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Posted June 23, 2013 - 08:13 PM

I've seen your work in person and I can only hope my paint looks that good when I shoot my next one.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 09:15 PM

I have a pair of fans running on the rims, and almost cured to the touch.  Gonna go check on them again before I hit the hay.  If dry enough to touch, I'll shut down the fans.  



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 09:17 PM

Do the fan keep the bugs off or help flash the paint?



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 09:23 PM

Do the fan keep the bugs off or help flash the paint?

 

Just went for another check on them, and can actually handle them carefully, so fans are off.  Fans were for both to help keep bugs away, and to flash the surface quicker.  Just a couple skeeters in the paint, and if left alone till paint cures, you simply wipe the spot & leaves almost no signs of them.  Luckily no large flies at all, cause they can wallow around & make a mess!

  If I had the money, I'd build me a paint room complete with filters for air intake & exhaust to keep ALL bugs out, but guess I'll have to keep doing it the buggy way. 

  Tomorrow I'll likely put the rims out in the sun to help speed the cure.  May be able to mount the tires by end of the week, possibly sooner.


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 03:20 PM

Well Brian (TD&H), my paint job on the rims didn't satisfy me.  On the last coat on one of the front rims, I had to mix a tad bit of paint to finish, and I only had a few drops of reducer left, and it went on too dry.  Hoped it would look ok, but it just didn't go on wet enough.  I had to go get some farm stuff in town, so picked up a gallon of primer, and another can of "wet look" hardener.  MAN has this stuff shot up in price since my last.  Last time these would have cost me about $37 together.  Today, the VERY SAME stuff today cost me $61, and that was with "The counter guy is an old buddy discount" of about $5.  

  Just shot that rim over & laid her on good & wet!  :thumbs:


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:50 PM

Well, today I finally began assembly of this V4-6.  I had to clean my old shop up, as it's been a disaster since moving all my tools down to the farm shop.  For now the old shop will serve as a place for assembling projects.  I won't dare place nice painted stuff down in the farm shop.  It would be a guaranteed mistake if I did.  They need their very own spot where nobody else will be working on anything.  

  All I got assembled today was the transaxle to the frame, but ya gotta start somewhere/sometime, or it never gets finished.

 

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 I use taps in a cordless drill to chase paint from all the threads before installing any bolts.  Sure makes it faster to do, and cleaning the threads sure makes the bolts glide in easy.  I'm using all stainless steel hardware.

 

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:54 PM

Glad to see you are starting assembly. Are you using anything on the threads to prevent oxidation/corrosion in any of the tapped holes?



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:56 PM

  Are you using anything on the threads to prevent oxidation/corrosion in any of the tapped holes?

 

No, I actually never thought about it.  I've never had any issues when using stainless.


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Missed it, that you started up this project, in full steam ahead mode.

 

looking forward to seeing you making more progress.


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 07:29 AM

Glad to see this going. Nice to have a place for assembly!



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Posted July 06, 2013 - 11:07 AM

There is an inherent problem with working on a project over a long period of time.........finding all the little parts you put away "safe".....somewhere!   :(   Not bad though, just a couple minor things which I can either make, or find another.  At least while searching, I've found several non- bush hog items I've looked for lately!  :D

 

  Got some more done while it's raining.  I need to get a couple 1/2" stainless bolts to replace the black ones in the rear  frame plate, and a couple longer 5/16" stainless bolts.  She's coming along.

 

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Posted July 06, 2013 - 12:02 PM

Boy, That paint sure looks wet and shiny. I can't wait to see more of this back together. :thumbs:


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 02:38 PM

Just a little more progress, as it took extra time getting the variable drive & brake linkages all hooked up & adjusted.  Also got the other front tire mounted, so tomorrow she gets set down on the floor.  About to get too heavy for the plastic pails.  Will just put the rims with turfs that came off the JD F935 onto the rears for the time being.  Need to get the OE tires mounted on the painted rims soon.  That's it for the day....feeding & milking time soon.

 

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Posted July 06, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Looks great! It's going to look awesome, Daniel!



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 09:49 AM

Woke up with a hurting back and a headache, so not much progress on the V4-6 on my day off so far.  I did sandblast the lug nuts & lug bolts, followed by polishing on the wire wheel, and then sprayed a clear coat over them.  I think this will look good and avoid having to touch up after installation, as when I paint them red, they chip a lot when installing.  They look a nice silver color.  I have to put in a new mailbox post after lunch, so  this may be all I get done to it today.






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