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#1 Brando ONLINE  

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 06:33 PM

I finally made my idea a reality of narrow front sears. I don't plan on painting it because I like how it looks in work clothes. all I have left to do is get rear wheels and tires to  get it to sit level.

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 06:49 PM

Now that is one real cool looking tractor.  A lot more appeal than the wide fronts have by far.  That should be a riot to drive.  Good luck with your project.  I wouldn't paint it either.


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 06:56 PM

Very nice, looks like a ford row crop from the early to mid sixties. Can't remember the number of the ford. Noel
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Posted May 17, 2015 - 07:08 PM

Yeah, was gonna say looks like the Ford 6000 type tractors. They set high in front and I don't think yours looks odd that way. I would leave it as is.  I'ld have to paint it tho, maybe Ford Blue and white. Just to be different, which it IS already anyway!


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 06:09 AM

Now that's different!


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 06:33 AM

Sweet, anymore details on how you built it?
I have a buddy who built one out of an SS16, it's a neat tractor.
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Posted May 18, 2015 - 06:39 AM

Very nice, looks like a ford row crop from the early to mid sixties. Can't remember the number of the ford. Noel


Yeah, was gonna say looks like the Ford 6000 type tractors. They set high in front and I don't think yours looks odd that way. I would leave it as is. I'ld have to paint it tho, maybe Ford Blue and white. Just to be different, which it IS already anyway!


Ford 6000 was the first thing that popped into my head as well.

Looks good the way it is.
https://gulfsouthequ.../ford-6000.html

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Posted May 18, 2015 - 06:40 AM

Now that is one real cool looking tractor.  A lot more appeal than the wide fronts have by far.  That should be a riot to drive.  Good luck with your project.  I wouldn't paint it either.

Thanks! Its definitely fun to drive around, im going to put the disk on it later today and see how it does in the garden.



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Posted May 18, 2015 - 06:42 AM

That is a very cool rig you've made there.
I 2nd the question of any details on the build?
How does it handle? Is it tippy at all? I bet it turns on a dime.
You may find yourself wanting turning brakes too :D
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Posted May 18, 2015 - 07:08 AM

Very nice, looks like a ford row crop from the early to mid sixties. Can't remember the number of the ford. Noel

it sure does! I didn't even think about it until these posts lol

 

Yeah, was gonna say looks like the Ford 6000 type tractors. They set high in front and I don't think yours looks odd that way. I would leave it as is.  I'ld have to paint it tho, maybe Ford Blue and white. Just to be different, which it IS already anyway!

 

Ive never been a big fan of paint but I like the thought of it having a paint job like a 6000.

 

Ford 6000 was the first thing that popped into my head as well.

Looks good the way it is.
https://gulfsouthequ.../ford-6000.html

 

 

It does look like a 6000, I may just leave it as is with the rear tire height and just stick some ags on it.


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 07:18 AM

Nice narrow front conversion. That Ford 6000 blue and white paint scheme would look good on it! 


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 07:47 AM

I think it looks good the way it sits. The front wheels and tires don't seem to be too small like I've seen in other conversions.


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 08:08 AM

Sweet, anymore details on how you built it?
I have a buddy who built one out of an SS16, it's a neat tractor.

 

 

That is a very cool rig you've made there.
I 2nd the question of any details on the build?
How does it handle? Is it tippy at all? I bet it turns on a dime.
You may find yourself wanting turning brakes too :D

 

I used 1" I.D thick wall tubing and welded and braced it to the frame for the bolster and 1" and 3/4" bar stock for the axle. I drilled a hole in the frame for the 1" stock to go through into the mule drive slot to attach my steering linkage out of sight( I can still use the mule drive). the linkage is a factory piece I lengthened 10". It steers and handles great. I would definitely like separate brakes eventually. im sure there will changes along the way as I use it.

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Posted May 18, 2015 - 08:20 AM

That's a sweet ride! Like the stance, especially the "proud brow" up front. Nice work :thumbs:



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Posted May 18, 2015 - 04:34 PM

WOW that looks GREAT!!!!!

How tight does it steer? to bad it doesn't have field brakes or it could really steer sharp!. I've always wanted to make a narrow front but I have to many projects going on already lol






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