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#31 Kfs35 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2014 - 07:43 PM

Another update without pics (sorry)! I had one, but it didn't turn out.

I had time to shoot color today, I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'm not sure how close my yellow paint was to the original color. I basically took a wild guess at the color, but I think it looks good. Hopefully I'll be able todo some assembling over the next couple of days.

I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow.

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Posted June 18, 2014 - 09:29 PM

I had some time to work on it today. Several steps forward, and one back. I messed up some paint on the implement lift lever, so it'll need re-painting. Got a lot done, though. Shouldn't be too much longer, a couple of good evenings and it should be pretty well done.

Here's how it looks now.

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Posted June 18, 2014 - 09:32 PM

Looking Good!

The raised letters look great as well, When I was doing mine it was quite a tedious process!


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 09:37 PM

Looking Good!
The raised letters look great as well, When I was doing mine it was quite a tedious process!


Thanks! Yes, it is quite tedious. I'm not very good with that type of detail work, but I got it to where I was satisfied with it.
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Posted June 18, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Looks nice!


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Looks great! Your pretty good at putting that yellow on the front grill, you wouldn't to do 5 of them for me would you?



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Posted June 19, 2014 - 06:22 AM

That is looking great I love it. 


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Posted June 19, 2014 - 06:45 AM

Looks great! Your pretty good at putting that yellow on the front grill, you wouldn't to do 5 of them for me would you?


Sure, why not! I'm sure I've got enough foul language left over for a few more. :D
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Posted June 19, 2014 - 04:31 PM

Wow she is looking great!


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Posted June 19, 2014 - 07:34 PM

Look's great I can't wait to see more photo's 


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 09:18 PM

Made any more progress?


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 09:29 PM

Made any more progress?


Not much. I did rivet the new brake linings that I got from Doc Bolens on the bands, but that was it this week.

Hoping to get a bunch done over the holiday weekend next week. I'd like to get it finished soon. Our airplane is going to be getting it's annual inspection after next weekend, so that's going to keep me tied up for a couple of weeks.
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Posted July 03, 2014 - 08:52 PM

I got quite a bit done this week.

The tires are mounted, got a new set for the rear. Today was spent assembling the rear hubs and the lift/brake mechanism, and a bunch of other stuff. I cut the new drive chain to length, and got in on. I got the final fitting done on the new hood, so I can weld in the nut plates, the prime and paint. I need to do some paint touch-up and paint a bunch of hardware. Still need to put a kit in the carb, and then I should be ready to run.

Here is a quick pic from this afternoon.

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Posted July 03, 2014 - 08:58 PM

Looking good!
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Posted July 06, 2014 - 09:24 PM

I got a bunch more done over the weekend. Everything has been painted or touched up. Carb kit is in, and the carb is on. It's finally back on all four wheels now.

As long as I've had it, the belt tightener assembly for the PTO hasn't been on. Whe I went to put it on, I found I'm missing a piece and the spring. I made the piece, and got a spring that should work.

Not too much more to go, hopefully a couple of hours of work or so...
Of course, I won't be able to do anything until this weekend. And then I've got another big project going on, but hopefully I can sneak in a little time for the tractor.

Here it is as of this morning.

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