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    Just wanted to let anyone that is designing a canopy know that I used 56 feet of tube for my canopy. Sounds like a lot but it adds up pretty quickly

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    Took the plunge and started hacking off the old mounts on the blade. I'm going to try and put the cylinder mounts on fashioned after the Cat style 2s blade . The cutting edge is going to need a little attention also. I tried cutting some of the rotten metal away but to much rust and dirt for the torch. I have a cutting wheel for the big grinder to cut that section to see what's going on in there.
    I also did a little straightening on the top of the blade, it's not perfect but not to bad for what I'm doing and I still have a lot of cutting and welding to do so we'll see how it works out. 20200220_175952-3024x2268.jpg20200220_180005-3024x2268.jpg20200220_180013-3024x2268.jpg20200221_065218-3024x2268.jpg20200219_161432-3024x2268.jpg

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    Was able to get the first layer cut off with the cutting wheel and the torch. I ran out of oxygen so I'll be cutting some more off to get back to some good metal when I get more oxygen.
    Did a little work on getting the cylinder mounts on. Did a quick check to make sure the spring cover will still fit and doesn't seem to interfere with the cover

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    Had to do a little reengineering , the last mounts for this blade were really wide. After looking at my d4 cat blades I decided that to mimic the cat blade I would have to narrow the blade. I didn't want to cobble something in to make it work so this was the best option. Really wasn't that bad, a couple of hours cutting and welding. I might plate some of the joints but I'm confident this is a good weld

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    You’ve done the trick on that dozer blade! Will you install a bolt on cutting edge? Maybe weld one on?
    D2-5J's, D6-9U's, D318 and D333 power units, 12E-99E grader, 922B & 944A wheel loaders, D330C generator set, DW20 water tanker and a bunch of Jersey cows to take care of in my spare time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccjersey View Post
    You’ve done the trick on that dozer blade! Will you install a bolt on cutting edge? Maybe weld one on?
    It will be a bolt on cutting edge. My welder friend has a big plasma table and buys whole sheets of AR plate and can cut the square holes and the cutter very economically.

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    d2gary-Your posts, this one included, provide a lot of good info. Just as an example, I think this Is one of only a few detailing a dozer rehab. Thanks for taking the time to share.

    Have fun,
    Bernie

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    d2gary-Your posts, this one included, provide a lot of good info. Just as an example, I think this Is one of only a few detailing a dozer rehab. Thanks for taking the time to share.

    Have fun,
    Bernie
    Thank you, I appreciate that. I've got so much help from everyone in this club I hope I can give a little back.

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    Got some work done on the push arm mounts. Nothing real hi tech but I've seen a lot worse last for a long time.

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    Cutter edge and cylinder mounts will be next. I'm getting close to finishing the major fabrication. Paint and final assembly not to far off!!!

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