The frame on my 310-8 broke where the transmission mounts to the plate, similar to the one this thread, but mine are big cracks, and the bottom of the plate in between the bolts/cracks is shoved forward about 1/4th an inch:
It looks like it had cracked before, and someone repaired it with a piece of metal across the bottom, and then I broke that so bad I can't even shift into gear now.
I found a frame from a B80 for $25.00. My original plan was to see if the frames were the same, and just swap everything from mine to the other frame, if that was possible. That'd give me a chance and excuse to clean and paint everything. But honestly I'd probably run out of time, and never finish if it took more than a weekend.
Then I found a like to this post https://www.wheelhorseforum.com/topi...comment-768756
and after seeing the different repairs, braces, and plates, I thought that I might be able to just fix my broken frame, and brace it so that it can take the dirt work I'm using it for.
My questions are: Would everything from my 310-8 attach to the frame of the B80, and would it take more than a weekend to swap frames?
Or would it be better to just repair what i have? I have no welder or welding experience but my brother-in-laws step-son says hes a decent welder, and his dad has a welder. I do have basic tools, a big hammer, a sawzall, and a grinder.
I was thinking something like in the attached image would be doable, and a good idea to beef up my 310-8, and 520-H with Front end Loader, as long as it's the same set up. What does anyone think would be the best route? What about the easiest and fastest?