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Welding new hood supports

Postby cavingreer » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:22 am

Awhile back I picked up a hood that's been safely tucked in a barn for years, even has original decals readable on it and tank is super clean.
Needs brackets, and I bought a pair while I was rebuilding my PTO. I just don't have a wire welder or anyone handy to do them. Right now I have a guy building a carport at my house and could probably get him to do them if anyone could tell me where to find instructions for exactly how they should be placed? Measurements or something to go by?
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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby tst » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:30 am

all the hoods and brackets can be a little different, best way I found is bolt the brackets to the supports and install the hood in place to align it on the brackets so you know it fits correctly and tack in place, then pull the hood back off and weld away

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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:34 am

I've done it the way Tim recommends. Easy, if there's a hole in the hood, where the old weld broke out, to weld through.
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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby cavingreer » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:36 am

There's a tear hole in one side, I think the other just popped off
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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:42 am

Make sure you secure the 4 bolts in the rear going to the panel, and that the hood is centered around the radiator neck at the proper height before you do the tack weld

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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby cavingreer » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:44 am

That's where I was headed was setting it in place, just wondered if there was a guide somewhere to do it off the tractor. I'll talk to the guy today and see if he can do it.
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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby cavingreer » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:21 am

Well turns out he doesn't have a wire welder. But he's going to weld my right brake bake on :)
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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:41 am

If you can wait that long, take it to the Deep South Cubfest in February or the Louisiana Cubfest in March.
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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:01 pm

Who needs a wire welder?

Do you have a stick welder? Get yourself some 1/16" 6013 rods and turn the welder down to 40A. Keep your beads short, skip around the hole, and clean the slag off frequently. It'll be fine.

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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:22 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Make sure you secure the 4 bolts in the rear going to the panel, and that the hood is centered around the radiator neck at the proper height before you do the tack weld
Also make sure it is slightly up off radiator when aligning the brackets.
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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby Glen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:48 pm

Hi,
Before welding the brackets on the hood, I would put the grille in place with the hood in place, and be sure it fits right in the opening. You don't want the hood too low in the front, making the space for the grille too small.
You could also put the side panels in place to see if there is enough room, and if the screws will go in. :)

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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby cavingreer » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:05 am

Matt Kirsch wrote:Who needs a wire welder?

Do you have a stick welder? Get yourself some 1/16" 6013 rods and turn the welder down to 40A. Keep your beads short, skip around the hole, and clean the slag off frequently. It'll be fine.


I've never welded
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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby Eugene » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:20 am

I drilled out the spot welds on the hood. Bolted the hood mounting brackets to the radiator support. Mounted the hood and dog legs. Marked the spot weld holes on the brackets. Removed the hood and brackets. Drilled holes in the mounting bracket.

Reassembled, bolted the hood to the brackets. Been 10 or so years ago and bolts holding the hood to the brackets are still there. It's a working tractor.

With the bolts holding the brackets to the hood, you could find a local farmer or welding shop to permanently attach the brackets.
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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby Puffie40 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:33 pm

I used pop rivets on my hood supports. They are aluminum so I expect them to break off soon or later, but it's simple enough to drill them back out and put another set in.

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Re: Welding new hood supports

Postby cavingreer » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:52 pm

The contractor welded my right brake mount back on the floorboard YAY. I'll figure out the hood later. Major upgrade on my house having the new carport which means Old Red is now covered when not in use. Only wish my Dad had lived to see it built
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