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Dale Finch
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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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ricky racer
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Re: Shifter "Rain Cap"

Postby ricky racer » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:47 pm

:applause: :applause: :applause:
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Re: Shifter "Rain Cap"

Postby Donegal Cub » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:01 pm

Simple and effective Dale, necessity’s the mother of invention & poverty can sometimes be the father :worthy:

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Re: Shifter "Rain Cap"

Postby coppersmythe » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:09 pm

Dale Finch wrote: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
20200222_111513_copy_1328x747.jpg
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20200222_112336_copy_1328x747.jpg
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i could really use one of those , i do not play tennis nor know anyone that does . Have you decided what to charge for one ? :roll: coppersmythe.........................Kidding aside , very creative solution , i like it :!: :!:

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Dale Finch
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Posts: 5353
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '51 Cub "Bernie" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: Shifter "Rain Cap"

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:02 pm

Hey, if I find some nice red Gorilla Tape, I'll spend some down time putting together a few and bring them to the Bash. Could be nice gifts! The little aluminum metal ring sits down nicely...think they will work well!

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Location: louisiana

Re: Shifter "Rain Cap"

Postby coppersmythe » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Hey, if I find some nice red Gorilla Tape, I'll spend some down time putting together a few and bring them to the Bash. Could be nice gifts! The little aluminum metal ring sits down nicely...think they will work well!
Dale .....you are gold :!: coppersmythe ...........


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