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#1 Jimkemp OFFLINE  

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 02:28 PM

Well I am now ready to start the work on the raider12 , I don't think I can do a restoration because of the lack of correct parts for it so I am going to do what I would call a resto-mod tractor , something I can take on the show trail for fun next summer , first thing I need to build a stand so I don't have to bend over to work on it , the plan will be to strip it to the bare frame and change the front end to a narrow for a different look , would like to move the motor back about 1ft and mount the battery up front , build an aluminum fuel tank and hang that off the frame in front of the grill , so that's the plan and here I go , this is what I am starting with2015 wheel horse tactors001.jpg
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Posted September 18, 2015 - 04:23 PM

Good luck with your project.

Keep us posted with lots of pictures.   :thumbs:     Rick


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Posted September 18, 2015 - 04:23 PM

What correct parts are you lacking?


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Posted September 18, 2015 - 04:49 PM

Project sounds aggressive! Good luck.

 

The Raider 12 is an excellent Horse for your "show machine."

 

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 04:51 PM

I hope it turns out real nice for you. There is just something about that series of WH's that I like to drive. I have a "D" series out here and don't have any desire to do anything with it. Just sets in the hangar collecting dust.


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Posted September 18, 2015 - 08:11 PM

Easy to do resto on horses, BUT, narrow front, moving engine, fuel tanks???  Think your looking for trouble. There is a guy in IN making narrow fronts for the OLDER horses, but are $300 or more! Seems like a lot for what you get. I like wide fronts, but more guys are going narrow to give it the "grown-up" tractor look I guess.  As you said...kinda a Rod!


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Posted September 18, 2015 - 08:30 PM

Well as far as the mods I am planning are ready not a big deal , I have over 30 years as a welder and have worked in a few very high end fab shops , moving the motor will require a new belt guard fabbed up out of sheet metal but that part is easy when you have the right tools for working with metal , the fuel tank will just be a piece of 6" alum tube with end caps welded on and I can buy the weld on fuel cap , and the front end I have a plan for that but I will make everyone wait to see what I do there , like I said 30 years in fab shops I learned a couple of things along the way , Please stay tune I would love to have feed back from everyone on this project
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Posted September 18, 2015 - 08:36 PM

What correct parts are you lacking?

There are just to many little parts like fuel tank , sheet metal for the motor , throttle and choke are froze up and some steering parts , so I guess I will do the restore on the c120 I have because that one has every part on it its just a matter of making it look good
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Posted September 18, 2015 - 08:37 PM

I've seen the front end done. They used a trailer hub and axle stub.


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Posted September 18, 2015 - 08:43 PM

Maybe you could do something like this. It belongs to a member over on Red Square.

 

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 09:00 PM

Maybe you could do something like this. It belongs to a member over on Red Square.
 
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THAT IS COOL , thanks for sharing those pictures

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 09:21 PM

Isn't it funny sometimes that we don't have the heart to modify something that so close to original but we really want to lol

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 01:03 AM

The engine tin shouldn't be hard to get.should have the 12 horse kohler on it.Plenty of sheet metal on ebay.Just have to find the right priced pieces.


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 04:07 AM

 know what you are saying about a frame to work on.

I have spent the last week or so in the garage on the floor, under the tractors, on top of the tractors, all around the tractors and my lower back is killing me!!


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 06:57 AM

THAT IS COOL , thanks for sharing those pictures

But wait! There's more.

 

Back in 2010, a guy on Red Square started with this drawing. . . . .

 

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and built this. . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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