I have shared this project on two other forums I frequent and I thought you guys would like to see it also.
When I was a young boy I had this idea of building a Case GT painted up like the first 94 series Case Ag tractors with the colors of Power White sheet metal, Black frames, and Power Red Wheels.
I also dreamed of big bar tires with wheel weights. I always liked this color scheme and so after I broke the hydraulic cylinder lift mount clean off on my 1984 Case 226 I started taking things apart to fix it and after removing the engine and finding many things needing repair I decided to keep going and start my Resto-mod that I had always dreamed of as a kid.
I did several modifications on the tractor to make things stronger. I further welded factory welds, I rebuilt the front axle pivot with sleeve collars welded to the frame plates, and PTFE coated high strength steel bearings pressed in after having the bore machined out with a solid shaft to fit it within .002 of clearance.
I added thickness to the frame where the engine mounts on the frame and where the lift cylinder bracket is installed. I had the lift lever, travel lever, and pto engagement levers chromed. The front tie-rod was made stronger and many other things I'm sure I'm forgetting.
The engine was a very low hour Onan I bought several years ago and so I pulled the heads off and decarboned the heads and I did some light porting and polishing on the intake and exhaust. I built a custom muffler with a dual outlet exhaust that still remained under the hood in the factory location. I just had to cut an outlet on the other side of the hood for it. Other performance mods were done to the engine as well.
Ok enough writing. If you have questions just ask and I'll try to answer. Here are some pictures.
I'll start with what I started with. A 1984 Case 226.
Edited by Mjoe7, May 06, 2013 - 01:31 AM.