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#61 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 07:37 AM

Dan, the faux weights look good. Why not use one to make a pattern to pour lead into and make them a little heavier. LOL

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 08:27 AM

I thought of that, but for my project I don't need any more weight up front. I got the lines cut into them last night. I have some sanding to do and then I will post some pictures of them.

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 08:30 AM

@ Iamsherwood. I am using the Massey electric hydraulic lift and putting it under the tractor. I removed the manual lift to make room for it. I the have 2 jack shafts that will be hooked up to the rear top lifting arms. I hope it will all work. I should have pictures of it latter today if all goes well.

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 10:02 PM

I worked 10 hours on it today. I spent the whole time working on the 3 point lift linkage. I had to change my plan a couple times but finally got it figured out. I am kind of concerned that I am only going to have 5 1/2" lift at the end of the 3 point. I wanted more but I can't get the linkage to work out with the room I have. I am also not sure how low the arms should go. I don't want to waste lift by having the arms to low. I wish I had some cat 3 point implement to measure. I have one more link to make but it should not be to hard, then I can start cleaning things up and paint. Here are some pictures of the lift linkage I built.

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Posted December 04, 2011 - 09:51 PM

Well I got the 3 point done today. I have 46 hours in just building that part. This is my first and last built from scratch 3 point. It does work nice and I was able to get almost 8 inches of lift after some adjustments. I am going to change the round wheel out for a hand crank on the leveling adjustment and then it is ready for bead blasting and primmer. I have to figure out how to raise the seat a couple inches to clear the bigger tires and still look some what factory. Then most of the fabrication will be done. I am ready for a change of pace other than cutting, welding, bending and drilling. Time for some sanding and painting.

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Posted December 04, 2011 - 10:30 PM

Looks great Dan. What cat is the 3 pt?

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 12:01 AM

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 05:07 AM

Way to go Dan. Yeah, after a while, some jobs just get to you.
Have you decided on colour scheme?

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 05:15 AM

Looks great Dan.



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Posted December 05, 2011 - 07:27 AM

I think I will paint the 3 point flint grey like it would be on a big tractor. That is kind of the look I am after.

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 07:38 AM

Dan, you did a great job on your 3 point. I think you are right on the color. Do you have to raise the whole fender pan for tire clearance?

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 09:29 AM

Yes I have to raise it about 2 inches.

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 04:17 PM

Time to get back on my project. I have been out of town for a few days. I got my nose piece from GT Reproductions today and it looks great. I think I have all the other parts so it is time to finish this project up. I look forward to getting it painted.
I was out of town and went to San Francisco to visit a friend. My other hobby is photography, I attended a photo workshop and took some photos of the Lunar eclipse. I thought I would share one of them.

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 04:43 PM

Your 3pt. looks great Dan. Very strong and professional looking build.

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 05:07 PM

great tractor! hope it all works out. thanks for showing the progress.




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