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#151 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted June 30, 2013 - 04:24 PM

Here is the first progress picture of the first parts tacked together for the silage style blade for my big 4x4 mini tractor.

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Posted June 30, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Like every thing so far it going to be totally awesome.Great work.  


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 01:42 PM

We mere mortals do restorations.  You, Don, do art!


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 01:59 PM

Thanks again for the kind words , I am always the first to admit my projects are far from perfect but it still feels good getting positive opinions from others.

Today I inserted a vertical muffler inside the big stack on the tractor so now the exhaust is ready to go . I finally ordered the 3.5 gallon fuel tank to mount inside the front nose of the tractor. That should arrive next Mon. . Then I will spend a day building the support frame for it and the next day I should be ready for that first test drive. Today I am welding all the parts for the blade I tacked together yesterday . I really like the look of the big blade so far.


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 02:13 PM

Like all the others have stated, very nice work. I have a concern that might not even be a concern to you, and that is the size of your gas tank. Just by looking at the tractor it looks like it will suck that much up in one gulp, 

 

 

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 02:16 PM

Nice work on the blade. The brake lines are even visable like on the big blade.

 

You didn't go into detail on how you made the wheel plates. Are those basically just hub caps? Do you have any detail pictures?


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 04:59 PM

AWESOME!!


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 10:52 AM

The wheel inserts are just similar to hubcaps. I don't have any pictures cutting them out I just wait until they were installed and painted to tak the pictures. I'm mounting a 3.5 gas tank in the front of the nose of the tractor . I plowed snow with it last winter and it took about 1.5 gallons to do my front driveway and my whole back yard. So it is a gas guzzler compared to my jd 455 diesels . But it is such fun to drive .

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Posted July 02, 2013 - 02:39 PM

the plow is looking great don


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 03:52 PM

Here is a photo of the blade painted yellow , tomorrow I'll paint the cutting edge black and install the yellow perforated metal along the top . I will wait a day or two to sand and rub out the paint to make it smooth so i can install the decals. I still will have to redesign the mounting brackets with the 12 inch longer hood.

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Posted July 02, 2013 - 07:15 PM

Looks fantastic. <------     understatement of the week  :-)


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Just curios Don the photo in back ground is that a komatsu dozer and did you fab that ?


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 06:51 AM

Yes, the Komatsu Dozer is one of dozens of construction and mining models I have built over the years. I started out building just farm toys . You can see them and the building of many of them on my webpage that has over 2000 photos and over 150 videos .

  my webpage is www.doncampbellmodels.com


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 09:02 AM

Yes, the Komatsu Dozer is one of dozens of construction and mining models I have built over the years. I started out building just farm toys . You can see them and the building of many of them on my webpage that has over 2000 photos and over 150 videos .

  my webpage is www.doncampbellmodels.com

 

Yea...just take 5 mins or like 9-10 hours  :D  to see all Don's pictures and read blogs, incredible work you do Don!

 

Tractor looks super cool, I love the scale mini GT's


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 09:33 AM

Thanks , that's funny about looking at my pictures and videos , about twice a year I look through them myself and end up looking over a hour , ha,ha. The next progress blade picture shows the black blade edge painted and the decals on. Now I am waiting for the paint to dry on the screen for the top section. I will get that on by tonight and post the next picture with the screen on.

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