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#61 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 08:24 AM

That is great. Pittsburgh is nice to see for a day... two at most, but if anyone is passing by, I can give you a list of the usual things folks do while visiting. Well, at least the things that folks seem to like.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:08 AM

That is great. Pittsburgh is nice to see for a day... two at most, but if anyone is passing by, I can give you a list of the usual things folks do while visiting. Well, at least the things that folks seem to like.


Now you tell me. We arrived in Pittsburgh around 10:30 am and went to Primanti Brothers
for lunch and then over to the Duquesne incline. I went over the wrong bridge and ended
up on top of Mt. Washington. Found our way back down to the free parking at
the bottom and rode the incline back up. We were up there about 2 hrs just looking
out over everything. We thought about the zoo but decided no. We pondered Kennywood
but that to was a no. So we just rode around looking at stuff and left town before
rush hour.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 06:53 PM

There are a few other things like the heinz center or buhl science or the aviary or other fairly popular things. Both kennywood and the zoo are a fair drive from downtown, but the nice part of Kennywood is there is a big discount for going after 5 pm.

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 10:15 PM

So I received a package from Dandy sales today. I can now put the front wheels
on and also put new bushings in the steering linkage. I also got the battery hold down,
a new fuel shutoff, some shims and washers for the mowing deck and decals for after
I paint the whole tractor.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 10:12 PM

I was able to mount my new tires on the repainted rims. I also removed the fuel
tank to clean up the outside and install my new shutoff. I was supprised
to fine the inside clean with no rust or dirt. I also made a new plate
to bolt to the underside of the mowing deck. The plate is 1/4" thick
5" wide and 32" long. It will bolt to the spindles from underneath to
give the deck a little more support. I am going to bolt this all together
before I weld up a few cracks. Hopefully this will keep deck from
twisting or bowing while I weld. Thanks to CookieMonster for
pointing out about the deck twisting.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 10:27 PM

Dang! you made a whole plate to tie the 2 spindles together. That is hardcore. 1/4 inch no less. That should keep the spindles aligned with each other.
Lucky dog on that tank. They're hard to find usable let alone that clean.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Dang! you made a whole plate to tie the 2 spindles together. That is hardcore. 1/4 inch no less. That should keep the spindles aligned with each other.
Lucky dog on that tank. They're hard to find usable let alone that clean.


I drew the plate up in Autocad and made a program to run it in a horizontal maching center.
It took me about 15 minutes to actually run part.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 10:41 PM

A few more pics. Also that is the big piece o crap Harley under
the old cat sheet. I still like the bike but I've had it 27 years
and quit riding it when my son was born almost 18 years ago.

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Posted September 16, 2012 - 08:18 AM

Waiting for replacement motor plate. I did take the original
seat cover to an auto and boat upholstery shop to get
a price to make a new one. $160!! say what? Anyone else
have one made?

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Posted September 16, 2012 - 11:00 PM

Seat cover... I guess the only other things you can do are wait for one to come up (and I haven't seen that), or go to the plain steel seat pan which could also come on that model. I think the seat with back was an upgrade.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 09:31 PM

I've been working on the mower deck. I had to weld several cracks where
the lift brackets are welded to deck. I did add a few more welds
where the brackets are welded to deck. I also started to
sand off the rust spots on the front edge of deck. I had to weld a plate
to the underside of the seat because it was cracked and coming apart around the
mounting holes. I was sand blasting the deck with a portable sandblaster
I bought a while back for $12 at an estate sale but now I see
my compressor is not up to the task.
I started to paint some of the parts with Duplicolor Part # DE1643
in a spray can. It is very close in color and at $5.98 a can it is real close.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 09:33 PM

The deck mounting tabs starting to separate is very common. I'd still say the deck is in way better than average condition for it's age. Nice work.

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Posted September 27, 2012 - 04:50 AM

Looks like you are getting good penetration with the welds. This will look very nice and last a good bit longer when you get-r-dun.

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Posted September 27, 2012 - 11:02 AM

That 1/4 inch plate looks excellent ! Looks like your starting platform was pretty good, but you'll never have to worry now. All looks like it is receiving good work and should serve you for more than a life-time :thumbs:
Thanks for sharing the photos, good photos of Panzer stuff are seemingly hard to come by, I find yours very helpful :thumbs:

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Posted September 27, 2012 - 03:42 PM

You are a lucky dog!!!! I also have been searching for a long time for one. Recently my brother started renting an old farm house & in the barn sits a nice Copar. Im already workin from every angle to snag this thing!!!!!imagejpeg_2_6.jpg imagejpeg_2_5.jpg imagejpeg_2_4.jpg imagejpeg_2_3.jpg




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