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#76 Bmerf OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2015 - 08:21 PM

Beautiful! :thumbs:  :rocker2:



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Posted July 11, 2015 - 08:25 PM

Great job! I like rust, it keeps the price you have to pay for these projects, down. It takes more time and effort to restore them, but I don't mind.

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Posted July 11, 2015 - 09:00 PM

That is awesome!!

 

 

 

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Posted July 15, 2015 - 04:17 PM

Thanks for the comments !! It was worth all the work .

Here are some more pictures.

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I wanted to see what this would look like - not sure if I like it , but can always use the extra set of tires for a matching trailer.

 


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 04:45 PM

I'm not much into duels! Why not got with a wider tire?


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 06:13 PM

Mainly , I have invested too much already , I have to cut myself off . I like the duels , but I am not so sure it is right for this tractor.

I will stew on it for awhile , I think a hand made trailer using the other set of tires might be nice.

Or when I get another one of these , I can use them.


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 07:09 PM

Rusty Gold Is AWESOME!! :thumbs:  :rocker2:  I agree with Kenny about the duellie set up. I strive to own a DB some day soon. Thank you for sharing.

 

 

 

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:11 PM

But , dammit' I have $300 invested into tires  alone for this beast ! :wallbanging:  I paid $200 for the fricking tractor . LOL - $320 on attachments Over $100 on paint .Then other expenses . I have about $1000 into it. I could have paid someone to plow my driveway for 3 years!! But it wouldn't be as much fun...

 

In the end  \/ This picture makes it all worthwhile for me . This is sitting in my garage now. :D

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:21 PM

Invest in that decal set to finish it off

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:21 PM

Invest in that decal set to finish it off
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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:48 PM

/\  I will !



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Posted July 18, 2015 - 04:48 PM

The transformation is unbelievable. Excellent workmanship saving a great little tractor from a scrap pile. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted July 29, 2015 - 05:55 PM

I have the Decals - any good tips to putting them on?


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Posted July 29, 2015 - 08:36 PM

Make reference point in pencil so you are balanced and level on both sides. Make sure you are in clean area with no distractions and take your time. I keep an xacto knife close by. You can spray with soapy water gives time to adjust if needed. I usually don't but I've done it a few times. Set it and smooth it out with a plastic bondo spreader
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Posted August 06, 2015 - 08:58 PM

WOW !! I just got a call from my Uncle ... He found another one of these , bought it and is sitting in his yard at home . 917-60601  SN34**  I am going to look at it tomorrow . Paid $200 missing pulley guard and someone put 8 holes in the hood to remount the hood 'rest' piece . I will have pictures tomorrow. Here we go again ! 






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