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#136 superaben OFFLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 08:44 PM

:camera:   ??????????     :tapping_fingers:

 

Ahem.

 

I didn't realize I was running this far behind on pictures.  :D

 

Here's the most recent.  I had to do some modifications, since the hood wasn't quite right.  I found one at a local junkyard that did the trick.  I decided it was simpler to repaint the rest of the tractor to match the hood.

 

See what you think.   I think it really helped it.

 

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 08:59 PM

:thumbs:  :thumbs:  :thumbs:  :thumbs:  i like it



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Posted April 17, 2014 - 11:48 PM

Oh the HORROR!!!!!

 

A poor unsuspecting Bolens, painted in the hideous colors of a clearly inferior tractor.  :(  :(  :(


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Ahem.

 

I didn't realize I was running this far behind on pictures.  :D

 

Here's the most recent.  I had to do some modifications, since the hood wasn't quite right.  I found one at a local junkyard that did the trick.  I decided it was simpler to repaint the rest of the tractor to match the hood.

 

See what you think.   I think it really helped it.

 

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Ben W.

 

 

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl:

 

Did Willie get the lift part of it?



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Posted April 18, 2014 - 10:33 PM

:bigrofl: :bigrofl:

Did Willie get the lift part of it?


Ssshhhhh
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Posted April 18, 2014 - 10:42 PM

Ssshhhhh

 

 

OKAY......ssssssshhhhh


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 11:04 PM

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl:

 

Did Willie get the lift part of it?

 

Like Bill said, it depends on what the definition of "it" is. 

 

Ssshhhhh

 

Pipe down, will ya?

 

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 09:03 PM

SOoooooo? what happening?

Ben, you cant expect us tractoholics to just sit and wait weeks without pics do ye?

Come on mate... just one more fix :worshippy1:


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 09:49 PM

SOoooooo? what happening?

Ben, you cant expect us tractoholics to just sit and wait weeks without pics do ye?

Come on mate... just one more fix :worshippy1:

 

Alright, I hear you.  :D

 

Watch carefully in the next minute or two. 

 

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 09:49 PM

Since I am about to get tarred and feathered for not sharing the news, I suppose I ought to do something.

 

It really has been a "nothing to show" kind of time the past few weeks.  Nothing exciting, like a tractor changing colors in one day from splotchy paint, to bare steel, to primer, and then to the final coat.  Its a lot of touch up and reinstall. 

 

One exciting thing was that I was able to finally get the tractor off the expensive stands it has sat on for a few months.  Remember these?   The price was $50 a pair, I'll knock this used set off for $25 (50% savings!!) if you buy it tonight.

 

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Dave was concerned about traction.  Once he sent me these tires, I realized that his fears are now groundless. 

 

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I think we gained ground clearance, which is a big plus.

 

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The new front tires are much wider.  I think they will help bear the forklift much better. 

 

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I set the fender on the tractor just for kicks and giggles.

 

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The machine shop who sandblasted it cleaned up the injured corner where the drive pedal must have met it "back in the day."  The only spot left is the rip around the bolt.  A wide fender washer will hide most of that, anyway.  Welding it would probably tear it up worse, anyway.

 

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The hood turned out excellently.  There's one spot on top that shows up where the metal had pitted.  And a couple dings that didn't beat out all the way. 

 

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I think the red and black look great together.

 

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Final parts waiting to be installed:

 

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Ben W.


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 02:11 AM

 Looking better and better  :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

 

I wanted those tires for extra ground clearance and for their load carrying ability.

 

The rears are 27" instead of the original 26", and I'm not so sure that the ones on it were a full 26" to start with.

 

The fronts are 18" and I think the originals were 16".

 

With that low slung sub-frame for the lift, any extra ground clearance is definitely a plus.

 

As a bonus, they definitely give it a 'ready to work' look as well  :D :D :D


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 05:51 AM

That's looking real good, Ben! Coming along nicely!


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 06:24 AM

Good looking machine that is getting better.
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Posted April 21, 2014 - 06:35 AM

Looking good. What are those front tires? Vredstein?


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 08:13 AM

Those are the 6-ply 18x8.50-8 V61s.  They have a load rating of  1130 lb. @ 45 psi.

 

They are the same as the ones on the HDT1000, and should be more than adequate for any load that I put on the lift  :D :D :D


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