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#151 Newpaws493 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 14, 2013 - 11:11 PM

ArtworkAmericana :thumbs: Thanks!



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Very nice.  If you'd like to play with the exhaust sound a bit, try putting the muffler right on the end of the pipe.  Sometimes, but not always, adding pipe after the muffler can cause it to trumpet it a bit.



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Posted January 20, 2013 - 01:06 AM

I started to work on the fenders last week. the outer rear corner on

both fenders was smashed somewhat flat. I worked those

corners back round with a ball peen hammer and the metal

work bench at work. It took a while but they look a lot

better and new ones are around $65 so saved a few bucks.

Here are a few pictures. The right fender was also cracked.

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 09:08 PM

Well I got the fender brackets sand blasted and painted.

was going to start installing the fenders tonight but

wow hoo it is cold in the garage its around 18 degrees.

 

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Looking good.  Taking your time, doing it right.



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:32 AM

I was finally able to get to fastenal to get truss bolts to put on fenders.

Yesterday after i finished clearing snow I went into the garage and

fiddled with the fender brackets. It was cold outside but I had my

carharts on from shoveling and snow blowing so I was warm

except from my fingers. I had half gloves on to work on panzer.

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:53 AM

I never thought to check the brackets to see if they were twisted or bent

before I painted them but yesterday when I had then bolted to tractor

and tried to bolt on fenders I realized my over sight. I had to do

some bending and twisting  of the brackets to get fenders flat and level.

Other wise they were leaning over and looked haft fast.

In the process the fenders got scratched but they really needed

another coat of paint anyway. I am going to remove the fenders

and brackets leaving fenders and brackets bolted together as

a unit and hopefully no more adjusting and sand lightly and

add another coat or 2 of paint and this will also paint the bolts

at the same time.

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:56 AM

Fenders look good on there!



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Well after all of that work I had to test drive Panzer in the snow.

With the deck on I did not stray in to the deeper snow. I followed

the path I snow blowed to the back yard for our dogs to use.

Ah, Yes the dictator for life --- hmm, I mean my lovely bride has

me clear a path for our 4 dogs to use when they need outside.

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 10:18 AM

You may have mentioned this in an earlier post but I'm curious if the parts that you haven't painted yet show signs of having been re-painted in the past or is that the original color?

The reason I ask is that the original paint that I keep uncovering on my Meteor is a lot closer to the color of your grill than to the Tantalizing Turquoise everyone uses.  I know the Sherwin Williams paint is the accepted color and it looks awesome, but most of the original paint tractors I see aren't really close to TT.



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 08:47 AM

my hood on my panzer has perfect paint on the underside. i can post a pic of it


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Well after all of that work I had to test drive Panzer in the snow.

With the deck on I did not stray in to the deeper snow. I followed

the path I snow blowed to the back yard for our dogs to use.

Ah, Yes the dictator for life --- hmm, I mean my lovely bride has

me clear a path for our 4 dogs to use when they need outside.

That is nice that she did that. I used to do our fenced in yard when we had dogs. If she has her own machine and can see their use it will be easier for her to accept your hobby. Then explain to her that GTs are to men like shoes are to women, you can't have too many.



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 11:16 AM

My better half is excited about the FORD that I just acquired.



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Posted February 14, 2013 - 07:48 PM

You may have mentioned this in an earlier post but I'm curious if the parts that you haven't painted yet show signs of having been re-painted in the past or is that the original color?

The reason I ask is that the original paint that I keep uncovering on my Meteor is a lot closer to the color of your grill than to the Tantalizing Turquoise everyone uses.  I know the Sherwin Williams paint is the accepted color and it looks awesome, but most of the original paint tractors I see aren't really close to TT.

The panzer had been repainted by the po and that repaint is a few shades to light.

If you look at this fender picture you can see the original color under the repaint color.

Also look at the picture of the seat pan, That is the original color also. check

the picture taken outside and look at seat pan color.

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 10:24 AM

Thanks.  That first picture shows it well.

I know everyone's cameras, lighting, and monitors make it almost impossible to really judge from pictures but my original paint, where uncovered, appears a lot closer to your PO repaint color in that first picture. :D

Of course, I've found traces of yellow, red, blue, and black.  Plus it was repainted in turquoise.  I'd love to know the life story of this one....






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