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Posted August 29, 2011 - 10:57 AM

It ended up being nice out last night and I forgot. I will get a pic tonight as well. That way you can see the stock ones and the trimmed ones like Daniel has.
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Posted August 29, 2011 - 11:15 AM

I figured I'd better go snap the pics before I start trimming cow's hooves, so here ya go. I previously said how I could check my oil with the hood down with the hood sides partially removed, but that was with my original engine with slanted dipstick tube (I forget stuff a lot lol). With this newer B48G, I have to tilt the hood, but easy to do without removing the hood. You can see the hinge tabs, and they also have a brace structure to strengthen the grill. You could brace it around the perimeter lots easier if needed. How far forward your hood will tilt depends on where your loader arm's cross brace is located. My loader I built from scratch. Removing the flared sides does 2 things....1: makes easier access 2: engine runs a bit cooler
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Posted August 29, 2011 - 05:12 PM

Thanks Daniel! I definitely see my hood is missing the brace and tabs. The tab trimming might be a necessity, it looks like the right side of the engine catches on tab.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:04 PM

I figured I would go out and get some pics of mine to see what the differences are. I believe my hood tabs are still stock length. I can get to the majority of the motor with the hood tilted so I don't know what the differences are between all three loaders other then the cross brace being at different heights.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:49 PM

Thank You George! Picture 5 was exactly what I needed. I didn't quite understand what you and Daniel were saying about the loader bar, Picture 3 shows it perfectly! I missed out on a hood listed on ebay, but it looks like the tabs and frame are easy to fabricate.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 08:09 PM

The only reason I shortened my tabs was to easily remove the hood completely. My cross brace was just a tick too high to allow the hood tabs to come out of the slots. I built my loader originally for a Massey 1650 that I put MF14 sheet metal & dash onto. It's hood hinged at the top, so not an issue until I swapped the loader onto the 1855. Torching off about a third of the tabs solved my issue & the hood now removes easily.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 08:11 PM

And we have another happy member it sounds like. Orangeman05, good luck!

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 09:17 PM

And we have another happy member it sounds like. Orangeman05, good luck!

Pleased as punch! Thanks Kenny , my fabrication skills are pretty poor, but I'm learning.




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