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Posted April 25, 2012 - 02:42 PM

Thanks guys,I'm giving rusty parts their 'vinegar bath &rubdown' and moving along on the cushions. I'll try to load some pics later this evening. Any leads on tracking down missing parts?

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 09:49 PM

Updated pics for today;

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plenty of stuff left to clean up, some soaking..as for the seat:

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 05:13 AM

Wow, Looking Good!

The blades look like they are in good shape as well.

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 06:00 AM

Wow, Looking Good!

The blades look like they are in good shape as well.

Thanks Doc, I've had some issues at the stiching phase but seat is moving along,I'll try to update pics later.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 03:33 PM

Been away from the '650 for days and wanna get some stuff together if it's coming with me to the first annual plow event this weekend,hosted by skyrydr2. I lost a good buddy to cancer last week and it's had me bummed out. Getting back to work should be good therapy. Here's update on seat: if I stay on task, I should finish tonight and put the various other loose pieces back together for the road trip.,which looks to be about 60miles away, not too bad...
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Posted April 30, 2012 - 03:44 PM

Looks Good :thumbs:
Sorry to hear about your Friend.
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Posted April 30, 2012 - 08:07 PM

wow you're quiet a seamist very good work , sorry to hear about your friend cancer seem to be rampant these days i'll be loosing a brother in law to cancer inthe next couple of months. but he excepted the Lord as his savior a while back so he is ready for the next life and better one . Romans 10: 8-13 :thumbs:

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 06:54 AM

Thanks guys for the support, and you're right 'goodnews', nowadays 'the Big C' seems to be as common as the flu.
The seat cushion project is dedicated to guys out there with way-more seat time than me. I've heard references to old pan seats and damaged or missing padding. This demo was an attempt to demystify the process and offers one approach to add comfort without the big pricetag. I've had some craft background, but nothing over the years compared to the saturday classes offered by the guys at Tandy leather. They've been in the business umpteen yrs. and are spread out nationally,and seem to focus on more handstitch saddlery. If you find one close by,you might be surprised at all they offer. Vinyl fabric is definately durable and pretty cheap,comparatively but I tend to do work from scraps, which is usually clearance priced by the pound. I pick it up wherever, whenever and stockpile when the price is right.

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 12:30 PM

update...todays' demo is carving/stamping image into 'veg tan' leather...

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 04:21 PM

That's neat! Nice tutorial there. Thanks!

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 04:50 PM

That's neat! Nice tutorial there. Thanks!

Thanks Kenny, I've learned a lot around here from you guys, just wanna put another drop in the bucket for somebody who might be able to benefit from it..

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 05:18 PM

Good Idea, those logos turned out great!
Thanks for posting the pics :thumbs:

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 05:34 PM

Good Idea, those logos turned out great!
Thanks for posting the pics :thumbs:

Thanks Doc. I was definately waiting to get your take...

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Well guys, I did a road trip today to 'Massachusetts 1st Annual Plow Day in Gardner' hosted by skyrydr2 and took along the '650, and I'm sooo glad I did! Not only was it great to be at my very first GT event, but it turned out to be the first time I saw this thing move other than being pushed pulled or towed! It got it's very first inspection and a bit of hands on treatment by some pretty skilled hands IMO. I could continue to ramble on or just take you there...

http://s1157.photobu...s/p594/Newpaws/

Roadtrip distance well over 100miles, Having a tested GTtalk member willing and able to share expertese: PRICELESS

Keep on doin' what you do!!!


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Posted May 06, 2012 - 06:23 AM

Thanks for the video, Glad you had fun :D


Sounds like you need a shorter belt or your missing some belt guards if that belt keeps falling off.
Also You need a brake adjustment or some new brake pads. Your transmission wont last long if it keeps grinding like that.




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