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Forgot about these.  Didn't want to wait for gaskets so  I made my own.  Also found that the inspection cover had been hit at one time and the cover didn't fit quit right.  Pulled that all apart and did some block and hammer work so it seated properly.  

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Well, we're closing in.  For what it's worth, I'm trying to save the pitting on the top of the tank and the hood.  Oh, trying to make the decal areas flat so they lay correctly in case anyone is wondering.  The hood looks awful here but is so smooth to the touch.

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My paint gun is dead.  Packing has been leaking forever and it causing way too many problems.  It was fine when it was new but it is not going any further.  A new DeVilbiss is ordered and on it's way.  This project is NOT going rouge over a cheap @#% HF gun..........

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OK, I'm NOT HAPPY.  I think I put more paint on the floor and my boots than I did on the parts.  Grrrrr.  So we picked up some appropriate tool(s) for the job.  Great looking piece of equipment and I'm sure this is going to get things done.  Can't wait to see how this lays down paint.

 

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Now I actually started a thread on this tractor over at the IHCUBCADET site 16 years ago about this time of year.  Here we are all these years later and the job is done.  I've been so thankful for all the positive comments and support that I have gotten from everyone in the community here and look forward to sharing it with you at the next Red Power or other shows this coming season.  

I had no idea when I started this project that it was going to take this long.   It was way harder to balance work/life/finances than I anticipated without compromising what I wanted.  This took way longer that it ever should have and should have been complete years ago.  Since I started I have lost two aunts that will never get to see the dream I had as a child, come true.  As disappointing as that maybe, life moves on and I'm very blessed to still have my folks, uncle and the youngest of my 3 aunts still with me.  I'm hoping to unveil the tractor during the family Thanksgiving and be able to give back a piece of there past.   

My wife and daughters are over the moon that the project is complete and can't wait to see it at the shows and be able to travel around with it.  We are very thankful for everyone's encouraging words and wise wisdom over the years of this project.  You guys have been very patient and didn't want to leave you on the hook any longer.  The timing didn't work out quite the way I had hoped but that's ok.  Hope you enjoy!

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6 hours ago, TN Hillbilly said:

Excellent job!  You really brought that back from the dead!  Probably nicer than when it was new.

Grandparents bought it new in 1943 so it was no details spared project.  Thank you!

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On 11/14/2021 at 6:35 PM, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

Marvelous!  I have enjoyed watching you bring it back to life.  Excellent work!  A wonderful tribute to your family. Enjoy!

Thank you so much!  

4 hours ago, Rainman said:

Brian , Excellent restoration ! You should be very proud.

Thank you!  Wish I had a little better finishing experience but this has turned out far better than I anticipated.

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8 hours ago, hardtail said:

Beautiful work you should be proud 

Can you explain the preserve the pitting part?

I didn't want to bondo the sheet metal so I just filled the areas that were under the graphics to keep them flat.  The tractor has been pitted my entire life so I didn't want to take all of it out.  

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On 11/14/2021 at 12:05 PM, fbh31118 said:

Oh, just a request.  For the possible two people on this forum that may know my family, please keep my secret.  My family won't get to see this until Thanksgiving.  Thank you!

 

That's awesome, hope you pull the surprise off 

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