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Posted November 21, 2014 - 11:51 PM

Larry, it's looking like you may be sharing ownership at best on this one :D
Dont get down about slow goings, Every step forward is one in the right direction.
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Posted November 22, 2014 - 06:15 AM

Glad you have some help, but I agree with Alan on the ownership! What are you using to make the decals?



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Posted November 22, 2014 - 06:41 AM

Looking real good Larry. Looks like your breaking the little guy in right. I too would like more info on the decals. I have made them for my model train projects but nothing this big. I like how you done the larger one on the instruction decal.....power point??

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 02:12 PM

OK, First off, Sorry for forgetting the Safety Glasses..... He was using a power screwdriver and the RPM's are only like 10 RPM so it was more like a scrubbing action with the wire brush, but the lesson needs to be Safety, I'll take the blame for that slip up. I talked with him about the Safety glasses, and he will make sure I don't forget them from now on. 

 

As for the decals, I am using Microsoft Power Point to create the decals, then printing them out with a laser printer on to 8 X 11 sheets of "Chartpak" model DAFPB8L engineering transfers. 

 

Also picked up some paint at Fred's for ($1.00) a can. I have had good results with their brand paints.

 

Not much getting done today, Weather is coming in.

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 03:21 PM

Aha! You have a laser printer! That explains a lot!



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Posted November 22, 2014 - 06:03 PM

Where I work does.



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Posted November 22, 2014 - 06:05 PM

if that paint is any kind of good, that's a good deal

 

now, partly sunny and 74? How about sending that up this way. Raining and 27 for most of the day. Spent a lot of time in it too. Kids were troopers today. They even put u with grumpy ole me...


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 06:28 PM

Been fighting the humidity today, Still need to run the chill out of the Shop, but with the Electric I need to drain the water almost every 45 minuets which is a PITA. I switched over to the propane for now. I need to find a connector to hook a hose up to this, The A/C has a drain for it on top (DOH) why they didn't supply a hose for the lower one I don't know. Safety glasses On. As soon as I can wash this with Simple Green it will be ready for some JB to see how well it will cover the rust divots. Break time in the Shop while the rain poured. 

 

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 11:04 PM

Storms are passing, Had a BIG BOOM and the power went out for a couple seconds, Internet went out so I went out to check on things. the router is in my Son's room which is an out building next to the old shop. Checked the old shop, no power, Checked the breaker on the outside of the house, One was tripped going to my Son's room, and the House breaker feeding the old shop and his room was tripped. Re-set all the breakers and got internet back.

He just came in and said his A/C wouldn't come on and it keeps tripping the GFI plug....... Now I know where the lightning got in. His A/C is through wall mounted. I guess we need to replace it, and drive a ground rod and run a ground wire from the outside housing.  

Here is the back of his room, Ignore the Rabbit. :D

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 11:26 PM

Sense the JB Weld is just a test to see if I can smooth out the severely rusted areas, I went ahead and tried it. This is a full JB package. If it works to smooth this out I'll continue using this, If not... Then I'll just sand well and paint. Most of these areas are hidden anyhow.

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 11:28 PM

Larry I haven't heard about using JB on rusty areas. If you only have pitting I use a light duty filler, goes on smooth,sets up fast & is easy to sand. It's basically a skim coat. If you have minor pitting I use the red spot filler in a tube....same results. I've used JB as a plastic filler because of the bonding but never a large area. Will be watching. Coming along nicely.
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Posted November 23, 2014 - 09:12 AM

Hi larrybl, I used JB weld on my "B" Farmall when I restored it about 10 yrs ago, had about the same rust pits in the torque tube where the battery sits, the JB weld smoothed it out good I sanded it and painted and its still looking good and the tractor is a working tractor. Your project restore is coming alongand looking good its really good to see the young lad getting into sometimes that's worth as much as anything.


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 12:52 PM

This morning discovery, I spent some time sanding the JB (Really need a stiffer plastic putty knife) I could have used 1/2 of what I applied, but finally got it smooth. I loaded the frame up to clean and noticed the small Pecan tree behind my Son's room had most of it's small branched blown off, and all the rest of the leaves have a burnt color, from the lightning strike we took last night.

Anyhow, I have the frame cleaned up with Simple Green and Scotch Brite pads, and It is drying and warming in the Sun. I should be able to paint this this afternoon. In the mean time I'll pressure wash some other items (transaxle for one) to get them ready to be worked on.  

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Posted November 23, 2014 - 12:55 PM

That tree may not make it! Hope it does. Nice Green grass down there yet!


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 04:09 PM

Bout done for the day. Pressure washed the transaxle and applied 4 coats of paint (3 cans) to the chassis, watching paint dry right now. I also found out that the "HI-LO' selector is adjustable by turning the shaft (I did not know this),  

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