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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 03:32 PM

The Shaw walk behind garden tractor already has a band style brake on each wheel.
Whoever originally built this up as a riding tractor, mounted a piece of angle iron sticking up on each side of the frame as pedals to operate the brakes.
I think this tractor must have been built for someones kid.
For an adult sitting in the seat, it was almost impossible to get your feet on the "pedals".

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I want to be able to operate both brakes from one pedal so the first thing I need to build was a bracket to connect the brake levers on the outside of the frame to a rod from the brake pedal.
This is the bracket that will bolt to the frame behind the axle.
Each side has bronze bushings to hold the 3/4 inch diameter pivot shafts to operate each brake.

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Making some of the levers to go on the pivot shafts.

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The levers and pivot shafts are mounted on the bracket.

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This is the finished brake operating bracket setting upside down on the work bench.
The rod from the brake pedal operates the center lever.
The two outer brake levers are then operated thru a crossbar that will allow equal pressure to be applied to each brake.

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The brake operating bracket is bolted to the underside of the frame behind the axle and the brake rod is attached to the center lever.

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the other end of the brake rod is attached to the lever for the brake pedal.

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The outside levers are attached to the operating lever on each brake.

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Making up the arms for the pedals.

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Each pedal is welded to it's pivot bracket.
The rubber pedal pads are for a 1949 / 1951 Ford car.

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Here's how they look from the drivers seat.
The inside section of the belt guard is also mounted in place.

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Here are a couple of more views of that part of the belt guard.
The rest of the belt guard won't be built until after the tractor is running and I'm sure that every thing is working OK.

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Searching thru my metal supply, I ran across this piece of 1/4 inch thick steel plate with a square block pattern stamped into it.
I'm going to use it for the foor board instead of the more common diamond plate steel.

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Making a cardboard template for the floor board.

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The floor board is all cut out and bolted to the top of the frame with counter sunk screws.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 03:44 PM

Ray, that is some more very awesome work. I like that square block tread plate you used. You have lucked out for right now, as I can't think of anything to ask LOL.
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Posted December 01, 2011 - 03:58 PM

That square-block plate works much better than diamond tread would on that tractor. The tractor is really looking great
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Posted December 01, 2011 - 04:02 PM

Ray,
Your ingenuity and your fabrication skills continue to amaze me.

Bill
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Posted December 01, 2011 - 04:45 PM

I really like the block pattern, it looks much more period correct than diamond pattern would.
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Posted December 01, 2011 - 06:01 PM

Ray,
Your ingenuity and your fabrication skills continue to amaze me.

Bill




And me too.Man that is looking good.
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Posted December 01, 2011 - 06:26 PM

Nice job! :dancingbanana:
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Posted December 01, 2011 - 06:45 PM

Ray, your work is simply awesome! Even if I had the time, which I don't, I could not built the quality stuff you churn out! :worshippy1:
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Posted December 02, 2011 - 05:11 AM

Great job on the pedals and floor board. Looks like they should have been there from the start. Good choice on the brake pedal pads, too.
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Posted December 02, 2011 - 08:42 AM

That is some beautiful work. I need to remember some of those tricks like using cardboard as a template so you only need to cut once. For some reason I don't ever remember to do that.

Thanks for documenting your projects for us.

I also know what I want for Chistmas. I would like a scrap bin as well stocked as yours.:D
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Posted December 02, 2011 - 08:47 AM

Ray, your work is simply awesome! Even if I had the time, which I don't, I could not built the quality stuff you churn out! :worshippy1:


I don't think I could do that good of work even if I did have the time , Ray , it's like " art work" what you do , Al
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Posted December 03, 2011 - 06:06 AM

excellent fabrication work!! This tractor looks like it would be alot of fun....oh, and good job catchin Casey without anything to say....you might end up in Guiness for that one....lol
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Posted December 03, 2011 - 06:23 AM

Good one, plowboy!

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 08:58 AM

..... oh, and good job catchin Casey without anything to say....you might end up in Guiness for that one....lol

You have to admit that he often ask some good questions.

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 10:47 AM

I was trying to come up with a new and different word to express my awe...but fell way short! Impressive doesn't seem to be enough. All I can really say is thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us here at GTTalk!
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