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With the tractor running, the gearing feels good just like it is so I can make the belt guard now.

As a reminder, this is what the belt drive looked like before.
Only the transmission pulley had a guard on it and the clutch pulley stuck way up in the air to engage the drive belt.




Part of the belt guard was built earlier so that I could see where the brake pedal would go in relation to the belt guard.
Here is that section of the guard.




Starting with the rear half of the belt guard, the first thing is to make a cardboard pattern.




This is the panel before any forming is done.
I'm using metal that is left over from the horse trailer rather than using new metal.
It has surface rust on it so the finish of the metal matches the age of the tractor.




The top part of the guard is bent over and the curve is formed into the back of the guard and welded in place.






Then the guard is set in place and the holes are drilled for mounting bolts.




The bolt holes are transferred back to the pattern and the "hump" is added to for clearance when the clutch pulley raises up.




The area for the pulley is cut out of the top of the guard,




I made up half round cover out of three pieces of metal and welded it to the top of the guard.
Here's how it looks back on the tractor.










............ I'll be adding the updates to this post so all of work on the belt guard will stay on this one thread. .................
 

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Hi Ray, do you take your little jewels to any Mi. tractor shows and if you do which ones and when are they? I have got to see them up close and shake your hand they are fantastic! Regards Denny:fing32:
We go to several shows off and on but there are two shows that we hit every year.
The Scottville show on the first weekend of August and the Buckley show on the third weekend of August.

Only some of the tractors go to the Scottville show but all of them go to the Buckley show.
 

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The outside panel is formed and it is being fitted to the rear half of the belt guard so I can drill the holes for the mounting bolts.




The front half of the belt guard doesn't need to be as wide as the rear guard is.
I tapered the front of the belt guard in where it will join with the front half of the belt guard.




Looking at it from the front.




How it looks from the side.




And from the rear.




Forming the outside panel for the front half of the belt guard.




The front end is curved to fit around the engine pulley.




Here's the finished belt guard mounted in place.



 

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Ray, you totally ROCK!!! :thThumbsU :thThumbsU :thThumbsU

That looks awesome, you probably get told this a lot however a job well
done deserves recognition---
you are an awesome fabricator!!!



Merrie​

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"I'm using metal that is left over from the horse trailer rather than using new metal.
It has surface rust on it so the finish of the metal matches the age of the tractor."

Looks incredibly good! Details like the weathered metal will make passers-by think this might be a factory built tractor.
 
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