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Posted November 02, 2015 - 01:24 PM

I found this by accident because it is in the custom tractor forum...may I just say...as stated above...D*** you do some nice work, and I can't wait to see how this turns out. Following.

 

Thanks Michael, I appreciate it! I really want to get this on 4 wheels/tires so I can get to the tin work. I'm hoping within a week.

 

Check in often and share your thoughts/ideas, opinions are always welcome :wave:


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Posted November 03, 2015 - 09:28 AM

Did some more work on the rear hubs as I'm waiting for a machine to open up to attack the fronts again.

These are the inside washers that mate to the original LoBoy hubs.

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Turned the extension tubes from some scrap 3"OD x 2"ID thick wall steel tube.

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Mocked up with larger washer. With the strengthening fins(5), these puppies are going to be heavy..........heavy's good.

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Posted November 03, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Hey, we're rolling sports' fans. Cut the fins from old machine shipping braces and tacked up.

Raw material.

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Ala band saw.

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Lots of figuring, marking, securing and tacking later.

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 12:16 PM

Got some good work on the LCB last night. Hit the shop right after work. First order of business was to rotate the final drives 180 degrees. One side slipped on easy, the other required kissing a brass hammer several times. Finished.
 
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Next was addressing the damaged rear frame section on the passenger side. Not only the poorly repaired crack, but the steel was corroded to the point of being to thin to be structurally sound in places.
 
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I'll admit I tried noodling out fixes that were less involved. Wasn't satisfied with any of them long term. My solution was to cut out the bad and replace with good. I had a piece of frame steel that was cut from the frame's front under the radiator that was no longer needed. It was big enough and the same thickness. I also wanted to replace the steel past the existing crack, so as to stop it from recurring. Fastened a jig for a guide and broke out the plasma cutter.
 
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Next the dutchman was cut to shape, drilled and chamfered for welding, Clamped in place and hard tacked. Still needs final welding and some finish shaping, but that's for another night. Overall, a good night's work though.
 
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Posted November 05, 2015 - 12:58 PM

How much of a height difference will flipping the finals make?

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 01:07 PM

How much of a height difference will flipping the finals make?

 

Actually, none Scott, they're flipped on the horizontal. The original Cubs were on the vertical. This gives me about 16 inches in lengthened wheelbase. The decreased tire diameter drops it 4 inches.


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Posted November 07, 2015 - 09:20 PM

Another solid day at the LCB. Finished the welding on the dutchman and did a finish grind.
 
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Primed up.
 
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Next slid the tranny/transfer back in place and put on the new hubs/ext's.
 
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Then threw on the Model A rims/tires. Felt good, real good.
 
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That called for a fancy cold one!
 
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Posted November 07, 2015 - 09:25 PM

Darn near a roller once again! What's next on the agenda?
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Posted November 07, 2015 - 09:25 PM

Looks nice. Any pics from the side?
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Posted November 08, 2015 - 08:27 AM

Darn near a roller once again! What's next on the agenda?

 

The front spindles are next, the design is on a drawing a couple posts back.

 

Looks nice. Any pics from the side?

 

Thanks. Didn't take any from the side. Have this one showing the finals/extensions a bit better.

 

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 08:42 AM

Almost on its own feet again.
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Gotta ask, how much "bite" does that beer have?
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Posted November 08, 2015 - 07:19 PM

Almost on its own feet again.
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Gotta ask, how much "bite" does that beer have?

 

Yes, we're getting there. Couple front spindles and we'll have a roller  :dancingbanana:

 

Straight up, I'm an American brew guy. Make no apologies, snuck Schaefers and Rheingolds as a teenager from my older brothers and still like my Buds and Michs. But, I'm surrounded by folks that stop by the shop carrying "fancys". This one's a gift from a good friend, it's 7% plus. They still make one called Gonzo that's 9% plus. That is pretty good tasting, and having even one let's you know it, trust me. The first drink you take makes your toes feel warm. Pretty nutty.


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 12:33 PM

We attacked the outer flanges today.

Raw material 7.75" OD x 2.25" ID. One inch thick aluminum.

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Graphics.

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Reality.

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Front/back.

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As they relate to the center hub.

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Next onto a stainless center sleeve that will insert into the brass inside hub. That will ride on the spindle itself. Then the three will be bolted, etc. together to form the hub assembly.

Also, thought some may be interested in a tool I used to get the two layers of paint, primer and rust scale of the original rear hub faces.

It's a Snap-On Crud Thug. I got it a Snap-On box lot I bought from my oldest brother. Bought the box of stuff for the wrenches, and this was included. Probably not made by Snap-On, but this thing works really well. Ran it off an 11 gallon tank compressor, so there was some lag here and there, but still impressive tool.

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Posted November 09, 2015 - 01:31 PM

Tire tricks, your project is going marvelously. The only thing that makes me nervous is the front axle you flipped upside down. This throws the steering geometry completely out of whack. Don't you see that the steering spindles angle out at the top now instead of in???


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 01:47 PM

Tire tricks, your project is going marvelously. The only thing that makes me nervous is the front axle you flipped upside down. This throws the steering geometry completely out of whack. Don't you see that the steering spindles angle out at the top now instead of in???

 

I'm flipping the axle and the spindles in unison. Parallel spindles to the ground is maintained, but chassis is lowered. In the pics, the axle is not level, as it is not supported. Perhaps that creates an illusion?


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