Last edited by Rollerman; 01-13-2013 at 12:39 AM.
Awesome project! Me likey!
I think shipping wars have arrived on OMB. Per last post.
Great project. One day for my wife.
Hi Rollerman, great photos I'll be following your progress. I've never seen how they did the steering before looks like its simple and workable. Out of curiosity what did the engine cost you, I've been watching for one like that 16 to 18 horse haven't seen a one here in MN at least horizontal shaft engine.
I know that they made a few three wheeled Haulers with the steering wheel I asked Ron about and he said they weren't as handy as they looked to be.
GB in MN
GB, I gave $75 bucks for the engine....I know I probably got took.
I don't think the four wheel version will turn as well as our trike style Haulers.
Another member here "camelot35" has the trike style with the off set steering wheel, I'll have to ask him how it handles?
Not much of an update, going to try & start sandblasting the frame tomorrow.
Also been talking with Ron Kimbal...I'm going to make another run up in a week or so, get my brake calipers & take my trans.
He has an output shaft in stock & told me he'd put it in the trans for me.
Still debateing on IH red or OD green for the color.
Holy crud Rollerman and I suppose you tried to talk him down on the price boy around here they want $250.00 to $500.00 for an engine like that. I used Ditzler MTK 72083
on mine its a nice red. Have fun up at Ron's if were not so far I'd be there in a heart beat he is just a great guy to vist with about these Heald's.
Yes it will be interesting to learn about camolot35"s off set 3 wheeled Hauler.
GB in MN
Interesting project! Love that chain steering. With the tractors in the back ground, it looks like you've been down this road before.
As far as the hood, does it have any support on the inside? Gussets, etc. You may try tacking in some small angle iron to true it up.
Don't use too much heat, you'll warp it. Cold, use a hammer on one side, and a blocking dolly on the other side, (anvil type of arrangement) to "roll" the metal to where you need it. Use the dolly to dictate where you want the metal to go, and the hammer to push it there. That's the best way I can describe it.
GB I didn't talk my friend down on the engine, but I did make him load it up.
Dave the hood is supported mid way, where you see it bent down by a steel tube.
The center more or less just rides on that tube.
It's bolted in along the bulk head & tied in at the very bottom near the bumper.
I'm assumeing a PO ran into a truck bumber maybe??
Thats why mine is caved in below the support.
It's not just bent down, but out too.
Worse come to worse I'll skip past working on the hood & see what it will cost me to have another made.
Thanks for the comments guys, been sandblasting a little today, more pics tomorrow.
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