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Posted March 27, 2013 - 08:10 PM

What you got done so far looks great!


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Sleeve hitch just arrived, the U bracket is much wider than I thought it would be. Any one know if it is sears or a put together? I don't really care if it is or not, I was just wondering. I have it sitting on my parts suburban 12 with some random molts and a piece of  rebar that is too big to fit in the mount holes on the bracket just to see the general set up.

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 04:58 PM

I finally got a new air filter and front tubes today. Also got some more paint, now I can finish the couple black pieces that are left, still waiting to get more white. Also got my weights primed today.

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 05:09 PM

Everything is looking nice, that's for sure.

As for the sleeve hitch, I think that's for a newer Craftsman, not for the older Sears. The lift looks like it was a 3 point unit that someone modded to work with the sleeve hitch at some point.

With a little torch & weld work, I'm sure it'll all come together.
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Posted March 28, 2013 - 05:18 PM

You are really doing a great job and moving right along! Keep up the great work :thumbs:

 

I agree with what Alan (MH81) said about that sleeve hitch.


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 05:20 PM

How wide is that hitch at the attachment points? Wasn't made for your tractor for sure.


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 05:56 PM

You're getting there. :thumbs:

 

As MH81 suggested, you can make that hitch fit, with a bit of cutting, and

welding. That would be a bonus, to your project.


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 06:24 PM

My brother suggested that I get a piece of all thread and some spacers, that would be easier.



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Posted March 28, 2013 - 10:08 PM

Everything is looking good to me! I think it would be relatively easy to modify that hitch, but all thread would work just as well. :thumbs:


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 11:21 PM

My brother suggested that I get a piece of all thread and some spacers, that would be easier.


Just keep in mind that the further out the pull point is, the more of an effect a suddenly stopping implement will have on it. (Hooking a plow on an stone or old root)
Couple that with all thread being a little on the weak side & it might be a bear to undo the situation.

The all thread and spacers will certainly work, just be mindful of what could happen as you use it.
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Posted March 29, 2013 - 03:49 PM

I thought I was going to get away with out any major problems and then I find out I have a hole in my gas tank. I was putting the throttle cable in when I noticed the paint on the side of the gas tank and tray were bubbled. I instantly knew and drained the tank to start taking the it off.

 

Computer isn't letting me upload pics, I will try again later.


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 04:17 PM

That sucks. Are you goingto see if you can locate a new/used tank or fix it?


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 04:49 PM

I have a spare tank, but I'm going to try to fix the hole in this one. I don't feel like sanding, priming and completely painting another tank, and hoping it doesn't have a hole.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 12:53 PM

Sub 12,  You are doing a gret job, can't wait tosee the final product.


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:21 PM

I put gas in the tank today to see if I could find the leak, didn't find a thing. Not a drip came out anywhere, I let it sit all day too. Does anyone know how this can happen? Did it fix its self, did the clamps twist it somehow that opened a crack that closes when the pressure is let off? I have no clue, I still need to repaint and put it back on. Will see if it happens again, I hope it doesn't.






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