As for tonight's update... well. It is a delicious balmy 5 degrees outside and I'm cozily inside catching up on a mountain of paperwork.
Pictures are lacking this evening. Excuse me.
I think the painting part of the project is coming to a halt this week until the weather gets at least 50. I know painting in this kind of weather is like spitting in the wind.
Saturday was in the upper fifties, although I spent most of the morning chasing down a compact tractor which conveniently decided to break down while the operator was cruising the highway between properties. After I got back, it was too dang windy to spray any paint, so I cleaned and got some other projects pushed off the workbench and found that I still had a workbench buried under all the junk. It was a surprising revelation.
1/2 the tractor is primed a nice even coat of brown. I've got the hood and fenders being sandblasted while the weight box is receiving a new cover, and then those parts can be painted.
Both new front rims now are painted red.
There's a lot of degreasing and cleaning going on. That can be done in the cold and will probably be done in the cold.
I've got pictures on my camera, and I'll let ya'll see what this creature is looking like now.
Dave, I think all of the Ford fans hear will be proud to know that the red used on the rims and the forklift matches 100% to Ford tractor red, while IHC Farmall fans like me will be please that the hood and sheet metal will receive IH accent white.