Antique tractor radiator

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Metalman
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Antique tractor radiator

Post by Metalman » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:01 am

I do quite a bit of work for a local radiator shop. One of their customers restores antique farm tractors. This one needed to be completely recreated as it was rotted beyond repair. I fabricated the new top and bottom tanks and side brackets, the radiator shop has the core built as needed and does the final assembly, testing. It is all put together with lead/tin solder.
Too bad the end customer elected not to spend extra for the embossed lettering on the front of the top tank. To me that was a cool feature.
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old-top.jpg
old-top2.jpg
top-tank.jpg
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Metalman
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Re: Antique tractor radiator

Post by Metalman » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:03 am

And the rest of the photos:
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bott-tank2.jpg
side-brkt.jpg
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finished-parts.jpg
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Re: Antique tractor radiator

Post by Richard_W » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:56 pm

Nice job! I like it.

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Re: Antique tractor radiator

Post by f350ca » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:45 pm

Beautiful work!!!

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Re: Antique tractor radiator

Post by dly31 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:43 pm

That is some really good work of a very unusual nature. I like it!
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Re: Antique tractor radiator

Post by steamin10 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:47 am

Good copy of a once state of the art piece.

If it were me, I would put 2 studs on the face, and cut all the lettering on the front panel, to trim it down to a front aplique that simply is a false front to the tank top. Well painted for the lettering detail, it would surely POP on the job.

Just a thought. Nice picky work. Thanks for posting the pic.
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Re: Antique tractor radiator

Post by spro » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:52 am

I'm after the time I could do such....wait a minute I never did such work. This is a craft, man. Very Neat! Inspiration but it doesn't come easy. You guys are in a different league.

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Re: Antique tractor radiator

Post by ronm » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:44 am

Very nice work-it is a shame he didn't go for the last detail...

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Re: Antique tractor radiator

Post by Steve_in_Mich » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:32 pm

Metalman wrote: Too bad the end customer elected not to spend extra for the embossed lettering on the front of the top tank. To me that was a cool feature.
I agree the letter embossing would have added greatly. Also, IMHO, reproducing the tank in brass could have added a bit of class.

It's a fine job you did Metalman
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Re: Antique tractor radiator

Post by Andy.Xie » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:35 pm

good job !
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