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1/2 Scale Jd 4020 With Five Bottom Plow Project Started Today .


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#136 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 10:29 AM

I have a lot to do on the 4020 yet on the other side and the hood and the rear and decals , rear lights, frame and three point hitch painting and such . But for a few days i am working on the other two garden tractors to get them started. I just don't want to have them end up being just junk sitting in the back yard. If i get them started i know i will be very enthused to keep working on them all this summer.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 11:39 AM

:lol: Are you sure you don't want to start 4 or 5 projects at once? :lol:

I thought I went from one project to the next at a high rate but you leave me in the dust!
Looking forward to the results.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 02:42 PM

I had to bring the other two garden tractors in the shop so the neighbors didn't think I was becoming a hoarder , ha,ha. Here is the first picture of my grandsons future first tractor . I mounted the exhaust and am working on the first fender and running board. Very fun playing with garden tractors !! I got models to build but can't stop working on the tractors because i am having so much FUN ! LIFE is GOOD ! Who would think you could get so much enjoyment out of 2 clunker one hundred dollar tractors .

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 04:33 PM

Don, I don't think that stack is big enough! LOL Your grandson is going to be mighty happy when he sees that.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 05:05 PM

That stack goes good with those puny tires. :smiley-score010:

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 10:05 PM

Loved the video Don, that's one great looking and sounding tractor.

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 05:14 PM

Thanks , Here is a picture of the left side fender and running board. Tomorrow I will work the right side and get it roughed in . Sat. I will sand and prime the first bare metal parts and then I'll start on the narrow front jd 730 and get it roughed in by next weekend. Then all four garden tractors will be officially started and the junk man won't be stopping at my house, ha,ha. I ordered a set of tri-ribs today from Miller Tire .

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Posted May 18, 2012 - 06:37 PM

Today I got the fenders and running boards sanded and primed , the hood sanded and primed and the seat mounting base sanded and primed. Now i think I will order pulling type rims for the front to mount those tri-ribs on to make it look more sporty for the grandson. Now that is pushed aside and next i will mount the 30" ags on the back of the next one and pull off the front axle and see what clearance i got for a narrow front setup. Should be interesting .

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 02:59 PM

Step one to a narrow front mini tractor is removing the front axle pin. I sprayed it a couple days ago between the joints with penetrating oil . At first it wouldn't budge and I knew it was time to head to the serious tool drawer where all the bft's are kept safe out of innocent bystanders hands. I found the bfh and the bf punch and put on my BF welding glove on my right hand to help protect it from damage. After a dozen enormous slams into the punch I saw it move 1/8th of an inch . I sprayed between the joints again slammed 10 more times and the shaft was on the move. My wife walked in as i was slamming the hammer harder yet and off went the shaft half way across the shop floor !!! Yikes !! my wife YELLED and yippee I yelled !! That was the first time in a long time we were both EXCITED at the same time, LOL anyway I am very happy it is done. Tomorrow I will start the design for the front axle .

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 07:14 PM

My first peak at my first narrow front project. The first set of tri-rib tires should arrive Tues. They will be a couple inches shorter than these tires and should fit perfect under the frame.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:06 PM

That's looking good, Don! Somewhere, I have a drawing of an axle setup for those narrow fronts.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:51 PM

Know what you mean Don, I've always said that if you can't make it work get a BFH. Looking like a good start on both.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Purists would have you shot, but I salute your work! :thumbs:

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 10:55 AM

The purists are probably thanking me about now because both of these were heading to be crushed at the scrapyard this summer . I think my version is much better than a crushed cube of metal on it's way to China, ha,ha.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:56 PM

today I got two of the front tri rib tires from Miller and one had a small cut in it in the sidewall you could not see until it was mounted and aired up. So i ordered another one . This picture shows the first days progress on the narrow front bearing assembly . If all goes well by tomorrow night it should all be bolted to the frame and I'll have my first ever narrow front garden tractor, woo, hoo. Very exciting !! I love those little narrow front garden tractors everyone makes.

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