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I have wanted to build this for a while and finaly have it almost done. i started with a compleet running sunstar, and a parts tractor20170422_080326.thumb.jpg.69686851e2e6b6130eb095d686e0e276.jpg

frame with rockshaft removed and axle moved forward 21 inches.20170427_064712.thumb.jpg.cb1748a587b363785d090b83e4c56b32.jpg

front wheels installed and temperary frame brace to suport the frame while i built the articulating joint.20170511_071339.thumb.jpg.6257c3e726bb497a27e71fd374ad532a.jpg

top view of articulation joint. I used weld in swiviling cat.2 hitch joint and 1/2 in thick x 4 inch wide steel.20170511_071356.thumb.jpg.1a4ccaaaf03baa911f07bb218afbb78f.jpg

bottom view of articulatiob joint. both ends have swivel ball joints to alow the tractor to flex side to side as it goes over rough terain.20170512_065406.thumb.jpg.61bd456325c898368a0b492a310648d2.jpg

front frame section for engine bolted on.20170527_075040.thumb.jpg.2ed0cc1eb0641e001aac8bc5f64f7cbb.jpg

dash tower, hydro unit, and steering motor installed. seat mount bolter in, rear fenders installed to find out where to cut the footplates off at.20170603_083044.thumb.jpg.a5babf6b6cc5d9161e0dd24a5e827460.jpg

engine installed. lowered engine 1.5 inches and moved the engine forwart 1.5 inches to line up center of crank shaft to center of trand input shaft.20170603_083102.thumb.jpg.0cff5b1e786dfe497af098b670ee706c.jpg

engine mount.20170604_080216.thumb.jpg.159d7aaca943fa48ae040faf5ffaa13e.jpg

frame suports added in.20170617_161943.thumb.jpg.4658723e0914443597ee4b5a2ade9fa2.jpg

both steering cylinders installed. rear fenders cut down and tinwork installed. took for a drive an works great. it is curently tore down getting painted. i will get more pics of finished tractor and rear transmission drive setup.

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9 hours ago, 720nut said:

Yeah but yeller wheels ?sm00

How are you driving the rear ?

yellow wheels will be blasted and painted white i had to use the wheels of of a jd425 all wheel steer for the deep offset to allow for the front fenders and foot plates.

ther rear is driven by a drive shaft that runs from the output shaft on the front trans to the input shaft on the rear trans. it is not pictured yet. the rear trans speed is controlled by a shift cable also not pictured yet.

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54 minutes ago, macallis180 said:

Wow - you have more talent in your little finger than I have in my whole body!  Great job.

I feel the same way  alot on this site....I am humbled by the some of the talent, skill and knowledge of members of this site.


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26 minutes ago, Alltractoredup said:

Starting to look like a mini              Allis 4W-305


you cought on to what im doing. here is a pic of todays progress 20170813_133033.thumb.jpg.a92804ba5b2f88d77dda1f982d505dae.jpg

I have the hood painted now as well just have to assemble it and put on the decals.

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9 hours ago, s_stephen said:

loyd I bet this is a sunstar you would have in your colection.

Your probably right if it could be.

Just curious but what would something like this sell for ?

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