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#1 mike snyder OFFLINE  

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 01:53 AM

I have  70 series with the single hole in the wheel. Would the hubs from a 110 fit so I can add bigger wheels and tries? I'd like to build a custom look. or would I be better finding a 110 rf and custom build?

Tractor would be used for grandkids to ride and show.


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Posted November 04, 2013 - 06:03 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. Here is a link to a really nice custom build on a 70 that another member completed not too long ago. http://gardentractor...0i/page-1?hl=70  If you go to the JD forum and search on 70 you will find a lot of topics on this model.


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Posted November 04, 2013 - 07:33 AM

My 70 I used the original wheels.  For my L/60 Custom, I had 110/112 hubs bored out by a local machinist & a keyway cut in them, (cost me $50 at the time):

 

http://www.weekendfr...html?1233505223

 

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 07:46 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and enjoy the site. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 03:30 PM

Using the 110 hubs and boring looks like the way to go. I seen a 70 series that had a 110 grille with bars going up and down. Narrow rib tires in front and nice big tires in the back with lugs, chrome stack. Everything else was stock. Grandson went wild once he seen the tractor. Grandson is only 6 but getting him into old tractors made my day. Plus I get to play out my second childhood. Everything on the tractor is  in very good shape. Been restored once but showing usage. Good thing is its been inside and looked after. About a 7 rating. Tires are bad so I thought now would be a good time to customize the tractor. I did see a 110 rf but been outside for years and pretty ruff. Needs complete tear down. The 70 asking $375 and the 110 $250.00. I could only buy one. My thoughts I'd be better off buying the 70 and changing a few things. Anybody have any ideas or pictures of custom 110 rf or 70 I'd like to see your pictures or ideas. I'm going to buy the 70 or 110 by wednesday for sure.



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 05:58 PM

My L/60 Custom went from this:

 

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To this:

 

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& 70 I (Industrial) went from this (1/2 tractor on the right):

 

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To this:

 

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I also once had a 67-112 that had a few modifications:

 

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Edited by grnspot110, November 04, 2013 - 06:04 PM.

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Hello and welcome! :wave:



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Looks great  !!!!!! The 60 what did you do to get those lug wheels on your 70 ? That's about the size I want to use but a little wider. Looks like bigger fenders also! The tires on the front and rear what size did you use. Since you have worked on 70 series is there much modifing to get the 110 griile to fit? I thought about putting the wheels in the middle of the tractor so it looked like a pedal tractor but I heard the kits only fit the 110 model. I've been told to get the 110 easier to get the look I want, but I like the little 70

 



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 08:25 PM

Mike,

 

I too will be doing some custom work to a 1974 70. The spindles on the front axle of a 70 will accept the round fender 3/4" spindles. I wouldn't use bigger wheels on the original 70 spindles, as they would be too weak. The round fender spindles are heavier steel and will hold up much better. This way the front or narrow front round fender wheels will mount up with no problems. As for the rears, I'm lucky enough to have a set of the John Deere five lug hubs that were made to mount onto the '63 & '64 110's with smooth axles. The keyway is already notched into the hubs, and matches the keyway cut into the 70 axles. Now I can go with a 12" wheel. Only thing going with a larger diameter wheel is, it really cuts down on the fender/tire clearance. To get over this, you'll have to shim up the fenders with flat washers, between the transmission and the frame. Not between the frame and the fenders!

 

Good luck to you, and post pictures as you go!

 

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Posted November 05, 2013 - 12:02 AM

Hoping to get the 70 started soon.


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 09:18 AM

My L/60 Custom went from this:

 

attachicon.gifGARDEN TRACTORS 298a.jpg

  

Lowell do you have a build thread on your L/60 custom.  I would love to read through it if you do.  I passed up a 70 for $50 and I'm kind of regretting that now.



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Posted November 05, 2013 - 12:50 PM

 

My L/60 Custom went from this:

 

attachicon.gifGARDEN TRACTORS 298a.jpg

  

Lowell do you have a build thread on your L/60 custom.  I would love to read through it if you do.  I passed up a 70 for $50 and I'm kind of regretting that now.

 

 

http://www.weekendfr...html?1233505223


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 03:33 PM

Troy, If you come across rear hubs that are machined to fit please let me know.

Mike


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Troy, If you come across rear hubs that are machined to fit please let me know.

Mike

 

Lots of worn 110/112 hubs out there, machine the splines out & cut the keyway.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 06:49 PM

Same hub used on the Deere 200 series tractors.






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