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Posted September 19, 2012 - 05:54 PM

Looking great Ray, keep up the excellent work.
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Posted September 19, 2012 - 09:49 PM

I'm simply running out of adjectives to describe how much you awe me! You are the embodiment of self sufficiency Ray! What did you do for a living before your retired (if you don't mind me asking)?
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 05:24 AM

Great pic/description of re doing the clutches, thanks for sharing those.
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 06:41 AM

Ray! What did you do for a living before your retired (if you don't mind me asking)?

I worked in quality control for the machining industry from 1968 until I retired in 2000.
From 1990 until 2000, I also had a part time business at home building street rods.

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 08:19 AM

Keep up that great work ,Ray.It's coming along nicely. :thumbs:
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Posted September 21, 2012 - 03:40 PM

Here is what a new steering clutch pack looks like when it is all assembled.

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I cut the heads off of two bolts and threaded them into a couple of the mounting holes to help as guide pins to re-assemble the crawler.

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The separator plate is located on the guide pins.
Then the clutch drum is lined up with the notches on the clutch pack and slid into place.

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Next the final drive is blocked up on the lift cart so it can be raised up into position.

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Then it is also located on the guide pins and drawn into place with four of the mounting bolts.

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The right side is finished and the left side is next.
I use a black RTV gasket sealer and you can see that some of it has squeezed out.
After this dries, I'll trim off the excess with a razor knife and it will leave a clean seam all the way around the housing.

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Both final drives are finished.

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 04:00 PM

Bet she'll turn on a dime now, Ray! Thanks!
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Posted September 21, 2012 - 08:44 PM

Great progress Ray.
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 10:39 PM

Your not far from the painting point yourself. This is coming along nicely. From your back end photo you should wouldn't recognize that crawler as a B JD.
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 01:49 PM

The front idlers are separated from the side brackets.

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This is as far down as I'm going to take it for painting.
The crawler is off the stands and I set it down on the garage floor.
I bolted a piece of wood over the hole in the top of the transmission and the front of the carb so water can't get in.
The hydraulic fittings and other holes have been caped off.
Now I'm trying to figure out how I can pick this up with the forklift and put it on the trailer.
Then I can take it, the front idlers and the tracks down to the car wash and clean it all up.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 02:00 PM

Looks good Ray, just one question, which trailer are you going to try to set it on??
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 02:09 PM

Looks good Ray, just one question, which trailer are you going to try to set it on??

The goose neck.
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 02:42 PM

It looks more like a Thanksgiving Turkey after lunch now.
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 03:10 PM

Can your fork lift pick up all of the crawler?
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 03:19 PM

It looks more like a Thanksgiving Turkey after lunch now.

Does look a bit lacking! If you didn't know what it was, be kind of hard to figure out!
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