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Posted April 04, 2013 - 10:21 PM

That is looking absolutely wicked.

Excellent work.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:21 AM

Thanks ,

   Glad some of you like the latest project too . A large piece of folding tillage equipment would be very cool . Once I get this done then I can think again about the mini 4020 5 bottom plow project , the 730 front loader and rear blade project and then something cool to hook up to the jd 9630 . Today the front of the hood should take shape.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:42 PM

Got the left side of the hood roughed in today and the bottom curved crossover piece welded in place. Tomorrow I should get the grill installed and the side vents cut out and I'll post the next progress picture.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Don your work never ceases to amaze me.  I honestly don't know how you do it SO QUICKLY like you do!  It would take me days and days to figure out things like that hood and many revisions.  You are TRULY a MASTER CRAFTSMAN.


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 06:13 AM

Thanks, but to be truthful I don't even think I can do it but each day I just head to the workshop and at the end of the day each project seems to slowly take shape. I admit nothing I have ever built is perfect , in fact far from it. But I do seem to get most of the look that I am after. If something looks way out of porportion I will cut it apart and start over on that section.


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 09:44 AM

WOW!!  You have amazing fabrication skills!! :thumbs:  :thumbs:  :watch_over_fence:

 

 

 

Geno


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 01:34 PM

I worked on the front grill screen today and then removed the stock muffler and started welding a new design of tubing to go to the new large exhaust stack . Can't wait to fire it up the first time in a couple weeks. Hope it is loud , ha,ha. :camera:

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 01:59 PM

Todays progress picture shows the side vents cut out and the front grill in place for the first time. Still have to use a lot of imagination but it is slowly taking some shape. I figure 5 more days of just working on the hood yet . A lot of tweeking yet left. :camera:

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 02:07 PM

that hood looks great don. do you have an english wheel or a roller or anything like that for metal fab?


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 04:44 PM

Thanks,

  No I don't but that would be pretty handy .


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 04:52 PM

so all the curves in your metal work is done with hammers and the torch or is there some top secret method?


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:23 PM

Looks great! I am even more amazed that you do not use a roller or English wheel!


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Todays progress picture shows the side vents cut out and the front grill in place for the first time. Still have to use a lot of imagination but it is slowly taking some shape. I figure 5 more days of just working on the hood yet . A lot of tweeking yet left. :camera:

You are a true craftsman.


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:28 PM

I drool every time i read a thread on your projects, your work is top notch amazing man! cant wait to see this beast done!


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 07:00 AM

Thanks again for the positive comments.

My workshop is not much bigger than a one car garage and my tools are very crude. No Lathes, no milling machines, no English wheels , pretty much hand tools and a hammer . I do have a 4 foot hand brake I do made bends with and that is pretty handy.

  The hood is going to be a real challenge to get the right look but I have a good start.


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