Jump to content

Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
* * * * - 6 votes

Project: LoBoy Custom


  • Please log in to reply
210 replies to this topic

#151 tiretrx OFFLINE  

tiretrx

    Village Idiot

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8012
  • 1,927 Thanks
  • 1,133 posts
  • Location: East End of Long Island

Posted February 10, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Yep, that's good too. Your going to wear the googles, aren't you?

 

Of course, if you don't finish this machine pretty soon, I won't be around to see it anywho. I think your posting just often enough to keep teasing Cat and I. :thumbs:

 

As much fun as the three of us have, why would I ever want it to end, Rich???


  • KennyP, LilysDad and Mark 149 J. have said thanks

#152 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Millennium Falcon

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 12,250 Thanks
  • 9,191 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted February 10, 2017 - 12:27 PM

I was hoping when you got the Cubgatti done, you would drive over to Illinois and pick me up. Then we would head on up to Minnisota.


  • KennyP and tiretrx have said thanks

#153 tiretrx OFFLINE  

tiretrx

    Village Idiot

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8012
  • 1,927 Thanks
  • 1,133 posts
  • Location: East End of Long Island

Posted February 10, 2017 - 01:00 PM

I was hoping when you got the Cubgatti done, you would drive over to Illinois and pick me up. Then we would head on up to Minnisota.

 

I can see you and I now.......................

 

de933926e3415a827da5e6387a1e2bed.jpg


  • KennyP, CRFarnsworth, Traill95 and 2 others have said thanks

#154 Mark 149 J. OFFLINE  

Mark 149 J.

    Mark J.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 78623
  • 1,685 Thanks
  • 999 posts
  • Location: Kennewick, Washington

Posted February 10, 2017 - 01:32 PM

:rolling:  :rocker2:  :beer:


  • tiretrx said thank you

#155 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Millennium Falcon

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 12,250 Thanks
  • 9,191 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted February 10, 2017 - 09:58 PM

Yep! That's you and me alright. I don't recognize Cubgotti, though.


Edited by LilysDad, February 10, 2017 - 09:59 PM.

  • tiretrx said thank you

#156 tiretrx OFFLINE  

tiretrx

    Village Idiot

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8012
  • 1,927 Thanks
  • 1,133 posts
  • Location: East End of Long Island

Posted February 11, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Yep! That's you and me alright. I don't recognize Cubgotti, though.

 

Due to shoddy craftsmanship.........a few parts fell off along the way.

 

Trying for some updated pics later.


  • KennyP, LilysDad, ericjr16 and 1 other said thanks

#157 tiretrx OFFLINE  

tiretrx

    Village Idiot

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8012
  • 1,927 Thanks
  • 1,133 posts
  • Location: East End of Long Island

Posted February 12, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Got about 3 hours in the shop yesterday. Worked on the seat mount and the tail. Here's a pic of the tank propped up, and the seat mounted.
 
IMG_20170211_191853_zpskklqmzxm.jpg
 
Here's a pic from the rear. Some may notice that the rims and tires are different from the originals. They were 19" rims with mismatched tires. These are 21" rims with matching vintage Firestones. They also have authentic center caps. Got super lucky on CL..........$300 for the whole shebang!!! 
 
IMG_20170211_191840_zpsubuqrfv0.jpg
 
So I'm thinking I'll see the tank and seat together and have that "oooooo", "ahhhhhhh" moment. Not the case, quite disappointed. The seat isn't going to work. The tank needs to rise and come forward a bit. I have some ideas for mounting brackets, etc. Also the seat will be two piece. One flat pad for the seat, and one for the back mounted to the tank. This will make for a much better transition. One that seems designed.
 
On a good note....it sure was nice sitting in that seat, rock solid. I got to measure the pedals, shift through the gears, mock the steering wheel. Felt awesome. Overall, a day of learning, some cool, some not so cool. Oh well.

  • olcowhand, Gtractor, Alc and 6 others have said thanks

#158 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    HAZMAT CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 13,200 Thanks
  • 9,637 posts
  • Location: MN

Posted February 12, 2017 - 11:19 AM

At least the Rangers beat the Avalanche.


  • KennyP and tiretrx have said thanks

#159 tiretrx OFFLINE  

tiretrx

    Village Idiot

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8012
  • 1,927 Thanks
  • 1,133 posts
  • Location: East End of Long Island

Posted February 12, 2017 - 11:47 AM

At least the Rangers beat the Avalanche.

 

You're quite observant. Islanders weren't on, so I made do.



#160 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    HAZMAT CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 13,200 Thanks
  • 9,637 posts
  • Location: MN

Posted February 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

I always check the background for joke material. If it would of been the Islanders, I would not of bothered to check the score, I would of assumed it ended up tied.
  • tiretrx said thank you

#161 tiretrx OFFLINE  

tiretrx

    Village Idiot

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8012
  • 1,927 Thanks
  • 1,133 posts
  • Location: East End of Long Island

Posted February 12, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Got off to a very bad start, but since Weight took over we've climbed a few rungs. JT still needs a stud winger though.



#162 Gtractor ONLINE  

Gtractor

    The Tractor Hoarder

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 782
  • 8,643 Thanks
  • 4,707 posts
  • Location: Chillicothe, MO

Posted February 12, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Need to make the tail open-able for storage.  You know,  a place for the leather helmet and aviator goggles.

:thumbs:


  • KennyP, tiretrx, LilysDad and 2 others have said thanks

#163 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    HAZMAT CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 13,200 Thanks
  • 9,637 posts
  • Location: MN

Posted February 12, 2017 - 01:25 PM

Need to make the tail open-able for storage.  You know,  a place for the leather helmet and aviator goggles.
:thumbs:


Wait until we talk him into getting two more tanks to make dual sidecars before suggesting that, please.
  • Gtractor, KennyP and LilysDad have said thanks

#164 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Millennium Falcon

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 12,250 Thanks
  • 9,191 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted February 12, 2017 - 09:12 PM

Is there going to be any sort of a body between the hood and the rear tank?



#165 Mark 149 J. OFFLINE  

Mark 149 J.

    Mark J.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 78623
  • 1,685 Thanks
  • 999 posts
  • Location: Kennewick, Washington

Posted February 12, 2017 - 09:17 PM

 

Got about 3 hours in the shop yesterday. Worked on the seat mount and the tail. Here's a pic of the tank propped up, and the seat mounted.
 
IMG_20170211_191853_zpskklqmzxm.jpg
 
Here's a pic from the rear. Some may notice that the rims and tires are different from the originals. They were 19" rims with mismatched tires. These are 21" rims with matching vintage Firestones. They also have authentic center caps. Got super lucky on CL..........$300 for the whole shebang!!! 
 
IMG_20170211_191840_zpsubuqrfv0.jpg
 
So I'm thinking I'll see the tank and seat together and have that "oooooo", "ahhhhhhh" moment. Not the case, quite disappointed. The seat isn't going to work. The tank needs to rise and come forward a bit. I have some ideas for mounting brackets, etc. Also the seat will be two piece. One flat pad for the seat, and one for the back mounted to the tank. This will make for a much better transition. One that seems designed.
 
On a good note....it sure was nice sitting in that seat, rock solid. I got to measure the pedals, shift through the gears, mock the steering wheel. Felt awesome. Overall, a day of learning, some cool, some not so cool. Oh well.

 

That was a great score on the wheels and tires!

It's hard to believe that it started off as a tractor! 

This has to be one of the coolest projects that I've ever seen!


  • tiretrx said thank you




Top