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#196 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted April 15, 2016 - 08:04 AM

Looking good.

 

I just noticed the pic of your trailer dolly, pretty slick.

Thanks! I re-purposed an old edger frame for that. Works pretty good.

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Posted April 16, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Painting bolts. Some use stainless, and I have replaced the ones worst for wear, but I have found that wire brushing and painting keeps the rust away. RED and Hulk II were done 4 - 5 years ago and the bolts still look good. Yes, time consuming, and a few metal slivers from the wire wheels (have to be careful even with the small ones) but over all it pay's off.

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Posted April 17, 2016 - 04:30 AM

I have an electric motor mounted in a 1X10 with a fine bristle wire wheel (6") on it for bolts and such. I use a small pair of vise grips (4") to hold the bolt.


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 09:13 AM

I have an electric motor mounted in a 1X10 with a fine bristle wire wheel (6") on it for bolts and such. I use a small pair of vise grips (4") to hold the bolt.

I use a wire wheel in my drill press


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 09:21 AM

I have larger wire wheels, but for small parts that need to be held with fingers this works well.

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Posted April 17, 2016 - 10:27 AM

I need to catch up with my neighbor, the drag link modification we discussed won't work. The plan was to extend the sears tie rod with the 1/2" pivot ends. The pivot ends (1/2") won't fit in the tight location on the pivot arm. I will need to use the (3/8") pivots and probably try to drill and tap the ends on the original drag link for 3/8 threaded rod. 

 

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Posted April 18, 2016 - 08:41 PM

Gave up on the drag link modification. Took the best one, cleaned it up, and used some wide "O" rings to go over the ball pivits for some dirt protection. Trying to do a little each evening. 

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 05:26 PM

Amazing how they left no room for repairs.
Almost like they planned it.
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 08:51 PM

I can probably re-visit the drag link. As I had a good one available. I didn't want to spend a bunch of time or $$$ messing with the rusted up one right now. Moved on with sanding and cleaning more steering components getting ready for paint.

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Posted April 21, 2016 - 07:57 PM

Two steps forward one step back today. We got most of the front end parts painted, and let them dry over night. Removed the masking tape and started assembly. Anyone see anything wrong with this picture? :wallbanging:

Yep, had to dig the other one out and start the process of sanding, cleaning, masking, painting, and drying.

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Posted April 21, 2016 - 08:25 PM

Two lefts dont make a right


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Posted April 21, 2016 - 08:29 PM

Two lefts dont make a right

After I put it on I was wondering how I was going to grease the zerk? Then I noticed it, DOH!


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Posted April 21, 2016 - 09:04 PM

Boy, you'd have been going in circles.
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Posted April 22, 2016 - 04:31 AM

OOPS! Glad you found it that quick.


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 05:55 PM

I talked with two tire shops today, neither will work on 8" or 12" rims. So I tried a different method "Air Chisel"! So far I have the Front's off, and I am using the wood compressor to allow a better angle for the Chisel on the 12" rear's. I think I can get these, but all the others will wait, or go to scrap.
OH, I also got the correct axle installed. Waiting on bushing parts from Sears.

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