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Posted November 25, 2012 - 08:18 AM

Looking great,great,great.Going to be another awesome restoration.
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Posted November 25, 2012 - 08:22 AM

Lookes great. I love following restore threads, thanks for sharing this here.
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Posted November 25, 2012 - 08:30 AM

Great job on the wheels. I'd love to come up and see these in person, but I doubt that will happen. So I'll just enjoy your pics, Ray.
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Posted November 25, 2012 - 03:06 PM

Great work on those wheels Ray.
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Posted November 25, 2012 - 03:56 PM

It will be at Buckley, Jerome.
That information could very well be right about the Bean Cutler being built in early 47 also and then switching to the Ridemaster in the later part of the year.
It wouldn't have taken them very long to make the changes in the production line and switch over to the Ridemaster.


This was in some of my paper work.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 07:23 PM

Lookes great. I love following restore threads, thanks for sharing this here.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 12:48 PM

Ray, just going to bump this up to lure you back in. We miss ya!
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 02:10 PM

Ray, just going to bump this up to lure you back in. We miss ya!


He is taking time off from being in the shop after his eye surgery, he will be back. :D
But ditto on what the cat said we miss ya!
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:00 AM

Thanks guys .. I do miss posting progress reports on here.

Last April I had gotten poked in my right eye by a pine needle while I was moving some pine trees on the back of the property.
Part of the needle had broken off and was embedded in the eye and the doctor was able to remove it with out any problems.
The eye didn't hurt or give me any other problems but in July I started to see cloudy spots in my right eye.
The doctor said I was developing a cataract from the trauma caused by the pine needle.
I put off having it removed until after the summer tractor show season was over and by that time the cataract had progressed to where I couldn't see anything out of that eye.

..... The surgery went very well and it is healing up fine. .....

They have developed a new replacement lens to go in the eye that is flexible instead of the hard lens that they have been using up tell now.
This new lens gives a wider range of vision and acts more like the original lens in the eye.
After the surgery I used eye drops to keep the eye fully dilated and I used my glasses to read.
This was so the eye would not try to work to give the new lens time to adhere to the inside of the eye.
They took me off the dilating eye drops last week and told me to stop using the glasses to read last Thursday.

I always read a book while I'm eating lunch and Thursday I realized I can read without glasses.
The vision is still a little blurry and it fades in and out a little but my vision in my right eye is now better without glasses than the vision in my left eye with the cheep "drug store" glasses that I've been using.

As I progress and my mind gets adjusted to flexing the new lens, the vision in that eye will improve and become more like my normal vision before I had to use glasses.
I still may have to use glasses for driving for clear vision at longer distance but my near and medium range vision in getting better and better.

Needless to say .. I am very pleased with the over all outcome.
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:04 AM

Just glad to hear everything with the surgery is turning out, and that ya dropped in to let us know. Thank you. Best wishes for a continued full recovery.

Do you have any plans to modify the new lens? Hang a 3 point on it? Add bionics?

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:22 AM

Good to hear, that the eye is getting better.
Looking forward to following your progress on this resto, once
you get fired up again.
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:25 AM

Glad things are progressing well, JD. Look forward to more of your great posts!
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 09:42 AM

Ray, that is good news about your eye. I am glad that the doctor has gotten you all patched up and that you have been taking it easy lately to give it the proper time to heal. Take your time and when you get back to the projects we will definitely be here to welcome you back to the circuit.
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Ray good to see you back! I am very happy every thing is terning out good.
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Posted January 10, 2013 - 02:54 PM

I've been able to get a little work done on the Ridemaster out in the garage lately.
Here is one of the front wheels.

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I sand blasted both of them a couple of days ago.

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Both sides of the wheels were primed with the red oxide primer.
The back side of the wheels has been painted but I need to wait for the glazing putty to dry before I can finish the front.

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The glazing putty was sanded down and the wheels were re-primed and then painted.

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Here's how it looks so far with the wheels on.

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