Another Restoration Project

   / Another Restoration Project #121  
I don't want to get into the discussion of the morals of outside cats in this thread. I will say that I've read on several occasions that the average life of a house cat is about 13 years, while the average life of an outdoor cat is about 3, and leave it at that.
 
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Here is the latest excuse for delayed progress. Road work, vehicle maintenance, helping neighbors stuck in the mud, rain, burning tree limbs collected last year.
Ok I am cutting some steel to make the three ripper teeth. I am using cutting edge stock to make them. I have a loader/scraper box tractor that I restoed a few years ago shown on this site. I wanted to work on the loader bucket and remove a 3/4” thick large cutting edge and a curved cutting edge from the bucket. That derelict setup made it so the tractor was trying to push a 1.5” surface into whatever one was scooping. It’s only a 10,000 pound tractor. So I am using a portion of the 3/4” material for the extended cutting portion of the tooth and some 1/2” material from another cutting edge I had for the sides. I welded a new cutting edge on the little loader bucket and while I am there I am making a tooth attachment for it. Got rained out again yesterday.
 

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   / Another Restoration Project #123  
Nice to see that you're still at it!!!
 
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Small update, been busy cutting downed trees from the snow.
I had some egg shaped holes on the clam cylinders and lower mounts. I used an adjustable hand reamer to make them round then I am going to make some oversized pins.
I have my lathe apart replacing the old style electrical system with a VFD. I had to change the motor for one with better insulation to handle the VFD and a braking resistor. The motor had a different mounting so I had to make a mount adapter.
 

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   / Another Restoration Project #125  
I hope to someday have maybe a tenth of this much skill and ability.... Fantastic work.
 
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Thank you. A few more things to do but many other things are getting in the way. Then I plan to make a video.
 
   / Another Restoration Project #127  
Now that you are getting close to finishing this project, do you have another one planned?
 
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Not yet. But I do plan to do some work on a previous restoration that wasn’t finished.
This is the order of the plan.
1. Clean the shop, organize too.
2. Rebuild the engine on my 445A Ford loader/scraper. Replace one of the two hydraulic pumps and replace seals in the three point hitch.
3. Make the rest of the interior doors for my house ( making two right now)
4. Decide on which two other vehicles for restoration sitting around here.
A few of the 445A and a heavy duty scraper box attachment. A couple of doors in process using 10 applications on each side of hand rubbed oil I get from the UK.
 

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