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#136 daytime dave ONLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:02 PM

Wow Doug, you have it all down to the bone. It's gonna be a great one when you are done. I enjoyed the video of everything working well.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:12 PM

Doug, you tore your EGT200 down farther than I tore my E20 down. Hope you get it back together faster than me (mine is still apart).

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 08:31 PM

Some more new parts arrived today, got a new battery box, a used side panel and some other small stuff.
I'd never be able to make my battery box as good as the new one, don't have the tools or the skill to do good sheet metal work. Buying these parts saves me a lot of time and the end result will be better. Cut off my fenders from the rusted out box, weld them on the new one, and the rest of the rust repair I can do myself.
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Sometimes it's cheaper and easier to buy a new one then fab. one even if you have the skills and time.

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 08:41 PM

Doug - what did you settle on for orange color ?

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 08:51 PM

Doug - what did you settle on for orange color ?


Got this at the local Massey dealer a while back. Might not be perfect but should be close.
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Good thing you can still get those parts. The old ones looked pretty nasty. You could have
spend many hours try to fix those up.

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 09:20 PM

Between the E 12M and the large frame N.I. tractors it looks like 2000 N.I. and ~2300 E12M were built . All the longer wheel base . I have two E12M in good shape and an EGT120 in ragged shape needing attention . Might be a quandary here somewhere ? And a front mount N.I. deck and mid mount N.I. deck . Since they were all well built the serial number is the only really telling bit of the story . I will let the book deal with it. Ready to make something happen. But your EGT 200 wins for the last of stand alone product marketing under GE. The red production ? Another time for that .

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Hey Doug, where did you buy your battery box? The electrictractorstore has been out of yellow for a year.

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 05:51 PM

Hey Doug, where did you buy your battery box? The electrictractorstore has been out of yellow for a year.


Clean Power Supply these are the same as the originals,
Electric Tractor Store was selling the same battery box but 1-1/2" taller to accommodate newer batteries, Trojan 145s

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 09:44 PM

Tonight after work I started on frame repair.
I welded in some 1/4" flat bar along the inside edge of the frame from the rear axle mounting brackets to the first angle iron bracket for the front axle. 1 inch bead every 3" or so, top and bottom, extra weld at the rear brackets.
Also the rear axle brackets were factory welded full length on the inside but just a spot weld on the outside so I put some more weld on the outside edge to try it stiffen them up some.
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Posted September 04, 2012 - 10:21 PM

Just read all the posts in the thread. Great stuff! Thanks for all the pictures and info. Look Forward to seeing you finish this restoration!

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:08 PM

Question

The foot boards on my EGT200 are bolted on, 3 nuts and bolts.
The GE electric tractors the foot boards are welded on, they say this stiffens up the frame as sometimes they bend, weakend from age and rust.

Should I weld my foot boards on or bolt them on?

Pictures show the 3 holes for the bolts and a big rust hole, also you can just see the 1/4" flat bar that I welded in.
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Posted December 29, 2013 - 06:51 PM

This one has been in pieces too long.

Time to get working on it and finish it.

It's my favorite.


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Posted December 29, 2013 - 07:37 PM

This one has been in pieces too long.

Time to get working on it and finish it.

It's my favorite.

 

Oh, just noticed the last pic dates are from 2012!  I have projects backlogged too.






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