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#31 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted November 27, 2013 - 12:25 AM

Nice. Did you take any pics of that mounted tire?

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Posted November 27, 2013 - 08:28 PM

A quick picture of the finally mounted tire next to the old set...more pictures to come when I get further...

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Posted November 27, 2013 - 08:40 PM

Thanks for the pic. Too bad I can't see much more than the rim. Ah well, I'm sure you'll have pics of the others mounted in the weeks to come. From what I can see it looks great.

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Posted November 28, 2013 - 09:55 AM

I am sorry, I will take another today. I took it in a hurry. Early morning and it was pretty bad weather outside. It is nicer today, but cold. I will wheel them outside.

Side note, I am needing to upgrade my front spindles to the inch ones. I currently have the 3/4" ones on there and making spacers is a long process. I figure I will just swap out those parts and convert it. Should be easy from what I can tell, only the spindles change. The axle is the same. Am I right?

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Posted November 28, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Here are two more better pictures...also, ordered a front axle from eBay. Tomorrow, I am gonna take off the fender and mount the one tire on to take some measurements.

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Posted December 25, 2013 - 09:46 PM

Axle came in while I was away from shore, just have to swap them now. Got my hubs off and machined them down, putting em back tomorrow. I have to order new wheel studs and get some front tires too. Also, going to pick up a piece of bar for the spacers from Bozrah, CT. On a side note, Merry Christmas.

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 09:27 AM

I got the hubs machined down to 2.790" on the inner ring and drilled the bolt holes out to 0.265" to accept 0.267" press in studs. Now, I just have to clean the hubs up and remount after a fresh coat of paint. Also, got one flange for each side of the spacer cut off of the old disk brakes I got from a local repair shop. I will post a pic of that when I got all the pieces measured and cut and welded. I still can't decide on a good place to cut the fenders off to raise them up and forward about 2". I want to weld in flat plate and grind it smooth to make it look original.

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 09:38 AM

Keep up the good work. I can't wait to see this finished.

 

What size are those ag's?



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 10:04 AM

They are the Goodyear 7.6 - 15...so the site says roughly 29.6...I measured mine at 31ish...

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 10:40 AM

Nice, that is what I have on my Kubota. Do you plan to use this for anything or just a show piece?


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 06:59 PM

Nice, that is what I have on my Kubota. Do you plan to use this for anything or just a show piece?


I do intend to use it for things, but I don't have a particular job for it to do. I honestly would like to use it for pulling a plow, disc, scale hay wagon, eventually build a front three point hitch for it and use it to push and blow snow. Just general purpose really. I would also like to show up at some strikes with it and shoes it off a bit. I really only have two tractors right now and my other one is a riding mower. It gives me a hobby that the wife doesn't mind.

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Posted January 09, 2014 - 08:30 PM

Keep running into issues...wow tires are a headache...those little 18x8.5-10 that I am putting on the front just don't want to go on or seat beads. Also, waiting on shims for the rear hubs...

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Posted January 09, 2014 - 08:34 PM

Those little new rubbers can be a pain, fight for hours sometimes.



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Posted January 10, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Late day at work. I really don't feel like tackling much, so I just painted the rear hubs and I drilled and tapped the front hubs for easy packing of grease in the hubs. Pics of the front hubs.uploadfromtaptalk1389397125730.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1389397142401.jpg

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Posted January 13, 2014 - 09:46 PM

Today I took time to finally cut off the old backstops on the front spindle. I then welded on a set of custom made ones. I also had to reweld the axles right side stop due to damage from the previous owner. I fitted up the new front axle, installed the new front hubs and put on the front tires. On the other end, the rear hubs are all together and all the new studs are installed. Picture of the rear hubs included.
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