Scratch built yard goat

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Folks,

I have been collecting a lot of information on both Capacity and Ottawa yard tractors. Using some extrapolation, some SWAG and any photos I could find I have started drawing a set of line drawings for an Ottawa. I started scratch building the frame this past week end.

I will post pics tomorrow. Just wanted to see if anyone would be interested an a build log for this type of project?

Gary

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Gary....anything odd or different would be cool to me.

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Bring it on Gary....love to see your progress/tips. Very unusual but interesting subject.

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Let us know what's going on with it.

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I'm very interested!!!!!!!!!

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Count me in as being interested as well- it would be nice to see somebody do a spotter model. I've seen very, very few of them.

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Gents,

If you look in the on the work bench forum under the title Scratch built yard goat you will see some in progress photos and a diagram I found in the service manuals. I have done some more work and will be posting more photo tomorrow.

I am trying to figure out the best way to share my build drawings as well as the research material I have accumulated for this build. Please let me know what you think. The model is in fabrication stages right now there are lots of details to clean up .

Aloha

Gary

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If you start a free web blog at something like tumblr.com and just insert links here, maybe that would be the way to go? Just an opinion.

Really interesting project. Hats off to you.

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Just checked it out. NICE!

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Awesome project. Looking good so far.

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Gents,

To make it easier for everyone I have moved this topic to the On the Workbench forum where it belongs. I posted a small update today. Thanks for your interest.

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I posted a couple of pictures of a Capacity TJ4000 in the 1:1 truck picture section a while back. Believe it's on page 2. They're not the greatest or most detailed pictures, but it's all I have. It's the one I used to drive at a previous job. It has a sprung front and bagged rear suspensions. More about it there.

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I found those photos and was searching for more information on the internet when I found the photo that started this build.So in a round about way you are responsible for this build. The Capacity tractor will probably be my next build. I like yard tractors because i am not a fan of fancy paint schemes, chrome or sleepers.

I added a PDF file to your reference page today of a TJ-7000 Right Hand Drive. The dimensions are there so it should be build able. When I have time I will redraw this and convert it to left hand drive.

Gary

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Man, I wish you could offer this as a kit! Looks awesome so far!!!!!!

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Ben,

Do you know anyone that does laser cutting? I would be willing to do drawings for laser cutting for the cab. I believe most modelers could build the chassis form scratch with a good set of drawings. I hope to have the drawings ready to post soon.

I am working on an order for some of your 5 hole wheels for this build as well.

Thanks to everyone for the favorable comments so far.

Gary

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Ben,

Do you know anyone that does laser cutting? I would be willing to do drawings for laser cutting for the cab. I believe most modelers could build the chassis form scratch with a good set of drawings. I hope to have the drawings ready to post soon.

I am working on an order for some of your 5 hole wheels for this build as well.

Thanks to everyone for the favorable comments so far.

Gary

There's a guy in the same work center where Jamie (the guy that casts the parts) works that does laser and CNC cutting. I can find out who he is and maybe you could send him the prints and see what kind of estimate he'll give you?

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Ben,

That would be awesome if you could put me in touch with this guy. Another option might be to do the entire cab shell out of photo etch. I may be back home in central Texas for a short visit later this month maybe we can get together and swap stories and ideas.

Gary

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