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#1 Chuck Most

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

I decided not to let Terror (Terry Iocco) have all the fun with his Deere John buildup. :D I'd been toying with the idea for a while, but it's his fault I've officially pulled the trigger on this project! :lol:

So far, here's what I've cobbled up-
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The ingredients to this point consist of scraps of Plastruct materials left over from previous projects, and piece of scrap K&S aluminum tube for the rear axle. The front axle and steering column are hollow styrene tube, which in their past life were the shafts of cotton swabs. Wheels, tires, and steering wheel are from a Revell Surfite, and AMT metal axles serve as wheel locators and the steering shaft. Yeah... they need a little trimming!

I'm thinking I'll use the Briggs horizontal-shaft engine from the AMT Surf Slab for power, and I'm toying around with making up a mower deck.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

Sweet! Might try a tractor myself sometime. Maybe there should be a CBP for parts box tractor builds!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:59 PM

We should get these fields done by spring now.Thats a cool one Chuck.

#4 Chuck Most

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:56 PM

Bend up some straight pins for use as levers and pedals, and made up some side steps with a piece of scrap diamond plate.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

Well... the paint is dry from this morning- so here is the chassis painted and built up. I also began work on the hood, which is made from pieces of .020" styrene sheet.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

Looks like a fun build..thanks for sharing your talent imagination and creativity.

James aka Joker

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

Chuck, in all seriousness, you sir are one of the most talented people here that I have ever met ........... Ed Shaver

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:16 PM

Chuck, in all seriousness, you sir are one of the most talented people here that I have ever met ........... Ed Shaver


^^^^^^^What he said!!! ^^^^^^^^^

This is a neat project!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:29 PM

That's sweet Chuck . I wish ther were a few garden tractors In 1/24-1/25. I'd buy them up .

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:35 PM

oh man.....NUFF' SAID!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

That's sweet Chuck . I wish ther were a few garden tractors In 1/24-1/25. I'd buy them up .

The AMT Indy Turbine car kit comes with a wheel Horse push tractor. It only need a mower deck to convert it into a lawn tractor.

Chuck great job on your tractor. If I might suggest slightly smaller front tires for a more prototypical look.

Thanks
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#12 Chuck Most

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:00 PM

Chuck great job on your tractor. If I might suggest slightly smaller front tires for a more prototypical look.


That did cross my mind, but I quickly grew fond of the 'oversized' (for this particular application anyway) front tires. I am planning a couple more of these, and I found a set of front tires from an MPC Zinger I think might work.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:13 PM

Nice work, Chuck thinking outside the box on this one i might try my hand at building one of these.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:19 PM

You already know how I feel about this. B) ;)

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:23 PM

I always thought about a monster tractor BIG V8 & BIG TIRES but now maybe also a monster riding mower. ANYBODY care to give one of this a try as I already have too many projects. Someday maybe

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

U've sparked sum new ideas Chuck, Dig ur work. ck out mine if u like. I'll b postin mo

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

The last 24 hours of efforts...

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Cut open the grille area on the hood, and used a hole punch to make up some hub caps.

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The caps were then painted and attached, and I made up a pressed-steel style tractor seat, and set it up on a spring made from a short lenght of brass scrap.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

What a neat project. It's looking real good now! I like the big front tires.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:35 PM

Sweet Chuck . Was there any tractor in mind when you started this or just out of your head build?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

Looking good man.That seat is nice thats what mine needs.The hood is cool.Just like a rider hood.Hey! How did you get my block over there?lol