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


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#106 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 10:48 AM

Thanks, it is slowly taking shape from just a few weeks ago when I brought it home and I still can't believe I am finally getting to play with garden tractors. This is the farthest off scale of any of my projects but I am getting so much enjoyment out of it I don't even care . Can't wait til next week to drive it the first time !!! I'm sounding more like a excited little boy than a 60 year old man , ha,ha. If that is wrong , I don't want to be RIGHT , ha,ha,ha.

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 02:59 PM

... I'm sounding more like a excited little boy than a 60 year old man , ha,ha. If that is wrong , I don't want to be RIGHT , ha,ha,ha.


My philosophy is: "Growing OLD is mandatory, growing UP is optional".

Shucks, I'm 66 and just started working on getting my Private Pilot Glider rating. Something I've want to do since forever.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 07:00 AM

I guess it doesn't matter our old age, just matters were finally doing it, ha,ha. Here is a picture of the right side controls painted.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 07:09 AM

I still got a lot to do yet on the hood and building the metal side strips for the side decals and filling in the grooves . Then I will pull the hood off and repaint the whole hood. This picture gives the first look at how it is going to look . Far from perfect but going to be my favorite out of my 7 tractors.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 07:17 AM

That looks great, Don! I bet it will be a blast to drive around.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 08:40 AM

Great looking tractor Don, glad you are having a blast building it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 10:11 AM

That's quite a transformation Don. The forward sloping front on the hood looks great.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 11:24 AM

thanks , I can't wait to drive it next week, just sitting in the drivers seat is a pretty cool view of the exhaust, air cleaner, fuel cap, and big front tires and the long hood.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 12:45 PM

Looks great, I really like your body work on the hood!

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 03:29 PM

That's a fantastic looking tractor Don. Can't wait for you to post a video of you driving it.

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 10:02 AM

thanks again, next week I'll share the video .

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Here is a picture my wife took of me the other day as I checked out this very nice half scale jd GP at a tractor show. Very COOL !!

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 11:46 AM

I like the miniature reproductions also. Some of the craftsmanship out there is almost unbelievable. Are you thinking of doing one of those next?

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 11:50 AM

I will start on the 1/2 scale jd 630 narrow front in another week.

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 12:44 PM

This mini 4020 FWA is a great looking tractor!!

I built a mini 5020 out of a 430 last year and know first hand the work it takes to do these projects. The one thing I want to point out is that by fabricating all of that solid metal in front and the front sides of the radiator, you are going to run that yanmar a little hot if you use it in a parade. On my 5020, I moved the air filter canister and cut out the front corners on the top of the radiator mount just to the outside of the hood hinges. This gave me more airflow to my radiator and cooled my diesel right down. Hope this info helps you out. Once again, Great job! I look forward to crossing paths with you one day.

Paul

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