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Posted April 20, 2012 - 09:42 PM

Nice job Kenny , makes it look even better when you showed us what it looked like before , Al
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Posted April 20, 2012 - 09:45 PM

Looks great Kenny! It looks like a beast. I can't wait to see it in action! Are you gonna put any decals on it or just leave it au natural?

Decals are being made and will arrive soon.
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Posted April 21, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Looks great Kenny! I caint wait to see it with the decals and working!
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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:11 AM

May be a bit before I can afford the hoses. Exhaust is next on the list. Need to go to a hardware store and put some 1" pipe pieces together. See what I can figure out, will have to brace it, that stuff is heavy!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:37 AM

I like the way it sits. It looks nice and clean with no decals. Maybe some pinstripes on the hood and fenders and some red pinstripes on the wheels for accent and she'd look real sharp. Nice job on the resto.
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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:57 AM

I did go a bit further than I had planned with the paint and all. Not a full restore, but major parts were looked at before I put it back together. I need to look into some caps for the front wheels, just the small ones that cover the spindle. Paint them red. Not putting too many decals on, just the Sears/Craftsman for the hood, GTV/16 with VARIDRIVE below it on the sides, and Big Bertha across the front on the red stripe.
Thanks everyone for the comments. I hope to get the hoses before long so I can get the 3-point working.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 09:30 AM

May be a bit before I can afford the hoses. Exhaust is next on the list. Need to go to a hardware store and put some 1" pipe pieces together. See what I can figure out, will have to brace it, that stuff is heavy!


Twin Chrome Stacks Straight Up. :firejumper: :thumbs: :dancingbanana:
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Posted April 22, 2012 - 10:18 AM

They all said it above but I am playing catch up today so I am gonna say it again: That aint Ugly thats a sharp looking beast Kenny. Cant wait to see it in action.
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 09:23 AM

Looks great Kenny-Sorry I'm so long in catching up-- I can't seem to find anything ugly about Bertha though
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Great job Kenny, I can appreciate all the work you've put into this project based on some smaller projects I've done. Looking at the finished product gives you a great feeling of accomplishment. I still have some more GT 18 parts if you need anything else.
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 08:51 PM

I read the title and thought you may have picked up my old girlfriend.
Great job on that tractor. Looks great.
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 08:55 PM

Kenny, I didn't know you named it Big Bertha, so I didn't view the thread until now, but great job on it.
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Posted May 04, 2012 - 04:52 AM

Thanks for all the comments! The Ford can out work it, but this tractor is special as it is the first one I got. I should have the decals within the next week. I haven't done a lot to it since I brought it home. I want a front bumper on it to protect the hood and grille. Been thinking that over. I have a lot of 1X1 square tube, may use that and shape it to match the hood angle. I can bolt it on where the mule drive should go.

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 08:10 AM

Kenny, for a tractor named Big Bertha, you need a big bumper, if you want I can send you a drawing (hand) of the Caterpillar's front bumper.
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Posted May 04, 2012 - 12:04 PM

Just take a pic of it, Casey! That will explain more!




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