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#1 gapper OFFLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 04:28 PM

Hello all, I got hit like so many others (layed off). So to keep from going crazy i started on an old horse i had covered for a few years. It is a 1962 502 that someone started to make into a 702. I am going to complete the convershion to a 702 with my restoration. I never knew it would be so much fun and painfull LOL to work on this nice little tractor. I would like to find some good pics of a 702 if anyone has or knows of any. Thanks for letting be a member of GT Talk and look forward getting to know other GT Talk members.

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 05:13 PM

Welcome to GTtalk. Nice to have you here. The 502/702 should be a fun project to finish.

Hope your job situation improves. I got a "new" job, about a year ago, after being off for 3 years. Working with the GT's is good to "keep from going crazy"

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 05:15 PM

Welcome to the forum, we love pics. :D

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 05:33 PM

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We love pictures! If we can help you in any way, just ask.

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 06:02 PM

:welcome: gapper, to GTTALK! Thanks you for becoming a member.

There are several guys here who specialize in "Horse" Play, you'll fit right in.

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 07:26 PM

Welcome to GTtalk the home of the GOOD OL BOYS

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 06:28 PM

:wave: Gapper Welcome to GTTalk from a fellow PA Wheel Horse collector! Thanks for joining up! We will however need to see some pics of the 502 / 702 LOL! :wewantpics:

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 09:26 PM

Thanks to all for the welcome. I think i need to work on getting some pics. LOL, I think that is what you guys are trying to tell me,LOL I did however make a very large mistake, I failed to take pics of my little gem before fulling it down to all it's parts. Ok You guys can let me have it for that but just remember this is my FIRST restoration.LOL I WILL do better with the next one as i am already looking for the next before the first is done. I think i have been bit by the tractor bug. Thanks again for the welcome

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 09:45 PM

gapper, :welcometogttalk:

Glad to have you here. Always glad to have other Horse trader here. Welcome to the "GREATEST SITE ON EARTH", for Gt's anway.:laughingteeth:

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 09:53 PM

Welcome to the "GREATEST SITE ON EARTH", for Gt's anway.:laughingteeth:

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 11:37 AM

... I did however make a very large mistake, I failed to take pics of my little gem before fulling it down to all it's parts. ...


You mean like this ...

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Then make it look like this ...

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 08:49 PM

Yes something like that. I can only hope mine turns out so nice when it is done. I am not sure my wallet is big enough to make mine look that nice. I wish it was though. Come to think of it mine does not even look as good from the start. Someone really did a number on my poor girl before i got her. Anyone have a good idea of where to get OEM hardware? New or good used. I worked with my face over a parts washer today cleaning parts and getting them ready to be blasted. My frame is cracked where it bolts to the tranny. Does anyone think that welding it and also welding an extra plate to the frame would do anything BAD? 1/8 plate to give more support around the 4 bolt holes. Thanks guys.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 09:16 PM

OEM hardware??? I assume when you say "hardware" you are talking about nuts, bolts, washers, and such. Tractor Supply Company! You can buy them by the pound. Fittings, cotter pins, and things of that nature can also be had at Tractor Supply. Wheel Horse didn't use anything overly exotic. Most of the parts were, quite literally, off-the-shelf hardware store items. Check your parts list (in the tractors Owner's Manual) and take the list to TSC.

At this point the pictures are essential. Without seeing what damage you are trying to fix we would all be guessing.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 09:33 PM

I will work on getting some pics of the damage. Then i will work on figureing out how to post pics. I know a lot of the hardware is common but some do have a look all there own(i think). Like the bolts that bolt the carb to the motor. It looks like i will need to have my fuel tank welded and a new hole tapped to hold the hood. I might see if i can get a heli coil put in.Thanks for the help and info.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 10:18 PM

... and a new hole tapped to hold the hood. I might see if i can get a heli coil put in. ...


You would be better off welding the original hole closed, grind both faces flush, re-drill for a 1/4-20 tap (#7 size drill bit), and tap new threads.




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