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Title: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on May 26, 2014, 06:32:45 AM
Started pulling off the rest of the front armor, getting off that top plate with the bullet deflector was a pain thanks guys for the help. Have decide to go with vintage wiring  for wiring. Gonna make me cry to lay another  chunk of funds but I guess worth it in the end.he hard to get a hold of any of you guys have trouble contacting him. Thanks all for the inspiring photos they kept me going.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: spec4don on May 26, 2014, 07:15:59 AM
You won't be sorry for getting the Vintage Maine wiring harness. It was a good fit. Joe has answered all my emails but I called initially and talked to him direct to make sure I got the right harness.

Those caged nuts were a pain I'll bet. I had to drill mine out

Don G.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on July 27, 2014, 05:50:49 AM
Got firewall cleaned up and welded up some small holes and another section of frame cleaned and painted. Neighbor helped put it back on. I'm finishing work on the steering column what's the thread pitch on the steering wheel nut I ruined it getting it off and have to get another. Looks to be 7/8. Nice job guys on your tracks. (http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff459/emptyhead1/524B8477-0804-44DD-BEC6-AA5AA1422F26.jpg) (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/emptyhead1/media/524B8477-0804-44DD-BEC6-AA5AA1422F26.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: steve-0 on July 30, 2014, 12:40:24 PM
thats looking good.

what is the price for one of those vintage wiring harnesses. i heard they where around $1700
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on July 31, 2014, 05:36:37 PM
1250.00 from what I've been told it worth it. Thanks for keeping the site going I've learned more here then anywhere else on the net.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on August 23, 2014, 08:49:02 AM
Started up the engine this week. She ran pretty good but found some leaks in the radiator my friend and I patched up will eventually have to go for a record or new on if I can find one.fuel pump leaked so that needs work it was rebuilt when I picked up the engine must have been a Friday job. I also notice a small bit of bubbly rusty water maybe a drop or two coming from the head bad gasket or does it just need to be retorked. At least she ran which was good. Ran her for about 15 minutes just like the rebuilder said yo break in the cam.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: Tapper02 on August 23, 2014, 10:33:23 AM
Rod Shaver had an NOS winch model radiator at Tower Park this spring…I doubt he's sold it. 

I got an NOS roller model radiator from Dave Pojta/Liberty Engineering Services a few years back.  He was revamping his website but it's still not up and he hasn't responded to my last two emails.

Great work…I like following restoration projects.  Keep it up!

-Tom
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: spec4don on August 23, 2014, 11:23:16 AM
I'll throw this out. I decided to have mine recored, By the time I would have bought an NOS radiator that is 70 plus years paid shipping and taking a chance the old core was rotten, it was about a push cost wise and I have a new core. It helps we have a first class radiator shop in town too. I ran on a 90' day, and it never got above 185. You might consider that option.

Don G.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on August 23, 2014, 03:48:37 PM
Thanks guys I think your right don will recore one of these day just need the lottery fairy to pay a visit. Don how did you know your head gasket let go.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: spec4don on August 23, 2014, 10:54:22 PM
I noticed a drop in power and I had a miss too. Did not take too long to figure out after we did a compression test. Matt our mechanic figured it out pretty quick. Be sure to retorque the head after you run it in. That's what happened I had a head bolt get loose.

Don G
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on August 08, 2015, 07:09:03 AM
Got another section of frame cleaned and primed and dropped the rear axle. Debating on whether to tear into it now or later. Also I pulled off the rear bulkhead plate and there are thee nuts welde to it. The track was originally an m15. Does anyone know what they are for. Thanks.(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/image.jpg3_zpsgghf8tpu.jpg) (http://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/image.jpg3_zpsgghf8tpu.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: spec4don on August 08, 2015, 09:31:53 PM
Looking good! ;D

Don G.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on August 15, 2015, 04:40:00 PM
Thanks don
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on October 04, 2015, 10:51:50 AM
Started on my dash. The wiring harness from vwmis great but I'm still intimidated. Will slowly peck away at it. First question on you guys that have already done your dash. I'm getting ready to run tubing for the oil pressure guage on the French cluster, how long is that first hard line suppose to be.it looks like a compression fittig going into the guage is the other end a standard double flare that goes into the first braded line. I just double check the guage and its bigger then the 1/4 inch line.are you guys using an adapter with the French cluster.Thanks.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: yd328 on October 04, 2015, 02:32:05 PM
Looks good. There are a lot of wires in the kit, but one at a time should get you there ;).

