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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:09 AM

Also... why don't you just make your own wheel extensions?? All you need is steel and a set of rollers.

The problem I have with making them is that they are 1/4 inch thick and 4 inch wide.
My metal roller won't handle anything that thick.
Besides, I would really like to find an original set so the metal has the nicks and rust pitting that matches the wheels on the tractor.

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 07:46 PM

With the clutch linkage mounted in the frame, I decided to move the rear weight forward about 5 inches.

This is where the weight set before.

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And how it sets now.
Moving it forward some will help counterbalance the weight of the driver setting behind the rear wheels ( especially when running the tractor up the trailer ramp ).

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This also opened a nice space in the frame behind the rear axle that would be a good spot to mount the battery.

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 08:06 PM

Cool, some normal posts. Great job, Ray! Will moving the weight forward offset the battery weight?
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Posted November 28, 2011 - 08:12 PM

Great move Ray. Kenny, It won't matter because batteries don't weigh that much, unless he uses a truck battery LOL.

Hey ray, what type of hitch will you be installing (drawbar, sleeve, 3 point, receiver)?
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Posted November 28, 2011 - 09:21 PM

That continues to come along very nicely Ray, Keep up the good work!!:thumbs:

Cool, some normal posts. ......

:bigrofl: Now I wonder what that may refer too:confuse::smilewink:
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Posted November 29, 2011 - 06:13 AM

Greg, I can only laugh for so long, then I need to catch my breath.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 06:17 AM

Ray,that weight looks good in the new location.:thumbs:
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Posted November 29, 2011 - 08:13 AM

Hey ray, what type of hitch will you be installing (drawbar, sleeve, 3 point, receiver)?

Because this was built back in the 40's or 50's, any implements would have most likely been the type that were pulled with a trailer hitch ball or a clevis and pin.
The rear is going to have a flat plate welded across the two ends of the frame and a hitch bracket will be welded to that.
I'll make the hitch so it can accept either a clevis or ball coupling.

The battery was always going to be mounted on the back of the frame and originally it would have set on top of the weight.
With the weight moved forward, it can tuck down in between the frame rails.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 08:21 AM

That should work out great, Ray. Just out of curiosity, how heavy is the weight? With the battery in between the rails, that will look neater and offer some protection for it.
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Posted November 29, 2011 - 08:37 AM

That should work out great, Ray. Just out of curiosity, how heavy is the weight?

The weight is a solid block of cast iron and probably weighs a good 200 pounds.
I figure the tractor shouldn't have any problems with traction.
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Posted November 29, 2011 - 08:42 AM

The weight is a solid block of cast iron and probably weighs a good 200 pounds.
I figure the tractor shouldn't have any problems with traction.




I would say your are probably right.
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Posted November 29, 2011 - 11:22 AM

..... GOOD NEWS .....

Last week there was a set of wheel extensions for this style of rear wheels on ebay.
Two guys got into a bidding war and drove the price way up so I didn't bid on them.

That got me thinking and I remembered that I had seen a set like those last summer at a local tractor swap meet.
This weekend I did some calling around and found out who had them.
The guy still had them and at a much more reasonable price so I went over to his place this morning and picked them up.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 11:30 AM

Way to go ,Ray. So those just bolt on and make the wheels wider? Cool!
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Posted November 29, 2011 - 11:44 AM

Nice looking pair of extensions, look like they are in good shape but with the correct "patina" to go with the tractor.
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Posted November 29, 2011 - 09:26 PM

..... GOOD NEWS .....

Last week there was a set of wheel extensions for this style of rear wheels on ebay.
Two guys got into a bidding war and drove the price way up so I didn't bid on them.

That got me thinking and I remembered that I had seen a set like those last summer at a local tractor swap meet.
This weekend I did some calling around and found out who had them.
The guy still had them and at a much more reasonable price so I went over to his place this morning and picked them up.

Its nice that you have a "network" of fellow tractor enthusiasts willing to help you locate those. Excellent find:thumbs:
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