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Old 07-29-2012, 09:00 PM
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Default Little 1566 "Pro Stock" Tractor miniature...

Hello all, I'm finally posting some picts of the latest and greatest "little tractor" to come out of my shop. It started out as a Cub Cadet 782D which is a "standard" sized garden tractor with a 3 cylinder Kubota diesel from the factory. I'm sure the Cub Cadet purist may be upset with me that I cut such a rare machine up, but I only do what I'm paid to do...

First I installed a turbo charger off an European Smart Car...

Next I made all new sheet metal and fenders...

A little paint...

And put everything back together...

This machine was created totally as a show piece and still has the stock hydro tranny in it. It will never pull a sled. The owner is going to build a "Father" Pro Stock tractor this winter though, so you may see my tractor pulling the daddy through the pits.

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:45 PM
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You do awesome work! Very Very sweet puller! Thanks for sharing!

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:53 PM
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Man! Nice job! I just hope you had a chance to test that bad boy! Great looking tractor.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:45 PM
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Beautiful work as always ksmith
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:58 PM
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Incredible job, Kurt! I always enjoy seeing your work.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:13 PM
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Its amazing to see it in pictures but even better in person!!! So glad i got to meet you at Red Power!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:56 AM
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Awesome job! Looks great!
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:54 PM
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Thanks everyone. This one it "top" in my mind...

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Old 07-30-2012, 08:38 PM
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To say you are a master craftsman is a gross understatement. I’d love to see more on the turbo install on the diesel.
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Dude that is sweet looking I'd love to hear it run with the turbo spooling up! Video request please!
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