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Bolens 1886 Custom Wheel Project- Completed!


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Posted March 20, 2017 - 03:35 PM

That's absolutely fabulous! Those wheels and tyres are superb.
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Posted March 20, 2017 - 04:39 PM

Austen, the rig looks outstanding!

I totally agree with ALL of the afore comments including KennyP with being able to put it back to stock.

It's alot like having a hotrod, or a car you have driven for eons, a simple wheel upgrade can do alot for just about anything!

Looks great!;) Cheers

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Posted March 20, 2017 - 05:21 PM

Thanks guys!!

 

 

Killer boots, man!

 

Thanks! Good line!

 

 

Man what a difference!! To be honest the tractor looks great either way! The 1886 with its classic Bolens styling has always been a favorite of mine and yours is a top notch machine! The new spacer adapters you had made up are very nicely made!! With the bigger tires on the tractor it looks awesome, But it does make the loader and Gannon look small! LOL! One thing I will tell you from experience, When I went from stock tires on my 1050 to larger atv tires that filled the wheel well up I had to really think about what I was doing while operating the tractor. What I mean by that is I was accustomed to grabbing the fender lip on either side of the tractor and leaning to see better, or when jumping off the tractor. Well I did that a few times and learned my lesson real quick when my fingers got pinched between the aggressive tires and the fender. I'm not sure if you do the same, but those bigger tires sure fill the wheel wells and it looks like its a possibility, so I just thought I'd throw that out there for safety purposes!

 

Thanks, Fonz!! Haha, yes, it does make the Gannon in particular look smaller. Yeah, I know what you mean about the bigger tires and thanks for the heads up. No, that doesn't sound fun at all!! You're right, it is a little trickier getting on it.

 

 

Looks good! And I like the fact it can be put back with no issues!

 

Thanks, Kenny! That was definitely a requirement.

 

 

Have you noticed picking up more women than before?

 

I don't know what I'd do without the bucket! :D

 

 

Looks balanced to me. I like the new boots.

 

Thanks! Balanced was one of the goals.

 

 

Excellent, job well done . I am so jealous.

I have a picture in my head of doing something like that on one of my RF JD 110's and you have given me so many more ideas.thank you .

The pics of it are great in front of the building.

 

Thank you,

 

Glad it could be of some inspiration. Looking forward to following your project!  :thumbs:

 

 

Austen, that is a fine looking machine the wheels and tires look great very nice upgrade. I have seen products from Bora they make excellent machined parts.

 

Thanks! Yes, you get what you pay for. It's pretty cool how the possibilities are endless thanks to these type of custom adapters.


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Posted March 20, 2017 - 05:22 PM

 

Nice pics but I was wishing I would see a pic of the underside also.

 

Thanks, yeah, that would be cool sometime! :thumbs:

 

 

:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

 

Thanks!

 

 

Sharp as a razor, Austin. Nicely done, sir!

 

Thanks, Ellis!

 

 

Very nice! It will be hard to get that dirty!

 

Thanks! It can be, but using it is where the most enjoyment comes from. With some effort it cleans up again, and it is a tractor at the end of the day.

 

 

Very nice Austen!! Tractor porn!

 

Thanks man!

 

 

That's absolutely fabulous! Those wheels and tyres are superb.

 

Thank you for the kind words!
 

 

Austen, the rig looks outstanding!

I totally with ALL of the afore comments including KennyP with being able to put it back to stock.

It's alot like having a hotrod, or a car you have driven for eons, a simple wheel upgrade can do alot for just about anything!

Looks great!;) Cheers

 

 

Thank you!

 

I absolutely agree about the ability to being able to put it back to stock; it is all bolt-on.

 

You are totally right, a simple wheel/tire upgrade can transform just about anything. :thumbs:


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Posted March 20, 2017 - 05:25 PM

Your tractor looks even nicer than it did - the only problem is you will now have to find another 1886 to put the old wheels you took off on to. 

 

The Bolens Bug is not an inexpensive mistress to please. :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:


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Posted March 20, 2017 - 05:37 PM

Nice job Austen, that thing is Boss ! Ultra Cool looking.
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Posted March 20, 2017 - 07:14 PM

 

Your tractor looks even nicer than it did - the only problem is you will now have to find another 1886 to put the old wheels you took off on to. 

 

The Bolens Bug is not an inexpensive mistress to please.

 

Well, thanks to your help it is what it is today.

 

I was thinking the same thing about the wheels.

 

 

Nice job Austen, that thing is Boss ! Ultra Cool looking.

 

Thanks, Kevin! Glad you get it.

 

The diesel is sure coming through and I can't wait to see the final product! You're going to have the nicest HDT out there. :thumbs:



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Posted March 20, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Wow is all I can say,really looks nice,GREAT JOB !!!
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Posted March 21, 2017 - 06:31 AM

 Show quality machine. Looks mean.


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Posted March 21, 2017 - 03:23 PM

 

Wow is all I can say,really looks nice,GREAT JOB !!!

 

Thanks Rick!

 

 

Show quality machine. Looks mean.

 

Thanks Stroud! I think so too regarding the look.


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Posted March 21, 2017 - 07:25 PM

 I've never seen two piece wheel adapters before, but what a great concept. With this info you will be opening the next trend. 


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Posted March 25, 2017 - 01:17 PM

Thats turned out great  :thumbs:

 

Bet it goes faster now & lifts higher  :D

 

So you took the tractor to work for the shots???


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Posted March 26, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The new wheels/tires look great.

 

I am curious about the 2 piece adapter, ie, why? 

Though I can see it being needed as I needed 2 to put on a different steering wheel on mine last year.

(And then I still had to drill one out as it wasn't made to print.)

 

And an observation, you probably have also as much in your tires/wheel as I/others do in just getting a tractor. 

(I have another project that I will buy new wheels because that is cheaper than blasting and repainting my existing wheels).

 

And I really like the loader, which I had one.

 

Dan 


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Posted March 26, 2017 - 01:38 PM

 

 I've never seen two piece wheel adapters before, but what a great concept. With this info you will be opening the next trend.

 

It's not everyone's cup of tea but maybe it gave some a few ideas. :thumbs:

 

 

Thats turned out great  :thumbs:

 

Bet it goes faster now & lifts higher  :D

 

So you took the tractor to work for the shots???

 

Thanks Chris!

 

 

The new wheels/tires look great.

 

I am curious about the 2 piece adapter, ie, why? 

Though I can see it being needed as I needed 2 to put on a different steering wheel on mine last year.

(And then I still had to drill one out as it wasn't made to print.)

 

And an observation, you probably have also as much in your tires/wheel as I/others do in just getting a tractor. 

(I have another project that I will buy new wheels because that is cheaper than blasting and repainting my existing wheels).

 

And I really like the loader, which I had one.

 

Dan

 

Thanks Dan!

 

Because I went from one bolt pattern to another- (6 lug to 8 lug) it would be impossible to have a one-piece design in order to access the lug bolts that hold the spacer to the hub- (it makes more sense if you see this in person).

 

The project was not cheap, but I plan to own it forever and wanted to make it my own which was worth the cost to me.


Edited by Austen, March 26, 2017 - 01:44 PM.

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Posted March 26, 2017 - 03:36 PM

:love: :camera:  :urock:


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