Gary
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on March 13, 2016, 07:02:21 AM
Finally got around to pulling off the rest of the copped up rear bed. It's a shame most of the rear track armor only had a foot copped off. The frame only the last 6 inches. Have a donor piece for the frame will have a friend do that welding. Plan on pulling off the idler shafts anyone have any hints. Have to pick up a socket for the inside nuts.the good thing is not much more has to be pulled of or cleaned. Mybe by the end of the summer I'll be ready for a rear floor from outsider..
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: prestone on March 13, 2016, 10:29:48 AM
it's a nice basic work,
sheetmetal  few hours and it will be like new  :P
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: yd328 on March 13, 2016, 06:41:23 PM
I pulled my rear posts out and they were stubborn. I used a combination of heat, a big hammer and a 10 ton bottle jack. I would have preferred a porta power, you will need the stubby attachment. I started to push them out of both mounts on the frame, inner and outer. It was easier to unbolt the outer and just push them out of the inner and work with the outer later. They do go back together much easier.

Gary

Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on May 01, 2016, 10:02:34 AM
Finally have the rear frame somewhat back together. Will have a friend come over and burn the pieces in. I can weld ok but I'll have someone who knows what he's doing do the important stuff.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: yd328 on May 01, 2016, 02:44:23 PM
Looks good, I have to do the same on critical parts. I can melt metal but that's about it ;D. I see you removed the rear idler posts too.

Gary
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on May 01, 2016, 06:13:00 PM
Yes I figured while I'm in there might as well get everything set for an easier time later.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on August 21, 2016, 06:07:47 AM
Finally welded the last six inches on and bolted crossmember and mounts into place. Feels good to have the frame whole again, another off the check list started years ago. Have to install idler pivot shafts and they are with in a couple of thousands of each other the next problem is the casting on the left side is worn about 80 thousands out so its like a sausage in a hallway deal. What have you guys done. Gone new or just have it rebushed. Was also able to pick up a used bumper assembly so now I'm just going to use the whole asembly and sell the etentios I pick up off of Gary. They be in the sale section. Thanks guy.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: prestone on August 21, 2016, 06:45:03 AM
nice assembled, the frame takes shape   :)
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: steve1973 on August 21, 2016, 02:02:46 PM
I think I posted in the past three schematics for halftracks. Also, in the Halftrack Base Shop Data Book,  the last section is on electrical and has some great drawings on wiring the dash.

Steve A.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: yd328 on August 22, 2016, 05:08:13 PM
That looks like a nice bumper. I had my castings bored and bushed, they were egg shaped.  I can't remember how much, but my shafts were a little worn so I also had my shafts turned down just to true everything up.

Gary
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on August 28, 2016, 05:35:11 AM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on October 23, 2016, 03:37:00 PM
Got around to getting the old front roller bumper of so no more frame sections to clean and paint.front radiator armor had a hole cut where the winch shaft went though thanks steve for posting measurements so I could drill and patch the armor.have left over roller bumper parts that aren't in great shape but if you could use them let me know.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: prestone on October 23, 2016, 11:37:29 PM
Hi Empty

little information:
there is not a steel plate between the spring supports the extension and winch frame

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or it is a difference between small and large springs ??

regards
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on October 24, 2016, 03:29:13 AM
I know thanks though prestone. The gusset fro the winch bumper was between there. Will trim and cut it when I reinstall the frame extensions. Lots of rivets there no fun.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: Smadge on October 24, 2016, 05:23:29 AM
PM sent.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on February 19, 2017, 11:31:45 AM
Been laid up from knee surgery for two months but was able to get back to work on the track. Finally got the dash back in Don was nice enough to spend some time on the phone helping me out with some questions and other stuff so thanks again. Now start wiring the rest of the track.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: steve1973 on February 19, 2017, 12:04:02 PM
Looks Great!! I hope I'm at that point by the end of March. It helps that Zelda is next door for reference.

