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#31 Sugarmaker OFFLINE  

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Posted November 28, 2015 - 09:15 PM

Folks,

 Spent some quality time on the Massey grill transformation from a M7 to a M8 look. Also tried reforming the nose cone.

 

Here is the raw grill after shapping. Used a wedge shaped hammer.

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I traced a cottage cheese container for the radius. Looks about right, and matched what I had left of the original grill. Cut out the center area leaving about 1/2 inch of stock to bend over as the lip.

Was going to cut notches every so often but decided to just start hammering at it.

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Made a very crude jig from a piece of 1/8 thick steel 1.5 inch wide. Bent it in a "U"shape the same radius as the finished radius. Tack welded the jig to the welding bench and began the forming.

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I think its going to be OK. Was surprised that it came out pretty good and even got the transition radii at the corners formed with some work.

I then ground the new rolled over flange down to the correct height and buffed it with a small die grinder. This grill also had a factory looking bump out just above this new opening. I did not think it looked right so I bent the rolled over lip back to 90 degrees and flattend the bump.

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look at the inside of grill, reworked area around the air cleaner.

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With hood in place for trial fit. This grill should clean up real good. The hood hinge area is like new.

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These are the better panels from the M7 that I will eventully clean up.. Just a little body work on one that has a notch cut out of it.

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The current panels have a lot of rust pits from setting out for 10 years or more.

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Anyone know how to check this electrical unit to see if it is good? I know its better than the one I have from a visual p[oint of view.

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Next was an attempt to fixture, hold, heat and cool the front plastic nose cone. I will take it apart and see if the heating and reforming process worked.

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Just went out and took this holding fixture apart. And The nose cone is a whole lot better! So I may be able to buff this up and use it on the tractor.

 

Thanks for taking a look at the "Little Massey Project"

Regards,

 Chris


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 01:01 AM

Great job on the fix there Chris. Looks like you'll have this one knocked out by next years show.

Mechanically speaking, everything is good now?

Keep at it young man, you'll be needing that toy box in the near future to store all your good "toys" :thumbs:



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Posted November 29, 2015 - 06:42 AM

Good job on bending that radius! I haven't the patience for that.



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Posted November 29, 2015 - 08:40 AM

Todd,

Thanks! If I had more room I would just fill it with more stuff too. The electricals may be a challange. And I need to resolve the gas tank issue. But the little tractor runs and the hydro moves it well.

Kenny,

I do not claim to be a body man. I just keep whacking at it and hope a lot.

Regards,

 Chris


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Your whacking came up with great results, Chris! I just notched mine a few weeks ago and should have done it like yours. Wish i could help on your electrical questions.

 

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Nice hammer work! When we need to form a lip like that at work, we make a form from MDF. Use a router to form the radius that you want, lay your sheet metal on top and clamp another piece of MDF on top with screws and start pecking away with your body hammer. Nice and slow. It takes a while but it's worth it.
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Posted November 30, 2015 - 09:57 AM

Nice hammer work! When we need to form a lip like that at work, we make a form from MDF. Use a router to form the radius that you want, lay your sheet metal on top and clamp another piece of MDF on top with screws and start pecking away with your body hammer. Nice and slow. It takes a while but it's worth it.

Yes I should have made a better jig and clamped the metal for a sharper radius in the corner. I like the idea of usung MDF , that is the dense wood product made from sawdust? Will see what this grill looks like with some primer!

Thanks guys for taking a look, and the positive comments.

Have the great grandson over each day this week so Cheryl and I are busy watching him. First time in 50 years I did not go hunting the opening day of PA deer season! Cold crisp morning about 25 degrees today. (I got my 7 point in archery Oct 30th.) And tuntill Saturday its buck only.

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 07:02 PM

Folks,

Still looking for correct gas tank for a Massey 8. Lert me know if you have one that you want to part with.

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 Chris



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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:39 AM

I can take some pics of one and some measurements if needed.
The only OEM one I have is the one I just found for Loran's tractor.
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Posted December 13, 2015 - 09:48 PM

MH81,

OEM gas tank pictures would be great!

Thanks,

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 07:40 AM

Sure, I should be up there tonight.
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Posted December 14, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Didnt make it up due to rain.
Sorry, I'll get it next trip tho
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 07:52 PM

OK, Had a chance to finally go do this.

Sorry about the delay

 

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If I missed an angle or measurement, please let me know


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 07:55 PM

I have a tank very similar to that!



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Posted December 19, 2015 - 08:46 PM

MH81,

Thank you very much for the pictures. Is that tank off of a MF7 or 8? I think my gas outlet may have been on the right side of the tank?

 Good pictures and measurements!

Kenny,

I sent you a PM.

 Regards,

 Chris






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