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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2020 - 06:25 PM

Since I still haven't painted the seat pan on this, I got to thinking! (I do that a lot) Anywho, the steps can be slick now with just rust reformer on them.

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So I made some 'templates' of the tread area.

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Have a piece of aluminum tread plate that can be used.

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Got one side marked out to cut.

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If things go right, I may have them cut out tomorrow. I'll use pop rivets to hold them on.


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Posted February 28, 2020 - 06:29 PM

Bet that's going to look sharp.  :thumbs:  I'd guess everyone here has sat down unexpectedly when their foot slipped on the running boards. I know this boy has.  


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Posted February 28, 2020 - 08:07 PM

I like that stuff Kenny but it is so darn expensive. Im going back out to my local scrap yard next week. The last time out there they had some big pieces of that aluminum diamond plate. I'm going to see if they will cut me part of it off. Using that in the step area will not only be useful but it pops with a nice paint job.
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Posted February 29, 2020 - 05:09 PM

Ran out of time and did not get the parts cut out. Probably Monday!


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Posted March 01, 2020 - 12:34 PM

I picked up a roll of the 4" wide non slip adhesive backed stuff from NAPA a couple years ago.  Put that on 3 tractors and wit works great.  None of it works if/when it gets mud, etc on it.


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Posted March 02, 2020 - 07:02 AM

I got one side cut out yesterday. I hope to get the other side today.

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Posted March 03, 2020 - 07:04 PM

I got the other side cut out and ready to install! I put each piece where they go and marked mounting holes. I drilled 4 holes for each part (only using 2 for now). Clamped them in place and drilled through the pan. Put the pop rivets in and went to the next part. Here's what it looks like.

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Posted March 03, 2020 - 08:03 PM

Very nice 👍

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Posted March 04, 2020 - 02:12 AM

Those look nice Kenny.  I will make the suggestion of mounting them using some Philips head sheet metal screws rather than the pop rivets so they could easily be removed if desired to clean any dirt / gunge that might accumulate in the recessed area at the edges - just a thought. 


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Posted March 04, 2020 - 05:24 AM

Those look nice Kenny.  I will make the suggestion of mounting them using some Philips head sheet metal screws rather than the pop rivets so they could easily be removed if desired to clean any dirt / gunge that might accumulate in the recessed area at the edges - just a thought. 

I had thought of that and could still be done. Only thing is the possible corrosion with screws through the aluminum. If I can find some oval head stainless, maybe. Need to check out what Ace has. Then I need a countersink for them. Aluminum pop rivets come out pretty easily and I have a pressure washer.

 

Could use oval head bolts and Ny-Loc nuts too!


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Posted March 04, 2020 - 10:19 AM

I had thought of that and could still be done. Only thing is the possible corrosion with screws through the aluminum. If I can find some oval head stainless, maybe. Need to check out what Ace has. Then I need a countersink for them. Aluminum pop rivets come out pretty easily and I have a pressure washer.

 

Could use oval head bolts and Ny-Loc nuts too!

I wonder if a good thick construction adhesive would work and seal them down to prevent stuff from going under.   Don


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Posted March 04, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Nice work!



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Posted March 04, 2020 - 06:41 PM

I wonder if a good thick construction adhesive would work and seal them down to prevent stuff from going under.   Don

When I get to final paint, that area will get several coats.


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Posted March 05, 2020 - 01:06 AM

When I get to final paint, that area will get several coats.

To my knowledge any type of mechanical connection will damage the paint allowing rust to start. That is why I am suggesting a glue solution. Possibly even bed the aluminum pieces in silicone. It is high quality stuff but still silicone that holds the windshield in most cars.    Don      


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Posted March 05, 2020 - 04:50 AM

To my knowledge any type of mechanical connection will damage the paint allowing rust to start. That is why I am suggesting a glue solution. Possibly even bed the aluminum pieces in silicone. It is high quality stuff but still silicone that holds the windshield in most cars.    Don      

Yeah! I see what you are talking about! May do something like that when the time comes.


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