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Posted October 14, 2015 - 04:13 PM

Gee that sure is a purdy color and lots of it too.  :thumbs:


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 04:23 PM

Gee that sure is a purdy color and lots of it too.  :thumbs:

 

Might just be a lot more red paint before this tractor is finished, but I've not completely decided on the complete color scheme.  May end up mostly red with highlights in black, such as the 3pt lift components, bumper, grill screen, muffler, etc.  Gotta think on it, but I have plenty of time to mull it around.  The engine will be Kubota gray, which is similar to Massey gray.  Still thinking of a 3" tall vinyl white stripe down the hood sides, with custom decals onto that.  The rims are already white, and staying white.


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 05:47 PM

Looks good! Paint scheme sounds good! I am liking the semi-gloss black I used on Alice! And the off-white wheels just sets it all off!


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 06:02 PM

All the black I use will be satin/semi-gloss black.  Glossy black is just too shiny as a compliment color. But I think I've changed the color scheme a bit.  I "think" I'll go with all I said before, but with the hood & dash being white to match the rims.  Grill and dash tower will remain red.  I always liked the lighter gray primer I had on the hood & dash top, but it would make for too many colors, and the white dash & hood will tie in nice with the rims.


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Posted October 25, 2015 - 08:16 PM

I did get the painted chassis towed back into the new shop today.  No time to work on it for a few days, as I have too many other things needing done between rainy days.  Rain coming tomorrow afternoon, so attending other chores in the morning.


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 01:14 PM

Spray bombed the engine with "Kubota Gray" today.  After this cures I'll mask off best I can & paint the exhaust "Hi-temp BBQ Black" .  Tomorrow after my Dr checkup I may get the wheels back on so I can bolt the engine back in.

 

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Posted October 27, 2015 - 05:04 PM

Got the front wheels mounted, and rear end on stands so I can finish checking the rear brakes before putting the rear wheels and tires back on.

 

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Posted October 27, 2015 - 05:48 PM

Glad to see you making some progress here! That's gonna be sweet!


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Posted October 28, 2015 - 08:28 AM

You are like my coworker, he is working on a "winter project" almost has it done :bigrofl:

 

Looking good.


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Posted October 28, 2015 - 12:16 PM

You are like my coworker, he is working on a "winter project" almost has it done :bigrofl:

 

Looking good.

 

There is a huge pile of parts yet, and I'm moving lots slower than ever in my life.  


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Posted October 31, 2015 - 03:14 PM

All I've done the last few days is to put the engine back in the chassis today.

 

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I am pretty decided on balance of colors.  Red dash tower, red grill with white grill screen.  White hood & dash, with white seat base.  Brake pedals, 3pt lift assembly, and front bumper satin black.


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Posted October 31, 2015 - 04:49 PM

Sounds like a good scheme to me Daniel. Glad you could spend a little time on it!


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Posted October 31, 2015 - 08:19 PM

Looking good and looking forward to seeing it at your next plow day. :thumbs:


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Posted November 02, 2015 - 05:19 PM

Looks great.


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Finally doing something on the Hogzilla makeover.  I dug out the dash tower a while back & filled in several drill holes with weld, and today I ground the welds down.  Soon to be leveled smooth with body filler.  Then I jumped to the 3 pt hitch.  The original lift cylinder rod is pitted bad and eats on the seal causing fluid leak.  So I'm putting a JD grain header reel lift cylinder on it.  No way to bend this 1" shaft where the original was 1/2".  This cylinder rod is perfect, no pits at all.  This cylinder is 3/4 less stroke, so I have to do some mild geometry changing.  Been a while since being in the mood for "fun" stuff, so feels good doing this.

  Notice the plastic oil catcher I clamped on the old cylinder to keep oil leakage off my rear PTO belt/clutch.

 

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