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Old 12-26-2015, 08:37:34 PM
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So I looked at both fans I have apart to see what color it should be... hmmmm, not so simple. Front of fan green for sure. Rear side, he'll I don't know. One fan had green and yellow. The other had yellow beside the rivet. Not ready to determine what it should be. I know I have it in a book here somewhere but believe it should be green...
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:39:40 PM
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J ware, detwilers does have sheetmetal for these again.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:17:42 PM
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Could it be the back side of the fan was yellow for visibility given that everything else around it is green? (Safety)
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I got the mockup done tonight. She looks good, real good... not it's time to take it all off but very pleased with the complete buildup
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:09:54 PM
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I treated the d to a new piece of angle iron. The holes were measured off the original and then marked on the new one. Let's just say there was no concern for exacting measurements from the left fender to the right...also I put in these extra holes that I expect are for a plow hitch. The right side has more holes than the left. I was I bit curious at first so I looked at my nickel d and was exact same. Also on my nickel I noticed the angle iron is riveted to the frame going to the tractor... I may deviate from original here for convenience sake. Will see...
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I treated the d to a new piece of angle iron. The holes were measured off the original and then marked on the new one. Let's just say there was no concern for exacting measurements from the left fender to the right...also I put in these extra holes that I expect are for a plow hitch. The right side has more holes than the left. I was I bit curious at first so I looked at my nickel d and was exact same. Also on my nickel I noticed the angle iron is riveted to the frame going to the tractor... I may deviate from original here for convenience sake. Will see...
Luke,
Those holes are for wheel scrapers,to clean the mud off. Dan
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:30:25 AM
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Luke, when you were working on the front axle, how did tighten up the end play on the worm gear, I need to do this on my 26 D I'm working on. It has the coarse segment gear. Jim
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:18:29 AM
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Meterman....in regards to fan color green magazine suggest the fan is green front and back. Specifically it says all letter series are green... I am not 100% convinced yet but certainly leaning that way
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:27:19 AM
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Paint your fan what ever color that makes you happy. I like to give tractors some contrast, all the same color is not as neat looking in my opinion. But do what you like its your tractor.
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I'm with 19-65..... Paint the whole damn thing pink and purple if it will make you happy!
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Wel pink is more an colour for an Lady’s tractor................




I also do not realy come out of this.
Have been watching in the book Johnny Popper Replaced the horse.
Have notice an old colour image from somekind of old selling brocure.
There you can see it is on an unstiled A or B.

But can not see it on an early or unstiled D.

My advice to everybody do it on our own way how you liked it.
It is your tractor and it is your iron.
You can always take it of if you do not like it.





Lukeste keep the story’s an pictures comin..........
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Meterman....in regards to fan color green magazine suggest the fan is green front and back. Specifically it says all letter series are green... I am not 100% convinced yet but certainly leaning that way
For what its worth Luke I used to help on the john deere parts counter occasionally in the late 1950s and I remember yellow fan blades in the bins. But maybe that was just the replacements.
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:23:36 AM
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I have been hot riveting in the brackets onto the fenders. Brackets and fenders were primed and painted where surfaces would not be visible after riviting. Then excess paint on fender will be cleaned off primed and painted. Should be good for another 90 plus years. Got 2 fans from Don dufner as well... green front and yellow back...
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So the crappy job of blasting is done. Primed and painted today. So she will be a rolling chassis again.
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I treated the wood with linseed oil. Brought out some nice color. This tractor will probably never be rained on and linseed can be reapplied... plus leaves your options open for a future sealant if desired. Also had one front wheel redone by detwilers. I had one decent one already so I decided to save a few clams even though it has a bit of pitting.
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The sheetmetal is ready to install. Detwilers has an outstanding product. Very pleased with how the riviting look. See if I can get this bolted on tomrw night so I can get it off the ground. Had to tell the kids that shop basketball is now off limits until further notice
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This tractor will probably never be rained on
So, this tractor will never make it to Rollag?
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Be sure to countersink the carriage bolt squares (under the round heads) where the bolts hold into the wood, it is real easy to crack the nice wood when pulling them down flush (so only the round heads are showing with no gap under them). I used a rat tail file on my drill to make the squares. Found this out the hard way!
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an occasional rain wont hurt, so it may get to rollag, will have to see. yes I already countersunk the holes so we should be ready to go tonight and get some sheetmetal bolted on. pretty pumped. got to be a late night last night as the leaf springs for the seat have to be installed before anything else, on account of the wood platform. the springs are mounted by stud is the problem here... so I had the large spring ready but not the small one so I ended up blasting priming and painting the small spring so it could dry for tonight.
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Wonderfull, seeing all the rust moving for a shiny coat of fresh paint
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