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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
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8n back blade

Bruce i n 100 Mile House

12-12-2006 20:20:16

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Hey guys I'm making a back blade for my 49 8n.I want to make it so I can push backwards or pull forward.I have the blade made with a replacable and reverible wear strip on it. I'm looking for some ideas on how to make the turn table.I want to make it with one pipe over another but can't quite seem to picture it yet.Can you guys post some pictures of what you may have or seen? Thanks in advance for the help.

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Bruce i n 100 Mile House

12-13-2006 22:58:20

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 Re: 8n back blade in reply to Bruce i n 100 Mile House, 12-12-2006 20:20:16  
Thanks guys. I have it sorted out. I have it all drawn out. Went out to the shop and made all the measurments.Had some pcs plasma cut at work today.The rest i have sketched out for plasma cutting and machining for the morning.The blade is already made with a straight cutting blade on one side and an ice bar for the other.Just have to unbolt and turn over.Hoping to have all the parts ready for the weekend as I'm taking the rest of the year off.If I ever figure out how to post pics I'll show you what I did and also show off my fresh completely restored 1949 8N (212854).Thanks again for the info.

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12-13-2006 04:46:11

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 Re: 8n back blade in reply to Bruce i n 100 Mile House, 12-12-2006 20:20:16  

Here is mine. Outer pipe is welded to frame, inner pipe is threaded and the pipe cap makes the blade easily removable so I can use the frame for other things. I just welded a couple pieces of 2" strap and drilled holes for a pin to lock it down at various angles. After the most recent upgrade it is 7-feet wide and works great. Be careful when pushing in reverse, that is how a lot of folks bend the lower lift arms or break the upper arms. The lift system was really designed for pulling not pushing. Mine has a built-in fuse. If I hit anything unmovable in forward or reverse, the 2" pipe between the lift arms should just bend or break at the butt welds long before I do any damage to me or the tractor. I left it un-reinforced on purpose.

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12-13-2006 04:14:26

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 Re: 8n back blade in reply to Bruce i n 100 Mile House, 12-12-2006 20:20:16  
Here is the way mine is made, it is a pipe inside a pipe.

More pictures on ebay at link

I give mine hello, and as you may can tell in the pics below where I was installing the lower lift pins in the trumpets, I have added some reinforcements.

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Bruce i n 100 Mile House

12-12-2006 21:40:06

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 Re: 8n back blade in reply to Bruce i n 100 Mile House, 12-12-2006 20:20:16  
Thanks Pooh Bear It's One GREAT Idea. I'm contimplating on It as right now.

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Pooh Bear

12-12-2006 22:00:37

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 Re: 8n back blade in reply to Bruce i n 100 Mile House, 12-12-2006 21:40:06  
I have a very busy day lined up for tomorrow.
But tomorrow evening I will see if I can locate
the pictures I took of it after it was finished.
I'll just email them to you when I find them.

The pivot pin is a one inch by 7 hitch pin.
The blade rotates 360 degrees. Held in position
by a one inch by 3 inch bolt.

I have it out there on the tractor now.
I used it today to spread some dirt and gravel.

Someone gave me the scrape blade.
It had come off the front of a dump truck
and was used for snow plowing.
I fabbed up the hitch for it to mount to the tractor.
The round plate is 23 inches in diameter.
It is welded to a 4x4 inch square tube.
The rest is 2x2 square tube and 1/2 x 3 flat stock.
The cross piece thru the 4x4 tube is 3x3.
The steel for all this cost me about $175.
So far it has proved indestructable.

I'll be glad to send you any info on it you need.

Pooh Bear

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12-13-2006 05:27:05

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 Re: 8n back blade in reply to Pooh Bear, 12-12-2006 22:00:37  
Anyone else having trouble with this thread? When I tried to open it from the first post, Norton AntiVirus gave me a message that said:

"Norton Internet Worm Protection has detected and blocked an intrusion attempt."

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12-13-2006 09:28:58

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 Re: 8n back blade in reply to DanL-Colorado-9N252085 , 12-13-2006 05:27:05  
Well, I signed out and back in, and all seems OK now. I don't know what Norton was looking at, but I guess it doesn't matter now.

Whenever I have computer trouble, I know I can go home and my 60-year old 2N will work every single time. Nice to have something to rely on, ya know?

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12-13-2006 05:33:11

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 Re: 8n back blade in reply to DanL-Colorado-9N252085 , 12-13-2006 05:27:05  
The only reason I can even imagine for that would be the ebay link.

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Pooh Bear

12-12-2006 21:06:22

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 Re: 8n back blade in reply to Bruce i n 100 Mile House, 12-12-2006 20:20:16  
Just a few months back I finished a scrape blade
for my 1949 8N. But I already deleted the pictures
off my server. Got them here somewhere on disk,
but finding them would be nearly impossible.

Here is the next best thing.
The drawings I did of it before I built it.
This illustrates how I made the pivot mechanism.
Works great too. I have used it a lot.

Pooh Bear

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