16 PM

Last weekend I posted that one of my 317's that I was tilling with had a drive shaft failing. Yesterday after work, I puller the other 317 to the shop because the starter was out and I knew it had a good drive shaft in it to repair the other 317 and get back to tilling the garden. After I pulled the engine and the seat pan, I decided it was time to go ahead and strip it down to the frame and do a full restoration. Last night I got the drive shaft installed in the running 317 so I could get the garden tilled again. This morning I had to finish my neighbor's deck for his Kubota 1600HST Diesel, if you remember I posted a while ago that I picked up the same model Kubota complete with a good deck. I sold my neighbor the deck for what I had in the whole thing and got a great diesel for my JD 140 H-3 diesel project. Sorry, back to the story. After I got his deck done and tilled the garden, I finished striping the 317 down to the frame. I am going to set up my electrolicis tank in the couple days to do all the sheet metal. The seat pan has a lot of surface rust, but not much pitting. I'm going to pressure wash the drive train and hit those parts that I don't remove with wire wheel. here is a few photo's of what I have got down to so far.

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To be continued......
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 04:17 AM

Brian, I did my 314 last summer. I spent many, many hours on the fender deck. If you can get it in the E tank that would save you a lot of work. I removed the decals on mine with a heat gun and a scraper. The PO had painted over top of some of the decals. It had 2 coats of primer, one that had been brushed on and then a bad spray job. I am thinking of picking up one of those big square tanks to use for large stuff like this as it is so much easier to use electrolysis. I like the styling of these fender decks better than the squared off 318 version. Also, the tail lights can be easily and cheaply replaced with LED versions. Thanks for the pics and please keep posting progress on this restoration.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 04:26 AM

Brian (T D AND H),you have a good start to your project.Can't wait to see more photos.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 06:30 AM

Looks like you're off to a good start! :thumbs:

Keep us posted on your progress! ~~ Lowell
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 06:57 AM

Good to hear you got the other 317 fixed with parts from this one. Looks like you are going to be occupied with this for a bit. A large e-tank would be nice for that fender pan. Thanks for the before pics.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 07:05 AM

Looks like you got a good jump start on it. The E-tank should do a good job on that tin.
Looking forward to updates.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Here is a couple pictures of the tank I'm going to use. It is 41" tall, 37" wide, 45" long, and has a 3" drain valve at the bottom. A friend of mine had 3 of them and gave me one to use.
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I think the seat pan will fit in it all at one time, :laughingteeth: if I watch what I'm doing and don't let it touch in the bottom. :wallbanging:
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Here is a couple pictures of the tank I'm going to use. It is 41" tall, 37" wide, 45" long, and has a 3" drain valve at the bottom. A friend of mine had 3 of them and gave me one to use.

I think the seat pan will fit in it all at one time, :laughingteeth: if I watch what I'm doing and don't let it touch in the bottom. :wallbanging:

hope you have a big battery charger.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 02:46 PM

I've seen those tanks here for 100 -150$ so your friend gave you a nice gift. That's the same type I was looking at. That will save you hours if you can get the whole seat/fender pan in there.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 02:59 PM

hope you have a big battery charger.


I have a 250 Amp roll around truck charger that should do the job, I hope??

I've seen those tanks here for 100 -150$ so your friend gave you a nice gift. That's the same type I was looking at. That will save you hours if you can get the whole seat/fender pan in there.


I do a lot for him and he does for me, It's the same guy I rebuild the Kubota deck for. We also share the garden spot between our homes..

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Posted March 26, 2012 - 03:19 PM

I have a 250 Amp roll around truck charger that should do the job, I hope??


Should get it done. I made a 100 gal E-tank and my 20 amp charger had a hard time with it.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 03:24 PM

Looking good Brian. It's nice to have good neighbors too. You do for them one day and they do for you another. Good luck with the tank.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 04:20 AM

That should make a nice tank, Brian. Good luck with it!

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 04:52 AM

Yep,that will make a nice tank.





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