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


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#166 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 07:12 PM

thanks, I am not really sure how many models I have built over the years. It has just been a fun hobby and never really thought about it . Several very small ones I built many years ago. Here is the next progress picture showing the hood progress, the cowling, the side clutch wheel , lever and linkage. Also the right frame work and I got the other tri-rib front tire mounted today and put them on the front . Tomorrow I will cut the front opening out of the hood for the front screens. It is slowly starting to take a little shape.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 07:26 PM

I see how you have the diecast tractor there for a visual guide. Nice work!

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 06:47 AM

Coming along well, Don! That will be another neat tractor when finished!

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 04:02 PM

Ya know, you should have stuffed in a TJD Wisconsin twin engine. You can get them to idle at a lope that sounds almost just like a Johnny-Popper!

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 04:06 PM

That looks great, Don! I didn't know until this pic that you were going for a scaled down version of a large tractor. LOL!

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 06:46 PM

I always wanted to build a half scale jd 720 narrow front and a jd 4020 and a pulling garden tractor . Here is todays picture showing the front metal now cut out and the screen inserted . Also the fuel cap and the radiator cap done. Next I will work on mounting the rear fenders.

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 09:18 PM

I just have to ask, how are you going to get the flywheel and belt pulley to turn? :confuse:

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 07:12 PM

The flywheel is just stationary for looks, todays progress picture shows the rear fenders now mounted to the frame and the right side throttle lever made and attached. Also the steering wheels arrived for two of the tractor projects. You can see one of them now attached to this project.

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Here is the second steering wheel for my grandsons project.

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 07:35 PM

Don,
I believe there still is a pulling club that pulls down in Grayling, I have the email address of the guy who ran it when I pulled down there if you are interested.

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 08:31 PM

My vote goes with the first steering wheel. Little guys need all the leverage they can get when they hit a bump.

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 08:35 PM

My vote goes with the first steering wheel. Little guys need all the leverage they can get when they hit a bump.


That's so true. The little wheel will be a bear to turn it with. But then Grandpa could add power steering!

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 04:57 AM

Looking good, Don.
Daniel, a little 'extra' weight on the back and it will steer real easy! LOL

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 08:28 AM

thanks Bill but it won't be pulling anything except around the back yard. , ha,ha. The steering will be done by grandpa and by Teraks daddy for a couple years until the baby grows a little . Then I can install a larger one and power steering , ha,ha. Besides I coul put a little platform on the rear wheelie bars to hold a few cement blocks and add blocks to be able to steer it with one finger if neccesary , lol

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 02:22 PM

FANTASTIC work, Don. That narrow front is perfect. May want to straighten the right fender prior to final paint. :smilewink: JK




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