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Tuur

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2020, 12:36:54 PM »
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Tuur

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2020, 12:40:49 PM »
are these idlers shot? ;D ;D ;D
don't think so haha

Tuur

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2020, 12:41:28 PM »
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Tuur

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2020, 12:42:07 PM »
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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2020, 01:54:20 PM »
Amazing progress Tuur!! And that within a weekend.. Awesome!
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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2020, 05:24:52 AM »
If you liked that, you're gonna love taking the bogie system/wheels apart!!! ;)
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Tuur

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2020, 07:30:06 AM »
If you liked that, you're gonna love taking the bogie system/wheels apart!!! ;)
yeah that's going to be fun for sure haha

Tuur

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2020, 07:30:54 AM »
Cool Cat... I like it.
 Was it near salt water to cause all the rust? I have parts of 3 and none were near that bad.
it was used on a beach indeed, when cleaning it I came across half of the beach  ;D

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2020, 09:45:07 AM »
So the frame on the rear is all apart, only thing left is to grind of the extra's they put on and then the rest will come of to.
I will sandblast it this week and then get a first layer of paint on it.
the idler shafts came of pretty easily.
I also got the call that the engine is ready! I will pick it up after I'm ready with the blasting and then I'll be putting the engine back together myself.
The block has been bored to 0,40 and the crank has been grinded.

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2020, 05:21:11 AM »
Engine assembly and some good tunes on the radio......the makings of a great day in the shop!!!!
Nice job!!!
One bite at a time!!!

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mkoloc

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2020, 08:24:47 AM »
Your making increadible progress Tuur.  Well done!  I have some videos posted on the "African Queen Halftrack" channel on YouTube that might be of assistance with your project.

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2020, 04:50:39 AM »
Another update, the rear of the frame is sandblasted and primed, I've also picked up my engine that is ready for assembly, this is something I will do in the next few week. I'm now going to start building her back up  ;D ;D

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2020, 05:29:56 AM »
Great progress!!!!
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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2020, 05:46:22 AM »
Nice work.

Tuur

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Re: New halftrack, Cool Cat
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2020, 09:20:25 AM »
Engine reassembly time! made me some gaskets. hope to finish it in the next weeks and drop it back in, maybe even fire it up  ;D