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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 06:49 PM

A few months ago, my cousin was throwing out an old snow sheild from a walk behind blower. Today I got to studying it and taking a few measurements.
Well, it's too tall by too wide and it has no place for the hood... heck, it's even the wrong shade of orange.

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Well, I got the Old Noodle running & next thing I know, Ive got harware & scrap metal all over the driveway... Spent 1/2 an hour looking for that old garage door lock bar set I knew I had salvaged... wife was sure she needed to call the "Authorities" to come get me with a nice padded van.

Well, here's the shortened version. It's actually 14" shorter. I have two more things to do before snow. I need to bend the lift handle for the blower out a little bit and put one brace up high on the back to add a little structure.
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The blinky light even works. LOL

Edited by MH81, November 21, 2011 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted November 20, 2011 - 06:57 PM

Great place to mount your blinking light !!!!, Oh, the snow shield is also a good job too ,,Al

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 07:00 PM

Way to go. Good old grey matter at work.:thumbs:

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 07:16 PM

Way to go. Good old grey matter at work.:thumbs:


:ditto:

:D :thumbs:

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 07:37 PM

That's using the old noggin'! Great way to use what ya got.

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 07:44 PM

Are you going to add padding, er uh I mean insulation to the inside?:poke:

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 07:47 PM

Are you going to add padding, er uh I mean insulation to the inside?:poke:


Nope, I get to wear my padding... And I'll have my Carharts too :laughingteeth:

You know what had me the most stumped? How the _____ do I get gas in it after the cab is on?

I'll take a pic in daylight, but I came up with a solution that would make most any Rube Goldberg proud. :D

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 08:09 PM

Please don't tell us you bungie corded a outboard tank to the roof.

When my brother and I were teenagers, we got ahold of a VW, and wanted to turn it in to a dune buggy. It had been
in an accident. We got it straightened it out enough, and got it running, except the gas tank had been punctured.
So we roped and outboard motor tank to the roof.
I'll never forget dad bouncing off the walls, when he got home.
And that was that.

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 08:29 PM

Alan, congrats on a snow cab, wish you luck with it. Only question I have is.... IS the still room for you in that cab with your Carhartts? lol

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 08:32 PM

So we roped and outboard motor tank to the roof.
I'll never forget dad bouncing off the walls, when he got home.
And that was that.

I should say so, he was right to be upset... You should've used duct tape!

No, no external tank. However, if I'd thought of that first...

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 08:37 PM

KaBOOM lol.

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 08:51 PM

Get a rubber hose to extend the opening to where you can put gas in it! LOL

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 08:52 PM

Here's an option for the fueling issue--> Vintage Sears Suburban SS 14 Hood Cowling Top 634A415 | eBay

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 08:52 PM

Alan, you must have made an awful mess putting that thing together to cause you to crop the pic! Looking great!

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 08:53 PM

Picture was cropped to protect the innocent. Actually, it was parked on the side of the house that needs siding the worst...




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