Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

New Project


  • Please log in to reply
317 replies to this topic

#121 skyrydr2 ONLINE  

skyrydr2

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5032
  • 3,418 Thanks
  • 3,165 posts
  • Location: Gardner, Massachusetts!

Posted September 02, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Kenny, on the 3 point lower arms, how far back are the ball ends from the lifting link holes? Shouldn't be more than 10" center to center?
Also make sure that your valve is not in an area you may touch, as it could get pretty warm!
  • KennyP and holdenboy1960 have said thanks

#122 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,518 Thanks
  • 39,736 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted September 02, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Kenny, on the 3 point lower arms, how far back are the ball ends from the lifting link holes? Shouldn't be more than 10" center to center?
Also make sure that your valve is not in an area you may touch, as it could get pretty warm!

Keith, the lower arms are FF20 arms and the link holes are 9" back from the center of the ball ends.

The valve will be in an area that it could be touched, but covered by possibly an 1/8" plate. I plan to have it close to the right side of the seat which is all open air right now.

I got tired of working on nothing but the back end and did a few other things this morning. I am making my own adapter for the drive shaft to hook to the engine. I have this about ready to weld a short stub shaft into. The pic has a long shaft sticking through it. I plan on only about 1.5" sticking out.

2015-09-02 08.05.59.jpg

 

Worked on the exhaust some.Got the header pipe made up to exit out the Left side. I am thinking stack here!

2015-09-02 11.46.07.jpg     2015-09-02 11.46.23.jpg

 

I set the hood/grille section up about 4" forward of it's stock location and I kind of like that. I can go as short as 3", though.

2015-09-02 12.00.40.jpg     2015-09-02 12.01.07.jpg

 

I'm thinking 4" as I would like room to remove the PTO without pulling the engine if the need arises.


  • Alc, boyscout862, TomLGT195 and 1 other said thanks

#123 victor3ranger OFFLINE  

victor3ranger
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 48052
  • 310 Thanks
  • 604 posts
  • Location: Ponca City Oklahoma

Posted September 02, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Yes! But all is well now!

 

Got the fenders mocked up and did a little more for the brakes. The compression spring I bought for the brakes was lacking some tension, so I went to plan B there. No pics of that yet. But here's some of the fenders. I want to move them forward some more but the foot boards are in the way. Plus I want to go inboard an 1". Think that will have them about right over the tires. Might go a little higher in case I find some more 26X12's! :smilewink:

 

attachicon.gif2015-08-31 15.59.50.jpg    attachicon.gif2015-08-31 16.00.42.jpg

 

Tomorrow morning I will remove the foot boards and see what transpires from there!

 

 

This thing is starting to look pretty neat.  What rear fenders are you using on this?  Nevermind, I see you said what they came from.

 

I am really liking the last option you went with on the fenders.


Edited by victor3ranger, September 02, 2015 - 12:34 PM.

  • Alc and KennyP have said thanks

#124 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,518 Thanks
  • 39,736 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted September 02, 2015 - 01:33 PM

It's starting to look like a tractor again!


  • boyscout862 said thank you

#125 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,518 Thanks
  • 39,736 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted September 03, 2015 - 05:50 PM

Got the hood extended today!

2015-09-03 08.42.08.jpg     2015-09-03 08.42.29.jpg

2015-09-03 10.02.23.jpg     2015-09-03 10.02.45.jpg

2015-09-03 10.38.07.jpg     2015-09-03 10.38.27.jpg

2015-09-03 10.38.45.jpg     2015-09-03 10.38.54.jpg

2015-09-03 14.25.17.jpg     2015-09-03 14.25.30.jpg

2015-09-03 15.48.57.jpg     2015-09-03 15.49.28.jpg

2015-09-03 16.42.13.jpg

 

 

 


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

#126 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,841 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted September 03, 2015 - 05:54 PM

Good job on the hood!  It's not an easy thing to do either as things want to warp, but yours came out nice and once you finish filling, it should be slick.  


  • KennyP and boyscout862 have said thanks

#127 TomLGT195 OFFLINE  

TomLGT195
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 29432
  • 2,806 Thanks
  • 2,208 posts
  • Location: Southern New Hampshire

Posted September 03, 2015 - 05:59 PM

Nice job on the hood Kenny. Looking good. Any thoughts on a paint color yet?


