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


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Posted April 21, 2012 - 07:43 PM

Looks great with those big tires on it! Looks like steady progress with the fenders!

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 09:22 PM

I already know this will be an awesome JD!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:18 AM

Looking good on the fenders. This should look real good when you get-r-dun!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:25 AM

Now I see why so many people have several old garden tractors. They are so fun to tinker with .

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:03 AM

Yes they are, Don. Keeps me busy thinking about what all I can do with them! This project should be fun for you and look very nice when you are done with it.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:36 AM

Now I see why so many people have several old garden tractors. They are so fun to tinker with .


Tinker? Don, you turn them into works of art! I wish I had your skills!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:38 AM

Tinker? Don, you turn them into works of art! I wish I had your skills!

And tools to bend all the metal like you want it! Bet I could have a blast in your shop!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:44 AM

And tools to bend all the metal like you want it! Bet I could have a blast in your shop!


Oh yeah....I'd LOVE to have that tooling, and the time, and the money!!! But even if I had all those things, I likely could never learn how to build such remarkable pieces.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 10:39 AM

And tools to bend all the metal like you want it! Bet I could have a blast in your shop!


I remember one time he said that he only has a small shop to work out of, then after looking at his pics he had 5 drill presses alone, and thats the ones I could see! I have no idea what all the other fancy things in his shop are so I cant really see what he has. The only reason I could find for having that many presses is so that you dont have to change bits! :bigrofl:

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 06:47 PM

My workshop is small and I only have three drill presses, ha,ha. Two of the other tools on the benches are upright belt sanders. My shop tools are very crude, no lathe or milling machine. Mostly a good imagination and a lot of trial and error with my crude tools. . This project is going to be great fun but much different. My models are all to scale because i start with nothing, this will have very little to scale , mostly for fun and to look a little like a big tractor look. The main thing is i am having a BLAST !! More tires coming Tues,. and then i order two 7-16 lug tires next. Then i need more front rib tires after that the next week. So there goes next weeks allowance too , yikes. I am so excited to build a narrow front JD 630 mini tractor too !!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 06:55 PM

Today I fabricated seat brackets for the new seat for the 4020 . Wow , is it ever comfortable. I also worked on the fender grab holes and got them cut out. And I puttered with the fender light design. Very fun !! :dancingbanana:

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:01 PM

That fender is looking very nice! Can't wait for more updates!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Looks Great! Those fenders look just like the larger ones!

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Posted April 23, 2012 - 03:19 PM

FANTASTIC, Don ! ! !

Works of art, indeed. :orangecool:

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Posted April 23, 2012 - 06:37 PM

Todays progress picture shows I trimmed the running board on the right side 2 more inches and finished off the edging for a clean edge. I also fabricated a new right side panel where the 4020 diesel decal will go . Then I worked up the right side and redesigned the right side screen and panel to look a little more similar to a real 4020 . The last thing I did was to start the front lower panel. Tomorrow I will work on that and the small section of screen above it. I will also put new steel on the front bumper as it had a lot of small dents in it and that will give it a brand new look too. My ag tires should arrive from Miller tire tomorrow and I'll go get them mounted. Once i get them tomorrow i will order my 7-16 ags tomorrow . They may be used on the rear of the 1/2 scale 630 narrow front. It's hard to believe 4 weeks ago i had no garden tractor projects, only dreams and now i have four major garden tractor projects going and will buy a total of 4 sets of ag tires and three sets of front rim tires. So Fun !!

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