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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #135 on: June 07, 2010, 10:51:33 am »
Yeah   that is a good haul for a case of beer  :)

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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #136 on: June 10, 2010, 12:38:28 am »
Ok guys. Its for the most part done, well as done as it getsas i am constantly changing things and still chasing oil leaks and blowing out problems and want to paint the valvecovers and small things. But anyways heres some pics after a little dirt track racing!!

I started by filling in all the factory holes in the fender deck with bondo, didnt take any camera pics cuz i kinda forgot but have them on my phone and facebook. After several coats of mud and HOURS of sanding away, it got 3 coats of nason 2k filler primer, then a final block sand on the third coat with 600 grit. On spray night, it got some nason 2k urethane sealer then it was time for the yellow on the deck halves as they are welded on. The greatest part of base coat clear coat is the working time. In literally 15 minutes after spraying the yellow, i had it all taped up and was spraying green. Three good coats later, i sprayed on the clear coat. Now untape the yellow and then i used the cheap Acme colision stuff from napa. Everything gets clear at the same time, not per each color. Not bad for only 30 bucks a quart with activator. he hood was not near as bad as it only required a little mud. The grille got sandblasted and painted gloss black the same as the frame with cheap napa base clear. My buddy works at deere, so he got me new decals for the sides of the hood pretty reasonable. All in all i did spend a lot ofmoney in paints, primers, and sand paper but it was well worth it. Especially looking back and havin my dad tell me i did all the prep work well and spraying things out nice and flat with minimal orange peel in the clear. Sooo, when i get it washed for the next race ill snap a few more shots but what ya guys think?











Notice its all smooth with no holes in the sides or middle of the fenders.
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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #137 on: June 10, 2010, 11:40:20 am »
That...just plain looks mean!.......FANTASTIC job!........excellent attention to details.
I used the same idea for deck halves, I added some small alum 1" angle for foot-holds to keep my big "Flipper" feet in place.
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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #138 on: June 10, 2010, 11:53:06 am »
Well thanks flipper. The grip tape seems to do me quite well wether I'm in work boots or simpson race shoes
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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #139 on: July 06, 2010, 09:07:17 pm »
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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #140 on: July 31, 2010, 08:37:39 pm »
Triple SCHWEEEEEEET!!!! Hope to be able to just be honored to park next to you. Deere Herd member hahaha

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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #141 on: August 02, 2010, 12:10:41 pm »
Howie I would feel honored....ya comin down to the US open?? Ill be there. I live 20 mins away!!!!
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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #142 on: August 02, 2010, 12:13:55 pm »
where and when???

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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #143 on: August 02, 2010, 12:36:41 pm »
Labor day weekend at the delaware county fairgrounds in ohio. its all tied into the us nationals
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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #144 on: August 02, 2010, 12:40:36 pm »
All depends on my work schedual, money or lack there of. thats atleast a 8 hour ride. You happen to know what day it is?

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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #145 on: August 02, 2010, 12:45:59 pm »
The nationals is the 3rd 4th and 5th.September that is obviously lol The open is a one day race on sunday the 5th but there will be another track on the side for open practice and grudge races all weekend
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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #146 on: August 02, 2010, 12:50:57 pm »
http://www.letsmow.com/2010-season/the-u-s-open/

Ok, I see there is camping.  Is there a fee to camp over night? Are there showers?

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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #147 on: August 02, 2010, 12:58:27 pm »
TO MY UNDERSTANDING HOWIE (shoot caps on again) Sorry i use caps at work.. any no charges to my knowledge Howie ya going...
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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #148 on: August 02, 2010, 01:10:22 pm »
Depends on a couple things... One bein if I get Rooster mad enough to come.... :badgrin:

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Re: John Deere 180 Build
« Reply #149 on: August 02, 2010, 01:58:49 pm »
Rooster is supposed to be there!!!!
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