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Farmwithjunk
02-25-2008, 11:07 AM
With all this doctorin' and stuff goin' on, I wanted ONE DAY of play time where NO ONE 'cept me knows what I'm up to. Being the fast living, wild and crazy guy that I am, I spent the first half of the day getting paint on my new fenders. The MF150 has an original fender that took a shot from a fence post 25 years ago. (Thanks dad:pat: ) I straightened it and left it alone. Now that I'm ALMOST done with the tractor, it was time for a NEW fender.

And that's where it gets tricky. "NEW" from AGCO/MF is a replacement that's 90% accurate. Used are either ridiculously expensive OR in worse shape than mine, OR both. I "let one get away" on EBAY a month ago. $178 + freight, w/o headlight bucket.

Enter Nolt Equipment, Newville Pennsylvania. He convinced me his aftermarket fenders were "dead ringers". (Nolt specializes in MF parts, new and used) And they are! They arrived friday. Paint flew this morning. I'm olny replacing the bent one, and will store the other away. (I wasn't sure they were going to be a perfect match so I bought a pair) $150 each, headlight bucket included.

So long as the doctor lets me come back home after trhe appointment wed., I'll install the right fender wed afternoon.

And then on to the NEXT project.

Doc
02-25-2008, 11:22 AM
Good to see you getting right at it FWJ. That kinda stuff can sure be medicinal. :thumb: Looks good to. :thumb: :tiphat:

Farmwithjunk
02-25-2008, 07:11 PM
Good to see you getting right at it FWJ. That kinda stuff can sure be medicinal. :thumb: Looks good to. :thumb: :tiphat:

My bargain basement lighting in the shop.... The fenders look funny in the pictures, too many shadows and reflections. But they turned out OK for 34 degrees outside temp in a woodstove/kerosene heater warmed moisture laden shop. In other words, bad painting conditions. I don't like using "fast" enamel reducers, but the paint would have ran like Forrest Gump if I didn't.

I've been keeping myself occupied for the last few days. 2 reasons. Waiting for confirmation of current medical status, and the fact that I FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE IN AGES.

Anyone needing motivation to "get healthy" with eating habits, ect, It's worth the effort. Every day is the motivation I need for tomorrow.

Bindian
02-26-2008, 01:07 AM
FMJ,:wave:
I like RED!
hugs, Brandi

Mark777
02-26-2008, 06:21 AM
FWJ,

No false praise from me…as usual, the depth and clarity of the shine in your first picture says it all. I’m of the same opinion about using fast reducers to combat the very cold elements…too fast, too much orange peel, less shine….and oh yeah, wet sanding and machine polishing (I hate that unless it’s headed for a show).

It’s good to see you back in the shop!

Mark

jbrumberg
02-26-2008, 09:15 AM
FWJ :wave: :

Just keep busy doing the things you enjoy :wink: , maintain that "anorexic rabbit food" diet, and listen to all the specialists who are now part of "your world". Good luck with the tests. My positive thoughts and prayers to you sir :respect: . One reason for the amount of "adult supervision" I receive :pat: is that I tend to "disappear" doing what I enjoy doing :cool: . I do check my blood sugars and 02 prior to my "activities". Jay :letitsnow:

Farmwithjunk
02-26-2008, 08:16 PM
D-Day -1423 hours. (Biopsy tomorrow) Staying busy.

The fender that needed replacing is replaced. The other one is boxed up and stored until needed. Case closed.

Now, 25 months after I started the paint job/body work on the Massey, it's DONE!

Also painted the front wheel weights today. Probably won't ever use 'em, but they'll be sparklin' an' ready for action anyway.

Milwaukee
02-26-2008, 08:44 PM
wow look nice paint.

What paint equipment you use to do that?

Farmwithjunk
02-26-2008, 08:53 PM
wow look nice paint.

What paint equipment you use to do that?

