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#61 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted August 23, 2015 - 07:49 AM

Great idea if i can match the hood bends. That would help with the exhaust, too! Right now, I am concentrating on the seat area. Need that figured out. I want a removable cover that the seat will be on so I can access the hydro if needed. may have to weld some pieces together to get enough length & width.


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Posted August 23, 2015 - 12:44 PM

More pics! I have solved an issue and found another use for the 20 Ton Press! I was wondering how to cover the back part of the Allis and the front of the hydro. I found an AC cover I had stashed and thought that would work. Remembering I had bent the 3-point arms with the press, I wondered how it would do for a radius. I cut a piece of metal about the size I wanted, measured in where I wanted the first radius and clamped a length of 1" galvanized pipe to it.

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I set the 3 plates I got with the press so I could use the small radius areas on them.

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It does not give a full 90° bend and I used my small ball peen to tap the bend with the pressure still on it. I took the part out and moved to my big vice. Once clamped in there, I just used hand pressure to complete the 90°.

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I test fit that and figured where the other bend should be. Bent that up and VIOLA! It fits great.

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I trimmed the back edge to set on the angle iron, giving it a slight slope. I think it looks pretty good!

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Now I can work on the seat mounting!

 


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Posted August 23, 2015 - 01:09 PM

Looking great Kenny. Seats are the Achilles heel of garden tractors, they never come in with a good seat, or the brackets to mount the seat are no longer alive or well lol.
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Posted August 23, 2015 - 06:58 PM

Got some things done on the seat mounting. Dug out my 1/8" plate and started cutting away!

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Cut a notch in the front for the other cover.

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Got it attached using some self tapping screws. The slides will bolt through this, so I just wanted it tied down so as not to rattle.

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Here's the slides installed.

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Next up is the tool box.

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Now to make a cover for it and mount the seat!


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Posted August 23, 2015 - 07:05 PM

Such overachievement, I like it. :thumbs:
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Posted August 23, 2015 - 07:11 PM

Such overachievement, I like it. :thumbs:

Just trying to get it going, Casey!


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Posted August 23, 2015 - 07:20 PM

Just trying to get it going, Casey!

I understand Kenny, I got ambitious and took the New Holland apart to free up the controls. Nothing more aggrivating than a running $50 tractor that you can't even drive... Lol
I need to get a piece of sheet metal to put over the driveshaft area, it was a little unnerving seeing that shaft turning 3000 rpm below lol. Sorry, got distracted lol.
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Posted August 23, 2015 - 07:28 PM

I understand Kenny, I got ambitious and took the New Holland apart to free up the controls. Nothing more aggrivating than a running $50 tractor that you can't even drive... Lol
I need to get a piece of sheet metal to put over the driveshaft area, it was a little unnerving seeing that shaft turning 3000 rpm below lol. Sorry, got distracted lol.

Why do you think I made that cover first?


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 05:12 AM

Looking good my friend, your making serious progress for sure!
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Posted August 24, 2015 - 05:24 AM

[quote name="wvbuzzmaster" post="602038" timestamp="1440375641"]I understand Kenny, I got ambitious and took the New Holland apart to free up the controls. Nothing more aggrivating than a running $50 tractor that you can't even drive... Lol
I need to get a piece of sheet metal to put over the driveshaft area, it was a little unnerving seeing that shaft turning 3000 rpm below lol. Sorry, got distracted lol.[/quote

Its a wake up when the driveshaft starts bouncing off that cover. Just about needed clean shorts.
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Posted August 24, 2015 - 05:36 AM

[quote name="wvbuzzmaster" post="602038" timestamp="1440375641"]I understand Kenny, I got ambitious and took the New Holland apart to free up the controls. Nothing more aggrivating than a running $50 tractor that you can't even drive... Lol
I need to get a piece of sheet metal to put over the driveshaft area, it was a little unnerving seeing that shaft turning 3000 rpm below lol. Sorry, got distracted lol.[/quote

Its a wake up when the driveshaft starts bouncing off that cover. Just about needed clean shorts.

If mine starts bouncing off the cover, I have a serious problem as it is captured in a hole through a 1/2" plate down there! LOL

 

Getting the seat located will tell me where the foot boards go. That will let me install the foot pedals for Fwd/Rev and the brake mechanism. Then it's the lift cylinder for the 3-point. By then, I should have the drive line in and can work on the engine and that end of the tractor. Still a long ways to go!


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Posted August 25, 2015 - 04:38 AM

I got the seat done! Before I attached the hinge, I stripped the box to bare metal.

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I got started on the foot rests. I decided to run angle iron all the way across underneath.

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Posted August 27, 2015 - 07:59 AM

So how are the rear fenders coming along? It's looking pretty cool so far;-)
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Posted August 28, 2015 - 06:24 AM

So how are the rear fenders coming along? It's looking pretty cool so far;-)

Been working toooooo much to do anything, Keith! I hope to finish work today and get back to it. I think I have the foot pedal/brake shaft figured out, just need the time to put that together. Then I'll get to the fender installation. The hydraulic valve(s) will be next to the seat on the right, so I'll need the fenders on to get that figured out. Then it's the rear lift cylinder location along with the screw-on filter.

 

At the first, I came up with the name AllFord. Since this now has parts from Allis, Ford, Sears & MTD, I think something simpler is in order. Thinking along the lines of this:

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Posted August 28, 2015 - 09:28 AM

Your making short work of this project. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.


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