Front End Loader - The Project Is Started.
Posted November 03, 2012 - 06:09 AM
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 06:16 AM
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:43 AM
Posted November 03, 2012 - 10:12 AM
Just wanted to say that your loader bits, and sub-frame are looking fantastic. The other fellas chimed in on the toe- in ( yes, we call it that) at just about 1/8".
On the topic of eye protection, I too have had some metal bits ground out of my cornea, on more than one occasion. Welding BB's are not a lot of fun to have ground outta the eyes.... That said, I always wear prescription polycarb glasses, and now have added a pair of glasses over the top of those that fit real nicely.
Solar Shield is the brand, they have side gauntlets, and the top part of the frame rests lightly againt my forehead. They are small enough to fit under my welding helmet, and the yellow tint turns the workpieces back to " Normal " daylight colors when viewing through the Speedglas shade.
On the last visit to the eye doc ,( I nick named her evil - eye grinder lady- she laughed! ) she suggested a pair of the above mentioned mentioned driving glasses, much like what we commonly see little old ladies wearing behind the wheel. I gladly handed over the 40 bucks for a pair, and just recently got another set for the other shop so they are always close at hand.
My wife thinks I look like a total geek wearing them, but oh well.
Posted November 03, 2012 - 12:35 PM
Posted November 03, 2012 - 12:49 PM
Looking forward to seeing this thing come together!
Posted November 03, 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted November 03, 2012 - 02:29 PM
Thank you for all your responce with the toe-in and the eye.
I think that all who work with welding, grinding and so on has tried to get something in their eyes. I have also tried it a couple of times, but never so bad as this time.
I have now ordered these:
WE MUST PROTECT OUR EYES. WE ONLY HAVE TWO OF THEM AND THEY CAN NOT BE REPLACED.
(Sorry for the shouting)
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 05:31 PM
Here is the washer I am going to use.
As you can see here the shaft will not get through the hole.
So what to do?
Maybe some of you already know it, but here is the trick I have learned many, many years ago as an apprentice machinist.
You take a piece of rag.
Fold the rag 5 – 6 times so the rag is about 3 – 5 mm thick.
Put the folded rag over the hole and drill trough the rag and the metal. Don’t press to much down on the drill bit.
Nice round hole is drilled.
And the shaft fits perfect.
You can also use this method if you drill large holes in thin metal sheets. Very often the holes become triangular and not round. Drill through a folded rag and the hole is round.
Now everything is assembled and mounted on the tractor. Toe in is adjusted to 4 mm.
Also the sub frame is mounted.
From the rear end.
From the front end.
I really like the new look of my Gilson.
It almost look like a Gilson 18 HP 4WD.
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 06:41 PM
Posted November 04, 2012 - 06:51 PM
Posted November 04, 2012 - 09:40 PM
Splindles look great, by the way. Nice work.
Posted December 12, 2012 - 05:46 PM
Now it is time for a little update. I have not been working on the FEL for a long time, because I have been busy with some other things and been a lot on work.
I have started to make the towers for the FEL.
This picture shows the two towers cut to the right lenght and bottom plate welded on.
In the top of both towers I have made holes for the oil filling pipes.
The big hole in the left tower is for a suction filter. The filter goes into the pipe. The small hole in the other tower is for the return oil.
In the bottom of both towers there is a hole where a cross over pipe will be connected. I have to use both towers as oil tank, becauce there will not be enough oil in one tower when all 4 cylinders are fully expanded.
This is all the stuff which has to be welded on the towers.
Here is the suction filter which goes inside the tower.
This will be mounted on the nose of the tractor and will hold the diagonal braces, which goes to the upper portion of the towers.
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 06:13 PM
Posted December 12, 2012 - 06:28 PM