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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:50 am

Ought to test suspension travel with the old board trick!
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:10 pm

A little early on the pic with Red.  Turns out it is not as big as I was thinking.  It is still big! Man I need to get steering completed.





I'm really diggin the blue!

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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:31 pm

Wow, twins! Well almost Laughing I really like the colour scheme, it's very eye catching.
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:37 pm

What do you have in mind as far as brush guard?
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:15 pm

Umm ya need more tread on those rears!!! Hehe . Looking good. Test drive soon?
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:11 pm

The blue does look good out in the sun.  Interesting how different these tractors are yet their hoods are almost identical.
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:32 pm

Lol thanks everyone. Yeah. The hood on red is from an 85 that I put on a wide body. Kal is an 82.

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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:57 pm

Just gonna leave this here.



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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:09 pm

That blue really shines out in the sun light, i like it.
What is your rear with measurement from outside of tire to outside of other tire?
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:18 pm

32 inches center-line to center-line, track width REAR. 42 inches outer width On the rear.

33 FRONT center to center, 41 outer.

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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:59 pm

Here ya go @AllisKidD21 I said I would show a couple pix. The gear side if I was thinking would have been the side I put a pin, but I ended up welding it, but I had to be careful dirty and quick as to not melt the bushing.





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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:05 pm

Hey Hey Hey!!!  Look what is attached!!!




Steering works great!  Just one thing.  I need to change my steering rod from a ball joint to a heim.  There is a little play and it is the ball joints.


Core is done at this point. Now I need to work on...


  • engine pulley
  • bumper
  • wench wiring
  • bumper lights
  • tether kill
  • some more decals
  • need dust caps and the washer to hold them on for front wheels.
  • belt
  • build a battery cover
  • lock down the battery
  • charge battery
  • maybe some more stuff...

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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:07 pm

Looks great Mighty! Should be much more reliable than that rag joint.

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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:07 pm

That should work great!  That steering looks just like the steering in my Roper.
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:11 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Looks great Mighty! Should be much more reliable than that rag joint.
It is WAAAYYY more solid than that rag joint.  I did cut the 5/8 rod the gear is on into a square so it fit in the socket before welding.

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That should work great!  That steering looks just like the steering in my Roper.
It does work pretty good.

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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:03 am

Slap a belt on and test drive this beast already haha.
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:52 am

lol i still need an engine pulley.  I ran out of tractor funds for the month.

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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:44 am

I like the chrome piece on the steering column. Good to see that the steering worked out. What are you thinking for a battery cover?
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:48 am

I have an old dryer lid or an old 50's lateral cabinet doors.  I was planing on cutting one of those up and bending it into the shape of what is missing.  Question is.  Can I do it?  I do not know, but I am going to give it a try!


This is what is needed.




now to find some cardboard to make a template.

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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:08 pm

Not too bad of a sheet metal part to make from one piece.  I would carefully measure the shape I'd want. Make one from cardboard like you said is a good idea so you can see if you're happy with the shape or not.  You just have to design in some tabs into the sheetmetal layout that you can fold over and allow you to rivet the sides of the piece to the top of it.  Were you planning on welding it instead?
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:16 pm

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Not too bad of a sheet metal part to make from one piece.  I would carefully measure the shape I'd want. Make one from cardboard like you said is a good idea so you can see if you're happy with the shape or not.  You just have to design in some tabs into the sheetmetal layout that you can fold over and allow you to rivet the sides of the piece to the top of it.  Were you planning on welding it instead?
In the photo of the stock one, it's bolted on to the side.  Do you plan to do that Mighty?
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:31 pm

WOW, a few days not on, worked too hard on my mower, and Kal-El is getting ready very fast! I missed much! I think i do'nt need to wait too long for a test drive Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:34 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
Not too bad of a sheet metal part to make from one piece.  I would carefully measure the shape I'd want. Make one from cardboard like you said is a good idea so you can see if you're happy with the shape or not.  You just have to design in some tabs into the sheetmetal layout that you can fold over and allow you to rivet the sides of the piece to the top of it.  Were you planning on welding it instead?

I have not thought of riveting the part together.  I may look into that as an option.

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@Crazy_Carl wrote:
Not too bad of a sheet metal part to make from one piece.  I would carefully measure the shape I'd want. Make one from cardboard like you said is a good idea so you can see if you're happy with the shape or not.  You just have to design in some tabs into the sheetmetal layout that you can fold over and allow you to rivet the sides of the piece to the top of it.  Were you planning on welding it instead?
In the photo of the stock one, it's bolted on to the side.  Do you plan to do that Mighty?


Yes.

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WOW, a few days not on, worked too hard on my mower, and Kal-El is getting ready very fast! I missed much!   I think i do'nt need to wait too long for a test drive  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy

It's been nice weather finally and I have needed to get some life stresses out.

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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Wed May 02, 2018 9:51 pm

not much...
did make a template and transfer that to my dryer lid I had.



also doing some exhaust planning.

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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu May 03, 2018 7:18 am

Nice work man! Sheet metal work can take a lot of planning and it pays off.
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PostSubject: Re: ---Complete --- Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu May 03, 2018 11:18 pm

It's been a busy week here... 

I did score some goodies while visiting my parents this evening.  I may just have to try one of them out? Smile


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