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A Childhood Dream Realized...My Very Own T70ES

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#91 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2015 - 09:14 AM

Your restoration is looking good.

I'm impressed that you are disassembling so well to sand blast all the parts.

Most people wouldn't bother to remove the brake drums and backing plates from the rear axle.


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Posted December 06, 2015 - 07:42 PM

I may regret going down so far if I can't find those cardboard seals for the axles.  Mostly, I just wanted to inspect the bearings. I am making a conscious effort not to take too many shortcuts since I'm writing this thread.  I don't want people questioning the quality of my work. 



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Posted December 06, 2015 - 07:45 PM

You didn't take axles of carrier out?

No.  Everything looked good, spun smoothly, and the gear lash felt about right so I didn't want to disturb it.  I taped up the bearings real good for blasting and painting, but left it all together.  Once the brake assemblies go back on, I'll fill the dif with fresh oil and I expect it will be happy for a few more decades.



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Posted December 11, 2015 - 03:32 PM

Someone recommended to me for the seal to get a solid piece of cork and cut them yourself. I did it a little different and found a real grease seal that I could put in with some modification to the backing plate.  Though these panzers are notorious for having different rear end arrangements even within the same years since the rear axles were used to begin with.

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 03:41 PM

BTW, love the story, but I have too much ADD to read everything ;)


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 05:43 PM

My panzer I made paper gaskets just like the ones that came with it. I did clean out the grease fitting holes and put fittings in like the car has. so I grease the rear axle bearings. I also lift the back of the tractor up to get gear oil on the bearings. Flipping the housing up side down you don't lube the bearings I put all new ring and pinon bearings in because they didn't get any oil on them.


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Posted December 21, 2015 - 08:46 PM

So, for the past couple weeks, I've been cleaning parts and getting them sandblasted.  I'm into the sandblaster for about $250 and I'm probably 70% complete through that phase of the job.  From the sandblaster's shop, I've been delivering the parts directly to the painter's house.  I think he was hoping to get all the parts at once and knock out the entire job, but I've been dragging my feet a bit.  The disassembly, degreasing, and cataloguing takes a lot longer than I expected.  The upside is that he's taken to doing some body work while he's waiting.  He filled and shaped the hood...he did some welding on the cover that goes over the differential sprocket...and, now that the hood is so nice and smooth, he's smoothing out the grill as well.  I was just hoping for a basic paint job, but I think I'm going to get something better than I expected.  It's going to be way too nice to mow my lawn.

 

He called me tonight to tell me that the white parts were ready for pick-up.  I rushed up for an early Christmas.

 

So this is what I started with...

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And this is what came back to me...

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They're so smooth and shiny that I hate to even mount rubber on them...and the seat looks like it should be hanging on the wall of my garage...I couldn't be happier with the results.  I was reluctant to bother him with this job initially because I figured all of the small pieces would just be such an annoyance...and I suspect they are...but the quality of his work is so good.  I hope this doesn't turn him off of taking my calls in the future...I've got a Jeep that I'm hoping he'll paint next year.


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Posted December 21, 2015 - 11:15 PM

Looks great!  I didn't see the shape of the seat before it went to paint. Was it in good shape around the bolt mounts? Mine looked really great then started to crack around the bolt holes when I started using it. Had to go to a seat from central tractor, which sucked... but afterwards I don't regret too much because the stock seat didn't have much back or side to keep my but from wanting to slide off the seat!

Great job.


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Posted December 22, 2015 - 09:05 AM

Before and after pics of my seat...

 

After sandblasting in my cabinet

 

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After hitting it with a wire wheel

 

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After prime and paint

 

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Posted December 22, 2015 - 08:17 PM

After a marathon day of final disassembly and degreasing, I'm finally done! There's nothing left. Everything that can be disassembled has been. It's just a pile of parts. Dave, the painter, is going to be so pissed. Just look at all these tiny parts.

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Posted December 22, 2015 - 08:51 PM

I don't think you're going to make 'customer of the year' in Dave's eyes. Might want to wait on asking about the Jeep for a year. Or two.
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Posted December 22, 2015 - 09:02 PM

I'm banking on his sentimentality after he reads this thread...or maybe he'll just charge me extra for pain and suffering.
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Posted December 25, 2015 - 10:24 PM

The word on the street is that Dave may be shooting some parts for me this weekend. He shot me a couple text messages. I saw a label with the words "Tantalizing Turquoise" on it and this picture...image1.JPG

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Posted December 26, 2015 - 04:57 PM

I love this article. I too have a t70es that my daughter and I are going to restore. It is hers. What size wheels are on the front of your tractor? I know mine are incorrect. As for engine parts, check out M&D Small Engine.LLC  .They claim that they can meet your parts needs. Thanks in advance, Dave



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Posted December 26, 2015 - 07:14 PM

My front wheels measure 6 7/8" outside diameter and 3 7/8" wide. I have no idea if they are truly stock. The tires that came off them were 4.10/3.5-6

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