Author Topic: Reproduction Long Tail Cradle  (Read 589 times)

R.E.Co.

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Reproduction Long Tail Cradle
« on: August 04, 2020, 07:58:37 PM »
As we all know, the NOS long trail cradle supply has nearly dried up and what is out there tends to be over seas. Is there significant interest if I make a production run of long tail cradles? They would be cast, machined, and primed ready for what ever paint you would use. Just gauging interest, no prices in mind. Thanks.

Jon
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Monkeypirate

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Re: Reproduction Long Tail Cradle
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 04:17:05 AM »
I would be interested in them but that is far down the list and the last couple years was rough on me so its gonna be a while before i can afford anything! I had plans to cast my own reproductions out of aluminum as well as the trolleys. I tore down and modeled my trolley and can 3d print molds for the cast parts. If you don't mind sharing how are you planing to make molds for the castings?

R.E.Co.

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Re: Reproduction Long Tail Cradle
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 05:19:48 PM »
I have a company who manufactures parts for Cat and they have alot of CNC machines.  They machine cast iron and cast steel parts for them.  They have some down time on their machines and wanted to possibly try make parts so I would work with him to have them made for that halftrack community at affordable prices.
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1941 Chevrolet G506 Civilian Dash
1943 GMC G508 CCKW 353 Open Cab
1918 3 Ton Field Gun Trailer

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Re: Reproduction Long Tail Cradle
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 04:18:21 AM »
That's great! Well I wish you the best of luck with it!

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Re: Reproduction Long Tail Cradle
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 11:18:26 AM »
Cool!  I would be interested, Jon

bharr

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Re: Reproduction Long Tail Cradle
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2020, 04:34:39 PM »
I'm interested in one. Thanks for taking this one for the HT community.