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Posted January 02, 2012 - 03:20 PM

Looks great Dan! Nice to see it taking shape!

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 03:45 PM

That's really coming along. Your attention to detail will pay off in the end with a real beauty of a tractor!

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 07:00 PM

@IHCcubguy, I put 2 coats of Massey paint on it and then clear coated it.
I worked 7 hours on it today. I put the seat and fenders on and then did a lot of the wiring. I put it all in split loom so as to keep it protected and clean looking. I drilled a hole on the frame below where the engine breather is and extended the hose down through the frame. Those things always spit oil all over the motor and frame. I put the rear tail light on and wired it to the dash. I got the platform back on and put a few decals on but will wait for the rest until I am sure where they go. Things are going along fine but this is the tedious stuff that takes so long to do. I have to buff the hood out as I got some clear coat overspray on it so that will take a week of waiting. I am still waiting to get the electric hydraulic unit back from the electric repair shop for the second time. They are having problems with it binding up. I don't know why I had all new parts put in it for big $$$. I will be very upset if it does not work out as I will have to design another way to raise the 3 point. I am hopeful they will get it figured out.
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Posted January 02, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Looking good, your flying along getting this thing done Good Stuff.

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 08:04 PM

Looking really nice, hope the lift unit gets sorted out.

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 09:57 PM

Beautiful job you're doing. Loving this thread!

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 07:58 AM

Nice job thus far. Hope the lift unit gets sorted out soon for you.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 10:28 PM

I worked about an hour tonight touching up some gray paint and putting the engine breather hose extention on. I hate how oil always gets over the motor and frame so I drilled a hole in the frame and ran a hose down through it.
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Posted January 05, 2012 - 04:02 AM

Dan, that should keep the frame cleaner. Just make sure you put something on the end of the hose that allows it to breathe without allowing mud / bees to plug it up. Pretty easy to see the problem when it's up in plain sight, but with it being neatly tucked away under the frame... Just keep an eye on it if you have mud dobbers in your area I guess.

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Posted January 05, 2012 - 05:08 AM

Dan, I wish someone had done that on my JD314. It was spewing oil from the breather tube all over the engine and frame. It took a lot of scrubbing and degreasing to clean it all up. I did some work on the engine and so far it's dry. If you are actually getting oil coming out the tube that should discourage any insects from nesting there.

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Posted January 05, 2012 - 07:11 AM

This tractor will never see mud and a mud dobber will not dare get close to it.:smile1:

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Posted January 05, 2012 - 07:41 AM

Looking great Dan. That's gonna be a real nice rig when your done.

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Posted January 05, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Didn't do much but I did put the hood on just to see how it looks. Looks like it is going to be a garden tractor.
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Posted January 06, 2012 - 05:35 AM

That looks great, Dan! Add a few decal and she'll be right nice. Great job!

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 06:57 AM

Looks like it is going to be a garden tractor.
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A really nice one. Hope you get that lift motor sorted out.




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