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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2013 - 04:06 PM

Got the  handle made for moving my D-series blade now. Used channel at bottom and bolted instead of the slip-over and pin the instructions said it had, and made my own trigger up top copied from other WH types. Think it looks good and works fine. Put on chains too and should be ready to try first big snow! 

Forgot, what can I use for a rubber grip on that top?  1/4" x 1-1/2" stock.

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Edited by glgrumpy, November 03, 2013 - 04:07 PM.

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Posted November 03, 2013 - 04:52 PM

Would the grip off of a bicycle slide over? I think there are different sizes.


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Great work on the lift lever and trigger setup!

 

How about plasti dip? I think that's what it's called,the stuff in a can you dip pliers and other tools etc, in to renew the plastic grips.


Edited by pigsitter, November 03, 2013 - 05:03 PM.

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Posted November 03, 2013 - 05:41 PM

Plasti Dip is awesome.I bought 2 cans off of Ebay a couple years ago and Dipped the engagement leavers and steering brake handles on a snow blower and an old rear tine tiller and all of my ratchet handles and pliers with what I had leftover.

 

You can Dip it and let it set up a bit until it's tacky and re-dip it to get it on as thick as you want.Put a couple 1/4" notches on the edge of your handle and a couple holes in the center so that it molds fast and can't just pull off. 

 

 

Just make sure you use all of it once you open the lid lol.I had a good bit left in the one can that hardened.You can't store it very long once it's been opened.

 

Red,Yellow or Blue color

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4aa8c1fe37


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 05:49 PM

Plasti Dip is awesome.I bought 2 cans off of Ebay a couple years ago and Dipped the engagement leavers and steering brake handles on a snow blower and an old rear tine tiller and all of my ratchet handles and pliers with what I had leftover.

You can Dip it and let it set up a bit until it's tacky and re-dip it to get it on as thick as you want.Put a couple 1/4" notches on the edge of your handle and a couple holes in the center so that it molds fast and can't just pull off.


Just make sure you use all of it once you open the lid lol.I had a good bit left in the one can that hardened.You can't store it very long once it's been opened.

Red,Yellow or Blue color

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4aa8c1fe37

They have a black too. Expect to do it every 3-4 years, but it looks nice.

You can get big heat shrink too but it will be open on the end

Anyways, great looking setup. Should be no issue now to angle the blade.
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Posted November 03, 2013 - 06:20 PM

Nice,neat job!
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Posted November 03, 2013 - 06:36 PM

Looks good! I like that tractor as well :D

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Posted November 03, 2013 - 06:57 PM

A plastic grip 1" in diameter will fit right on that piece of flat steel. I have done the same thing.

 

If you can't find one locally, PM me, as I have an extra one right now.

 

1.5 x 2 = 3

.25 x 2 = .5   Total of 3.5 inches divided by pi (3.14) = 1.1"


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 07:25 PM

The silver release lever takes a 3/8" black cap.

The warmer plastic is the easier it works & stretches, 

you can pre-heat it even up to 150º to help it soften & stretch,

just before installing it on the lever.

The cold makes all plastic shrink and become brittle.

 

Nice job, looks great. + + + 

 

I attached red marker posts on the ends of my blade, like big plows have, 

mainly so I don't keep hitting knees & tripping over it in the garage.


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 08:26 PM

That looks great! Really clean look!

 

 

 

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 02:25 PM

KC9, Plastic Grip?   Didn't get the math part, sorry!   This an end-capped thing or ?   I like the shrink tube idea, didn't know they made it that big!  Maybe one over another?  Might have to look at McMaster Carr.



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Just showing you the distance around the flat steel is very close to the 1" diameter of a plastic grip.

Just showing off my geometry ability!

Glen Pettit may have these grips....Maybe PM him

 

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 11:14 PM

For your Snow Blade Lever:

 

1.   Bicycle Grips 1" I.D. would work, inexpensive, 5" long inside length, with a hole in the end  

      (most bicycle grips and the Wheel Horse lever grips are 3/4" I.D., motorcycles & old bikes may be 1").

      The hole is no problem, the I.D. length can be reduced with a fine-tooth saw blade (your photo;

         looks slightly less than 5" from top to bolt).

 

2.    Lots of wraps of Electrical tape (7 mil), or Splicing Tape (30 mil), or even "Hockey Stick

       Wrap" (20 mil).  (Box stores)

 

3.    Heavy Wall adhesive lined Heat Shrink tube comes in 1.1" & 1.5" I.D. by 6" lengths,

       Red or Black, about $3.50.  (Fastenal or Granger).

 

Glen


Edited by GlenPettit, November 04, 2013 - 11:30 PM.

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 11:41 PM

i done the same thing a couple years ago. except the hitch and blade goes on my MTD 990.

yours looks a helluva lot better than mine.

 

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 02:51 PM

KC9, finally went out yesterday while Warm (38) and put the grip on. I used a magnet engine warmer to heat the metal and heated the water with plastic in it. At first went on for 1/3 way fine, then not moving, Was thiking O< O? not gonna work. Then I just squeezed down lower and pulled like milking a cow maybe and it worked itself down. Had to do that all along the length of it, till on. No pix of mine here, but looks just like one you posted. I Like it! Thanks!


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