Scruffy's Inspiration

Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:37 pm

I remember the 2003 Ugly Cub Contest and Scruffy's nobby tires. I really liked the looks of the tractor with those tires. I didn't look too hard but I found a suitable replacement. These will go on 49-1. Now if I could only find a FWD unit...that would be way 8)

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Last edited by Donny M on Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:44 pm

:P Looks good Donny, Although a little unusual. If you need FWD you gonna have to fake it and mount a winch on front. :twisted:

Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:47 pm

Maybe you can run an ARPS up to the front wheels.

Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:19 pm

Looks like a great paint job. Did you do that yourself??

Purty.

Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:21 pm

That IS a purty paint job!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:00 pm

Thanks fellas,
I did paint it myself...twice. When I first started rebuilding 49-1 I started in on the engine. I didn't want to buy expensive paint right off so I used rattle cans made by SEM. After the engine the rest of the tractor looked naked so I used the same paint. It looked real nice but didn't have the gloss I was looking for. So after months of contemplation I finally broke down and bought high dollar paint. I'm much more satisfied this time around. I learned a valuable lesson...The rattle cans are fast but not very purdy. 8)

Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:32 pm

Donny,

More important than the trpe paint... keep the shiney side out. I think the rattle cans get it mixed up so it's sometimes the dull side out.

The doctors won't allow me to paint any more, but here's one of the last jobs I did... with 2150, no hardener, and reduced with acetone. I'm sure it cost less than rattle cans would have.

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Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:36 pm

Mr. GW,

That is a work of art :!: :!: :!: 49-1 had a chance to look that good but you cut me off after about 103 stupid questions :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)

Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:37 pm

George that is great,, It is so shiney that it looks as if you put on clear coat too. Also many coats of wax. Right on!!!
Bill

Wow!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:38 pm

I've driven cars that didn't look that good :shock:

Re: Wow!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:43 pm

allenlook wrote:I've driven cars that didn't look that good :shock:


In that case, you might want to take a look at George's car.
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Re: Wow!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:21 pm

Jim Becker wrote:
allenlook wrote:I've driven cars that didn't look that good :shock:


In that case, you might want to take a look at George's car.


If I'd known it would get its' picture taken I'd have cleaned it up. It's been gathering dust for nearly 10 years. The last time I drove it was the very day O.J. committed the murders.

It was restored in 1985. It took a while. Wouldn't it be great to do a tractor with a 14 coat hand rubbed lacquer job?

Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:29 pm

:P Well George it may have been sitting for the last 10-years but I see you have not neglected it from the petting marks on it and the feed bowl placed in front of its face. :twisted:

Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:02 am

OK,

While we are on the subject, I will break down and get the good paint, even though it is tempting to go for the speedy rattle-can appproach. Patience, patience, patience.

I plan to assemble most of the '67 Lo and then "shoot" it. My only concern is getting paint to all the hidden nooks and crannies, especially on the inner side of finals and around and under the steering gear housing.

Any shared experience will be appreciated.

Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:46 am

EZ wrote:OK,

My only concern is getting paint to all the hidden nooks and crannies, especially on the inner side of finals and around and under the steering gear housing.

Any shared experience will be appreciated.


EZ,

The fan control on a good gun can be very helpful for that. With the air cut way back, the pattern is much smaller but will reach much farther. My devilbiss guns (JGA,MBC,MGB, and TGA) all work equally well this way.

Another thought... fill the cup less than half way so that it can be tilted farther. I always preferred to mix a larger amount of paint in a secondary container and add it to the gun a little at a time.

A paint pot is helpful but rarely worth the extra cleanup (IMHO).