New T/C Boots

Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:35 am

While putting my T/C unit back together, I noticed the two boots were shot; cracked and brittle. Went to Tandy leather and bought a bag of leather scraps. Figured out the length and width of what I needed to make two cones. After going thru several paper templates, I settled on what I thought was very close, so made a mylar template.

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Traced and cut out the leather.

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Small boot:

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Large boot:

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My wife's sewing machine (Janome 4800 Memory Craft) can take chisel point needles for leather. I sewed a line along each open end (top and bottom in pic below) instead of folding it over, then I sewed the two sides together (left side of each in picture below).

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Installed with wire.

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Added:
Here are the two patterns for the leather boots.

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Hope this helps someone. If they last 10 years, I'll be pleased. :D
Last edited by Stanton on Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: New T/C Boots

Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:46 am

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Re: New T/C Boots

Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:20 am

You are on a roll! Great job with your TC refurb.

Bill

Re: New T/C Boots

Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:24 am

Looking good!

What was your method of cleaning the TC unit before dis-assembly? I noticed that it is mostly down to bare metal and SPOTLESS! Seems like when I try to clean something as dirty as this....I use the Purple Power de-greaser and steam clean it 4 times before it is clean.....then there's always some dirt/grease left behind something.

Re: New T/C Boots

Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:38 am

Man you do good work, you sure you won't move down here to Witcherville? I enjoy every post.

Re: New T/C Boots

Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:03 am

AL Farmall Boy wrote:Looking good!

What was your method of cleaning the TC unit before dis-assembly? I noticed that it is mostly down to bare metal and SPOTLESS! Seems like when I try to clean something as dirty as this....I use the Purple Power de-greaser and steam clean it 4 times before it is clean.....then there's always some dirt/grease left behind something.


Thanks. I putty knived all the big chunks, the used Super Clean (Castrol) and a stiff wire brush or whatever brush was handy. Hosed it off and dried with towels and compressed air. Super Clean is not environmentally friendly like Purple Power, but I think it's stronger. Does a good job. Even after I cleaned it, while reaching up into the furthest cavity of the unit, I noticed oily sludge still way up in there.

Re: New T/C Boots

Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:34 am

Yeah, you've just got to clean, clean, clean,....then clean again when washing these old tractors; as some of them have probably NEVER had a bath since new. haha. I'm gonna have to try the "Super Clean" since I'm due for a new pail of degreaser. I always use Purple Power and it works good. (Shhhh...I work for the state environmental agency, so don't tell 'em I'm not being environmentally friendly :shock: )

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