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#286 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 04:30 AM

And NO pics of the tank will be posted! :smilewink:


Hey Daniel,I know the real reason why you won't show the tank welds,you don't want to show us all up,that's good of you.:D:D:D

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 08:43 AM

Hey Daniel,I know the real reason why you won't show the tank welds,you don't want to show us all up,that's good of you.:D:D:D


Good try Maynard.....I'm still not posting pics of the monstrosity! :p:D

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 10:10 AM

Dan,,,
Why are you getting pin holes with the stick welding??

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 10:30 AM

Good try Maynard.....I'm still not posting pics of the monstrosity! :p:D



Damn,I thought that might work.:D:D:D:D:D

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 10:56 AM

Dan,,,
Why are you getting pin holes with the stick welding??

Joe


I have no clue Joe! Worst problem I've ever had welding up a tank! I ground down previous welds, tried again.....still weeping spots. We need a pro welder like you to hang around more at GTT JoeJ!

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 01:21 PM

Well, may as well post a pic of the nasty tank welding before meangreen does. Made the mistake of driving the JB to his place & he took a pic with his cell phone & said he was posting it....so gonna beat him to it! Likely it was just his ploy to force me to post one. :mad2::smilewink:

Certainly isn't pretty, but air-tight, so should be fuel tight, and that's good enough for me at this point!

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 01:29 PM

I also made a stabilizer chain system for the 3pt lift. Just one side, in order to align my plow for a clean furrow. I got my seat rails welded on too. Had aimed to weld them to a plate, then bolt them to the fenders, but no need for the extra trouble, so welded directly to the fenders. You can see my fuel filler neck comes through the top of my dash tower. The fuel neck came off the old family 64 Chevrolet Bel Air, that Teresa & Fred both drove as youngins. Gonna find me a chrome cap to go on it when she's finally painted some day. When I get time, the rusty metal I extended the hood with will get sliced off & replaced with a new smooth piece of steel I picked up.

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 01:32 PM

great job! we need some video with the good hydro now!!!

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 01:39 PM

The other hydro was solid up until the day before Ky plow day. I noticed the lift had slowed & power steering was weaker. So I changed the fluid & cleaned the pickup screen, but didn't take care of it. The charge pump wasn't pumping any fluid at all hardly.
Not made up my mind if going single or double bottom for the Vevay, IN plow day on the 16th. If it doesn't get rained out, or have more tractor problems, I'll have video of the plow day action. I'll have Fred take some video of the JB early on, just to be sure!

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 06:06 AM

Damp welding rod will do that.

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 06:37 AM

Looking good,I do like those widened fenders.

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 03:06 PM

I cut off the rusty hood extension & am in the process of welding the new metal piece in. Helped the wife bring some groceries in, and back out to the shop. I'll take some pics. Taking my time & trying to do a much nicer job this time. All welding on the underside of hood, leaving nice smooth lines on top. Pics later......

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 05:33 PM

Here's pics of my new metal hood extension. Waaaay better than the rusty/pitted piece I had on there. This one fits perfectly and is much stronger.
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All welds will be inside the hood, except where I welded the slip-over tube for the air filter screen top.

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The top of hood bowed in toward the center slightly, so I also added a stiffener of 3/4" angle iron across. You can see all the spot welding at the extension joint. I will do some more welding, then grind it down as much as I can without weakening it.

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And just for fun, here's my little Grandson "Case". He's enjoying supper for sure!

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 06:40 PM

Dan I can't believe how much you get done in a day. The JBI is really coming along. Everything is turning out really nice. I have not one critique. Case definitely looks like he is enjoying supper.

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 07:01 PM

I spent less than 2 hours doing the new hood extension, and it turned out better than I had even hoped.




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