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Posted August 16, 2015 - 12:16 PM

I made a crossmember to fit in where the BGB used to bolt up. It is 1/4" plate and 1/8"+ wall square tube. Trying to decide if I want it to be welded solid to the rest of the frame work. That's probably best, though.

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I need to get the foot/running boards back on to see what issues they may cause. Especially with the foot pedal. So I better get them trimmed to fit. Back in post #42, second pic you can see the lever that controls fwd./rev. just above the 1" square tube about center of the pic. If the foot boards are below the 1", I will have to get real creative to get that to work.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 03:25 PM

Well, the 'stock' foot boards are not going to work. Got one out and mocked it up with an 1-3/4" spacing to see where I needed to cut. Way too far in from the tire and just not what I am looking for. Guess I need some tread plate to make my own!

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I got the tires swapped around like I want and it should make a decent plow tractor as the inside of the rears lines up well with the inside of the skinny's up front! Thought I would take it out side for a photo op. It rolls very easily!

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The third pic was taken more to the RH side to show how well that side lines up!


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 05:53 PM

Guess I need to make this a "Caption This" thread!


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 06:19 PM

Big Bertha gets a little stable competition.

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Posted August 21, 2015 - 07:00 PM

Got the Kohler set in place, but need to adjust it some!

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May have to raise it 3/16" or 1/4" to sit right. Having a very hard time seeing the mount holes!


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Posted August 21, 2015 - 07:03 PM

Moving right along Kenny!  Will this be mostly for use as a plow tractor, or just whatever you need it for?   You not going to try putting a deck under it?


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Posted August 21, 2015 - 07:19 PM

Moving right along Kenny!  Will this be mostly for use as a plow tractor, or just whatever you need it for?   You not going to try putting a deck under it?

I have no deck for it. That's why I pulled the center lift mechanism. Mostly a plow tractor or other 3-point implements. May try to work in front blade or such!

 

From what I can see at the moment, it is dead even with the Eaton input height wise. I don't think raising it a smidgen will hurt anything with the u-joint drive shaft.


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Posted August 22, 2015 - 12:32 AM

Well, the 'stock' foot boards are not going to work. Got one out and mocked it up with an 1-3/4" spacing to see where I needed to cut. Way too far in from the tire and just not what I am looking for. Guess I need some tread plate to make my own!

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I got the tires swapped around like I want and it should make a decent plow tractor as the inside of the rears lines up well with the inside of the skinny's up front! Thought I would take it out side for a photo op. It rolls very easily!

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The third pic was taken more to the RH side to show how well that side lines up!

looking good so far but all takes time 


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Posted August 22, 2015 - 03:49 AM

Going to be working on this most of the weekend. I need to make some brackets so I can use a cherry picker for pulling the engine out. Also, looking into some 1/4" strap to make motor mounts as it looks real hard to get to any mount bolts. Thinking about drill & tap holes for short studs to bolt the strap to the engine and to bolt through the original engine mount holes. I need to trim just a tad more on the LH frame side to clear an engine tin. I'll have pics!


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Posted August 22, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Got the engine bolted in! The driveshaft is too long :dancingbanana:  so I can shorten it. I don't have any way to hook up to the 1" end of that u-joint, so waiting for my other driveshaft to arrive.

 

I got the Hi/Lo  all complete! Trying to figure out the seat location now. I don't have enough large pieces of sheetmetal to cover what I would like to. I would rather not use small pieces to be welded together.

Here's what I did for the engine mounts.

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Had an issue with the starter post being close to the frame so I used a hole saw to fix that,

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Here's a pic from the front. The hood won't fit right now due to the crank being in the way!

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The exhaust will be an issue as there is not much room to the grille!


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Posted August 22, 2015 - 07:49 PM

Good progress. Are you going to cut a hole in the grill to run a front belt pulley?

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Posted August 22, 2015 - 08:10 PM

There will be a hole there as I will not cut the crank! Just need to see what is needed so I can open and close the hood. The whole hood and grille are one piece!


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Posted August 22, 2015 - 08:15 PM

There will be a hole there as I will not cut the crank! Just need to see what is needed so I can open and close the hood. The whole hood and grille are one piece!


Divide the hood from the grille to conquer the dilemma.
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Posted August 23, 2015 - 05:42 AM

Divide the hood from the grille to conquer the dilemma.

That would be a whole project on it's own! It is spot welded about every inch!


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Posted August 23, 2015 - 06:38 AM

Add a little length to the hood and frame to get out past the crank. Then it can cover up a pto set up for future use, like maybe a front mounted rake or broom, or even a hydraulic pump for a loader ;-)
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