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#1 Dieselcowboy OFFLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 11:33 PM

I am currently restoring a T75ES Panzer down to the last nut and bolt. At this point of process is where we probably all step back and think what did I get myself into? Hope I can remember where this pile of parts goes! As can be seen by pics I'm all the way down to bare rear case. Rear end is getting all new seals, bearings are in good shape. Frame just got back from the sand blaster. Pits will be smoothed with filler before paint. Stopped by Napa today and had turquoise paint mixed. Another $100 there. A box full of new parts was ordered from Dandy Sales today also. Updates still to come as my progress continues. Keep checking back!

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 04:36 AM

You're coming right along on it.Thanks for the photos.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 06:31 AM

Kind of like my GTV at the moment. I, too, am hoping to remember where things go! Thanks for sharing and good luck!

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 07:06 AM

I enjoyed seeing the Panzer fame bare to see how the rear was attached . Keep up the good work and pictures of your progress , Al

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 09:32 AM

Great job Matt!

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 05:09 PM

Rear axle is all back together with fresh greased bearings. Pits are filled and hopefully tomorrow I can have the frame painted. High here is central Indiana is suppose to be around 80. Pics to follow of course.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 07:26 PM

Nice Job Matt, Do ypu have any pics of how your steeriing shaft went together to the wheel? I have a spring in between 2 retainers. nice job keep us posted!!

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 08:14 PM

My steering shaft was cut and dry. Shaft brace only has two retainers holding it in place.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 06:47 PM

After an ominous weather start this morning I had my chance to lay some paint. Here's what she's going to look like.... Sure a good feeling to see the hard work starting to pay off. The hood sure came out sweet for having to weld tabs back into it were it had been cut out. You can see my wife in it as she was taking a pic.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 11:34 PM

Dang! He's even restoring the inside of the brake drum. Hard Core. Can't wait to see more.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 04:25 AM

That looks good! thanks for the pics!
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:08 AM

Wow,that is really looking good.Thanks for sharing the photos with us.
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 07:26 PM

Great Job Matt what paint did you go with? The paint looks great.
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:43 PM

I used NAPA's PPG single stage paint, hardener and thinner. Color: Turquoise. Where I work we have a NAPA store in our fleet shop so I get great pricing on their products. I find no matter what brand you go with stick with everything one brand.
For everyone I love seeing the feed back you leave on my project. Good or bad.

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Posted April 05, 2012 - 07:43 PM

Just got my box of parts from Dandy's and hopefully after a full week of not being able to work on this project I can get back to it this week end sometime. At least the paint dried on what I had previously painted with out me touching it. That's rare, I'm kinda impatient.




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