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by oldmetalmender
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Needing head gasket wisdom
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Needing head gasket wisdom

I was just wandering through the JD parts catalog site. It's a good resource. Especially when I don't want to walk all the way to the shop to check something in the manual. I also jumped the gun with my head bolt offer. The R53223 bolts I have also fit my old 69 JD400 backhoe. I should really keep t...
by oldmetalmender
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Needing head gasket wisdom
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Needing head gasket wisdom

I had multiple head gasket failures. Only when I got out the micrometers did I find a liner that was low. Turns out the block was cracked in 5 places and junk. My build thread has pictures in the first couple pages where the cracks were. Use the manual and measure very carefully. Make sure everythin...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

I received your PM Tim. Thank you and I responded back. I picked up another 4x8 sheet of 16 GA and plasma cut it into 4 rows. And also bought 20 feet of strap for the handles today. I had to special order in more wider strap for the supports. It's an odd size nobody stocks around here. Not even in S...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Hi Al, just wanted to check in and make sure you didnt forget my order also, I know I want two trays and boards and one set of straps. Also we talked about the battery trays too. No hurry on anything here. I sent some PMs too and never heard back so I an guessing you didnt get the last ones. Very n...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Bennyt I see you asked about them on Feb 11. I thought you might have been following the thread and would have seen the request for addresses and items wanted in a PM message request. I figured some might have changed their minds. No biggie. I am picking up a new sheet of 16 GA today. I will be maki...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

I did not get it bennyt. I will check again in a bit. Mays well put my email in here just in case. fineline64@wildblue.net Well I am calling the metal supply place this morning and will leave to get a new piece of 16 GA sheet metal. I will at least have it here for any replacements. I was/am pretty ...
by oldmetalmender
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Thanks Jbloam and B Town... Well the wife and I went for a walk down to the river and back. First free time in while. I was cleaning up around my machine and I spotted a problem. When I was eye level with the battery box, the tool tray handle looked like it was to high. I grabbed a ruler and my hear...
by oldmetalmender
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

PM's are sent. :) For the guys that have a tool tray on the way. Here is an idea that will preserve the paint. Go to the hardware store and buy a roll of tool box drawer liner. Get the open woven plastic that you can see through. Cut to fit in the tool tray. It will keep rattles down. Keep tools fro...
by oldmetalmender
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Well thanks guys. I enjoy making things. Or fixing them. Well here is a happy sight. I shipped everything USPS and I will PM totals and tracking numbers after I finish this post. So you guys know what is coming, Stan your box on the left that you sent me everything in might have one trip left in it....
by oldmetalmender
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Well why we are all waiting on boxes, I thought I would post a picture of a really neat very old mandrel press I used to make the straps. This tool is 109 years old. An Atlas and incredibly strong. It helped me make the straps with very little radius in the bends just like the original JD straps. I ...
by oldmetalmender
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

I wanted to update everyone. I finally got tracking information and my 20 pack of boxes should arrive by the 19th. I will try to get them out asap. Then send totals. Here is the thing. Everyone we know is getting ready or already staying home and isolating. My neighbors, friends in other cities, fam...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

I just got an email from Staples saying by box order is being delayed. I ordered a 20 pack of boxes to ship all the tool trays out. Probably a direct result of the panic from the corona virus going around. They mention it in the email. We noticed all the stores are sold out on toilet paper. My Seatt...
by oldmetalmender
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Got your PM's guys. Thank you and I replied back. I have two heaters going and will be painting the wood today. I am not sure how the weather knows when I need to paint. It got cold again and we have snow and wind in the forecast in a day or so. So I am getting everything painted today and making su...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

Well I survived Seattle doing a white knuckle tow home. While being my home town, I don't miss it at all. Nobody tailgates here. They are crazy there. Seriously.... OK, so I finished all the wood parts today. They get black brush on paint tomorrow after glue dries and stainless flat head screws get ...
by oldmetalmender
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements
Replies: 103
Views: 16641

Re: Looking for 450 tool tray pictures or measurements

They look great Al. Your craftsmanship is superb. Thank's.. I know where the flaws are. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Just kidding. I try to make good stuff. I used NAPA chassis black so later if someone wants to recoat, a quick scuff and repaint will make them last a good long time. And that paint can be ea...