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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 03:41 PM

The grill on that B10 that I just picked up needs replaced.  Anyone know where to get material that is the same as the original?  I don't know the proper name for it.  Thanks.

 

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 06:44 PM

To me it looks like a form of expanded metal, but i don't know what you have nor have I seen one-sorry.

 

 

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 06:51 PM

It is expanded aluminum. Check your hardware distributers as I have seen some that is a perfect match for he original fabric. I want to say it is 1/4x3/16" expanded.

Edited by skunkhome, July 04, 2013 - 06:54 PM.

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:35 PM

It is expanded aluminum. Check your hardware distributers as I have seen some that is a perfect match for he original fabric. I want to say it is 1/4x3/16" expanded.

Thanks, I'll look into that.


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 09:21 PM

Im not really exactly sure what the B series grill material looks like...

I found this stuff that I thought would have been good for my 300 series:

http://www.mcmaster....-sheets/=nix385

mcmaster has it listed under "filtering" and "perforated sheets"

for "expanded" metal:

http://www.mcmaster....d-metal/=nix5aw


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 12:44 AM

I'm thinking this is more like it. http://www.mcnichols...ode=avc:AV-7864

But I am thinking it might be lancet cut like this. http://www.mcnichols.../49187R5184.gif

Now if you can get it smaller than 4x8'. http://www.mcnichols...ncet-expd-metal

Edited by skunkhome, July 08, 2013 - 12:50 AM.


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 04:26 AM

Well so far none of these suggestions even come close believe it or not.  I do appreciate the efforts.  I believe mine to be original as I have seen this stuff before on these tractors.  The cut around the shaft is too smooth to be done by someone in his garage and most folks would get to the point of making sure the emblem is on the grill let alone centered.  I'll try to get a close up picture and post it later.


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:45 AM

Ok, I tried to get a close up of this grill so you could see the pattern.  It didn't come out too well but maybe its enough to be able to tell what I need.

 

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:47 AM

It is not as if AC made the material. It's been many years but as I thought the early B10 had the same grill material as the B1, which was a raised expanded aluminum sheet. It has characteristics like a lancet cut (rounded web) but looks also like knife cut but rather than being flattened it is left raised.

I have seen simular material as the outer layer on alumimun filiment air filters.
Regardless you need to be looking for expanded aluminum as a starting point. To match it you will have to know the width and length of the cuts. Someone is bound to have something close to it.

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 08:49 AM

I figure the best thing I can do is to cut a small piece off to take with me.  That way there is no guess work.  I thought the seat would be the problem here but I found that almost immediately.  Thanks for the input.



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:56 PM

You know what that looks like? It looks like the stuff I put in the gutters last year. I'm sure yours is stiffer stuff, but that pic just jumped out at me.
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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:02 PM

You know what that looks like? It looks like the stuff I put in the gutters last year. I'm sure yours is stiffer stuff, but that pic just jumped out at me.

You're right, Alan! I have some of that laying under my workbench. Too small for this purpose though!


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Posted July 09, 2013 - 06:55 AM

I figure the best thing I can do is to cut a small piece off to take with me.  That way there is no guess work.  I thought the seat would be the problem here but I found that almost immediately.  Thanks for the input.

I would be reluctant to cut it until I have a replacement. If anything I'd remove the whole thing and take it along.
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Posted July 10, 2013 - 06:40 AM

I see that Sandy Lake Equipment actually sells grill material for these tractors.  I don't know if it's an exact match or not as the picture is pretty small.  If not then I think I can safely assume that the correct material is no longer made.  Besides, there aren't many people out there who will know if its original material or not.  They also sell seats for these tractors which is what I thought would be the hardest thing to find.  Learning more about these tractors everyday.  Since I quit limiting myself to one or two brands, it's like being set free.



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Posted July 10, 2013 - 07:00 AM

That's where I got my seat too.

SLI also has the keys for these.

Nice people.



If you want to get your seat rebuilt instead of a total replacement, there is a place up here by me. PM me for contact info.
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