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#751 backwoods ONLINE  

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Posted February 12, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Wow that has came along way since you first started this project. You've definitely gave me the motivation to get back.working on my jd for my daughter that Ii need to get done for the Roots show in june.
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Posted February 12, 2016 - 05:55 PM

Bumper and air filter assembly on.  Started her up and no oil pressure!  Startled, as I had just put on a new oil filter, and wondered it it was bad somehow.  Then I checked under the dash, and sure enough the plastic oil gauge line was broken.  I put a compression coupling on it, but it even leaks, so I think the line is split.  Must have messed it up bad when doing the wiring.  Going to go with copper line this time, and slip vinyl hose over to protect it.

 

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Posted February 12, 2016 - 05:59 PM

That is one fine looking Hog, Daniel! I always use the copper line for oil pressure, plastic gets brittle too fast!


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 03:20 AM

looks really good, the colour code is fitting 


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 08:11 AM

Looking really good there.  :thumbs:  :thumbs: :thumbs:  


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 03:49 PM

Only got the brake pedal assembly mounted today.  Been cleaning shop.

 

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 08:44 PM

Wow that looks great how do the steering brakes work? The reason for asking is the brakes on my 300 JD won't turn it.

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 09:22 PM

Wow that looks great how do the steering brakes work? The reason for asking is the brakes on my 300 JD won't turn it.

It's the identical hydro/axle/brakes as on my John Deere 430, and same brakes as on my John Deere F935 (which have awesome brakes), but before they didn't work very well on Hogzilla.  I put newer shoes in it during this makeover, so hoping they are great brakes now.  The old shoes weren't oil soaked or anything, so no idea why they didn't work as they were.



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Posted February 13, 2016 - 09:27 PM

Ok maybe once the weather warms up I'll take a look at them, are they similar to drum brakes on cars? An how much roughly do shoes an possibly hardware cost?
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Posted February 13, 2016 - 09:38 PM

Ok maybe once the weather warms up I'll take a look at them, are they similar to drum brakes on cars? An how much roughly do shoes an possibly hardware cost?

Yes, simple drum brakes.  On yours there are just 4 springs per side....no adjuster.  OE shoes are pricey at around $70 per wheel set, so $140 to do both, not including springs.  You might try our site sponsors to see if they can beat that.  HERE are some on ebay.

  If your drums are rough, maybe you have a friend with a lathe who could smooth them?


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 09:40 PM

Will a normal car brake lathe work or won't it go small enough? An I know of a machine shop that I could have them done at if need be.

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 09:43 PM

Will a normal car brake lathe work or won't it go small enough? An I know of a machine shop that I could have them done at if need be.

It's been so long since having any brake drums turned that I don't remember how they are set up to hold a drum.  Might be they will work fine.  If not, a machine shop can for sure.  


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Only got the brake pedal assembly mounted today.  Been cleaning shop.

 

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So Hogzilla has a locking diff? Looking at that red pedal...


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 10:52 PM

So Hogzilla has a locking diff? Looking at that red pedal...

 

Yep, sure does.  Going to glue skateboard covering onto the pedal.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 06:04 PM

Got copper tubing oil pressure gauge kit today.  Picked up some vinyl tubing to slide over it for protection.  Got a new fuel filter as well.

 

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Picked up a 2x2' piece of plywood to cut out the seat base & backrest base.  Hoping to get them to an upholstery shop this week.

 

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Not too much left.  Need to remove the 3pt lift arms/links and clean them up to paint black, get the seat upholstered, and get hydraulic seal for the lift cylinder.  She's really close to being finished.

 

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