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Posted December 21, 2011 - 05:10 AM

Wow,that looks great so far.

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 09:14 AM

@ Iam sherwood, those tires are 15" ag tires mounted on Dodge Caravan spare tire wheels.

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 11:40 AM

That's really coming along nicely. It will be a very special MF10 when you're done.
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Posted December 24, 2011 - 05:37 PM

Spent a few hours today cleaning and priming motor parts and made the rear fender extensions. I have some body putty work to do to them and then paint them.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 10:18 AM

I worked on the MF10 last night for a while. I am working on the dash and the hood right now, doing some minor body work on the hood. The dash was broke where it bolts to the tractor and I took it to a body shop where a friend of mine worked. He does great work and has welded plastic for me before. I found out he no longer works there but the owner said he had someone else that could fix it. A month later I went to pick it up and it was not done. What he had done was all wrong, he did not get the lower section in there level so when I tighten the bolts down I am afraid it will break again. He had lost some of the pieces that would have helped aligning it. I told them I would just take it like it was and fix it myself. So I have to figure out how to level the bottom and then fill in the missing parts with fiberglass. At least he didn't charge me for it. Some times if you want it done right you just have to do it yourself.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 12:53 PM

I've had good luck useing a bumper repair kit that we can get at Canadian Tire here in Can.
Probably available at a Napa, or Pep.
It's a plastic bondo(2 part), and comes with crazy glue, to hold the pcs in place before you apply the
bondo and fibre mesh cloth.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 01:09 PM

I am using fiberglass, I hope it works.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 07:15 PM

Sorry to hear they hacked up your dash. If you get it all back together and it's still not quite level, you might consider putting one or two rubber washers in there to take up the slack. It would be hidden and if your hands are steadier than mine, you could make them out of inner tube or something.

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 07:39 PM

Looks good dan.Keep up the good work.I also use the fiberglass netting and the resin for dash repairs.

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 07:53 PM

I worked 9 hours on it today. I sanded and primed and sanded and primed and puttied and sanded and primed and then I painted. I know have all the grey done and all the prep work done on the hood and seat. Tomorrow I will paint the red and then I can get this thing back together. I am not real fond of body work but it does make the machine if you take the time to do it. Since I put the bigger tires on I had to raise the seat 2 inches so I had to make the fenders 2 inches longer. I cut and welded a piece in them and then puttied the welds. I hope they hold and the vibration does not break the putty out. If so I will have to make new fenders. More sanding and priming and painting.
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Posted January 01, 2012 - 05:49 PM

I worked 6 1/2 hours on it today. Finished sanding the red and then painted it and clear coated it. I put the motor in and hooked a few things up, did some electrical wiring. I am trying to figure out where the solenoid goes for the electric lift. I will have to wait until I get the cowl on to see how much room I have. I put the faux front end weights on and they look pretty sharp. Things are going back together very well but I have a lot of bolts left over and that concerns me. I did replace a few but not that many. There are always left over parts when you put something back together.
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Posted January 01, 2012 - 06:26 PM

Looks right pretty so far, Dan. "Weights" look cool up there.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 06:51 PM

Yep, this tractor is coming together real nice. Gonna be sharp as can be when finished!

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 07:01 PM

that is an awesome MF Dan .

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 02:00 PM

That looks AWESOME Dan! How many coats of flint grey did you use on it? I used regular AGCO paint on mine and it doesn't seem anywhere near as shiny as yours is.




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