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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Todays picture shows tractor number four in the workshop . It has been in the shop before to get my handbuilt fenders , hand built wheel adaptors for larger rear tires, and new five bolt hubs and spindles to the front spindles for larger front tires. I pulled the front axle off rolled it 5 feet forward and set the blade from the walk behind snowplow between them to get a very rough idea of how it might look.

  I guarantee in two weeks it will look much different :thumbs:

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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Looks like its going to be another interesting built! Thanks Don looking forward to see it complete!
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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:58 AM

cool build can't wait to see more pic's as it comes together


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 11:01 AM

is that a wh gt14 or 1057 your messing with? i can see chopping up a deere but painting it green and that is a sin,


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 11:22 AM

is that a wh gt14 or 1057 your messing with? i can see chopping up a deere but painting it green and that is a sin,

I heard that you need a permit to paint a WH green, and their pretty hard to get.


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 01:06 PM

Im curious on the tractor as well.  Is there a thread on the build?  I like the wheel and tire combo.   Are you making the blade a 6way?


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 01:27 PM

Hi Don, I missed you in the featured tractor categorie last month!


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 02:20 PM

This will be awesome


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 04:59 PM

It could be a WH, but not a GT-14 as they were automatics!


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Posted May 13, 2014 - 06:42 AM

Thanks, it was just a engine, transmission and front axle to me. It was junk and heading to the scrap yard like three of my other projects . No-one would have ever seen them again . I see as it gets a new life no matter what color it is, :dancingbanana:

Todays picture shows me cutting some 6 in. steel tubing and 3 in. steel tubing to start the design for the front frame beam section.

  I bought this band saw 20 years ago and only used it 5 times. It has set for 18 years . I was going to put it on craigslist last year for $200.00 . Once I started puttering with garden tractors it has been pretty handy . Glad now I did not sell it. :thumbs:

  

 

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Posted May 14, 2014 - 10:36 AM

Todays picture shows the front tube now boted to the rear frame section. Today I will work on the front axle parts that will attach the front axle to the frame.

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Posted May 14, 2014 - 06:19 PM

Oh thats wicked looking Don!



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Posted May 14, 2014 - 06:45 PM

As usual looking great Don.



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Posted May 15, 2014 - 05:41 AM

Thanks,

    Todays picture shows the parts all cut out and welded in place for the front axle to be attached. Today I will work on the steering and beef up the center frame bracing more.

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Posted May 16, 2014 - 05:03 AM

That is looking intresting, Don. Is there any certain model that you replicating? 






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