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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 06:13 PM

That is looking awesome! I don't know enough about your tractor to say if something is wrong. Looks great to me!
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Posted October 23, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Do you think I can join the Bolens Club without having a Bolens GT?

They will welcome anyone with an interest. Your skills in design, fabrication, and photograghy would be welcomed by any of the clubs. I'm very impressed. Best of Luck.
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Posted October 23, 2012 - 08:20 PM

By the looks of your design, layout and welding, this ain't your first rodeo!!! Lookin' very good and I'll be watching this w/ interewst 'cause a loader for my 314 might be in the future.
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Posted November 02, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Hi again to all!
Now it is a little over a week since my last post, so it is time for an update of the project.

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The sub frame is painted with primer 2 times and in the meantime when the paint is drying I decided to make the front spindle upgrade as suggested from LTD in my very first posting in another tread. I also must admit that I have “stolen” the idea and design from LTD.

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Here is the original front axel assembly from the tractor.

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This is the new wheel hub with spindle I have bought 2 of. The wheel hub is 100 mm in diameter with 4 bolts and the spindle is 35 mm. diameters.

I went to our local blacksmith and got a piece of square tube with wall thickness of 8 mm.

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This is the square tube before cutting into pieces.

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Here you can see how well the front axel assembly fits into the square tube. There is exactly space for a thin washer.

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Cutting the square tube into pieces. An iron band saw is a great thing.

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2 pieces of the square tube.

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Here are all the parts for one side of the front spindle.
  • 20 mm shaft
  • Bushings
  • Cutter pins
  • Square tube with 20 mm hole drilled
  • Flat iron for side
  • Triangles
  • Plate for spindle
  • 35 mm spindle for wheel hub.
Now it is only to weld all the pieces together.

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Ok. Here it is! Spindle cut to right length and all welded together. Next step is to grind it all and cut the one side of the square tube.

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2 pieces of front spindles all grinded and holes for cutter pins drilled. Only the steering arms are now missing.

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I cut of the steering arms from the original front spindles and they now have to be welded on.

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Steering arms in place and welded. 2 very strong front spindles!

During all the work with the front spindles I have been followed with an accident and some bad luck.
When I was grinding with an angel grinder I got a spark in my right eye, which burned into the eye. YES, I WAS WEARING EYE PROTECTION GLASSES! The problem is that I normally use glasses, so the protection glasses has to sit on the outside and due to this there was a space or gab where the spark could get into my eye. I had to go to the doctor and he sent me to an eye specialist, who removed the burned-in spark with a small drilling machine. Of course I didn’t feel anything because the eye was stunned, but I hurt like h…. when it woke up. :boo_hoo: Anyway my eye is okay again.

As we say: “The show must go on!” so I went on with modifying the front axel assembly. The original front spindles which go into the front axel bushing is 19 mm (3/4 inch) and the new shaft is 20 mm, so I had to take out the bushings and bore to 20 mm in my bench lathe.
I didn’t know that these bushings were made of cast iron, so when I tried to hammer one out on the edge it broke! :wallbanging:

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Broken cast iron bushing. Bad luck. I just have to make a new one.

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A broken bushing and a new homemade one.

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All 4 bushings now with 20 mm bore.

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This is one end of the front axel. As you can see it is only partly welded. This has to be stronger.

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Now both ends of the front axel are welded all the way.

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Front axel assembly and spindles finished and ready for painting.

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This is how it looks when the new upgraded spindle is mounted on the wheel.

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New rim and new tire with new upgraded front spindle.

The next bad luck I had during the work with the fornt axel and spindles was that my v-belt for my bench lathe broke and I didn’t have a replacement. I tried a lot of webshops and tool shops here in Denmark but there was none of them who had one. The v-belt is a Polyflex 5M710 and the only place I could find one was in the United States. Next problem is to find a store which will ship to Denmark. But I found this http://www.ebay.com/...=item2c697aef2a so now I have to wait until it arrives and I am also very excited to see how much I have to pay in tax.

This was all for now. More will follow in the future where I am going to build the towers, which will act as oil tanks for the hydraulic oil.
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Posted November 02, 2012 - 09:07 PM

One word for your work quality.......WOW! Excellent work you do! I am assuming by the large towers that they will carry your oil supply? No recommendations from me, as you seem to have a super grip on how to do it all!

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 09:12 PM

Now that is some first class work. Thanks for the step by step.

Do they have (don't know EU terminology) quick link belts over on that side of the pond?

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 09:40 PM

One word for your work quality.......WOW! Excellent work you do! I am assuming by the large towers that they will carry your oil supply? No recommendations from me, as you seem to have a super grip on how to do it all!


Thx for your nice words. Yes, the towers will carry the hydraulic oil + something more.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 09:45 PM

Do they have (don't know EU terminology) quick link belts over on that side of the pond?


Yes, we do have these quick link belts. I know them very well, but I have never seen any smaller than ½ inch wide. My v-belt is only 5 mm (that must be 5/32 inch) wide.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 09:46 PM

Great work! The quality is wonderful!

For the V belt for your lathe, try a HVAC/R supply house. (Heating Ventalation Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration)

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 10:32 PM

Your work is very professional looking. Looking forward to more updates on your project and thanks for sharing your progress.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 11:31 PM

During all the work with the front spindles I have been followed with an accident and some bad luck.
When I was grinding with an angel grinder I got a spark in my right eye, which burned into the eye. YES, I WAS WEARING EYE PROTECTION GLASSES! The problem is that I normally use glasses, so the protection glasses has to sit on the outside and due to this there was a space or gab where the spark could get into my eye. I had to go to the doctor and he sent me to an eye specialist, who removed the burned-in spark with a small drilling machine. Of course I didn’t feel anything because the eye was stunned, but I hurt like h…. when it woke up. :boo_hoo: Anyway my eye is okay again


I had this happen a few years ago too, but only wearing safety glasses, no eyeglasses. I too had to get it drilled out at eye specialist, as well as the eye drops to go with it. I tell you, it was an interesting experience I never want to go through again. Firstly I hate eye drops, secondly, I hate things poking my eyes. The drilling wasn't bad, and it was followed by a weird feeling you probably noticed too. Where they drilled it felt like a draft (open window) in your eye. Kind of weird but interesting at the same time. Anyway, glad you got your eye fixed up, and hopefully it doesn't happen again. Good luck on your loader, it appears to be coming together quite well.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:20 AM

Glad the eye is healing. That front axle looks like it is up to the task now!

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 05:00 AM

Very nice axle and spindle upgrade.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 05:21 AM

Excellent work, especially like the plates inside frame rail for rear support. Then I see the post on the spindles...fantastic work !
Sorry about your eye, I too have had metal drilled out of my eye, only had glasses on, but I was on a golf course which is not usually a place for safety shields. I groundskeeper was cutting a nearby fairway with a rotary unit and shattered a blade. I was fortunate to only get hit by a very small chip in the eye, yes I have the scar but very small and does not effect vision another man has a very nasty gash/scar in his leg from this incident. It was at a state park so we had to pay our own medical bills again I got off cheaper than my friend. Just proves that when your time is up it is up, we had no warning at all.
Hey, enough of that, you are doing excellent work ! Please keep us posted as you move forward.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 05:47 AM

Hi!

I need an advise of how much toe in (is it called so in English?) I shall give the front wheels. I forgot to measure before I took the original front axel apart.
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x – y = toe in
Can someone help?
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