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Posted February 23, 2016 - 05:18 PM

One more small update:

Paint!

 

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Posted February 23, 2016 - 10:20 PM

One more small update:

Paint!

 

 

Ellis!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Paint sticks to stuff you build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl: :bigrofl:  


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Posted February 24, 2016 - 08:55 AM

Ellis!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Paint sticks to stuff you build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl: :bigrofl:  

 

What are you trying to say?  

:rolling:  :thumbs:



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Posted February 24, 2016 - 09:01 AM

Ellis!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Paint sticks to stuff you build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl: :bigrofl:  

 

 

What are you trying to say?  

:rolling:  :thumbs:

 

He's trying to say he's a turd, Don.

 

What can I say, I'm a patina guy :rocker2:


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Posted February 24, 2016 - 03:08 PM

Well Mr Patina I must be a turd too because I knew exactly what he was referring to.  :toilethead:  :D


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Posted February 24, 2016 - 04:06 PM

Well Mr Patina I must be a turd too because I knew exactly what he was referring to.  :toilethead:  :D

 

Ahhh, the old tag team, huh? Well, here's a tail pipe for each of you, tough guy!

 



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Posted February 24, 2016 - 05:36 PM

Lols, I get goose bumps every time I hear the custom.  :thumbs:


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:25 AM

That was the first night we fired it up with the straight pipes. It was running a bit rich, but still sounded pretty good.



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Posted February 25, 2016 - 10:31 AM

I don't blame you one bit for not wanting to paint the custom. The rat rod look suites it perfectly.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 01:45 PM

I don't blame you one bit for not wanting to paint the custom. The rat rod look suites it perfectly.

 

Thanks Don. Maybe down the road when it's done-done, I'll paint it. I want to have rear torsion bars and possibly front shocks on it for the Mow-In this year.



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Posted February 25, 2016 - 05:20 PM

I wish I could make the mow in, it would be around an 11 hour drive for me.

I can't imagine the custom ever being done, done. Too many times you'll find something and think that would be cool on the custom or you'll think of another thing to improve. In short it's an ever evolving project.

Maybe just something to freeze the patina in this moment of time.



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Posted March 02, 2016 - 08:19 PM

Well I've changed directions.........again. And since I started cutting metal I'm committed. Or I ought to be.  :rolling: 

I was messing with the sub frame today before I had to go to work and an idea jumped into my mind and it made a whole lot more sense than my first plan.

I'll let the pictures clue you in.
I added another inch to the measurement I had from plan A then marked the channel iron where the two original mounting clips are welded would fall.
I broke out my trusty grinder and cutting wheel and cut those parts out.
You'll notice too that this way my ground clearance is much better.

 

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The clips stick out past the channel iron a bit so I'm going to add some flat bar to each side of the cut outs then bridge the gap with another piece of flat bar for strength. That should keep the channel iron from bending under stress.

 

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I'm going to put some flat bar on the ends to cap them and make up a cross piece to make it rigid. Then like the picture Ron posted, run a piece down for the round bar that goes into the plow latches.
Tomorrow I need to bring in the cross piece the stanchions bolt to so I can make sure I have the right clearance for them on top. I think I'm going to need to trim the channel iron back some more.
Once I get all the pieces cut and fit and before any welding is done I'm going to soak the rusty stuff in vinegar so everything is nice and clean.
I'm going to drill two holes per side and bolt the extension to the sub frame with 1/2" bolts. This keeps the modifications to the original sub frame down to a minimum and it can be easily restored back to factory.
 


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 08:24 PM

I brought the cross piece in last night and set it on the frame, marked the extension and cut it for clearance. The next thing was to makeup a cross brace to go between the extension rails. I'm not certain where it will end up yet, I'd like to have it as close to the end as I can. My concern is it hitting the transmission around the PTO area. I'm at the point where I need to get it back under the tractor and take a few measurements. One to see where the cross brace will end up and the other for the pieces that drop down to the plow latches.

 

 

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 09:15 AM

Update:

 

I spent some time on the new fasteners.

 

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I did some messing around on the sub frame the other day. First up was to drill it so I could bolt on the extension pieces. I set it up in the bench vise and drilled a pilot hole all the way through then I took it apart and opened up the holes to 17/32. I'm using 1/2" bolts to hold it together.

 

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With all the holes done I moved back to the work bench to put it back together. First I deburred the holes.

 

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Bolts in.

 

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I set the round bar in place to give you an idea of what I have in mind, also the cross brace.

 

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And here's the end view.

 

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I need some materials I have at home to finish making the rest of the parts for this. Then it will go into the vinegar tank to remove the rust.
I think I'm going to tack the round bar in place and then put a small piece of angle iron on each side front and back to help take up any shock the round bar will see. It should keep the round bar from breaking off. I also need to make a few gusset pieces to further strengthen the area where the small angle iron will be welded on.
That'll be later, Nice weather is finally coming so I should be able to do some welding at home while I'm off.



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Posted March 10, 2016 - 09:23 AM

Well I finished cutting out the rest of the parts I need to assemble the frame and hit the channel iron with my wire wheel to knock the chunky rust off. That way it will only take a day to dissolve whatever the wire wheel missed.

Here are the gussets and angle iron I mentioned yesterday. This is pretty much what I have in mind to beef up the area.

 

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Here it is from the other side. I'm even going to use the scrap wedges to back up the angle iron.

 

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Here's what I was talking about to bridge the cut out area around the two original mounting clips.

 

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The rest of the pieces for the other side.

 

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The rusty stuff will go in the vat tonight when I get home, I have an appointment tomorrow so I can't do much until after it, but the rust should be gone by then. The weather is getting warm this week so I hope to get some welding done.
Just a few more things and this will be ready to go back together, after I do the tractor.


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