Project freebie!

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  1. Darrel

    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Wow, can't believe I missed this build. And a local to boot.
    Very nice work. Make any progress lately?
     
  2. Justutt67

    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    Haven't been able to touch it all summer! It's a bummer can't wait to get started again. We got hit hard with Hail jobs at work plus I moved so I still have a house full of boxes. Lol as soon as work slows a bit I should be good to go again.
     
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    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    After almost a year of not doing much to freebie the project is back on! Wow not sure about the rest of you but 2014 was a super busy year for me. I hate stalling on a project.

    Anyways I wanted a 30 gallon fuel tank for freebie and had been looking on Craigslist and classifieds with no luck. I mainly want a tank that mounts to the frame instead of the body so I can run fuel lines before I bolt the body on for good. I found that anything scout and IH parts sell them but cringe when I see the price tag ($700):no:

    So I decided to build my own. Built it out of cardboard first so I could make sure it fit. Went to a local scrap yard that sells scrap metal for $.50 per lb. I chose 10ga metal so that it's beefy. Metal cost me $64 total, fuel pick up and sending unit from tanks inc is another $70 when done I will have approximately $200 total into this tank. Also found a volume calculator on Google, punched in the dimensions and the tank is gonna hold 31.5 gallons (should be plenty). We have a plasma cutter at work so that along with a straight edge made the cutting a breeze. Here are pics of progress so far.
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  4. Randy Z.

    Randy Z. Binder Driver

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    So I'm thinkin' about $225 retail? :D Looks good - should end up about like the rest that you've done.
     
  5. Justutt67

    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    I haven't posted in a while but have been working my butt off on Freebie. I got lazy and forgot to take pictures of the body work so I don't have any photos of it with body filler. As of this morning I finished blocking the primer on the 1/4 panels and rear corner tail lamp panels. So the body tub, doors, fenders, tailgate , and hood are ready for paint. Still need to fix a couple dents on the top, lift gate, and windshield frame and then they can be primed and blocked. Hopefully can get paint on it in the next couple of weeks.
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  6. Justutt67

    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    Btw these panels were not very straight and took a lot of work to make them decent but they are by no means perfectly straight. After all though it's not intended to be a show piece and I want to drive this thing and not worry about getting dings and scratches and stuff. So nobody make fun of it after its painted! Lol! I will post more as it comes.
     
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    It looks amazing. Did you decide on the color?
     
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    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    Thanks Darrel! I have decided on a color. It is a Dodge truck color kinda blueish grey no metallic.
     
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  9. Randy Z.

    Randy Z. Binder Driver

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    Dark Blue Ceramic? Limited edition color on the '15 1500 Ram Sport. It looks several different colors depending on sun, shade, night, etc. I get a number of compliments on it.
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    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    Close I think the one I'm looking at is called dark ceramic grey. Code PAG on the door tag. Maybe yours is the one but it looks lighter than the sample I have.
     
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    Here is my touch up paint and another shot with shadows on the paint. Also, I found a Dark Grey Ceramic touch up paint on ebay this morning, same part number as my bottle.

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    And one more shot under overcast skies this morning
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  13. Justutt67

    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    That's it! Wow looks so different in the sun! Yeah that's what I'm leaning towards. That or there is another grayish color I have seen but I'm liking the blue. Trying to stay away from metallic paints cause they can be an SOB to match later down the road. Especially silvers and golds with metallic.
     
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    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    I found a couple other photos I had taken. Going with the theme of trying to prevent future rust I raptor lined the insides of the outer 1/4 panels and the outsides of the inner 1/4 panels before welding the outer panels on.
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    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    Scout is in the paint booth as we speak should be painted soon with exception of the top which I still need to prep. Got the fuel tank finished just need to paint and install the sending unit and pick up/ return unit it fits well!
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Tank looks great. I like how you kept it tucked up high.
     
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    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    Thanks Darrel. I went as high as I could. Took lots of measurements when the body was on. I should probably test it for any leaks with air pressure before I paint it. Need to get a couple fuel fittings and some fuel line so I can run that up the frame rail before I put the body back on. BTW what part of CO are you in?
     
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    I'm in Aurora. If you ever need a hand let me know. For the brake and fuel lines I bought Nicopp. Very easy to flare and bend and doesn't rust like steel.
     
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    That looks awesome. Great info in your thread!
    Are you still happy with the Napa industrial black you used on the frame?
     
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    Thanks RinTX. Yeah so far I am happy with the paint but I haven't driven it yet so we will see how it holds up. I do wish they had a satin finish. I think satin looks great on frame and axles.
     

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