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Yes, in both pictures.  Redundant jacks and Jack stands under the rear ends though.  It is an oddly stout old can. Heavier than any other one I’ve seen. It’s been holding up fords for 40 years. 
 

The 6600 with a cab has 18.4x38’s….it belongs to a neighbor.  I had to put 3” under the front tires to level it out, which  meant 3” on top of the can too. Typically the can is a perfect fit by itself. 

Wes, no paint this year.  Only  need to paint new wheels for the 7600 when they get here hopefully next week.  6600 back together today and one tire off the 7600. 
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Moved the parts 4100 into the shop this afternoon. After the wheels and fuel tank went south and the engine went west. It's time to finish stripping for parts to go way far west.

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On 1/5/2024 at 1:14 PM, td9inidaho said:

A bit of down time for me, projects have begun. This truck lost an inner axle a cple years ago, swapped rear axles, but gears no longer matched, had a new set in the shop for the front axle for years, so it's time to get her done. I will see if I can find the pic when it lost the inner. IMG_20240103_113202089_HDR.thumb.jpg.723b55aa8a41641bc49b7e719748dbd0.jpg

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On 1/5/2024 at 9:20 PM, Sledgehammer said:

What is the rest of the story on that truck?  Dually rear added or a 4wd conversion at some point?

I knew of a Ford 1/2 ton short bed with the jc Whitney dually conversion.....had a 9' flatbed on it. It could do wheelies with a pallet of feed on the back 

On 1/6/2024 at 12:44 PM, Sledgehammer said:

Making two matching objects is much harder than making one. 👍🏼👍🏼

Easy to make one thing that matches itself, almost anyone can do that 😂

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Was still trying to get closer to done with shelling corn. Sent 6 hopper bottom loads Friday and two Saturday before the snow started. Finished a few more properties but probably 100 acres to go or so 

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2 minutes ago, bitty said:

Was still trying to get closer to done with shelling corn. Sent 6 hopper bottom loads Friday and two Saturday before the snow started. Finished a few more properties but probably 100 acres to go or so 

  Warmer weather beginning tomorrow through most of the week.  Hopefully, that will get you finished.

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There was this fora friend - marlin doesnt make replacement receiver buffers so founda piece that was 3d printed off flea bay will see how it lasts 

Have to take block assembly apart to install buffer - replacement buffer much softer than hard rigid buffer they come with 

Ran all the parts thru my ultrasonic cleaner first 

 

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Doing some work on the old ton truck. Radio hasn't worked in decades, wanted to get the dash lights going, and found some "questionable" wiring back there while I was there. Did a good clean-out. Replaced the old faded instrument cluster pastic with a nice new one. Put new clips in the door panels so they wont the rattle. We'd already done the seals when we painted it, but the passenger window needed a little work. I am very pleased, as I can now say "Everything works" on this truck. This is probably the closest to new condition its been in since my grandpa got it in the early '80's.

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I had a good helper.

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5 hours ago, 766 Man said:

  Warmer weather beginning tomorrow through most of the week.  Hopefully, that will get you finished.

Snow has to leave the upper part of the plant or it will freeze in the sieves . None of the corn is overly dry either . Tomorrow I am going to the farm show for the FFA events as my daughter is getting her keystone degree 

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39 minutes ago, bitty said:

Snow has to leave the upper part of the plant or it will freeze in the sieves . None of the corn is overly dry either . Tomorrow I am going to the farm show for the FFA events as my daughter is getting her keystone degree 

I seen her in the Keystone recipients section this week in the paper.   I saw a couple more names I recognized and I think two from my home chapter. Definitely less then I used to know.

 

Been working on a few projects at home the last little while.  Bought a better snowplow and fitted that on the front of one tractor and been working on a friend's 8920 (7220 Pro) Magnum chasing leaks.      As it turned out I didn't get to try the plow, even though for once I wouldn't have minded some snow for it. Also pulled the duals off the 8950 to do a little work to it this winter. 

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wow you must get some snow there 

 

 

2 hours ago, Super A_sepa said:

I seen her in the Keystone recipients section this week in the paper.   I saw a couple more names I recognized and I think two from my home chapter. Definitely less then I used to know.

 

Been working on a few projects at home the last little while.  Bought a better snowplow and fitted that on the front of one tractor and been working on a friend's 8920 (7220 Pro) Magnum chasing leaks.      As it turned out I didn't get to try the plow, even though for once I wouldn't have minded some snow for it. Also pulled the duals off the 8950 to do a little work to it this winter. 

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8 hours ago, searcyfarms said:

wow you must get some snow there 

 

 

We very rarely get snow here it seems. I wanted a blade wide enough I didn't have to pull the duals off since most everything else I do with the tractor they're on. It's a lot heavier then my old blade which I liked in case I had to use it for pushing silage again. And the price was more then right so that always helps.

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It is an old county highway plow.   The blade I was using someone put a cylinder on to make it angle but only went one way and leaked.   This one angles both ways so that should be a nice upgrade.     Pushing snow isn't a big deal here with no milk trucks to get in anymore but still nice to have something that's nice to use.

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We have a few old state/township plows . Have 3 currently, one mounted on the front 3pt of the MX 230 . Much easier than the subframe under the 8950 as weights have to be dropped off for that to mount. Plus if needed to gain more clearance raise the front 3pt temporarily 

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Off work today so went to the farm and finished up wife’s shepherds hook. Didn’t get any pictures of it finished. 
But while I was there I got back to the 36 and got some more of it buttoned up. It’s looking like a tractor again!!

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On 1/8/2024 at 1:24 PM, bitty said:

We have a few old state/township plows . Have 3 currently, one mounted on the front 3pt of the MX 230 . Much easier than the subframe under the 8950 as weights have to be dropped off for that to mount. Plus if needed to gain more clearance raise the front 3pt temporarily 

Used the plow today on snow getting rained on..  It's supposed to be warm as I never like to plow snow while rain is forecasted but it's supposed to be warm enough to be rid of the snow before freezing again . I have a pipe rigged that holds up the hoses for now. I need to get a permanent solution for plumbing this plow although we are talking about putting the front 3pt on the MX 210 as that has 5 remotes 

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Working on collecting more parts!

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I’m on the road selling fishing lures at sport shows. Currently I’m in Illinois at a friend’s house before I go to Kentucky for a couple of shows. Craigslist got me again!

A guy parted out a Super A south of St. Louis, Missouri.  I bought the grill, controls/dash/steering support, floor pan, hydraulic lines, seat brackets and springs, hydraulic pump and new wiring harness from him.  Also got the decelerator and linkage.

I got a block from a 140/240 last spring so with the parts I got yesterday will be able to complete two projects.  I want to put the block into my Super A with mower to give it a little more pep. The block from the Super A will get a rebuild and put into my B that needs to be restored. I believe I have all the parts to make it a “Super B” with hydraulics from things I’ve collected over the years. It will also get a buddy seat.  If I find anything else, I might wish I had a bigger truck before this trip is over!

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Good distraction I'm sure that's gotta be painful, did they take an impression before removal? You wearing dentures yet or too swollen?

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27 minutes ago, hardtail said:

Good distraction I'm sure that's gotta be painful, did they take an impression before removal? You wearing dentures yet or too swollen?

Gotta wait 2 weeks to get impression, then wait for teeth.

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