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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted April 04, 2014 - 11:26 AM

I guess I better start a new thread as this project is more involved than I thought it was going to be.

   Todays progress picture shows me after grinding the welds I am applying bodyfiller to the seams.

   I should get the back half of the machine ground and body filler applied this afternoon .

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Posted April 04, 2014 - 11:34 AM

  • post-7818-0-02865300-1396628763_thumb.jp    great project! thanx for sharing - and the hood has a "Furchenpeiler"! I love those details!

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Posted April 04, 2014 - 11:44 AM

The hood has a "what"? :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted April 04, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Wow Don, now I know who to go to when I start my Sears " Hot Rod " project !  Nice work.                                                       Roger.


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Posted April 04, 2014 - 01:21 PM

The hood has a "what"? :hitting_self_roller:

 

a "furrow direction finder" (notch and bead sighter)


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Posted April 04, 2014 - 02:11 PM

Have you ever asked yourself "were do these ideas come from?" 



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Posted April 04, 2014 - 02:24 PM

I was trying to figure out what a "Furchen" was so's I could try to peal one.


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Posted April 04, 2014 - 02:45 PM

Sorry if I missed it in a previous thread, but is that a snowblower you are using as a front end?



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Posted April 04, 2014 - 04:39 PM

Very neat looking "butt buggy".



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Posted April 05, 2014 - 06:57 PM

Thanks ,

  Yes it is a walk behind snowblower :bigrofl:

   The gears were shot in the blower so I decided to convert it to a walk behind snowplow. I used it over 15 times plowing my driveway when we got under 4 inches of snow. It worked great.

   Then I had a idea to build a little sulky to hook to it in the summer and take off the blade and just drive it around the yard.

   Todays progress shows it is now green , after a few days I will sand the paint and buff it all out. Then I will paint some yellow stripes on the side .

   Slowly taking shape.

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 04:35 PM

Today I decided to use the tri rib tires i had sitting around for a couple years. I am starting the design for a narrow front swivel wheel system. It will just bolt on and off so I can still put the blade on for plowing snow in the winter.

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 05:49 PM

How about a self powered rotary mower deck on the front? There's no end to the possible attachments.



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Posted April 07, 2014 - 05:38 PM

No front mower, ha,ha.

   Today I worked on the sheet metal on the nose and boxed in one more light . Tomorrow I should get the front done and then start on the last project and that is the hitch

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Posted April 08, 2014 - 05:31 AM

Did you make that look like a dog face on purpose?

 

I'd like to see your sheet metal shop.


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 05:05 PM

Ha, ha,

    Todays progress shows the front nose sanded and painted. Once I get the articulating hitch built I may remove the narrow front and just build a cute little normal bumper on front. :smilewink:

   By removing 8 bolts the nose comes off so the snowblade can be mounted back on for snowplowing.

   The sulky won't be used for snowplowing either.

    

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