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#1 Good2beAllis OFFLINE  

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 03:17 PM

I don't know about you guys, but I hate parting with my hard earned money. With need comes ingenuity. I needed a tube hitch for one my newly acquired Simplicity 700 wonderboy. The big auction sites wanted ( e-Bag) $ 60-99 dollars.....are you kidding me. So I went to the local metal shop and bought enough metal to make a few things...after all how hard can it be... Well, here is my end results. My new homemade tube hitch and homemade rear stinger weight. I encourage everyone to try making things before shelling out the big bucks. I bought enough metal to make two of each for under $50 and enjoyed doing it. Not too bad for my first attempt.

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 04:03 PM

Looks good. :thumbs:  :thumbs:

Great place to get small pieces of metal is the local scrap yard. Pennies on the pound. Selection always changing. Never know what you may find.


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 04:03 PM

Looks good


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 04:55 PM

any pics of the 700 I am in the middle of restoring one too
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 04:55 PM

nice job. 


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 06:09 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

Jabelman, I just got the tractor 2 weeks ago. This is actually the first thing I've done with it. You can see in the picture inside the garage that it has a tube hitch on it. But it had a piece of 1 inch steel bar ( remains of an implement) rusted inside it. I tried everything: PB blaster, heating with a torch, I even took a cutoff wheel and cut along the outer tube lengthwise, thinking I could reweld it, that thing isn't coming out...lol. So, I just built one.

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:13 PM

Looks nice and complete look forward to seeing updates on it. Mine was basically all there but the last 2 past owners started restoring it and never finished so I got in pieces and boxes. learned that there lots of minor details compared to the 725 series. hopefully be finished by early summer. Mine unfortunately was missing the emblems but I just casting a new pair for it. I still have to paint the frame rims and reassemble. the last big task will be to rewire it all the wiring was removed when I got it

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 08:11 PM

I agree with you 100%.  Not only in building the items you need to save a few $$ but with the repairs also. 
When they same "you can't do it" or "it won't work" is when I really get after it and make it work.


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 08:47 PM

  You should have said something I have at least one spare hitch out back you could have had for the shipping, otherwise nice job on the fabwork !!!!

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 09:08 PM

Thanks again guys.

Petr6: now ya tell me...lol. Could you look in back and see if you have a complete Allis Chalmers B1 I can have just shipping...lol
Seriously though, thanks for the offer.
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 09:31 PM

Nice fab job and I agree, build it before you buy it at 4 times the price.. :thumbs:


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Posted March 04, 2016 - 12:15 AM

Nice work!  I have had the lift rods frozen also. I take them to a local jack of all trades. He gets them cherry red and throws them in a bucket of COLD water and apart they come.


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