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This is mostly a project being done by my son-n-law(snl) and grandson.
I don’t understand why but this is the 3rd roof in 5 years for this house. The first two roofing jobs were done using 35 year asphalt shingles. They stayed on the roof until we got our first hard (70mph) southwest wind. FYI, 60 to 70 MPH winds are not all that uncommon here in SW Oklahoma.
I talked my son-n-law into re-roofing this time using 26 gauge high ridge sheet metal this time. The sheet has what the seller claims is a 30 year paint job.
The number and placement of the sheet to wood and the sheet to sheet lap screws was based on based on my 50 years experience constructing sheet metal covered metal buildings. ‘Self Brag’ of the 75 or more buildings I have built over the years the only building I have lost the roof sheet off of one building that was the victim of a category 2 tornado.
You are looking at the front end of a 1967(I think) Ford model 5000 tractor that my snl found and bought well worth the money. However the sheet metal and grill were in very bad shape or missing. I was able to salvage the sheet metal parts using steel and hard rubber hammers. Knocking out dents and refitting as necessary.
Researching this thing I found that originally it came with a white plastic grill. I found a replacement grill on the internet but it was priced much higher than I was willing to pay for a piece of plastic. Being the frugal guy I am. I cut and fitted a piece of 20 gauge sheet metal(the black part) and then cut, fitted and welded up a grill to fit the space in front of the radiator. Both the sheet metal and the grill still need painted white, but even without paint the grill is functional.
This gadget I call my trailer hand. When mounted on the 3 point tractor lift arms you can pull and move any tongue or ball hitch trailer. The pipe extending 3 feet or so in the air allows me to pull any 2-5/16 ball goose neck or 5th wheel mounted trailer.
Located at the bottom is a piece of 4X6 soft ceder timber. This allows me to bumper push almost any car, pickup truck or other types of vehicles where I need them.
This is my salvaged and rebuild one row horse drawn spring tooth harrow. I discovered 2 one row harrows that were in near un-salvageable condition. They were very nearly buried in a pile of blow sand in the corner of a local farmers field.
After digging them out of a sand pile, I rebuild the original harrow frame, attached the 2 harrows side by side and then constructed a 3 point tractor hitch. This harrow has been garden tested and works very well.
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