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Probably teaching you to suck eggs here, but have you looked on the net at tractor forums?  There is quite a few dedicated to the grey fergy, and your starting/running problems seem to be a popular topic.  

My personal view is;  Petrol engines, horrible nasty things with plugs, points dizzy etc, and best repaired by someone else 😁

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I’ve registered with the Grey fergie forum but no response so far 🤨

 

28 minutes ago, Zero-Five-Two said:

My personal view is;  Petrol engines, horrible nasty things with plugs, points dizzy etc, and best repaired by someone else 😁

😂 thank you Rob, your advice is greatly appreciated 😁

The Fordson wot6 service will resume tomorrow!!

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No more tractor nonsense!! 
 

Yesterday was very productive, I’ve formed the top of the new door shuts and finally worked out exactly how the windscreen is going to fit 😬

 

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Fitted the last of the gutters on both sides ( can’t find the passenger side picture but it looks the same anyway )

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I cheated slightly by buying folded steel for the door shuts, it’s more expensive but looks a lot neater

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Had a few problems with my spot welds to start with, I kept filling the punched hole with weld before it penetrated the panel below, has to drill several out and start again 🤨EB3EE3C3-7413-43C6-8B6A-81C2DF2B2AFB.thumb.jpeg.d8a763cd8c982d502ee897ec2a440b1c.jpeg

I’ve built it so the roof section can still be removed and the tab at the end will be drilled and bolted to secure it.

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Passenger side was just a repeat process.

 

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I’ve started to repair the front panel for the roof where the windscreen fixes and hopefully that will be completed next weekend.

 

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On 4/18/2021 at 4:34 PM, 67burwood said:

No more tractor nonsense!! 
 

Yesterday was very productive, I’ve formed the top of the new door shuts and finally worked out exactly how the windscreen is going to fit 😬

 

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Fitted the last of the gutters on both sides ( can’t find the passenger side picture but it looks the same anyway )

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I cheated slightly by buying folded steel for the door shuts, it’s more expensive but looks a lot neater

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Had a few problems with my spot welds to start with, I kept filling the punched hole with weld before it penetrated the panel below, has to drill several out and start again 🤨EB3EE3C3-7413-43C6-8B6A-81C2DF2B2AFB.thumb.jpeg.d8a763cd8c982d502ee897ec2a440b1c.jpeg

I’ve built it so the roof section can still be removed and the tab at the end will be drilled and bolted to secure it.

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Passenger side was just a repeat process.

 

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I’ve started to repair the front panel for the roof where the windscreen fixes and hopefully that will be completed next weekend.

 

Looking very good again. Nice to see it coming along.

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!!! THE ROOF IS FINISHED !!! 🎉🍻🤪

(apart from filling, sanding, painting, fettling, whittling and fitting)

 

Big push this week and a couple of days off work really did help

Fitting the windscreen turned out to be the biggest pain, I’ve converted the screen surround so it bolts together instead of being weld, sounds easy!! Not!! I made the mistake of trying to refit what had been previously been repaired by someone else, I generally wasted a day trying to adapt what I had, it turns out that 75% of the screen surround isn’t original, no surprise there🤨 so....after banging my head off a brick wall to knock some sense into myself I cut off the offending parts, welded some captive nuts in place and we were away 😬

 

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last big cleaned up

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Lastly I had the roof support repaired by neighbour Simon, fantastic job done cheers Simon. 
 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Quick update 

The painting is almost finished, grey zinc primer to cover the red oxide before hitting it with the green

 

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The paint was still wet when the picture was taken, it’s 15% sheen so it will loose the gloss finish when dry  

 

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A couple of before and after pictures 

 

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a small amount of work later!!

 

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and to finish....my neighbour the skilled carpenter has been at work again!! He has reproduced one of the missing gun butt holders and done a pretty good job.

 

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The roof requires one more coat of paint and weather depending it might get fitted next weekend.

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Pete Ashby said:

An epic amount of work to get to this stage 

Congratulations !!

Pete

Thanks Pete, this stage of the job seemed to be never ending 🤞 it all fits😬

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A lovely restoration made so much more special by your hand crafted approach. It's amazing what you can do with a vice, a selection of hammers and some angle iron. I did the same for many years and still dig out my lumps of angle now for a quick bit of fab work!

Keep the tea and production going. 👍

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45 minutes ago, Motleyholt said:

A lovely restoration made so much more special by your hand crafted approach. It's amazing what you can do with a vice, a selection of hammers and some angle iron. I did the same for many years and still dig out my lumps of angle now for a quick bit of fab work!

Keep the tea and production going. 👍

Thank you for the complement, sometimes you just have to make do with what you have, it would be nice to have all the right equipment to make life easier but where would the challenge be!!

