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His Farmall H Has A New Face
Jason Barnett was loading scrap iron with his tractor and loader when some of the pieces fell onto the front of his Farmall H, denting the grill and part of the hood. Barnett says he thought about fixing the dents but that would’ve been difficult because the previous owner had welded the bolts that hold the grill on. Rather than drilling the bolts out to remove the grill, he decided to make a face on it.
Barnett cut out 3D teeth from scrap pieces of 18-gauge sheet steel, cut scalloped edges on another piece of scrap steel to form a mustache, and hammered circular sheet metal pieces for the eyes. He painted eyeballs on the two round pieces, painted black and white lines on the mustache to give it some character, and painted the teeth white. After tack welding those pieces to the grill, he stepped back to admire his handiwork.
“I was pleased with the initial results, but still not entirely satisfied, so I lowered the mustache to just above the top of the teeth.
“Now instead of being upset about the dented Farmall grill, I smile every time I see it, which is nearly every day because I use the tractor and loader to move cars, trucks, 1940’s to 1960’s aircraft, and miscellaneous metal that I work on.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jason Barnett, Alvin, Texas (cjasonbarnett@gmail.com).

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2022 - Volume #46, Issue #6