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#91 michael.kitko OFFLINE  

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Posted September 04, 2016 - 05:55 PM

Sorry, still haven't gotten to the ram picture, I totally forgot. Anyways, got the two hood plates made and welded in. Drilled some holes and mounted the front end. Spent the better part of two hours trying to figure out how my measurements were so far off, and then realized, I had a little angle in how I mounted the grill. Now my problem, it just doesn't look right with the front end being so boxy, any suggestions as to what to do with the front, I am including a photo of my idea. Any others are welcome.

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Posted September 04, 2016 - 07:57 PM

I would say, trim up those side plates to match the lines on the grill support, then trim the new frame to match up with the original that's under it.
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Posted September 04, 2016 - 08:30 PM

I would say, trim up those side plates to match the lines on the grill support, then trim the new frame to match up with the original that's under it.

See, that lower frame is just tacked on right now to see if the blade will fit with it there. I was planning on making it bolt on to run the blade in the winter and get ground clearance during the summer. My goal is to make it look like a John Deere 7520, so the bubble in the front would look like that machine. It would also give me a good place to flat mount some flood lights for winter work. On my other 140, I have a light bar that is bolted to the seat. It works, but it is way back. I don't know.



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Posted September 04, 2016 - 10:44 PM

What does the 7520 look like in the front?

It appears that all your original mounting points are still good to go. The blade should fit fine.
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Posted September 04, 2016 - 10:47 PM

I just looked up 7520 images, your template would sure make it look like one I think.

If the new upper frame were sloped up, everything should work out.
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Posted September 05, 2016 - 04:25 PM

Had a major plumbing leak, so after getting that fixed up, I got about 45 minutes to do this. Any thoughts, before I go any further? Oh, don't judge the welds, their not done and I was stitch welding to keep the plate flat.

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Posted September 06, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Does anyone have any idea what these exhaust clamps are and how they are attached? The exhaust bore to this engine is smooth, so I can't thread a pipe into it. Any idea on what I need to do? I am still racking my brain trying to figure out how to do something very similar.

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Posted September 08, 2016 - 05:32 PM

Mike, what does the exhaust port look like?

I have no idea where or what those are in the picture, whatever they are they are pretty neat.
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Posted September 09, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Mike, what does the exhaust port look like?

I have no idea where or what those are in the picture, whatever they are they are pretty neat.

I'll get a picture tomorrow. They look like motorcycle clamps, but I still am baffled about how to get them clamped.

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Posted September 11, 2016 - 08:50 PM

Here is the exhaust port picture. Please excuse the carb intake being all goofed up, haven't got to that yet...

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Oh, and I took a second today before getting to the other front plate to look at tires. I don't think I will ever find the deal I did before, with 4 of these being $300, but I would love to try, because I want it to look like this. Maybe you guys could point me in the direction of a deal.

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Posted September 11, 2016 - 10:18 PM

Mike,
Could those exhaust ports possibly be compression ports?? I guess what I am asking is.... would you have to drive some exhaust pipe into the ports?? I don't see any way to hold the exhaust pipe in unless I am missing something.

I wonder if it is possible to thread those ports???

What size are those tires??

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Posted September 11, 2016 - 10:23 PM

The normal exhaust has two tabs on the inside that shares the bolts for the carb mounting flange. I am also thinking the same thing, he probably drove something into the ports then clamped to them.

The tires are 7.60-15 Goodyear Sure grips...

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Posted September 12, 2016 - 05:00 PM

Not much done today, but I did get the two new holes cut for the hydraulics in the front. The original plan was to put another set to the side of one of the others, by cutting the front in half, removing a 1.5" middle bit, and adding a flat piece with holes to one side. Instead, I made it like this. Any opinions on this hydraulic set-up? I am thinking colored paint when I get to paint time, kinda like the big guys. I am second guessing this set-up because the hydraulic couplers aren't usually spread this far apart. Oh, still need to add a flat bit to the top, to close the gap between the bumper and grill.

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Posted September 12, 2016 - 05:02 PM

Looks good to me!



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Posted September 12, 2016 - 06:30 PM

Looks pretty slick Mike.

I would color paint them as well. I did that on our 4430 and 4630 since I always got them hooked up backwards.
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