Saturday, February 20, 2016

AWD IH 1468, and AWD Oliver 1900 Checkerboard...

These 2 tractors are almost mechanical twins... The only difference is the front axle and a few safety switches. The Massey 1120 will become an IH 1468 AWD. The White Field Boss 16 will become an Oliver 1900 Checkerboard AWD. Both Massey and White imported these tractors from Iseki in Japan. I've built a lot of tractors on these Iseki's and I absolutely love them. They are sized just right, start and run great, and really look like small farm tractors...
 
Future IH 1468...
Future Oliver 1900...
 
IH getting started...

 I was really bad with taking pictures on this one... here is a good part of the Oliver done...



 This is how I make a straight 3 cylinder exhaust like a V8. :)

 Polished stainless steel heat shields...
 IH ready for paint...
 That looks better...
 Oliver ready for paint...
 Much better...
 IH Grill...
 It looks like Christmas in February...

 I really like the chrome

 Starting to put it together...

 All done...





The 1468 is done now too... I really like how both of these turned out...




 
More later.

IH 1468 and Farmall 1206 Turbocharged FWA

I've been busy in the shop, and haven't update the website lately. I'm built an International 1468 out of a Cub Cadet 1811 tractor...
 I'm also built a 1206 FWA that I had turbocharged. This one started out as a Bolens. It has a 3 cylinder Mitsubishi diesel and functioning Front Wheel Assist.
The V8 torn down
AWD needed attention given to the radiator...
Brand new power plant


Yes... that is a turbo on the AWD...
Grill for the 1206
 Coming together...



 My camera card quit working with all of my painting pictures...

 Re-assembly...







Both of these were very fun machines to build (and drive :)

About the Little Tractors...

             Hello, I thought I'd address a few questions about these custom, hand made, half scal...