  • KennyP and boyscout862 have said thanks

#128 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,518 Thanks
  • 39,736 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted September 03, 2015 - 06:12 PM

Good job on the hood!  It's not an easy thing to do either as things want to warp, but yours came out nice and once you finish filling, it should be slick.  

Steve has volunteered to make the hood "sweet"! It's all his! I just welded it together!

 

Nice job on the hood Kenny. Looking good. Any thoughts on a paint color yet?

Going with the TSC paint in AC orange!


  • boyscout862 and TomLGT195 have said thanks

#129 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,841 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted September 03, 2015 - 07:28 PM

Steve has volunteered to make the hood "sweet"! It's all his! I just welded it together!

 

Going with the TSC paint in AC orange!

 

Kenny, use hardener or the color will fade prematurely.  TSC hardener is not the best either, so you might wanna spend a few more dollars for a good high gloss hardener.  Most quality high gloss hardener is around $20 for enough to do a gallon.  


  • KennyP and boyscout862 have said thanks

#130 skyrydr2 ONLINE  

skyrydr2

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5032
  • 3,418 Thanks
  • 3,165 posts
  • Location: Gardner, Massachusetts!

Posted September 04, 2015 - 03:08 AM

Very nice!! That should be quite the machine when done!
The neighbor had a Simplicity that looked like yours and he put many many MANY hours on it. He could barely walk, but he could run that Tractor!! Then he passed and that old Tractor sat in that old garage for years... All alone, and neglected... I asked about it on many occasions but his wife wouldn't part with it.. The she passed and the kids unloaded the place... I had just missed out on it, when a scapper grabbed it.... I never talked to them again.
  • KennyP and boyscout862 have said thanks

#131 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,518 Thanks
  • 39,736 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted September 04, 2015 - 03:33 AM

Kenny, use hardener or the color will fade prematurely.  TSC hardener is not the best either, so you might wanna spend a few more dollars for a good high gloss hardener.  Most quality high gloss hardener is around $20 for enough to do a gallon.  

Brand of paint may change, but AC orange it will be!

 

I have the Allis paint #'s, so can get it converted somewhere.

AC Corporate Orange is Dupont 29049 or Tisco TP270.

AC Cream is Dupont 921901 or PPG 8638.


Edited by KennyP, September 04, 2015 - 06:15 AM.


#132 Alc ONLINE  

Alc

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1094
  • 5,459 Thanks
  • 6,629 posts
  • Location: Bangor Pa

Posted September 04, 2015 - 05:22 AM

Boy that's looking good !!  :thumbs: 


  • KennyP and boyscout862 have said thanks

#133 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,518 Thanks
  • 39,736 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted September 04, 2015 - 06:03 AM

I just figured out I have another month to get this going as the show is in October. :dancingbanana:  I may need the extra time! :smilewink:


  • olcowhand, boyscout862 and TomLGT195 have said thanks

#134 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,518 Thanks
  • 39,736 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted September 05, 2015 - 07:36 AM

I got a bit more done yesterday, but had to mow. I cut the front section out to extend along with the hood.

2015-09-04 09.07.27.jpg

 

Reinstalled the PTO clutch!

2015-09-04 09.12.10.jpg

 


  • olcowhand, Texas Deere and Horse, wvbuzzmaster and 2 others have said thanks

#135 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,518 Thanks
  • 39,736 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted September 05, 2015 - 04:06 PM

Boy, a whole bunch of Thanks, but not a comment one! Oh well, I'll carry on as I want this "Abomination" covered well!

Here's a view from the front! I like it!

2015-09-05 10.33.09.jpg

 

Things seem to be like before!

2015-09-05 10.33.25.jpg     2015-09-05 10.33.48.jpg

 

I got the exhaust a little too close. No way for a muffler to clear the hood!

2015-09-05 10.34.28.jpg

Oh well, I'll just mark up another redo!

 

Here's a side view.

2015-09-05 10.53.31.jpg

 

Working on the head light hole covers.

2015-09-05 11.02.24.jpg     2015-09-05 11.13.11.jpg

2015-09-05 12.16.52.jpg     2015-09-05 12.17.03.jpg

 

Picked up an oil cooler!

2015-09-05 13.21.19.jpg

 

Tomorrow, I have to haul an antique cabinet from Tulsa to Okmulgee, so no GT pics there!


  • wvbuzzmaster and TomLGT195 have said thanks




Top