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Old 09-20-2019, 10:19 AM
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Default What did I just do!!!!!

A teaser for all of you. I just started a new project tractor to install my Kwik/Way loader on. I want it on a super so I started searching for a super frame or a project tractor. Thanks to Merk I bought a 2182 with the engine tied up so I had my start. The tractor has no plastic so I decided to see about installing a 82 series hood grill etc. I installed a Command twin and the wiring harness from a 1984 I parted out and I have the sheet metal fitted. I was able to keep the tilt wheel and the command dash tower. I did not cut up the hood or side panels. So who wants to guess how I made it fit????? It will look like a factory job when It is finished and painted. If it works out it will also have a single headlight so I can still call it a Cyclops Pictures later today if I get it all bolted back together. This is just a teaser.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:25 AM
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Looks like an interesting project. Keep us updated.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:47 AM
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Ya made it fit by using Frankenstein bolts!
So are you going to call it "Frank" or Johnny (as in Cash?)
Maybe use 3 headlights so when you turn the switch, all 3 will come on.

Since I put John Deere power steering on my 782, I hear voices in my head singing "she thinks my tractor is sexy"
so be fore warned
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I know......not telling
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:18 PM
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Looks like an interesting project. Keep us updated.
So far it has been. Went better than I thought when I got into it.

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Ya made it fit by using Frankenstein bolts!
So are you going to call it "Frank" or Johnny (as in Cash?)
Maybe use 3 headlights so when you turn the switch, all 3 will come on.

Since I put John Deere power steering on my 782, I hear voices in my head singing "she thinks my tractor is sexy"
so be fore warned
Thanks. Still thinking on the headlights. Got some ideas but have not decided yet.

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I know......not telling
Merk, you got a sneak preview. Thanks for not telling.

So far fitting the sheet metal has been the easiest part. I had to l add three inches to the driveshaft and repair the 1864 wiring harness due to PO mods. It does run and drive Has a great hydro and engine sounds good. Steering is tight. Shgould make a real good loader tractor.
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Still thinking on the headlights. Got some ideas but have not decided yet.
Gotta put 2 on the left and 1 on the right.
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Looks like a nice project!
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Old 09-21-2019, 01:43 PM
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Question Time for guessing games!!!!

Before I post any more pictures, any one care to venture a guess on how I made this work? The hood and side panels are not cut or added on to, The cyclops tower, hydraulics, dash plastic and tilt wheel are still used. It looks factory both under the hood and on the outside. Surely one of you has to have a clue. It really was not that hard to do. My next project is to install a cyclops dash and tower with tilt wheel and triple hydraulics in my 28 hp EFI powered 1872 Super that is my mowing tractor and avatar photo.
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PS I will reveal how i accomplished this in a later posting with pictures.
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Very nice! Looking forward to your updates.
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Time for an update and some progress pictures.

To start I removed the dash cover and installed the hood,grill and side covers.
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Looks like I need to shorten the tower some. I first removed 1-1/2 inches from the tower.
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Tower cut and tack welded to test fit. I later removed another 1/2 inch from the tower.
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Dash plastic reinstalled and side of tower plastic trimmed to allow side covers to fit up to tower. You can see that the dash plastic needs some rework to allow hood to fit.
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I cut the lip off from the sides of the dash plastic to allow the hood to close down. I then ground the back edge of the hood to allow it to better fit the shape of the dash. to the dash plastic. As you can see it now fits down around the dash.
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Lip trimmed off the plastic.
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Side of dash plastic trimmed to allow the side covers fit up to the tower and the opening for the tunnel cover cut to allow the cover to fit up. I shortened the bottom of the cover two inches to match what I shortened the tower.
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Dash reassembled along with the wiring, battery shelf and the slightly re bent Hyd lines. I reshaped the firewall to match the sheet metal hood and side covers.
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Command engine installed and all hooked up. I removed the throttle stop to convert it to a CH-20. Had add three inches to the driveshaft to use it with the shorter engine.
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Side covers bolted in place.
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View with hood closed.
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I am very happy with how this is turning out. The engine runs like a top and the hydro and steering are very precise and smooth. Next is to fill in the hole in the hood and paint the hood and sides white. I also want to come up with a cyclops style headlight for it. I then will modify my loader sub frame to fit the longer wheelbase super frame.
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Hope you are enjoying my latest project. To me this is the way the Cyclops should have been built using sheet metal instead of junk plastic.
Later, Tom
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