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Posted September 07, 2015 - 02:31 PM

Your moving right along with the teardown.


More done.
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Posted September 07, 2015 - 02:36 PM

Before paint I need to go through the brakes, reinforce the chassis rails, fill in the rail that was torched out, and a few other little things. Not gonna be fast as I want to make it better as I go. I put her together in a hurry.
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Posted September 07, 2015 - 04:47 PM

You'll have it done before you know it, I know how you are !! :poke: :smilewink:


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 05:28 PM

SWEET! Daniel is getting his feet wet all over, again! Will we see paint tomorrow?


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 09:10 PM

I'm worn out today!  Teresa's Dad came to show us his new to him 2013 Ford Edge, then a neighbor came by for a long visit.  Standing is my worst enemy as my back/neck, and leg get to hurting.  I just finished supper before 10pm.  My blood sugar was pretty low.  Had great visits, but like I said...very tired.  So I'll likely get a slow start tomorrow.

  I need to see if I can dig up a pair of light weight wheels with tires to stick on the back of Hogzilla's carcass to help in moving it around.  She still weighs an awful lot just to be a frame with hydro.  I hope tomorrow to degrease the chassis & pressure clean it real good.  Besides that, likely the rest of the day will be organizing all the parts on pallets so I can move where needed.

  Paint is a looong way from happening!


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 09:56 PM

Looking great Daniel. Is the goal to have it painted and back together for Ball Hollow in the Spring?
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Posted September 08, 2015 - 08:10 AM

Looking great Daniel. Is the goal to have it painted and back together for Ball Hollow in the Spring?

 

Yes, that's my plan.  So I have till the end of February at least, as I should start working at my local farm store sometime in March.  Plow day should be sometime very late March or early April.

  I only want it finished so I can plow with it.  As far as painting it....I'm tired of looking at it like it is.


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 08:42 AM

 

I should start working at my local farm store sometime in March.

 

This sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it. Seems like something you would really enjoy. 


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 03:23 PM

Been busier than I planned, and feel it from the hot weather.  But I got all the parts on a pallet & taken to the old shop to keep the new shop freed up.  

 

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Then found some light wheel/tires to put on the chassis so I could pull it near the milk parlor for degreasing & power washing.

 

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I put the engine assembly on a castered scooter & moved against the shop wall out of the way.  To keep anyone from tipping it, I put the lift chain to the wall with one of the existing roofing screws.

 

After tomorrow the weather should cool down, so working won't be so miserable, and maybe get some rain.

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Posted October 01, 2015 - 06:47 PM

Well, today after I got all my grass mowing chores done, I decided to do some welding repairs on Hogzilla's frame.  This tractor was hacked to pieces and I just bought it for parts , then decided on the Hogzilla build.  So time to fill in some missing metal.  You can see where this frame had a section of the left rail cut out.  I had a spare D4-10 frame with the same bends, so cut out a section to weld into this frame.  The front of the added piece has to turn down to give room to change the oil filter.  The welds need gone over again to fill pits/holes, hopefully I can do that tomorrow.  I gotta take the lens out of my helmet & give them a good cleaning.  I could barely see at all to weld.

 

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The far side had a diamond shaped place cut out that I welded from the outside a couple years ago, so welded the inside today.

 

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Not a lot done, but at least something.


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 04:16 AM

Glad you could spend some time on this!


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 02:04 PM

Just a little more welding on the frame today.  Neck got aggravated with the bending, so I called it a day.  Teresa & I have to go to town in a bit anyway.  Sure is hard to get into the GT stuff when not feeling my best.  I'll get it done eventually though.


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 03:46 PM

I give you a lot of credit Dan! Take it slow. And I hope the neck heals
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Posted October 02, 2015 - 03:49 PM

I hit a wrong button. Not used to using the phone! I meant to say I hope the neck heals soon.
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 02:46 PM

Only thing I've gotten done on Hogzilla is I have went over almost the entire rolling chassis with my needle scaler removing rust & stuff.  I have some rust converter I'll apply when finished, then prime coat over that maybe next week if I'm very lucky.  I also need to weld gussets to my steering arms off the spindles, as one bent downward last plow day, so they need reinforcement.

  I wish it didn't feel like work doing things like this with my hurting neck/shoulders, as it used to be fun and not like work at all.  I figure once I see some color on it, it will give me incentive to push on.  I have plenty of time before spring to finish, but time seems to slip away at an alarming pace anymore.


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