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#1 FilledTires OFFLINE  

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Posted April 23, 2014 - 11:39 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

First Post but I figured I would add to the internet wiki on Ford LGT Front End Loaders. 

 

History:

 

I randomly stumbled across a non-running Ford LGT 145 on Craigslist for $300. I bought it because I thought it looked cool. I later found a complete Kwik Way Front End Loader made for a Cub Cadet Tractor. I found it sitting in someone's yard under a bunch of wood pallets.

 

Well 10 months later I rebuilt the tractor, modified the Kwik Way Loader, and fitted it to the Ford LGT 145.

 

First time working on engines, hydraulics, and even painting, I was a complete newbie. Thanks to the internet and forums like this, I was able to complete the project.

 

I attached some photos for future people who google "Ford LGT Front End Loader." That's what I did!

 

Specs:

 

1974 Ford LGT 145 with Kohler K321 14HP Engine. Hydrostatic Transmission. 

Kwik Way Front End Loader

 

Work done:

New Spark Plugs, Coil, Ignition Wires, Gas Tank, Fuel Lines.

Carb Cleaning

Modified Subframe to fit, primed and painted loader. Replaced Hydraulic Lines.

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#2 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 03:29 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Very nice looking Ford & Loader!



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 03:49 AM

:welcometogttalk: , and thank you for the photos.

The FORD and loader look very nice!



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 04:47 AM

Nice Job!!

 

Welcome to GTT!!!



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:00 AM

Welcome to GTT. Nice tractor and you did a good job. Next project is a small LT for your helper. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:07 AM

Welcome to GTT.

Good job on that Ford. :thumbs:

That's a nice compact valve block you used there on the

loader.



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:15 AM

:welcometogttalk: Congrats on the FORD!



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:52 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. Looks like you did a great job getting that tractor and loader working together.



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 07:21 AM

That is a very well done project!  Congratulations!

 

I don't recall seeing a Ford down to the frame before, it looks like a "tube" frame to me.  Is that accurate?



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 07:23 AM

That is a very well done project!  Congratulations!

 

I don't recall seeing a Ford down to the frame before, it looks like a "tube" frame to me.  Is that accurate?

Yes, they are a tube frame!



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 03:42 PM

:welcometogttalk:

nice job on the tractor !!     Tom



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 05:22 PM

Thanks everyone! I look forward to the next project!



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Posted April 26, 2014 - 06:07 PM

nice lookingand useful rig.  mine's a little bigger and don't know how did without it, although sometime I one the size of yours.  workmanship looks great.

     

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Posted April 27, 2014 - 07:35 AM

Great looking machine , and very nice job on the rebuild!! Just a word of caution tho, the front spindles are not as tough as the loader requires, and could fail under a heavy load.. This is greatly increased as the traction is increased... so be careful :thumbs:  :wave:


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 04:02 PM

You got that done in 10 months?!?!   Nice job brother, I'm a full year in on mine and am only two thirds done.







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