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#241 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:15 AM

Day three of back working in the shop . Todays progress picture shows me with the second fender cut out, notched and bent but this time I have inserted gussetts in each bend and welded them in place. I have also welded caps on the four ends of the fenders for extra strength . This photo also shows me starting to box in the rear between the two fenders for extra strength . I'm sure my little grandson will be testing the fenders, ha,ha.

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Looks great!! I love following your builds!

 

 

 

 

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 03:50 PM

I had seen your article in Farmshow ,looks like a handy rig.

I like those clamps your using!


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 11:18 AM

Thanks , I like all the doo-dads people make in the Farm Show Magazine. I sent Mark pics of my four mini tractors and he said he will put them in a upcoming issue so that will be cool .

   Todays progress pics show the fenders welded on  and the rear boxed in and beefed up to make it very sturdy. The second picture shows the work I am now doing on the front . I welded a piece of tubing along the bottom to give the front of the fenders plenty of strength . Then I boxed in the center for my grandson to put his feet. Now I am working on the tapered floorboard and should get it done this afternoon. I had a couple lights laying around and I know my grandson would like them on the fenders too. :thumbs:

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Posted April 01, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Todays pic shows the overall idea how it is going to look. I am going to build front fenders for it too to give it more of a balance look.

  Also today I will build a detachable t-handle and a detachable steering wheel for when the sulky is being pulled behind one of my garden tractors to hang on too. Tomorrow I will do the bodywork on the welds and paint it . Then I will get going on the next one as I have two more tires and rims that have sat in my shop for two years and I want to get some use out of them too. The next one will be five feet wide overall and have a bench seat for two people with a small cargo box on the rear. It will also have a rear hitch so I can hook all six of my little trailers and sulkys together .

   I am thinking about building a front end loader for this rig too :dancingbanana:

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 05:47 PM

Well, today I got the front fenders mounted and I did not like how they looked so I decided to build some sides and a hood over the engine . I thought it needed something else so I thought 2 exhaust stacks would look good :rocker2:

   I also started building two storage boxes on each side of the seat.

  It looks like I am the only one on my block with one of these :smilewink:

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 07:41 AM

WOW, that looks really good, the straight pipes are a nice touch, are you going to hook the exhaust to them or are they just for show?

I will say, it now has a garden tractor look with the fenders and hood.

You've done a great job with it, can't wait to see it painted up


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 05:51 PM

Thanks ,

  No the pipes are just for looks and to pick up chicks , they dig those :rocker2:

   Todays progress I worked on the front of the hood and boxed it in and remounted the headlights inside . This will give me more top speed :thumbs:

   I also attached the exhaust stacks today and made a hood ornament .

  I keep hoping one of these days it is going to look like something :wallbanging:

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 06:45 PM

The stacks work!

 

 

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Posted April 04, 2014 - 11:28 AM

I started a new topic today for this project called (Doodlebug/tractor project).

     It is getting to be a bigger project than I first thought . :(


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Posted April 04, 2014 - 11:42 PM

I started a new topic today for this project called (Doodlebug/tractor project).

     It is getting to be a bigger project than I first thought . :(

 

Isn't that how most things are, they look small but all the do is get the creative juices flowing 


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Posted April 05, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Don, just went through this whole thread, and I must say you are a master fabricator.

Your work is outstanding :thumbs:


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 05:42 PM

Wow so cool. I like that u can attach it to another tractor and give rides I can see my grandkids enjoying that. I love it, nice work!

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Posted May 05, 2014 - 05:04 PM

Now it will be fun summer and winter.



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Posted June 03, 2014 - 10:48 PM

It was because of this thread that I decided to join this forum!  :)






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