More progress today- I picked up a 317 fender pan , fuel tank and seat springs. A fine gentleman from Iowa brought them up here, on his way to pick up another machine. Now, I need to get a trans fill tube, site tube and cut a slot for it in the hitch plate. Anyone know the specs on the slot in the hitch plate ? Length width and how far up from the bottom ? I know where to get the parts, it's just not close enough to make a trip just for those. It would be on the way to get an engine though!! I just need to get the cash. I also need to fab some fender pan mounts. (where those bolted or welded on the 317's ?)
I've pretty much decided to go with a new 18hp Vanguard kit from Jim's. I'm looking forward to meeting him and seeing his shop, but it'll be a while.
I will probably order a grill soon and I'm thinking of making my own headlight panel after seeing what the asking prices are on those. I've got an idea for some LED lights I think might look good If I can pull off the fabrication part of it. Lot's of planning, not a lot of action !