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#46 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted January 14, 2014 - 10:06 AM

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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I understand your pain. I had to use either on my kubota rear's. They just wouldn't seat enough to take air until I helped them out.


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 06:04 PM

So today, I put the rear hubs back on and greased the front axle hubs and all the axle grease points. I cut the spacers pipe out so it is ready to weld tomorrow. I also pulled both tie rods so I can extend those tomorrow with some welding and grinding. I finally finished flipping the valve stem holes and painting the two other rear wheels so when the paint is dry, I can take em and get em mounted. It is moving along slowly of course.

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Side note and question, what is the torque for the rear hub center bolts that hold the hub on? Please help.

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Posted January 15, 2014 - 06:03 PM

Had to lengthen the tie rods due to the new front axle being a wee bit wider than the original. Had to make them 8 5/8" long vice the 7 5/8" they were. I did not feel like firing up the lathe and making a set, so I just cut them apart and welded in a 1 inch piece. Pictures of the cut and lengthened rods below.

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Stuck at work tonight, but tomorrow I am going to attempt to weld my spacers together. Should be a fun adventure seen as how the flanges are made of cast iron and the pipe is steel. From what I heard steel and cast iron don't like being welded to each other. I am going to use some 308L and see what happens.

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Posted January 18, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Flanges finally welded to the pipe. Tomorrow I am gonna weld the other side on and apply some paint. Should have it all bolted together by Monday.

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 07:34 PM

Well, the wheels are all installed now and spacer is installed. I haven't had a chance to cut the seat pan and install that and sorry for no picture yet. I just have not uploaded them yet. Will do that when possible. Side note, can't find the keys now.

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 08:20 PM

Here are the pictures as I said from earlier. Sorry for the bad lighting and somewhat blurry edges.

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 08:39 PM

I like it.
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 09:04 PM

Wow that looks nice! Cant't wait to see the pan extended out.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Looks great!

 

Maybe I missed it but what front axle did you swap to?



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 05:38 PM

Here is a today picture and I also included the before it was done photo. I do plan on putting the fenders back on, but I am leaving town for a few months, so I will do that when I get back.

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 05:42 PM

Looks great!

Maybe I missed it but what front axle did you swap to?


I swapped in the John Deere 140 with 1" spindles. It required making the tie rods longer. Not a hard swap, but definitely fun.

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 06:04 PM

Are you going to build fenders now? Very nice job by the way!!


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 06:09 PM

Are you going to build fenders now? Very nice job by the way!!


I am...although not for a few months. I have to work away from home for a bit and thought I should get it back together so the wife can use it in the snow if needed...

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 11:32 PM

Looks great... I think it would even look good without the fenders but you would need to cut off the foot wells and just add some foot pegs.






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