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ok with the 884 Flt Dck cab on ice

i have some 784 parts leftovers

ive tried to fabricate a 454 bonnet and nose cone out of  card and

blue tack for the nose cone i might cast this but im thinking tin as in beer tins for re-fabricating the bonnet  :'( :'( :'(

two pics for now a before and after CGI style ;) ;) :D;D ;D ;D

dont laugh at the nose cone /cowleling

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looking forward to seeing how it turns out, if it works out and you fancy making another i'l have one, got the real thing at home and always fancied a 1/32 scale version of it.

If im happy with the proto-type engine bay once solid

then i dont see why i cant cast it  all i need is a rear chassis

and IH cabs i think i know someone who makes the 784 cabs

just a case of chopping the head line down and taking out the thick

rear support member for a thiner type and painting white and the front red  ;) ;)

dont raize ur hopes up too much im quite slow on all this model building

i find it easyer converting photos  ;):D;D ;D

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And heres one I made earlyer :D;D ;D

Looking good IH454MAN. I remember driving one of the larger ones in the IH series probably in the late 70's early 80's - P reg I recall Those were the ones with the syncromesh gears down the side weren't they??

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Looking good IH454MAN. I remember driving one of the larger ones in the IH series probably in the late 70's early 80's - P reg I recall Those were the ones with the syncromesh gears down the side weren't they??

Yea prbebly a 674 or 475 maybee a 574   :'(

thats all the 84 series was realy just a facelift of the 74 series

The cabs are very similar low and high profile on the 74 series  gear boxes and layouts virtualy the same

The thing with these tractors were at the time they pushed the

boundry with driver comfort ,power steering as standard optional hydrostatic

(574)

at a time when ford where still using 6 x family

and massey where still useing the 100 series (very good they where too marky)

I think the same could be said about john deere

where as IH 74 (worldwide range) built from the ground up  ;) ;)

and looked nothing like the 434s 414 or 614s 634s

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Yea prbebly a 674 or 475 maybee a 574   :'(

thats all the 74 series was realy just a facelift of the 74 series

The cabs are very similar low and high profile on the 74 series  gear boxes and layouts virtualy the same

The thing with these tractors were at the time they pushed the

boundry with driver comfort ,power steering as standard optional hydrostatic

(574)

at a time when ford where still using 6 x family

and massey where still useing the 100 series (very good they where too marky)

I think the same could be said about john deere

where as IH 74 (worldwide range) built from the ground up  ;) ;)

and looked nothing like the 434s 414 or 614s 634s

Yes I think it would have been one of the bigger ones the 674 or 574. I remember they were comfortable to drive and had a nice cab layout. The other thing I recall about them was the torque amplifier and didn't they have symbols of tortoise for slow and hare for fast or something like that?

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Yes I think it would have been one of the bigger ones the 674 or 574. I remember they were comfortable to drive and had a nice cab layout. The other thing I recall about them was the torque amplifier and didn't they have symbols of tortoise for slow and hare for fast or something like that?

turtle &  hare  :D;D ;D

I know where i might be able to get my hands on a dead and rotten 454

for a couple of hours each  day in the summer  :-\

but Im debaiting if its worth getting her shes a R' reg

and the main (white part) cab frame is there but the arches are bent and slightly rotten  i dont know the state of the gear box or hydrulics

the breaks on those tractors are wet disc if i rember and the last time i drove her

you had to plan a head before you stop I dont know if they are expensive to

replace/repair the engine block is seized I could maybee get a replacement

inta-trac are only down the road (20 miles)

ive got plenty of time but sod all money to undertake such a indepth

operation and lack of engineering skills  :'(

so would it be worth it :'( :'(

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Of course  :D :D

I would second that but then I'm bias since I'm into restoring some of the older International Farmalls. I hear what you are saying about money and lack of engineering skills but I got lots of different types of help over the years when restoring from friends relatives and fellow rally goers. It's amazing what people will do for you if they are interested in preservation and of course it helps when you hand them a bottle of whisky for theire efforts!!!!

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