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Posted May 01, 2014 - 05:06 PM

Thanks TinkerMaster, the third plate was a breeze, changed the spool of wire, turns out the flux was bad in the first roll, nice crackle when welding now.

 

Thing is I'll run out of metal tomorrow, (enough for another plate) it's a holiday weekend here, and my new metal will not arrive until next week, so I'll repaint the underside of the mower while I'm waiting.

 

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Posted May 01, 2014 - 05:06 PM

Time is my shortest commodity!


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Posted May 01, 2014 - 08:10 PM

Great work!! Looks good, too!!



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Posted May 01, 2014 - 08:57 PM

What are the clamps that your are using and where can I get some of them. That would have helped me alot the other week. I like your repair patches,they look pretty good.



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Posted May 02, 2014 - 01:25 PM

Hi Tractorholic,

                         They are "welding panel clamps" (don't mean to be flippant) but thats what they are for, primarily butt welds easy to make as well but found these for you:

 

Eastwood Welding Clamps - Intergrip Panel Clamps Set of 4 Item #19016 Brand: Eastwood

 

Seem expensive for what they are, you could try this;

 

A section of 1 1/2" X 1" tubing, a piece of sheet metal with a couple of 1/4" holes about 3/8" apart center to center, a 1/4" eyebolt, a wingnut, and a piece of all thread about 3/4" long.

 

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Assembled they will do the job just as good!

 

Mike

 

 

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Posted May 02, 2014 - 01:36 PM

Should look like this when assembled:

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Mike

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Posted May 04, 2014 - 06:12 PM

Wow that is looking good. You have inspired me to maybe fix my deck for my MF12. I thought it was bad until I seen yours. Nice tip on the welding clamps too.


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Posted May 05, 2014 - 09:25 AM

It looked like a fun and sucsessfull aft.   Keep up the good work.


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Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Good job and a nice writeup. Thanks
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Posted May 16, 2014 - 04:55 PM

Well, all finished including the gearbox fault, mowed the lawn, WOW! 20 minutes instead of 2 hours!

 

Set it a bit low so i'll have to wait awhile to have another go lol.

 

As a guide the welding took 15 hours, prep and paint 3 hours (POR15) and the gearbox 2 hours, but 14 days for the parts to arrive.

 

Many thanks for your kind comments

 

Mike


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Posted May 16, 2014 - 09:37 PM

Well, all finished including the gearbox fault, mowed the lawn, WOW! 20 minutes instead of 2 hours!

 

Set it a bit low so i'll have to wait awhile to have another go lol.

 

As a guide the welding took 15 hours, prep and paint 3 hours (POR15) and the gearbox 2 hours, but 14 days for the parts to arrive.

 

Many thanks for your kind comments

 

Mike

Do you have any pics of the finished project?



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Posted May 16, 2014 - 09:49 PM

Thanks TinkerMaster, the third plate was a breeze, changed the spool of wire, turns out the flux was bad in the first roll, nice crackle when welding now.

 

Thing is I'll run out of metal tomorrow, (enough for another plate) it's a holiday weekend here, and my new metal will not arrive until next week, so I'll repaint the underside of the mower while I'm waiting.

 

Mike

So did you cut a few sections out of the wife's car and keep going?   :bounce:

 

Just wondering!!



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Posted May 17, 2014 - 03:04 PM

Some pictures:20140513_154136.jpg 20140513_175727.jpg

 

First Picture is the deck finished with the rust treatment doing it's work, second shot shows the "angle" for the gradual slope to eject the grass.

 

Just used a vice and a big hammer to bend the metal, got lucky and it's not far off really.

 

20140517_205407.jpg

 

The new metal painted up shiny, the older part of the deck was pitted, and stayed that way!

 

just need to remove the fittings and paint them thne it should be good for another 20 years or so!

 

20140429_135218.jpg

 

Just had to show a re-cap on how bad it was!

 

Mike


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 03:06 PM

The wife don't have a car! But your close!

 

Mike


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Some pictures:attachicon.gif20140513_154136.jpgattachicon.gif20140513_175727.jpg
 
First Picture is the deck finished with the rust treatment doing it's work, second shot shows the "angle" for the gradual slope to eject the grass.
 
Just used a vice and a big hammer to bend the metal, got lucky and it's not far off really.
 
attachicon.gif20140517_205407.jpg
 
The new metal painted up shiny, the older part of the deck was pitted, and stayed that way!
 
just need to remove the fittings and paint them thne it should be good for another 20 years or so!
 
attachicon.gif20140429_135218.jpg
 
Just had to show a re-cap on how bad it was!
 
Mike

Nice work!




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