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Posted May 17, 2014 - 06:11 PM

It's also easy to laminate bend them. Eighth inch strips of wood glued together in a form.



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 03:22 PM

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The engine is lining up. I need a different pulley for the clutch; one that rides the belt on the back instead of in the Vee.

 

If anyone does this build, using a Wheel Horse engine would allow you to use the original PTO. You could use a WH snowblower, for one. Maybe a front mount mower.

 

The hard part of this build is going to be the handle bars. If you have a pipe bender-piece of cake.

I'm planning on clamping them to the axle housing.


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Posted May 20, 2014 - 05:39 PM

Neat. I'll be watching to see how it turns out. Cool little project I may want to try one day.

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Posted June 05, 2014 - 04:51 PM

The Wisconsin ABN engine had carb issues and wouldn't run. I bought a carb from SuperABen and with his advice it now purrs. :thumbs:  This is about a 4.8 HP engine, which should pull just fine.

 

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Posted June 17, 2014 - 12:24 PM

I'm cleaning and painting while waiting for parts to be welded. The wood handlebars are in the mail.

 

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I cut off the original tool box to reuse.

 

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I wish the gray was a little darker, but this is what was available. Rims will be Wheel Horse red.


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 05:40 PM

Just found this thread.  All i can say is COOL!     :thumbs:   Rick


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 01:40 PM

Looking good!

Great project.



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Posted June 18, 2014 - 03:54 PM

I got the handle bars today. Steam bent red oak. I stained one of these. When they're dry, I'll give them a couple of coats of linseed oil mixed with spar varnish.

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Posted June 18, 2014 - 04:51 PM

This is the original frame shortened and the original front late reattached. That plate has holes to use the Wheel Horse attachment system. That could be used to mount a WH snowblower or a custom made push plow.

 

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Posted June 19, 2014 - 08:02 PM

Looking good! Neat project! :thumbs:

 

 

 

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Posted June 19, 2014 - 08:30 PM

I'm hoping this will be done in time for the Waterman Lions Club Tractor Show on July 19th. I've got a two wheel wagon it might pull.


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 12:18 PM

These are the lower handle bar brackets. The U bolts clamp around the trans axle housings.

 

I am using the wooden handle bars mostly for looks. Mainly, I'm using the tractor for show. If you are making one of these to just use, I would suggest getting 1" EMT pipe and using a pipe bender to get the angle you want. That would be way cheaper and more durable in the weather.

 

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Posted June 20, 2014 - 05:01 PM

I'm hoping this will be done in time for the Waterman Lions Club Tractor Show on July 19th. I've got a two wheel wagon it might pull.

DON'T LET UP.  Keep the pictures coming.  I'm enjoying this thread.  I'm looking forward to the end result.  Thanks.  Rick 


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 07:36 PM

For those of you who want to try this, the most expensive item is the handle bars($28+$15 S+H) followed by the paint. The rest of this was stuff I just have around.


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Posted July 01, 2014 - 12:05 PM

We need an update, how is it going?






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