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#151 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 09:27 PM

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That really looks good.

I like that front grill. makes it look bigger.

Will you spot weld, or are you happy with the rivets?


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Posted June 04, 2013 - 09:36 PM

Good Stuff, really coming together now.

Is it going to be at your plow day?


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Posted June 04, 2013 - 09:44 PM

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That really looks good.

I like that front grill. makes it look bigger.

Will you spot weld, or are you happy with the rivets?

 

I "may" spot weld it later, but likely leave the rivets.....for the "industrial look" 

 

Good Stuff, really coming together now.

Is it going to be at your plow day?

 

Yeah, I'll have it there.



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Posted June 05, 2013 - 03:37 AM

Now that looks SSOOOO much better !! Great job Daniel !!
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Posted June 05, 2013 - 07:04 PM

No pics, but I installed the loader back onto the 1655D.  Did just a little dirt work, and man, it's like I have a whole new tractor.  This engine is so smooth with absolutely NO vibration.  The hydro even feels smoother, but likely just me.  Honestly, it feels like I upgraded to a larger, higher grade tractor!  No pics as been in a rush getting all the grass mowed before rains come later tonight.


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Posted June 06, 2013 - 07:34 AM

Tht looks nice, I actually like the hood with the lower front section section cut off, I have never liked it on my 1855, but I know it helps for cooling, I think.

When do you need me to drop off my 1855 so you can do it? Motor is out already :smilewink:  :bigrofl:



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 12:55 PM

Daniel, last time I was down there Grandpa was bragging bigtime on ur MF-FEL-GT. Telling me everything you use it for. I just sat on the couch in there living room, smiling, thinking to myself, wow what a reversal. I ment to tell you about it when I got back home but 4got
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Posted June 11, 2013 - 02:30 PM

Yeah Craig, when I found him in the shop taking out the Onan in the Massey, right then & there I felt "GT Validated"!!!!! :dancingbanana:    :thumbs:   With Dad ya gotta prove things, and the Massey w/FEL has done just that many many times!  Been quite a few things we've done where Dad said "your little loader would be perfect for this"!  :thumbs:


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 02:51 PM

I love it! Nice work! (as always)

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Posted June 11, 2013 - 02:54 PM

Oh, and I got my fuel tank mounted last night.  The weights stick out past the tank a couple inches, but when I'm in close quarters, I keep a close eye behind me anyway.  Never was fond of driving stuff into my back!  :smilewink:

 

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Posted June 11, 2013 - 06:33 PM

how many gallons ? I had a 1.25 gallon tank in my rig and was always nervous after running out of fuel one day ... With the 3 gallon tank I have now I feel much better .

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Posted June 11, 2013 - 06:55 PM

how many gallons ? I had a 1.25 gallon tank in my rig and was always nervous after running out of fuel one day ... With the 3 gallon tank I have now I feel much better .

 

About 2 gallons, but if I come across a larger tank that will work,  I'll be upgrading.  Or if I can't find larger & need it, I'll go ahead & just build one.     This one was in my toss pile & when I saw it, I figured I'd make do for now.



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:03 PM

Yeh that's exactly what I did, made the one I had work until I could build the fender into a tank. I will say this .. I'm in no rush to ever try to build a tank into a fender on a Ford LGT again anytime soon !! It was tough to not get any leaks!! And IT LEAKED!! Many times , finally I acid stripped around all the welds and seems and sealed them with solder . And it worked awsome ! If I had only done this after welding I would not have had any leaks. Oh well , hind sight is always 20-20 LOL
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Posted June 12, 2013 - 06:57 AM

Once I got my chores finished this afternoon, I got a hood extension riveted on and hood mounted.  Looks much better with a hood.  The front of the hood I'll trim to match the grill frame when I get time.  Also, where you can see the radiator, I'll be bolting in red panels onto the grill frame to cover that front area, just like the original hood lowers did.  I love the new look much better than the OE grill.And I know....mis-measured & cut the exhaust cutout in the hood too high.  Oh well, no biggie.  It will likely get a riser pipe as the way it is it will be exhausting on my lift cylinders & hoses.   attachicon.gifDSC00614.JPGattachicon.gifDSC00615.JPG

. That MF looks ready to to bring it on! Vary nice!

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:12 AM

As you know Daniel, that little mule of an engine will probably run 8 hours on that tank.

 

a WH D200 tank style set up might work well on the back of that.






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