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Posted August 28, 2014 - 10:41 AM

Well, another step forward, but very few steps back. WOOHOO!

 

Since my last post, I looked at the key location and what I could do with the now 1" hole?  I ended up cutting in another dash meter. 

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I used the oil pressure as an example.   Im guessing I will be placing the volt meter there or the boost

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Overhauled the dash too.  Cleaned up the tag and rivited the black face and tag back on.  I added a kill switch for the fuel, so key will go off, then flip the cover and pop, should quit. This dash should be on the tractor tomorrow, I mean later today.

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That would also be a good place for a new hour meter!


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Could do. So, with this diesel, I have planned a oil pressure, water temp and maybe a voltage. But if I was able to find a light that maintained light during a good charge, then I could do the hour meter. I could also put hone hr meter inside the hood or on the sides?

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Posted August 28, 2014 - 09:07 PM

Well, I was hoping to have some headlights in today, but they ended up being too deep

Anybody have ideas for some lights that would not have to be mounted outside the hood?  It roughly 1 1/4" deep, well 1" x 14" long x 1 1/2" tall.

 

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Posted August 28, 2014 - 09:10 PM

Can you take them out of their housing and mount them in the hood?



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Posted August 28, 2014 - 09:23 PM

Can you take them out of their housing and mount them in the hood?

 

I thought about that , but they are LED and need the heat sinks to last. 


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 09:37 PM

Try surpluscenter.com--they often have LED lights of different configurations.

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Posted August 28, 2014 - 09:39 PM

Can you mount them to the radiator and use it for the heat sink?



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Posted August 29, 2014 - 07:23 AM

Mount them inside a custom bumper like I did on Hogzilla.

 

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 07:28 AM

Can you cut down the case they are mounted in ?
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Posted August 29, 2014 - 12:33 PM

I probably won't use these lights. I will though mount them on the kubota for snow plowing.

I was thinking about this last night. Seems that the majority of here time I use the 400 is during the day. I was looking last night at led strips, and cheap, low profile led driving lights. My idea is that I can take the led strip, take apart the cheap driving lights( ones with individual light deflectors for each led) and make a custom light strip. I have to purchase a new OEM light cover for the 400 hood, then bend out some tin, mold, bondo and all the other good stuff. Hopefully, this will provide some form of light marking and maybe a decent light beam.

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Can you cut down the case they are mounted in ?


Most if not all LEDs need some form of heat sinks, usually the diodes are soldered or have conductive paste that connect them to the heat sinks.

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 03:40 PM

Painting the hood.

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I taped off the decal for good looks.  I kinda like the old one, it keeps a reminder of what it was.

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I have a fuel filter, water seperator on order.  Similar to the ones found on yamnars.

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 05:53 PM

Lookin real nice!  :thumbs:  :D


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Posted August 29, 2014 - 06:23 PM

Lookin real nice!  :thumbs:  :D

 

 

Thanks, glad you gave me the little push to do all that I could as it was torn down.  My wife even said "wow, it looks looking really good" :dancingbanana:



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Posted August 29, 2014 - 09:20 PM

 

 

 My wife even said "wow, it looks looking really good"  :dancingbanana:

When the Wife takes note and compliments you, that's something special! 






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