Shifter "Rain Cap"

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Shifter "Rain Cap"

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:02 pm

I am working on repairing implement holes and tracking down a battery "drain" on a friend's '53 Cub. I ordered some threaded inserts and the drill bit to match, but they won't be here until Monday. I didn't feel like removing the hood to do the wiring trace needed, so was at a standstill.

Unfortunately, the tractor lives outdoors, so I assume there will be water in the transmission. I do plan to change fluids before I return the tractor to him. Meanwhile, I wanted to make a shifter cover for it. Milk jugs weren't tall enough, and the 5gal pail that's normally used looks ugly!

I happen to play tennis, and a pet peave of mine is that the plastic cans the balls come in are not recyclable. So I thought maybe I could put 2 cans together and make one sleak shifter cover. Here are the results...amazing how much fun a stupid little project can be on a cold boring day! Now it's time to go get some lunch!! I think I deserve it! :D
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First, I cut off the top of one, and removed the label.

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Then I cut off the bottom of the 2nd can, and removed it's label.

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Then, with some trimming, I slid one over the other...top one (left side) on the outside.

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Finally, using some Gorilla tape, I sealed the seam.

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And VOILA!!! The results! Next time I'm at the hardware store, I'll look for RED Gorilla tape!!
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