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Posted August 07, 2013 - 03:49 PM

That weld looks a billion times better than some I have seen. More than aesthetics is how well it holds. Looks like it isn't going anywhere.

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Posted August 07, 2013 - 05:10 PM

Here, is the bracket for the steering box. Originally, the bracket was welded to the frame, which I did not like; the reason is, because if you ever had to take the steering box out, you had to remove the engine, bell housing, clutch, and then all of the other things that need to be removed in order to take that stuff out! With my design, I can take two bolts out and the bracket will come off, so the steering box can be removed.

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On the inside of the frame, I welded a 3/8" plate with two threaded holes that the steering box bracket will mount to. I beveled the plate I welded in, and this allowed me to put a good solid weld in there. I thought that I was going to have to grind the weld down flush, but it is already flush with the plate! The only grinding I had to do was on a couple pieces of hard spatter. It is almost like I know what I am doing, almost. :D

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Here is the bracket bolted to the frame.

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Posted August 07, 2013 - 06:43 PM

Looks mighty fine to me, Ryan! You're moving along good now!


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 06:56 PM

I have ground down all of the welds that I need to grind down, and now I am truly waiting on the drill bit! Hopefully it comes tomorrow.


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 07:52 PM

That is coming along great Ryan! This will be one interesting tractor! :thumbs:


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 09:39 PM

I can't for the life of me figure out how I missed this. Sure looks as though your coming along good and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. I really enjoyed the photos and thanks for posting them. 


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 10:23 PM

That weld looks a billion times better than some I have seen. More than aesthetics is how well it holds. Looks like it isn't going anywhere.

:ditto: I know as a  "welder" you are not to suppose to, but I usually grind my welds down flush. (hill-billy at its best)  I like the look of one piece of steel, and it makes it easier to see a crack when it starts to fail. (to be honest, most of my welds only look good after the weld is ground away!)  As a disclaimer, I have yet to have a weld fail, If I don't  like what I have done, I will grind it out and try again. At your age, you're well ahead of the curve. :rocker: At my age, well, it could be a slippery slope.


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 06:54 AM

My friend, you are amazing!! And all I want to do is cut out and weld in some plate on my mower deck. It would probably take you a half hour to do. Lol!
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Posted August 08, 2013 - 12:16 PM

My drill bit came today! I did not waste any time putting it to use, ad I was very pleased at how easily it went through. However, when I drilled my pilot holes they were not perfectly aligned, and now the axle pin does not go all the way through. I am going to see if I can borrow Bossman Harry's mill to bring the side of one hole over a little.

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 07:08 AM

Ryan, glad you got the bit, sorry to hear it is fighting you on the straight thru.
Ar you going to fill in the other side a little after milling, or are you just leaving it?
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Posted August 09, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Ryan, glad you got the bit, sorry to hear it is fighting you on the straight thru.
Ar you going to fill in the other side a little after milling, or are you just leaving it?


No, I will not be adding to the other side. On the front of the crossmember, is the axle. To the rear of the axle is a large castle nut that the axle pin threads into. The castle nut will be welded to the frame, and that will hold the pin from moving around in the oversized hole.
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Posted August 10, 2013 - 05:57 PM

Instead of using a mill, I was able to use my new to me plasma cutter to make the pin fit through. Once I got a good fit, I welded the nut to the plate.

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Tonight, I am going to try and get the front piece of the frame in, and then I will be able to build it back up to a rolling chassis!


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 10:48 PM

Nice looking welds.  :thumbs:


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 11:17 PM

I got caught up with doing some other things, so this got put off a couple hours. I still managed, to get everything done that I wanted to do tonight though! While I was putting the front axle on, is when I first noticed how long the frame really was!

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Here is another, just to get an idea of how long it is.

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Posted August 10, 2013 - 11:48 PM

That looks awesome Ryan! Great job!

 

And just think, if you flip the front axle you'll have a start on a PK Dragster :D






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