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#46 jpswift1 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 11:19 PM

If you take a look at the article i wrote on rebuilding a sundstrand it will also have where to get the gaskets for the rebuild. While its apart get the plates lapped ;eat you have to tear it down again

 

Where is your article on rebuilding the Sunstrand?  Thanks.


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Posted July 26, 2016 - 05:25 AM

Where is your article on rebuilding the Sunstrand?  Thanks.

It's here.


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Posted July 26, 2016 - 03:19 PM

It's here.

 

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 05:28 PM

I might have a NOS valve plate if you need it.


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 01:33 AM

I might have a NOS valve plate if you need it.

 

I think I might need that.  PM sent. Thanks.



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Posted August 13, 2016 - 09:22 PM

So........after all this time has passed. Kids and wife (works there) started school. We rebid routes at work. Got my oldest through drivers ed. Finally have time to work on this loader that I wish was already done. I started building the braces for the front. After cutting all the pieces I need , I attempted to drill all my holes. When I broke my 5th bit, I called it quits for the evening. Maybe I'll go out for a late night attempt to finish the front braces. Depends on if I can shake this frustration. Pics to come soon.

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Posted October 01, 2016 - 10:39 PM

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Just when you thought this thread went dead. Here's a few pics. Finished up the last of the brackets I should need for attachment. The funny looking "L" brackets bolt to the frame on the side for the front support to attach to. The flat plates are going to be welded to the C channel seen in yellow. That will also have the 2 angle pieces on the front of the C channel. Those will attach the rear axle. I'm guessing this will all help with stiffening considering everything is at least 3/8" thick steel that I built. The loader or tractor will break before this stuff does. Helps with ballast too!!

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 05:22 AM

Spent some time in the shop last night. Got a new toy, I mean tool. Thought I'd put it to use.
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Snagged this Dayton drill press a few weeks ago. Needs a belt but otherwise works great.
Got my holes drilled for the front frame brackets.
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Got those bolted. Then was time to connect the 2. Couldn't decide on whether I use round or square. More of a look thing than strength. They both I think will be plenty.
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Went with round. Got one tacked in.
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Then the other. Now fully welded. Hopefully do the other side this evening. Going to save the square for attaching to the rear axle.
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Some days welds are prettier than others.

To be continued......

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 10:14 PM

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Front done!!!!

Now for the rear. Going to weld some flat plate to some c channel. Have 4 hold in the plate for u bolts to wrap the rear axles. Cut a piece of angle to bolt to some tabs I have on my crossmember. Will look nice and should fit good. Hopefully have one done tomorrow evening.

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 10:16 PM

I'm already thinking of paint colors. May spray the loader close to original and get some Johnson decals. Probably gonna go with either black or Massey silver for subframe. Any suggestions? Won't be any paint till I use it and everything tests ok.

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Posted October 15, 2016 - 11:12 PM

Well another update....

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You all think these will be enough to tie the loader to the rear axle. I welded flat plates with holes drilled 3" apart. That way I can get a couple simple u bolts to attach to the axle tubes. The front will be welded to a piece of angle that'll bolt to my subframe. If you look close in the first pic you can see the tab sticking down with the angle clamped to it. Done for the night. We have a big game tomorrow afternoon.

On a side note, how hard is it to replace the axle seals in these? One is leaking so I might replace both if they're available and simple to replace. Looks like simply removing the hub and unbolting the tube. Am I missing something?

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 05:32 AM

Looks plenty stout to me!


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 08:58 PM

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Couple more baby steps. Had a little time, so I got things fully mocked up for the rear. Bought some cheap u bolts for now until I can get to fastenal for some good ones. Looking to go 1/2"x 3 u bolts for the rear axle. Just need to mark and drill all holes on each side and weld the C channel to the angle up front. After that, there will be more disassembly since I have to cure a leaky gasket in the pump I tore apart. Going to just pull the rearend this time. Pulling the pump itself was a major PITA.

I can almost see myself using it. Already got the first chore waiting. I'm sure many to follow.

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Posted October 17, 2016 - 09:29 PM

Looking good Eric. Sorry to hear that your gasket is leaking. Had that happen 3 times I a row. It is a major pain.
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Posted October 18, 2016 - 12:22 PM

Looks great.  I would venture to say that those u bolts will be just fine.  Those mounts are designed to transfer the compressive "push" force of the bucket to the rear axle.  It would be a rare situation that the bolts would see much tension.


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