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    I wanted to add a loader & I got a really, REALLY good deal on a backhoe/loader combination. (I don't know what to do with the loader, it's way too big for this tractor, but it was worth it)!Ford 841D - first tractor project (modifications)-23868_3675071958578_99300482_n.jpg

    I will go down the list of everything that has been replaced/added, but I just want to tell everyone upfront - I had to replace most of the sheet metal & so I decided to cover the front pump by stretching the hood. I don't have any pictures of the finished hood, but it really turned out pretty nice (I had never seen the front hydralic pump covered).

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    Default Re: Ford 841D - first tractor project (modifications)

    nice pics thanks.

    some people add OS buckets for light material scooping.. like mulch and snow.. others cut OS buckets back for dirt.. etc.

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    Default Re: Ford 841D - first tractor project (modifications)

    I was hoping to hear from you soundguy. I have to be honest...I don't know what an OS bucket is.... I do have a few more older pics on the computer I'll post them & get some newer (cleaned up & painted) pics soon!

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    Again, I don't knw exactly how to load these photos correctly, but I will work on it. First, please excuse the messy hydraulic hoses under the tractor, those have been straightened out (I couldn't believe how difficult it would be to learn all the different fittings/etc....)!

    I am proud of my rear remotes, I wanted to have some like Soundguy & some others I've seen on here, but I only found a few & they were $$$. This remote is the old loader controls with the levers cut & switched.

    I know the ROPS/Cover isn't standard, but it is tied together pretty well. I would like to find some weights for the back tires...

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ID:	299064Oh, the cardboard cutout was an early design for the sides. (I had the remnants of an old grill & wanted to utilize them in the design, if possible. Is an OS like a scoop on the back? I did find one of those for $20! I bought it, but it had issues releasing the dirt. I took tips from another forum & design a little trip mechanism & it works pretty well.

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    Default Re: Ford 841D - first tractor project (modifications)

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post
    nice pics thanks.

    some people add OS buckets for light material scooping.. like mulch and snow.. others cut OS buckets back for dirt.. etc.
    OS...oversized......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennevis View Post
    OS...oversized......
    yep.. you got it.

    I try to compress typing as much as possible since I type on mobile devices and people bitch and whine and moan and make a general stink about it if I make a typo.....

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    Default Re: Ford 841D - first tractor project (modifications)

    Looks pretty neat..I sense you have done some sheet metal work in the past.

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    Default Re: Ford 841D - first tractor project (modifications)

    Thanks, I appreciate it (I'll get some better pics posted...). No I've never done any kind of body work, I just never like to see the pumps showing upfront & I figured the sheet metal that was on it was in such bad shape, I could piece together a longer hood - it really wasn't too bad. I wanted to keep the original look as much as possible, so I've tried to keep most things the same style. (The 'cab' is not exactly what I wanted, but that can change)! I really wanted to mimic the curved edges of the original, so there's still work to do there...

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    I love that extended front.

    looks neat man!

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