Thankya!:wave:

I use a Sharpe "Platinum" HVLP gun, about 30 psi, OEM AGCO/MF enamel, valspar hardener, PPG reducer, and a LOT of unexperienced luck. :yum:

If I knew what I was doing, I would most probably realize I'm not good enough to do what I try to do.....Ignorance is bliss.

Mark777
02-26-2008, 09:35 PM
Can't fool me Junk!

In 40 years of painting....I've NEVER met anyone that was accidentally good. On very rare occassions - Lucky - but never more than once.

(Break a leg tomorrow)

Bindian
02-26-2008, 10:11 PM
FWJ,
I have painted a lot on aircraft. Your photos show pure experience shining through. Awesome job.:cool: But go ahead and bolt up the wheel weights. That will keep them out of the way.:wink:
hugs, Brandi

Farmwithjunk
02-27-2008, 07:30 AM
FWJ,
I have painted a lot on aircraft. Your photos show pure experience shining through. Awesome job.:cool: But go ahead and bolt up the wheel weights. That will keep them out of the way.:wink:
hugs, Brandi


I have a few thoughts on the wheel weights. I don't like excessive weight on a tractor. Especially one that ends up on a trailer being pulled down the highway as much as mine will. Extra weight equals more empty space in the fuel tank. :eek: The 150 is heavy enough on the front axle as it is. Nothing I use the tractor for requires any additional ballast. And.... Front tires are MUCH more susceptable to flats. I average 1 or 2 a year on this tractor. The difference between a 70 lb tire and wheel and a 170 lb tire, wheel and weight makes fixing a flat much more trouble.

I have a pile of "parts" and pieces for the 150 that'll stay on the shelf. In addition to a stack of technical manuals that's 2' tall, I have 3 different styles of fixed drawbars, the 3-point drawbar and stays, a spare (new) vertical AND horizontal exhaust system, the oem SMV bracket, several original MF linch pins (circa 1971), a remote flasher light kit w/plug already mounted on left fender, a 1970's MF AM-FM fender mount radio, an OEM ROPS and canopy, a full set of suitcase weights, rear wheel weights (2 pair), 12 different MF specialized spanner wrenches, and a new seat cushion set. The front weights will probably join that pile.

Next is to re-install the remote hydraulics. Valve is rebuilt, new hoses, new quick-couplers. Then, MAYBE the ROPS and canopy will go on. That means the 150 moves back to the barn. I keep it in the garage (near the house) now. The ROPS will not clear the door header.

Bindian
02-27-2008, 05:50 PM
I have a few thoughts on the wheel weights. I don't like excessive weight on a tractor. Especially one that ends up on a trailer being pulled down the highway as much as mine will. Extra weight equals more empty space in the fuel tank. :eek: The 150 is heavy enough on the front axle as it is. Nothing I use the tractor for requires any additional ballast. And.... Front tires are MUCH more susceptable to flats. I average 1 or 2 a year on this tractor. The difference between a 70 lb tire and wheel and a 170 lb tire, wheel and weight makes fixing a flat much more trouble.

I have a pile of "parts" and pieces for the 150 that'll stay on the shelf. In addition to a stack of technical manuals that's 2' tall, I have 3 different styles of fixed drawbars, the 3-point drawbar and stays, a spare (new) vertical AND horizontal exhaust system, the oem SMV bracket, several original MF linch pins (circa 1971), a remote flasher light kit w/plug already mounted on left fender, a 1970's MF AM-FM fender mount radio, an OEM ROPS and canopy, a full set of suitcase weights, rear wheel weights (2 pair), 12 different MF specialized spanner wrenches, and a new seat cushion set. The front weights will probably join that pile.

Next is to re-install the remote hydraulics. Valve is rebuilt, new hoses, new quick-couplers. Then, MAYBE the ROPS and canopy will go on. That means the 150 moves back to the barn. I keep it in the garage (near the house) now. The ROPS will not clear the door header.
FWJ,
Oh, I understand now.:pat:
hugs, Brandi

Powerking56
02-27-2008, 09:56 PM
That is a GREAT looking tractor, something to be proud of.
Peter