The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > General Forums > Alternate Tinkerings

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-03-2018, 12:06 AM   #26
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

The rear end/trans axle was a chore too. A lot of leak points and heavy castings. The diff looked perfect. All the bearings were super solid. We replaced the seals that made sense. All appropriate bolts were thread sealed and all external mating surfaces were sealed with Super Black RTV. This is tough when you're bringing together such heavy and large pieces.
Attached Images
     
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2018, 12:15 AM   #27
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Successfully removed what was left of the broken lower frame stud on the left side. So much prep goes into getting something like this painted. Eric did a stellar job.
Attached Images
     
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2018, 12:23 AM   #28
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

As noted previously the rims were pretty pitted and required a lot of attention. The original tires weren't very interested in giving up those rims either. These poor guys had to really work to smell authentic 72 y/o air.
Attached Images
   
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2018, 12:32 AM   #29
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

A lot of time getting these rims perfect. Eric counted 12 coats (primer 1 through the last coat of clear) on the back rims...From the looks of things, I believe it.
Attached Images
     
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2018, 12:43 AM   #30
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Getting her back in a roller without scratches was a challenge for sure. But my brother was in town...so between him, OLDYELLOW and oldyellowssun...it made for fun work. I got her back in the basement this past weekend and I gotta say she's really starting to look smart. Hopefully in the next week or so we'll get the engine dropped back in and make some some serious head way on final assembly. We've decided to take it to full paint before we try to crank the engine. So I'm sure that won't be stressful or problematic in any way. Fingers forever crossed....
Attached Images
    
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2018, 08:02 AM   #31
plainred65
Registered User
 
plainred65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Beaver, Pa.
Posts: 179
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Thanks for taking the time to show this restore. I don't know much about tractors, but I've always loved looking them over at the county fairs.
plainred65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2018, 10:41 AM   #32
Ol Blue K20
Senior Member
 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Fairfield, CA
Posts: 7,778
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

I just found this..beautiful thus far. Subbed to watch
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2018, 10:09 AM   #33
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Quote:
Originally Posted by plainred65 View Post
Thanks for taking the time to show this restore. I don't know much about tractors, but I've always loved looking them over at the county fairs.
I love following all the projects on here. Seems only fair to share what we're working on too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ol Blue K20 View Post
I just found this..beautiful thus far. Subbed to watch
Thanks!
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2018, 10:13 AM   #34
Advanced Design
Senior Member
 
Advanced Design's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Oblong, Illinois
Posts: 6,343
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Great detail work! Tagging along for rest.
Advanced Design is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 05:13 PM   #35
Russell Ashley
Senior Member
 
Russell Ashley's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrenceville, Ga
Posts: 2,275
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

That is looking great. I'm in Lawrenceville so not far from you. I'm going to have to make a Varsity run over to Athens for some chili dogs and then drop by to meet you and see your project. My mother's cousin had an Avery tractor back in the fifties.
Russell Ashley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 11:26 PM   #36
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Quote:
Originally Posted by Advanced Design View Post
Great detail work! Tagging along for rest.
Thanks for following!!! No mods or LS swaps on this one though...hope it's not too boring

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russell Ashley View Post
That is looking great. I'm in Lawrenceville so not far from you. I'm going to have to make a Varsity run over to Athens for some chili dogs and then drop by to meet you and see your project. My mother's cousin had an Avery tractor back in the fifties.
Thanks. Door is always open...Eric likes Dunkin Donuts.
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 11:32 PM   #37
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Speaking of the metal master himself. While I continue to be uncomfortably on the road...Eric has pushed on with the tins. He soaked the pan seat for a few days in the electrolysis tank and then massaged the dent out of the lip..
Attached Images
  
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 11:36 PM   #38
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Some things are too big to go in the water and require hand stripping. Look at the grain on the grill. Any manufacturing experts want to chime in? Temperature of the metal? Type of metal? Type of press? Number of dies? Just curious.
Attached Images
  
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 11:43 PM   #39
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

...and now the hood. One of the hold downs in the back was broken. You can see the repair piece that was made by a previous owner. To our great fortune, the PO kept the broken end of the bracket...Eric rejoined the two original pieces and scrapped the patch.
Attached Images
    
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2018, 01:16 PM   #40
Ol Blue K20
Senior Member
 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Fairfield, CA
Posts: 7,778
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Amazing how clean that metal is.
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2018, 03:18 PM   #41
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ol Blue K20 View Post
Amazing how clean that metal is.
Eric is certainly relentless in his preparation.

These bits had a couple of things going for them...I think this was a relatively low hour, mostly shedded piece. More importantly, that dang lacquer paint was stuck pretty darn good with mating surfaces painted more times than not.

A testament to the original paint is that we actually left some in a few places. Either out of respect or exasperation. Eric can tell you which.
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2018, 03:48 PM   #42
Ol Blue K20
Senior Member
 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Fairfield, CA
Posts: 7,778
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

It's looking great though
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 04:12 PM   #43
OLDYELLOW
Registered User
 
OLDYELLOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 51
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Quote:
Originally Posted by IronCanine View Post
Eric is certainly relentless in his preparation.

These bits had a couple of things going for them...I think this was a relatively low hour, mostly shedded piece. More importantly, that dang lacquer paint was stuck pretty darn good with mating surfaces painted more times than not.

A testament to the original paint is that we actually left some in a few places. Either out of respect or exasperation. Eric can tell you which.
Exasperation.
OLDYELLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 11:52 PM   #44
IronCanine
I'm trying....

 
IronCanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,185
Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLDYELLOW View Post
Exasperation.
Figured.
__________________
1970 Blazer http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=645076

1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...55#post8292555

"zander208? Yeah I met him once...he was something. You post all you want young man...won't matter...there's only one zander208 and he's the best there ever was."
IronCanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com