SOA Ubolt question

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  1. codeman

    codeman Farmall Cub

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    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    I am confused about what you are trying to accomplish. My U-bolts fit perfectly. Did you order the wrong size?
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Yeah, DOM is fine but not the easiest path. If you're concerned about losing housing strength you could build up that flat area next to the old perch with weld before shaping it with a die grinder. Really though I don't think you lose too much by cutting a ubolt groove. I would recommend tying your new perch into the side of the pumpkin though.
     
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    WRENCH MAN Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    I would have narrowed and done a "cut and turn" on a Chevy housing before I spent a minuet screwing with the Scout housing.
     
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    codeman Farmall Cub

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    Thanks guys! I tend to overthink things. I didn’t think about just making the ubolts fit.
     
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    codeman Farmall Cub

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but don’t have the skills for that.
     
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    I’m planning on welding the perch to the housing. It’s just tacked now for mock up.
     
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Chevy housing is easy. Basically remove the yokes, cut the tubes to Scout length, weld the yokes back on, bolt your parts back on. Only extra step over a cut and turn is cutting down the tubes. End result is stronger. Stronger housing housing. Stronger tubes.

    I know. Not sure if I was clear. When you cut/notch the housing for the perch it becomes rather weak. Fix is to weld/gusset the top edge of the perch to the side of the housing up high so everything is tied together.
     
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