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What did you do TO your Tractor Today: ie wrenching/cosmetics


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Posted March 13, 2011 - 07:33 AM

Jollygreen, the paint prep question's answer could be pages long & the answers would be varied widely between members. For myself, I use PPG acrylic enamels & use a wet-look hardener for increased gloss. Sanding prep is most critical. You cannot sand down scratches & spots by hand at the spots only. That will create craters which will show like mad when glossy paint is applied. You want to block sand, using as long a sanding block as possible to work the entire surface down instead of just the individual spot. I would say it's best to just sandblast all the paint off, but in the case of your 140's fiberglass hood, that's not an option. Use scratch filler before starting to lessen the required sanding. There is so much more to it than what little I've said here. What we need is a more professional painter to make a detailed post of paint prep & paint application so we can make it a sticky post for all to use as a general guide.

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 04:59 PM

1855 &  782 3.jpg

I put weights on them both for the up coming Plowday in Taylors SC

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 05:37 PM

Tried my hand at repairing the old ripped cloth seat cover , yea color doesn't match !!!!DSC07699.jpg

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Decided to go ahead with the mod to my LGT sleeve hicth, as shown in my thread in the Ford forum.

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 09:02 PM

Finally welded my tillers cracked casting, and got it mounted up on smokey after removing the snowplow. Tested it out and I can't wait to till the real garden lol.

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 10:26 PM

Was torn where to put this, to or with...

Got Ryan a few minutes of seat time today. Best I could do. Had him drive it back & forth to where we are parking the snowblower and dozer blade and help me set them up on blocks.

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 07:25 PM

I have been going through my deck for my case. I opened up the inner panel to check bearings and prep for paint. Got everything taken apart and cleaned, primed, and ready to paint and put back together. All the bearings sounded and felt great nothing to replace except for inner belt it was trash.

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 04:51 PM

Nice day today, so I took the 37A & cab off the 74-112 & put them in storage. Then changed the wheels between the 112 & the 317 "Special". Used the Carlisle "All Trails" for snowblower duty! ~~ grnspot

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Nice day today, so I took the 37A & cab off the 74-112 & put them in storage. Then changed the wheels between the 112 & the 317 "Special". Used the Carlisle "All Trails" for snowblower duty! ~~ grnspot


Very cool. That is a lot of green ya got there :D

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 06:47 PM

I tore the Eaton hydro out of the Massey 1655 on Tuesday and finally got a chance tonight to take the hydro apart to see what might be causing the problems I am having.

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 07:02 PM

I tore into my "new-to-me" HH60 last night. I discovered that the magneto coil had been removed from the laminations. The charging coils are still there, but I don't know yet whether they work or not. I'm gonna' try to find a mag coil tomorrow and check into a carb for it too.

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Ryan sanded on rims until he got bored LOL, I played with the boom a little more. Not much, just finishing the welds.

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 11:38 PM

Making my wrecker frame , look lik it might have possibilty of workingnot much lost if it dont.,building it where it can go back on the 4 wheeler in winter time.

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Posted March 19, 2011 - 02:33 AM

got a little free time to do the bends on my sleeve hitch...
the 30 ton H press wouldn't do it so I had to use the torch...
Shoulda waited till I could get some help, torch, press, protractor, was just too much for me. lol.
It'll be ugly, but I'll make it work...guess thats what I get for using the free stuff outta the drop bin. hehehe

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Posted March 19, 2011 - 08:13 AM

WQDL753, I read a post somewhere that a guy used his log splitter to bend the 1/2" steel for a project. Guess it would work if you had a strong one.
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