Steve A.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: yd328 on February 19, 2017, 07:44:58 PM
Looks great, I like the older steering wheel 8)

Gary
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on February 20, 2017, 05:43:08 AM
Thanks guys .
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: WayOffTrack on February 20, 2017, 09:22:00 AM
Looking sweet nice job.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: spec4don on February 22, 2017, 01:12:05 PM
Awesome glad I was able to help

Don G
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on May 14, 2017, 05:03:37 PM
Got around to messing with the brakes. Installed a newer hydro vac and plumbed most of it up. Have a couple of leaks that need fixing. I also picked up idler shaft fro machine shop. He had to weld the shaft  and bore out the casting now no more hotdog in the hallway. Still messing with the engine will pull off the valve covers and se what's what hopefully that's the issue. Thanks again for the help guys.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on July 16, 2017, 12:14:35 PM
Got my floor from steve and it's a really nice piece of work can't be happier. Started prepping it and paint parts. Neighbors call the tree my painting tree.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: 8683jb on July 16, 2017, 03:33:43 PM
That looks great David. I hope to be doing that before too long.
Jon
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: Robert Cassin on July 18, 2017, 02:14:23 PM
Hi David, don't forget, I am only 1/2  hour away if you need help! Looks good, Rob
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: steve1973 on July 19, 2017, 02:53:13 AM
Your project is looking real good. Don used the same kit for Zelda. It went together real good. Steve did a great job making that kit.

Steve A.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: yd328 on July 19, 2017, 07:34:37 PM
The kit looks great. It looks like there is plenty of shade under the tree for painting. The painted part looks good.

Gary
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on August 13, 2017, 05:32:44 PM
Chipped away at some more work. Finally got everything painted and managed to clean up the rear differential. So can start putting parts back on.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: 8683jb on August 13, 2017, 07:00:38 PM
It's sure looking good David. Getting to bolt nice, clean parts back on is the big payoff! I've got a long way to go before I'm there!
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: Outsider on August 13, 2017, 07:28:17 PM
Looking good!

Steve
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: Darth_Kitten on August 13, 2017, 09:02:25 PM
That's looking great!
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on January 28, 2018, 11:48:36 AM
Got started on the front spring packets. Took them all apart and cleaned and painted. Found bushings at a spring shop near by. For anyone who’s interested the bushing size is id 7/8 od 1 1/8 x 2 1/8 frame shackle is I’d 7/8 od 1” x 2 1/8. Will be doing the steering boots soon.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: steve1973 on January 28, 2018, 05:17:59 PM
Looks great!! When you do the boots get a fresh set of M35 boots and a buddy to help put them on. Just finished mine and will be packing the knuckles with grease tomorrow. The take one pound each side. A tube of grease is 14 oz. FYI. Keep up the great work.

Steve A.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: 8683jb on January 28, 2018, 05:43:46 PM
That looks great David. I wish mine was that clean!
Jon
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on March 25, 2018, 05:28:38 AM
Finally installed the rear seats. Have them tacked in just have to finish welding them in. Steve makes a nice floor. Also Rob was nice enough to come down and help me install the windshield armor, thanks again Rob. Thanks Jeff and steve for the measurements helped out a lot.
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: steve1973 on March 25, 2018, 06:43:24 AM
It's looking real good! keep up the great work.

Steve A.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: Robert Cassin on March 25, 2018, 10:54:07 AM
Yes, I second that. I need to do the same job!
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: spec4don on March 25, 2018, 08:17:11 PM
Yes Steve makes a nice floor! Looking really good! Summers coming!

Don G.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on October 14, 2018, 04:14:56 PM
Made a little more head way tried my hand at some sheet metal work and made some fuel tank covers.(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/5B156FA8-EFEF-4208-BFF6-35AF02A770FF_zps5xk350en.jpeg) (http://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/5B156FA8-EFEF-4208-BFF6-35AF02A770FF_zps5xk350en.jpeg.html)
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Title: Re: More progress
Post by: 67tank on October 16, 2018, 09:19:13 PM
Very nicely done. 
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: 8683jb on October 16, 2018, 09:25:25 PM
Nice job David. They look great!
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: Smadge on October 17, 2018, 05:44:58 PM
Looking great!
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on October 28, 2018, 05:54:15 AM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: spec4don on November 08, 2018, 08:01:22 AM
Bravo!

