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1/64 Ertl Cih 6388


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Well, as rare as they are, I decided that this customization wouldn't hurt the value of this tractor much.

I took an original 1980's CIH 6388 and epoxied a snow blade on the front of it. I think it turned out pretty sharp, and I think I may list it on Ebay as an auction. They seem to be pretty popular among collectors, tractors with blades that is.

Being that this is an original 6388 with a high caliber blade install, I think it might bring in a little coin...if not, I'm not out a big amount.

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This is just after the epoxy cured enough to stick the blade on and see if it was level, and true to the tractor's frame. I think it's bang on.

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As you can see, the epoxy needs to cure 100%, then be sanded and filed down. I did the painting of the plow's "cutting edge" and skid shoes.

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This is the finalized product. Painted CIH red to match the machine, the headgear is touched up to blend in with the frame.

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Close up of the head gear.

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The blade is still fully functional. It will raise, lower and angle left and right.

If I decide to keep this, I have 3 small rams from an early 1990's 1/64 JD 7800 I can use to make angle cylinders, and a lift cylinder...along witn some SMALL vinyl and tiny copper wires to make hoses.

Well, waht do y'all think? How'd I do?

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