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Posted January 22, 2011 - 03:08 PM

As for the engine & powertrain, I can't move ahead until the longer flywheel bolts come in, so today I started on the new floorboards.
I took some 2 1/4" x 1"steel tubing, cut to length, then heated & bent to match the angles on some Massey MF14 floorboards I've had for years (glad I keep stuff! lol). These then got welded to the main frame rails.

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Welds aren't pretty, as I have to start wearing my readers while welding. Then I held the floorboard up so I could mark through the fender mount holes so I can drill & tap.

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Got the holes tapped & floorboard bolted tight.

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The fenders will also be altered. The rolled edges of the OE fenders will be cut off, then I have 1/8" steel plate that I will weld on top of the remaining OE fender. Before welding in place, I'm taking the new fender plate & have it bent to where the front bent down edge will bolt into the floorboards upper mount holes. The outer edge will also be bent down 90 degrees.

The hydro foot control will be added later, but I have it just sitting here for mockup.

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 03:10 PM

I have the rectangular tubing cut, heated & bent for the other side, and may get it all welded & mounted today, but gonna cut the shop time short as my Grandson Case is coming to play for the evening! :thumbs:

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 04:36 PM

I got the other floorboard all mounted solid. Waiting for my Grandson to arrive.

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 05:17 PM

That's looking awesome Dan! I like the re-purposed foot rests, great work matching the angles on the extensions with them!

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 06:04 PM

Living vicariously thru you Daniel,:D can't wait to see the rest!

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 06:05 PM

Looking good Dan.

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 09:17 AM

You are making great progress Daniel! Reusing the floor boards just shows how nice it is to have an used parts inventory at hand! I'm very impressed with the speed at which you are getting this tractor to the up and running phase. Keep up the great work.

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Posted January 23, 2011 - 09:52 AM

Enjoying the thread, Daniel. You are making lots of progress!

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Posted January 24, 2011 - 01:27 PM

Enjoying the thread, Daniel. You are making lots of progress!


:ditto:

Awesome job so far

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Posted January 24, 2011 - 01:32 PM

awesome job so far


ditto !

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 09:07 AM

Yesterday I got a temporary fuel tank under the dash. Just a 1 gallon, but will do for now. Much better than the lines running into a 6 gallon fuel can! The 1 gallon tank's fuel line exactly matched the slot where the hydro control pedal arm went out the belly. I used a thin 4 1/2" cutting wheel to cut out a new dash plate, and marked it for 7 holes. 2 for the idiot lights, one oil idiot, the other for the glow plug idiot. Then 4 large holes for the gauges, oil pressure, water temp, ammeter, and one for the Hobbs hour meter. Then another for the key switch. Guess I'll use my plasma cutter to punch the holes, as I have no metal cutting hole saws. To do a smooth job on the holes, I need to cut a wooden hole template a bit larger than the hole, so the cutting tip can rest on the edge of the hole, then make a quick pass around, leaving a smooth edge. No way I can do it smooth free-handed...I've tried that with ragged results. 32F outside, so I'll wait a bit before starting so I won't have to use propane heat.

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 09:27 AM

Daniel,

I'm glad to see you getting back to your "HOGOTA" today. I hope to get some stuff done on my Gt's today also. I have never used wood for a template. I was always worried about burning up template before getting done with it. I use washers and other pieces of steel to either cut the I.D. or O.D. depending on size of hole. I also have a circle cutting attachment that will cut 1/2" to 12" holes at the welding shop that fits my Thermo Dynamics Plasma machine, wasn't very much money.

Good Luck today, Brian

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 09:32 AM

I thought about buying a circle attachment, but I'm tight at the moment, so it'll have to wait. My cutter is also a Thermal Dynamics....model "Cutmaster 52".

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 09:55 AM

Enjoying listening to/watching your progress Daniel!

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 12:14 PM

Made some progress today! Got the radiator shields in place

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And the big progress was the new dash plate. I cut it out of sheet metal yesterday & plasma cut the holes today. All the wiring has to be connected, but it looks good! All will have to come out again whenever paint time comes, but gonna be a long time, so making all connections after lunch. It's quite crowded on the inside as well as the outside. Key switch, oil gauge, water temp gauge, amp gauge, and hour meter, as well as idiot oil light, glow plug light, light switch, and fuse holder.


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