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#31 Marlin1963 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 07, 2015 - 08:13 AM

I'm sorry, I should have pulled the magnets before I took those pics, they are amazing for holding washers on the bolt for you, it does look weird. I'll take another pic. without them.


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Posted November 07, 2015 - 01:45 PM

The neodymium magnets are so powerful they will hold your washers and a light bracket, that leaves you with both hands to get the nut started. Works fantastic when you have no room to get your hands in a tight blind squeeze and try to hold the washers your bracket and then TRY to start the nut. Even these little magnets will give you a blood blister if you get your finger in between it and whatever it wants to stick on. They are all over on ebay, these are only 1/2" square and they will kick your ass. the only drawback is they break easy so you can't just let them go or they will shatter. You will be amazed at the strength, the bigger ones will sever fingers and crush bones, look them up on you tube.



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Posted November 07, 2015 - 02:54 PM

Computer hard drive magnets are super powerful too. They are great for stuff like that.


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Posted November 08, 2015 - 03:48 PM

Here's more pics, painted the gas tank and set the tractor on sawhorses, all I have to do is paint the wheels and put them on, then I'll have a rolling tractor again. Two of these pics were taken underneath looking up.

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Oops, only one pic. from underneath, I'm going to redo the dash towers I don't like the rust pits even though they will be covered. I'll fill and sand them, I should have done it before I bolted them on. I bought a really nice upper grill that I will use instead of the one I have. I'll use that one on my "Subota" = Kubota powered Sears. If you guys want pics of anything I haven't post here just let me know, I have taken 200 pics of this and I think I've only posted maybe 25. I left all of the beer bottle pics out, lol.


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Posted November 08, 2015 - 04:22 PM

That's gonna be a great looking tractor!


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 08:48 AM

I know this is off topic but I thought you guys might like this, I operated this machine for the last 18 years of my 24 year career at the VLA, It's used to relocate the radio telescopes to different arrays. here is the web site, there's some neat info there www.nrao.edu IMG_20140916_073435.jpg



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Posted November 09, 2015 - 01:01 PM

I haven't been able to work my tractor since my doctor grounded me, but I still sneak into my shop and do some work that I can sit down and do, here are a few pics of some of the work I done on it yesterday. As soon as I can, I'll get going on the paint work of the body parts and get them mounted.

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Posted November 09, 2015 - 01:08 PM

The pic of me was a mistake, I didn't mean to upload that one but I'm not sure how to delete it, I usually don't look THAT bad, lol



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Posted November 09, 2015 - 01:17 PM

Love the seat and those sawhorses. Do you weld aluminum?


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 01:46 PM

I would NEVER ignore doctors advice and go out and work, right,Oldcowhand?

 

Tractor is looking great.


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 02:41 PM

Hi UncleWillie, yes I weld aluminum, one of my buddies has a Miller spool gun and a little bottle of argon so I borrow it from him sometimes. His spool gun hooks right into my Miller 211 mig. It works pretty good but I like the tig better, but I don't have one here at home. I got the seat off ebay for $45.00 with shipping included. I need 3 more of them for the rest of my herd.



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Posted November 09, 2015 - 02:43 PM

I have been ignoring my Doc. orders, that's why I'm screwed  up worse than usual, lol.


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 02:48 PM

Sorry Wahoowad, the first post about welding aluminum was meant for you, lol. See, I told you guys I was screwed up, lol


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 05:03 PM

I would NEVER ignore doctors advice and go out and work, right,Oldcowhand?

 

Tractor is looking great.

That's right...always do what the Dr says!  


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