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Posted August 03, 2012 - 04:24 PM

More progress today before I had to quit due to the heat.
Started out trying to find the fuel fitting out the tractor and couldn't find it anywhere so I took the one out of the spare frame and cleaned it up.
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Had to break out the gun cleaning kit to get it done.
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Got it installed. Used a little silicone just in case
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While the last coat of primer set up on teh grill I started on the hood
have to repair this missing chunk
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Some painters tape and JB weld
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When it dries I will shape it up and make it pretty.
Also had to fix a couple of cracks in the hood that somehow escaped the camera.
Shot the first coat on the grill
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It is brighter green than I expected but I can live with it.
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Took a shot at making a bigger E-tank out of an old oil drum half that has been here for years. Dropped in the fenders to see how it works.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 05:13 PM

Oh I got my snazzy new fuel gauge cap too. As promised it is NAPA part number SME 7-07461.
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The fuel fitting Grommet part number is SME 7-07461
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:01 PM

After the fenders cooked for about 10 hours I had this
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Hit it with the scraper
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Then turned my attention back toward the hood. I failed to take a picture of the corner of the hood after the first round of JBWeld and sanding, but the ridge didnt come out right so I took a slightly different approach. I wrapped some small pieces of wood in wax paper - slick side out- and used them for forms to build up the ridge.
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Hopefully tomorrow it will look right.

These cracks came out beautifully After they are painted the will be invisible.
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I will go out in about 3 more hours and check on the fenders. Might take the wire wheel to them to finish them up. For anyone wondering it the E-tank removes paint - yes it does. I could have scrapped all the paint off those fenders if I had wanted too. It was barely sticking anywhere.
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:12 PM

Looking good. My original hood was broken on the same corner, only a lot worse. I still have it.
Glad the E-tank is working well. The fenders should clean up real nice!

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:29 PM

That corner is the biggest reason it is getting a big bumper and guard on it. I don't want it breaking again. If I ever find another hood in better shape I might swap them out but it should be almost unnoticeable when I am done.

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:40 PM

That's why I built my bumper. The 'new' hood had one hairline crack in the side.

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:51 PM

I want my bumper kinda like this
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:57 PM

I thought of something similar, just didn't have the metal for it.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Got out early today and got on it. Started with getting the rest of the paint off the fenders. Since my battery charger gave up the ghost last night and the E-tank stopped I had to pull out my old friend the grinder.
Fenders in white.
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Brought the Grill out in the daylight for the first time.
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Shaped up the hood corner and had to add a bit more JB to it to fill in an air bubble.
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Shot some primer on the fenders
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Then knocked the rust off the Seat mount and gave quick shot with a can of black.
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 02:58 PM

That's going to look pretty good! Sorry to hear about the charger. I'd take it apart and see if something simple let go. Any chance the fenders shorted straight to the positive?

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 06:51 PM

I just plugged the charger in again and it works now. I guess it got too hot. Going to go back to smaller electrodes a-instead of the whole drum

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 09:05 PM

I enjoyed your story. I would like to mention that you should not use silicone near gasoline. That includes silicone gasket makers. The gasoline will break it down and the by product will plug any filter screen in your tank or other small orifices. I would suggest something like Yama-bond. It is designed to seal the crankcase halves on two and four cycle engines and is not affected by gasoline. Stays pliable and is an excellent product. It's available at the Yamaha dealers. Honda makes a similar product.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 10:22 PM

If I run into any problems down the road I will do something different. Right now I just need to get it back in one piece and more the yard.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Not much happening today. My back is killing me from working on my buddy's truck yesterday. I did redo my etank and dropped the super rusty fender off the spare frame in it. I was treated to this when I staggered out this after noon. Had to have the wife help me clean the anodes and re-tank the fender. You can see how rusty ti was from the right end of the fender in the pic.
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Then I turned my attention to the headlights. I have tiny pieces of plastic all over my office from using the Dremel indoors.
Cut a section out.
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Test fit
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And the pair
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I am thinking that without the bolts and mounts that they will be light enough to just mount in there like they are. Time will tell though.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 10:07 PM

The lights look good. Hope they work out for you.




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