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Posted April 23, 2013 - 01:24 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

In this posting I'm giving a step-by-step of the tiger face plate project.

 

cub 1

 

First found the center of the plate and made a dot.

I only made a half face pattern to keep it symetrical. 

I traced the face onto the plate.Then, I flipped it over to finish tracing the other side.

 

cub 2

 

My son sanded the areas where the details were going to be painted.

It took a couple of coats of paint to get it cover.

The sponge brush worked well for this project.

 

cub 3

The eyebrows were my idea.

The black paint on the top of the nose was my son's idea.

It gave the face a sort of 3-D effect.

 

cub 4

This is what I consider the Lion face with no stripes.

 

So far this is how it is going.

Thanks for the interest.

 

DB1

 

 

 

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 08:17 AM

Looks good to me!


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 10:46 AM

One thing with this project is the face plate covers the muffler.

Slits or holes will have to be created near where the whiskers would be to let the fumes escape.

If we had a plasma cutter it will be much easier.  So, we will have to drill or cut with using a metal saw.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 04:13 PM

One thing with this project is the face plate covers the muffler.

Slits or holes will have to be created near where the whiskers would be to let the fumes escape.

If we had a plasma cutter it will be much easier.  So, we will have to drill or cut with using a metal saw.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

DB1

The 123 muffler exits out the right side of the tractor. You shouldn't have an issue with that. What does your muffler look like? This pic. kind of shows where it should go.

Looking good BTW :thumbs:

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 04:35 PM

One thing with this project is the face plate covers the muffler.

Slits or holes will have to be created near where the whiskers would be to let the fumes escape.

If we had a plasma cutter it will be much easier.  So, we will have to drill or cut with using a metal saw.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

DB1

You shouldn't have an issue with the muffler if it is as LTD has it shown above. It's good to see you taking us along in the endeavor. I'm sure someone else will be happy to see what you did!


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 10:23 PM

Awesome job so far.. :thumbs:

Hopefully you find a way to keep that exhaust away from that nice paint job
Maybe you could re-route it ?  Maybe down & out the bottom ?   Just a thought.
You and your son keep up the good work...Great to see a Mom & Son project !!!
 

 

You shouldn't have an issue with the muffler if it is as LTD has it shown above. It's good to see you taking us along in the endeavor. I'm sure someone else will be happy to see what you did!

  I'm Happy..... :dancingbanana: ...Lol


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 02:42 PM

Hi All,

Thanks for the replies guys. 

Sorry, I got my facts wrong about the muffler. 

While it isn't the right muffler for the Cub, it will work. 

This muffler does exit to the side so least the direction is our favor.

Still I was worried about the grill being covered with a face plate and blocking the air flow.  One of the photos I saw had slits in the faceplate.  My guys claim that won't be a problem with this Cub.

 

The grill we have for this 123 is MIA.  It is somewhere in our shed.  Ha, good luck with all of our projects finding it.  I'm sure one day hopefully soon we will turn over a part and there it will be. So, we took this grill off of another Cub.  Nice to have more than one of something.  Isn't it?

 

We plan on using the grill with the face plate.  It is sort of a shim, too.  The face plate fits really well into the space.  It covers the holes for the headlights.

 

My husband is working on the ears.  His plan is very different from the ones pictured in this thread.  We all agreed the ears should be triangular.  But, to that we are adding a couple more twists and turns.

 

This project is really one where we are able to integrate my family's ideas into one project.  It is really fun!

Glad you are enjoying this.  We all are, too.  This creation will be our own interpretation of the Circus Cub.

Thanks again, for all of your input.

DB1 and Family

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 04:17 PM

If that second pic is your engine, it will set with the flywheel to the rear. That will cause airflow to be directed toward the grille. And that exhaust will be out from under the hood, so shouldn't overheat your paint!



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Posted April 25, 2013 - 07:43 PM

Thanks KennyP.  Yes, that is the engine we are using for this project.  It is good to know everything will be A-Okay with the cooling situation.

 

My husband cut out the ears tonight.  We still have some grinding, bending, painting  and a few fitting tweaks to work out.  But, it is going well.

 

We are starting to put the tractor back together.

 



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 04:26 PM

These are the unfinished ears for the tiger.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:06 PM

The ears were my husband's doing. He sketched the ears and cut them out. Then, he used an old wheel bearing, a large socket and hammer to make the contours and bends. These ears have loads of character.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:15 PM

Holes were drilled in the hood so the ears could be attached. This is how it looks so far.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:21 PM

Holes were drilled in the hood so the ears could be attached. I'm thinking of using the furlike method of painting for the stripes on the body of the cub. We like the look. This is how it looks so far.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 10:44 PM

:good_job:     Coming along great !!!
               Tell the Hubby kudos on the ear fabrication :thumbs: 

               Thanks for the pic's

               


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:29 AM

That looks cool! The ears are a plus! This is going to look good when it's all finished!


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