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Steve Dabrowski    Posted 03-07-2017 at 18:49:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I know this is not the Ferguson forum, but some of you are still in that camp as well. Anyone know what plating the fender attachment bolts to the axle housings had, lug nuts all were yellow cad, but not sure about other fasteners.

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 03-07-2017 at 18:52:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Add the hood pivot bolts to that question. Thanks

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 03-08-2017 at 07:07:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Wasn't that all painted gray? I believe the machine was assembled and then painted.
    That being the case, those bolts would have been sprayed with paint.
    Logically, why assemble a machine after it is painted? Your only inviting human damage error from scratches while assembling the machine. Best to assemble and then paint. Also paint is a wonderful rust preventative and chances are that this machine will not need to be worked on inside the warranty period. We don't need rust showing up while under warranty and preferably not for a long time after that.
    Since I am assembling a machine on an assembly line and parts are assembled with speed, and since I am painting a finished product, why would I use cadmium plated bolts when a plain bolt, zinc plated at best would work? Why am I spending more money on a bolt just to paint it? That 2 cents per bolt, times 50,000 machines is how much money?
    Why am I spending that money to paint it?

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 03-08-2017 at 22:01:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Actually, if you review production photos of Ford as well as Ferguson tractors you will note that sheet metal parts are painted separately from chases, and numerous fasteners are plated and installed along the assembly line.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-09-2017 at 18:24:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yep, like fender rivets. Subassemblies like fenders would be done off line then brought to the line for installation. They'd most likely be already painted too. Hoods and doglegs would be painted, then fastened at the line with bins of nuts, bolts, and washers.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 03-09-2017 at 17:26:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Got a link??

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