Don G.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: yd328 on November 09, 2018, 06:38:38 AM
Nice work on the tank shield 8)

Gary
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on November 11, 2018, 07:45:12 AM
Thanks guy will try and get some sheet steel bent up for the tanks next should be interesting.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on December 30, 2018, 01:27:02 PM
Finally mounted the rear armor.put my brothers to work when they came over for Christmas. Paul’s stuff went together real nice.
(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/4CBAC436-BA9A-4209-A3FB-AD81E8169D42_zpszw9wdo0u.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/4CBAC436-BA9A-4209-A3FB-AD81E8169D42_zpszw9wdo0u.jpeg.html)
(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/9B3D5A29-E4C4-4D53-9261-73D2255FAD5D_zpsbmr8pecf.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/9B3D5A29-E4C4-4D53-9261-73D2255FAD5D_zpsbmr8pecf.jpeg.html)

(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/D079C061-D895-46F6-9DD7-9B976BC6DDFE_zpsastaao1j.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/D079C061-D895-46F6-9DD7-
9B976BC6DDFE_zpsastaao1j.jpeg.html)
(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/63CA5B57-343D-4A3B-97D9-050B6543711A_zps6l0lva4d.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/63CA5B57-343D-4A3B-97D9-050B6543711A_zps6l0lva4d.jpeg.html)
(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/B75303C9-0CC7-445B-ABE1-759F7CE7AEF8_zpsvq1u710m.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/B75303C9-0CC7-445B-ABE1-759F7CE7AEF8_zpsvq1u710m.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on December 30, 2018, 01:34:21 PM
Thiese two brackets where bolted to the armor on both sides near the pioneer tools. Are they for a halftrack.
(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/2A2193E9-51A8-4482-8838-619D9EC074B5_zpsgoml234q.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/2A2193E9-51A8-4482-8838-619D9EC074B5_zpsgoml234q.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: 8683jb on December 30, 2018, 03:36:34 PM
I don't know about the brackets David, but the rest of it looks fantastic! Great job.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: col.halftrack on January 02, 2019, 11:16:05 AM
 Yes,
 Those are part of the Multiple Shovel and Mattock MWO upgrade.
 
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: spec4don on January 02, 2019, 08:58:28 PM
Thiese two brackets where bolted to the armor on both sides near the pioneer tools. Are they for a halftrack.
(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/2A2193E9-51A8-4482-8838-619D9EC074B5_zpsgoml234q.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/2A2193E9-51A8-4482-8838-619D9EC074B5_zpsgoml234q.jpeg.html)

Hey if you decide you don’t need the brackets let me know!

Don G.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on February 10, 2019, 06:47:51 AM
Started on the tanks. Thought I’d be here last year oh well.
(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/01215CCE-6EE7-4104-96F6-EE2AB7E26752_zpshsuukz9r.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/01215CCE-6EE7-4104-96F6-EE2AB7E26752_zpshsuukz9r.jpeg.html)
(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/98C8D2A2-EBAE-4089-A788-F175500FF391_zpsz9mhg5yn.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/98C8D2A2-EBAE-4089-A788-F175500FF391_zpsz9mhg5yn.jpeg.html)
(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/274F83F8-D25F-42AC-9FFD-3BEBF35FE6CE_zpscp89rl9y.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/274F83F8-D25F-42AC-9FFD-3BEBF35FE6CE_zpscp89rl9y.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: spec4don on February 10, 2019, 09:19:59 AM
Looks good, yep I think I see light at the end of the tunnel! (Or is it a gorilla with a flashlight!)

Don G.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on March 17, 2019, 03:47:31 PM
Just finished the first tank and it was a real tig welding learning experience. Started the second one and that one is goin much easier just have to get some fittings. Goofed up and put the baffle on the wrong side of the tanks. Not going to cut them open and redo. Question about the sending unit. Where it bolts to the tank doe it just sit on top level with the tank or is it recessed in the tank a little. The senders will be towards the rear of the track instead of in front. The tank covers should hide it.
(https://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/davidf121/5B911280-D51D-4904-81DF-FD1E92A6A952_zpsn53x62xo.jpeg) (https://s292.photobucket.com/user/davidf121/media/5B911280-D51D-4904-81DF-FD1E92A6A952_zpsn53x62xo.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on July 07, 2019, 06:51:32 AM
Finally finished my fuel tanks, I know the sending units are on the wrong side. Was to far into the build to switch around must have had a dyslexic moment. Will see how install turns out.
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/mm21/davidf121/0/6f669e2b-2636-441d-8e94-c407391b2c68-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://beta.photobucket.com/u/davidf121/p/6f669e2b-2636-441d-8e94-c407391b2c68)
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/mm21/davidf121/0/a29864eb-416d-4cdb-afd3-89ec2396f55f-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://beta.photobucket.com/u/davidf121/p/a29864eb-416d-4cdb-afd3-89ec2396f55f)
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on August 31, 2020, 06:56:59 PM
Haven’t gotten a new photo hosting site since photobucket tried to put the scores to me, so just written update. Finally gave up on the old engine and picked up one from sindorf trading in the Netherlands. Really nice piece of kit. Painted it and took the clutch apart so it wouldn’t stick. Installed it and what a world of difference, was able to pull a steady vacum and ran pretty good. After the crb filled up she started on the second try. Installed  the radiator and armor. Tighten the important stuff up and put the old tracks on this weekend. Finally took her out for her first drive on Sunday.had the pit crew and some fire extinguishers along. She ran great and smoothed out 3/4 of the way through the trip around the neighborhood. Ran her for about 20 minutes. First time I was able to drive her since I picked her up 7 1/2 years ago. What a great feeling. Now I have a long punch list of stuff to take care of before she almost done ( their never quite done ever). Also started making my own auto car nuts they aren’t perfect but will pass the 3 foot sniff test. Hopefully I’ll have pics and videos soon, can’t quite figure out the 503 picture site, anyone have a better site for picture and video hosting. Thanks a lot guy for all the help over the years and up to this point and especially Steve for starting this site. Will keep you updated.
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: Outsider on September 01, 2020, 01:41:30 AM
sending units are recessed into the tanks.
Steve
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: spillmk1 on September 01, 2020, 06:57:13 AM
First drives are always exciting!!
Nice job!!

