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  1. Amazing work Patric, I love seeing the progress. John is right regarding the weak wiring tabs spot welded to the hull, I’d make sure they are all there and if some are weak replace them. If you want pictures of all tabs, I’d be happy to send them to you.
  2. Thank you John, progress is good, I’m going to be on stop soon waiting for the fan shroud to be made. We were lucky enough to borrow one from Doug to take full dimensions ect your weasel looked awsome driving. Was she what you were expecting? Have you got anything left you want to do to her?
  3. Thank you Thank you Patric, I appreciate your comments! She is coming along nicely. Everything is going back together like a dream, some vehicles I’ve restored in the past just don’t go back nicely, original parts don’t line up well ect. I am noticing a difference that things are a bit more of a squeeze from 7 years ago when I did the first one. Something to do with “I don’t bend as well”. As much as some people don’t like them, we are going start by running Staman tracks. I will keep the 15” tracks and sprockets as a later restoration. I would like to put them back on eventually but I don’t want the pressure of having to do all that work on the tracks to get the weasel to run. I would use conveyor belt as our fishing industry is huge here and it’s readily available in lots of thicknesses. what’s next with your weasel Patric?
  4. It’s been a productive weekend. 👌 The hulll is blast cleaned, two pack primed and two pack top coated (all those hard to get angles underneath made me moan) Tapped all the threads in the hull and fitted the springs and spring cover plates. Rear axle and drive shafts fitted. Getting those nuts on the inside of the hull is fun...... Engine and gearbox lined up a treat thanks to the help of Charlie Bloxham on the forklift. And thank you to Andrew Singletonfor lending me a water pump kit to resolve our leak with lightening postage to keep progress on track Now she’s back home ready to be kitted out. Hope you guys had a good weekend!
  5. Looking great John👍 Yesterday your Dash wiring picture were EXTREMELY handy to Me! I used it to cross reference for a few hours so thank you! Electrics is my weak point so your picture basically explained the manual wiring diagram for me in simple terms
  6. Thank you to Doug Mac McCarthy for lending us his original bracket. Father has had these recast and machined ready to use for our hood bows with some spares of course. Trick photography because some look bent in the picture, I can reassure they are all straight. Well done Peter Kay
  7. I’ll look forward to seeing some more progress Patric! Good work takes time so that’s not a problem!
  8. Thanks Patrick, it’ll come for You very soon by the looks of how your hull is coming on. how much longer until you get some paint on the hull?
  9. Hey guys, I’d managed to finish installing all 32 wheels back onto the springs. I’ve used some new seals were needed but not on everyone. Im Happy with the results. Another big lump ready to install
  10. No worries Fred. Thinners and a light wire wheel is the way forward for cleaning them ready for paint in my opinion. Obviously when the were new and 100% flat, I guess they rubbed the entire face over some abrasive material to take the paint off the tops of the letters. In this case, I used the back side of the Stanley blade.
  11. It’s great seeing the progress, I enjoy seeing through your detailed pictures! Well done John
  12. Cheers Guys! Yes I guess we are lucky to have them. Even the hull tag is great condition but that one requires no paint. I’d like to use some nice little dome slot nuts and bolts rather than rivets to hold the on to protect the paint and plates. Rivets are hard on the plates.
  13. These data plates have been a labour of love! They were a rusty mess, not even readable. I stared by removing the old paint with thinners followed by a GENTLE wire wheel, sprayed them with hamerite paint and In the evenings whilst watching tv I’ve been scratching the paint off the raised letters. I’m very happy with the results 👍
  14. Hello, im happy to measure my fuel tank for you On Monday if that helps? Cheers,Byron
  15. It was steel work Friday, I’ve had some new hat sections folded up and the hardware is nearly ready to be attached in the right places. The hat sections will be nut and bolted to the floor to pull it all up tight and to hold it into position whilst it’s all plug welded back together.
  16. Thank you Patric, I appreciate your comment. When I showed my father and brother the pictures of what I was hoping to get working, they both said “What are you doing”
  17. Hi guys Well I have to say, my little fuel pump restoration was well worth it. What looked like a terminal mess has actually cleaned up very Nicely. 2 new brushes, new gasket, new fuel mesh, some soldering connections and some time and she runs like sewing machine 👌 IMG_3393.MOV
  18. Thank you Patric. I’ve been watching your videos on you tube, It been good to see the weasel videos👍
  19. Well that was a messy job and big on the grease consumption, I ended up using a paint scraper to level with grease in the hubs. They spin beautifully though with the new Timkens Expensive and hard to find CAT seals in action! I bought their stock to keep in the stores for a future weasel. Have a good weekend guys
  20. I’m sure in time Fred you may end up going through different bits of your weasel. The 32 bogies are very time consuming work. I haven’t changed every seal, just the ones that are clearly damaged or thin/crushed
  21. A lovely package of 4 CAT seals have arrived today. I’m much happier now I have these. The rear diff cover removed, cleaned out with petrol, checked bearings and break bands, new gasket made and a spray of oil to keep it all juicy inside. Another good job done. I’ve had NOS bands in stock ready to use from our last weasels but they were not needed again!
  22. Hey guys, The last final large chunk dismantled!! Before heading back to work from our Christmas break I managed to get all 32 bogies pulled, degreased and checked all bearings. I need to change some dust seals but the bearings were in surprisingly great shape! Ready for blast cleaning and painting.
  23. Happy New year to you also Fred! wow, what an amazing way to use your machines! It sounds like you have Weasel heaven! Your going to get the best use out of these! We have some wilderness a few miles away from home, but not on our door step. Enjoying seeing the progress cheers, Byron
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