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Just now, 67burwood said:

Thank you for the complement, sometimes you just have to make do with what you have, it would be nice to have all the right equipment to make life easier but where would the challenge be!!

I rebuilt my first Land Rover at 15 and several in the years that followed with nothing more than the basics. It's taken another 30 years to gather the machinery I now have for work and play. But now I spend half my time maintaining the machines instead. So I'm not sure it's progress! 

If you are ever out Bedfordshire way and need something bending, chopping or machining then give me a shout. Always happy to help a dedicated enthusiast. And your WOT centainly is getting that dedication.

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7 hours ago, Motleyholt said:

If you are ever out Bedfordshire way and need something bending, chopping or machining then give me a shout. Always happy to help a dedicated enthusiast. And your WOT centainly is getting that dedication.

The offer is very much appreciated thank you. 

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Evening everyone 

 

Well....the time had come to see if everything fitted 🤔

and..........it did!! , well almost......sort of.....kind of.....a few alterations later and a certain amount of swearing, it fitted like a glove. 
 

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Stage 1 straight forward, I used black gutter sealant when joining the sections, it dries into a rubber type of seal and hopefully prevent water ingress. 
 

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Stage 2 : strengthening bars on first 

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and windscreen frame fitted

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stage 1&2 were fairly easy, slightly annoying that one of the captive nuts in the screen frame came lose and disappeared, unfortunately this section of frame is not accessible 🤨

 

Finally stage 3 : this was the swearing stage!!! It fitted on the bench!!! 
and just to top it off the sealant that I had neatly applied was now all over my hands, tools and every nut and bolts that decided they no longer wanted to line up with the holes 😩

But it all came good in the end.

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22 minutes ago, johann morris said:

Absolutely spiffing old chap, it makes one quite excited seeing it come together.. Lovely job!!!

Jon

 

 

Thanks Jon, it’s actually a relief to get it out of the garage and fitted, it certainly does spur you on to get stuck in and finish the project. 

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FANTASTIC WORK  !!!!...I have followed your work and have really enjoyed your progress .Well done and keep it up..not all of us  have with facilities/skill to do this but still enjoy immensely your thread.  

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34 minutes ago, andy1960 said:

FANTASTIC WORK  !!!!...I have followed your work and have really enjoyed your progress .Well done and keep it up..not all of us  have with facilities/skill to do this but still enjoy immensely your thread.  

Thank you for the complement, a milestone has been reached and it’s only taken a mere 58 weeks.....so far😬

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It looks an absolute credit to you,  well done for sticking at it through all those hundreds of hours of cutting, welding and grinding.  I've always thought that the best restorers display a certain amount of bloody minded determination not to be beaten by the project,  it becomes a personal battle.

Major objective achieved........Driver advance !. out. 

Pete

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7 hours ago, Pete Ashby said:

It looks an absolute credit to you,  well done for sticking at it through all those hundreds of hours of cutting, welding and grinding.  I've always thought that the best restorers display a certain amount of bloody minded determination not to be beaten by the project,  it becomes a personal battle.

Major objective achieved........Driver advance !. out. 

Pete

Thanks Pete , I am pleased with the end result, it’s a few mm out in places but nothing to get annoyed with, many lessons have been learnt on tackling a project of this size.

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Evening everyone 

Its been a while since I last posted and unfortunately there has been zero progress, work has been ridiculously busy and it looks set to continue for the foreseeable 🤞 for a lottery win and early retirement!!

 

I did however have a bit of a move around, with the Fordson being in the driveway it was always a bit of a pain to work on and having to put tools away and cover it each night slows things down, so…. I made the side gates to the garage wider….

 

The furthest the truck has moved under its own steam in the last 25 years was backwards and forwards in my driveway…. What could possibly go wrong!!  It hadn’t been started this year so I popped a battery on, put a live feed to the solenoid and it started on the button 🎉🍻

run for 5 seconds, cut out and then refused to start!!!

A few hours later and a temporary fuel pipe fitted

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She started and ran sweet as a nut, it would appear it has developed an air leak somewhere in the fuel system…job for another day.

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moved it from its resting place and began the slow process of squeezing it down the side of the house.  
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I won’t lie, it was tight!!

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Finally in😬

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also gave me a chance to photograph the rear as it’s always been parked in the hedge.

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Now there’s a big space in the driveway!! I wonder what could go there 🤔

I can definitely reassure you  that I haven’t bought anything else 🤥

 

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Its always a jigsaw moving vehicles round. I know what you feel like when you have to pack tools up and sheet up everytime you work on the vehicle, we are doing just the same now.

Now..I wonder what you have been making space for.....

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