Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A new project for my son... 1466 AWD

A year ago I started a project for my son. It was going to be a 2 wheel drive 1466 with a cab... well let's just say plans have changed. I received a call from a potential client looking for a top notch 2 wheel drive 1206 replica. After looking online for a donor, I couldn't find the perfect candidate... So I presented an idea to my son. Could I sell his 2 wheel drive chassis that we had been working on... if that meant I could buy him a 4x4? He answered with a huge "YES!!!!!!" So I presented that to the potential client. He was all for it.

Eli (and I) are very happy with this change. I am having a turbo installed on it right now as well as a new clutch. My mechanic is going to put an oil pressure gauge as well as a water temp gauge... I want to teach Eli how to watch gauges, just like my Dad taught me.

Here it is with a new set of fenders...
 My Dad suggested the tractor needed a paint job. Eli agreed...
 We taped it off and Eli went to work...
 He's definitely my son...
 Ready for a plow day...
Serious fun at a plow day...
 After a days worth of modifying what I had made for the 2 wheel drive chassis... Headed off to the mechanic's for some internal and external hardware...


A turbo charger and a happy boy...
 We took it to a plow day and had some fun...

 Tear down, clean up and start shooting...







More later,
Kurt

Some parts...

I'm still building tractors... I've had a few projects in and out of the shop that I haven't taken the time to photograph. I hope to start a new project with a month or 2... This was a kit that I built and sent to North Carolina... It's a complete 656 kit to mount a narrow frame Cub Cadet...



More later,
Kurt

A 1086 for a customer.

It's been a while since I've updated... I have another tractor in the shop. The first one is headed to Pennsylvania. It will be an IH 1086 AWD turbo charged diesel...
She's starting to look like a tractor...

 Cub Cadet fenders...

 All hand built
 Dummy planetary
 Final assembly

 Custom built drawbar






More later, Kurt

About the Little Tractors...

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