Keith
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: coreyelliott on September 02, 2020, 03:07:49 PM
Congrats on the engine, I know it felt great to have the track out moving again after so long.  Wish I had access to a tig.

Corey
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on April 18, 2021, 10:36:49 AM
Haven’t posted in awhile finally figured out how to use 503. Here’s some pics from last summer with the engine I got from sindorf.

(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/0EF0EAAF-634B-47F2-840F-D74D62FFC6F0.jpeg)

(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/58714437-9851-4241-AD2E-EF3F27889E3D.jpeg)

(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/500/medium/0CD47E33-8E37-40BA-9FBF-AAC04F50D623.jpeg)

Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on April 18, 2021, 03:10:29 PM
Also took apart both bogey housings and replaced all the seals over half the bearings and all the race seals. Just waiting to get the bogeys back.
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/14ED460E-F84F-4895-BD3C-7A0E0E2DDB95.jpeg)
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/5CD4FCC2-C115-4880-A760-74C3F236DE74.jpeg)
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on April 21, 2021, 11:35:34 AM
Started making some small canvas stuff while waiting for the wheels. Mud flaps and seat backs
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/99825EF6-7ECA-4DAA-AB52-D2C7D3313072.jpeg)
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/D8EDB151-62F9-42FF-B97B-44BEAE4452C0.jpeg)
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: 8683jb on April 21, 2021, 01:29:54 PM
Wow! Those look great David. Nice job!
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: coreyelliott on April 21, 2021, 02:08:46 PM
Looks great!  Where are you having your bogie wheels redone?

Corey
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on April 21, 2021, 03:53:12 PM
Place out in Missouri that does urethane rollers. Will let you know how they come out. One of the guys here pointed me in the direction
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: Ma Deuce on April 21, 2021, 05:47:21 PM
Yes they do look nice, I should have taken home ec. in school and learned how to sew
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on May 16, 2021, 04:28:24 AM
My bogeys came back so started the slow process of masking priming and painting.also started making my own dt nuts, not perfect but will pass the 3 foot sniff test.
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/4137A01E-B716-4DEC-A0D7-34122867A4A9.jpeg)
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/6042E9E2-8BD2-4E49-AD9D-5C85D00E993F.jpeg)
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/44A185BF-110E-4022-A03E-6FF4DEEBA806.jpeg)
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/25D21073-620D-4BD9-A72C-A782F45BDBCB.jpeg)
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/A422AB7D-55C2-46A1-AC54-4C62BFB57588.jpeg)
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on May 16, 2021, 07:14:24 AM
Almost done with the install. Waiting on one seal,messed one up in the process.
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/0DC65DD9-C322-48C4-9E92-A51DB1858227.jpeg)
(http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4484/medium/E756661C-E3BA-44AB-9AF9-5B3699CA24C5.jpeg)
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: coreyelliott on May 16, 2021, 09:37:35 PM
Looks great!!!!!  Awesome work.

Corey
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: emptyhead on May 17, 2021, 03:04:33 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: yd328 on May 17, 2021, 05:33:44 AM
Nice work, looks great.

Gary
Title: Re: More progress
Post by: big44maghunter on May 18, 2021, 08:27:27 PM
Great job! Looking good!