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Coming on really well, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. Every time I look at this thread it makes me want to do mine but I just can't bring myself to do it!

Tom

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Coming on really well, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. Every time I look at this thread it makes me want to do mine but I just can't bring myself to do it!

Tom

Thanks Tom, I can't wait till it is finished. Yours has a nice patina, I would leave it!

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Thanks Tom, I can't wait till it is finished. Yours has a nice patina, I would leave it!

I think I will, I'm waiting for another one to pop up.. I think I may be waiting a while! I'm still yet to see another with the same hitch as yours and mine, very weird,

Tom

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I think I will, I'm waiting for another one to pop up.. I think I may be waiting a while! I'm still yet to see another with the same hitch as yours and mine, very weird,

Tom

Hmm I would like to know who made them, someone obviously spent a lot of time on them because they don't look like they have been knocked up in five minutes.

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A few more bits done over the weekend and yesterday.

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Finally started work on the other side of the chassis which was in a worse condition than the other side, we replaced the side in three sections so that the chassis didn't twist.

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Just before welding in the last piece.

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Finally finished all of the repairs on the chassis, it just needs its final coats of primer and then I can start on the yellow paint :D

With thanks to my grandad the tyres have been taken off the rear wheels so I can start cleaning them up.

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Some more bits sandblasted

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Nice work Ewan, your find the blast cabinet so handy when it come to cleaning up the rear wheels..  Way better than doing it by hand..

 

Thats what i'm thinking :D, I remember what a pain they are to clean up from when I did my C-121 resto 

 

 

Looking good Ewan, the chassis is looking awesome, you have done a great job of it.

 

Tom

 

Cheers Tom, I'm very pleased with it  :)

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You're doing a cracking job Ewan, I'm looking forward to seeing the tractor at Newby Hall !! :thumbs::thumbs:

Thanks Paul!

Looking really good ewan I bet you have plenty of red paint kicking around the workshop :D

Yes but it's not going anywhere near my tractor! :D

Come on Ewan.

You could paint it Red. Yellow. and White. Be different from every body... :hide::hide:

Ive seen them painted in red, like a farmall and they look good but I'm going to make this one original.

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Long overdue update but here are some photos of what I have been up to. 

 

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Here is one of the rear rims which is in a really bad state, it's nearly rusted through in places and the centres are really bent but I've done my best to straighten them out.  

 

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One of the spot welds had expanded with the rust so I used a dremel to try and grind as much out as I could and then we filled it with weld. 

 

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In the meantime I'm looking for a set of 6 inch rims that are in a better condition if any one has any? 

 

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The transmission and chassis had their final coat of undercoat and are ready to paint with yellow. 

 

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One of the track rod ends was rusted on and even with some heat it just snapped the threads off so my dad made this nifty repair.  :thumbs:

 

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I've now sandblasted some more bits and they have been primered. 

 

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I got some new bearings and reassembled the starter generator which is now nice and quiet. 

 

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The rims have been painted with IH white and then the tyres are being fit this morning, with a bit of hope the weather will stay dry and I can paint the rest of the rims this weekend. 

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10 hours ago, Stormin said:

When you've got it finished, Ewan, I'll have a Raider 10 you can do. ;)

 

A GT14 is next on the list ;)

 

9 minutes ago, the showman said:

Good bit of progress Ewan, well done mate

 

Thanks Chris. 

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A little bit more done last weekend, here are some photos. 

 

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Thanks to my grandad and uncle all of my tyres have now been fitted, I bought some tri ribs for the front as the old tyres were in a really bad state. 

 

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I masked the wheels off and then painted them all, so far they have had two coats and I'm hoping to get a third and final on today. 

 

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I've started painting parts in yellow now, ignore how neon the yellow looks it's only the first coat. I have now put a grease nipple in the front axle so hopefully it should never seize up again. 

 

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I have now bolted the chassis and the gearbox together so that they can be painted together. 

 

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