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GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« on: October 01, 2014, 04:17:51 PM »
About a month ago I referenced the GHQ Tractors during the building of the Bernard's Tractor Repair thread done by Postal Karl. I decided to put one of these together this past weekend and took a few photos during the process. This is more of a reference thread more than a build thread but it shows the process. The first two photos show the package and its contents.

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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 04:27:57 PM »
The pewter castings have very little flash and clean up fairly well. Some of my favorite tools for cleaning up metal casting  other then the #11 knife are the sanding sticks and the foam backed sand paper. Also, I found some shelf-liner material with super fine grit in one of the big box stores that works well for final sanding. Almost all the castings have these little "wicks" that are part of the molding process. Some are very tiny,other's stick right out

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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 04:30:30 PM »
Here are the 3 pieces that make up the main part of the tractor

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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 04:34:37 PM »
 Most of the smaller castings are attached to the sprues which are easily removed with cutters and then cleaned up with the sanding sticks.

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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 04:39:47 PM »
There are 8 pieces that make up the 3 point hitch and the drawbar.I haven't installed the top link yet. There is at least one extra of each piece in case one goes flying during assembly.

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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 04:43:35 PM »
Once that has set up awhile, I installed the air cleaner, exhaust,throttle and the steering column.
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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 04:48:03 PM »
Here's the tractor ready for the paint shop. The wheels,fenders,steering wheel will be installed after paint

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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2014, 04:49:17 PM »
Thanks for following along and see ya after paint. Raymo

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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2014, 06:40:28 PM »
What type of glue is best for these kits?


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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2014, 06:44:43 PM »
Raymo,
 
Most excellent and great thread.
 
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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2014, 08:33:41 AM »
What type of glue is best for these kits?


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Jaime,I like the super glues made by Bob Smith Industries. I mainly use the thin( blue bottle) and the medium (purple bottle) for my builds. The trick to a good bond is to give the joints some tooth to adhere by either sanding or scraping the surfaces. I'll also use 5 minute epoxy for joints that need a good bond. Raymo

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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2014, 08:35:58 AM »
Raymo,
 
Most excellent and great thread.
 
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Thanks Tom! I can't wait to you get back to your builds. Raymo

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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2014, 08:45:07 AM »
Here's the tractor ready for the paint shop. The wheels,fenders,steering wheel will be installed after paint

Can't wait to see the John Deere Green.  Looking good!
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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 06:49:33 AM »
Excellent thread Raymo.  Keep the photos coming. 
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Re: GHQ Green (John Deere) 4020 Tractor
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 03:39:27 PM »
John and Mark, hope to get this painted this week. Raymo

 

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