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#1 Austen OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2016 - 07:39 PM

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1. Ceramic Coated Exhaust System

The exhaust system has always been on the back of my mind since completion because it was uncoated bare steel and I've worried about it eventually rusting in the long term. I had considered painting it myself with some high temp paint but it seemed like a cut corner that would've needed to be dealt with again in the future so I had it ceramic coated inside and out by a shop that's done a lot of exhaust systems for members of my Ducati motorcycle club. It's a nice durable finish that lowers radiant heat output and extends the life of the metal. I thought about having it done black but wasn't really appealing this time around so I decided to try out "satin fresh blast", a color that resembles more of a silver finish. I think I'm happy with it.
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2. Steering wheel re-texture
During the restoration the steering wheel was repaired of all the cracks and the texture in the center had to be removed in order to do so. It looked nice refinished but it was missing the texture which I kind of missed. A member suggested using bedliner as a replacement style texture. I decided to give it a shot so I sanded the wheel back down, shot the bedliner on, and repainted it. The texture is not as aggressive as the original was but I think it will still serve the purpose.
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3. I purchased new decals for the Gannon
I should probably get the $$ decal kit for the loader.
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Edited by Austen, March 26, 2016 - 08:31 PM.

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Posted March 26, 2016 - 07:57 PM

Looks great!
Are you going to add the red reflective tape to the back of the seat pan?
Do you have a ninety degree manifold on this?

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Posted March 26, 2016 - 08:06 PM

Looks great!
Are you going to add the red reflective tape to the back of the seat pan?
Do you have a ninety degree manifold on this?

Joe

 

Thanks,

 

No on the reflective decals. Not really a fan of the look and since this is not original, I've decided to leave them off.

 

I know the manifold that you're referring to, and no, the exhaust system is what you seen in the photos.


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Posted March 26, 2016 - 09:32 PM

Nice additions,really like the muffler idea
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Posted March 26, 2016 - 09:43 PM

I like the look of the exhaust, it will be interesting to see how it holds up.


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 06:49 AM

It sure is a handsome looking outfit.


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 08:49 AM

Great looking machine!

I could sure use that gannon about now! :D


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 09:21 AM

The whole tractor looks excellent!  

 

Would like to know more about the steering wheel repair and maybe before pics too!  How to fill in the major cracks that some steering wheels have and to keep them from busting out again.  Also what was your process to do it all.  Thanks!


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Looks very nice Austen - thanks for sharing.  Just a safety suggestion if you happen to travel on any roads at night with the Earthcavator on you may want to add a couple of small oval red reflectors on the rear of the tractor as looking at the picture the tail light would be hidden.  You could mount them in one of the slots on each side of the seat with small screws so that a vehicles headlights would reflect off them if they were approaching from the rear. 


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 11:57 AM

 

Nice additions,really like the muffler idea

 

Thanks!

 

 

I like the look of the exhaust, it will be interesting to see how it holds up.

 

Thanks. I was a little iffy at first on the color after I installed it but it's growing on me. It will be interesting to see how it holds up. The coating is rated up to 2000 degrees.

 

 

It sure is a handsome looking outfit.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Great looking machine!

I could sure use that gannon about now! :D

 

Thanks,

 

It's a handy tool!

 

 

The whole tractor looks excellent!  

 

Would like to know more about the steering wheel repair and maybe before pics too!  How to fill in the major cracks that some steering wheels have and to keep them from busting out again.  Also what was your process to do it all.  Thanks!

 

Thanks!

 

The affected areas were ground down to a "V" and JB Weld epoxy putty was used as a filler.

 

There were two additional smaller cracks but the photo below captured the worst area.

 

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Posted March 27, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Looks very nice Austen - thanks for sharing.  Just a safety suggestion if you happen to travel on any roads at night with the Earthcavator on you may want to add a couple of small oval red reflectors on the rear of the tractor as looking at the picture the tail light would be hidden.  You could mount them in one of the slots on each side of the seat with small screws so that a vehicles headlights would reflect off them if they were approaching from the rear.

Thanks Stew! Great suggestion. :-)
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 02:52 PM

I really like the exhaust coating idea. I think that is a very practical way to ensure longevity of the exhaust. Good looking 1886 too!
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Love the exhaust. I've often wondered if that could be done to the stock muffler. The whole tractor looks absolutely amazing. True artistry and craftsmanship went into that build. I bet you grin ear to ear every time you look at it.
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Posted March 28, 2016 - 05:11 AM

I love seeing this tractor! Great work again!


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