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#1 jabelman OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 07:41 PM

saved another one! a neighbor saw this on Craigslist and told me, I called and 1/2 hr later a panzer in the back of the truck for a very fair price it's actually in better shape than it looks. it's about 95% complete in boxes. I got the original engine to.

so sometime in 2017 this one will get a full resto. I always threaten my wife that she is going to get the next panzer.
nice to find one local for a change.

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 07:50 PM

Nice! It's always good to find them close to home, and it does look to be in good shape.
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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:01 PM

So - what model is it? Looks to be a T-75 or 758. Are you FINALLY going to cave in and give this one to the wife? And don't go thinking you're going to unload it on her "as is"  :shoot2:


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:11 PM

Don't be surprised if she wants a Pink Panzer :rolling: :rolling:


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:19 PM

Don't be surprised if she wants a Pink Panzer :rolling: :rolling:


it would be purple!

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:24 PM

So - what model is it? Looks to be a T-75 or 758. Are you FINALLY going to cave in and give this one to the wife? And don't go thinking you're going to unload it on her "as is" :shoot2:


I am thinking it's a t75, I got the briggs block at some point someone put a rope cup on it to wind start it. I will post some more pics tomorrow and go through the boxes and inventory everything
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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:41 PM

it would be purple!

Don't laugh - I've seen a modified pulling Panzer done in dark purple and it actually looked pretty sharp.


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 03:05 AM

Great save, have fun with it !



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Posted August 31, 2016 - 08:05 AM

Jason, let me know what parts your lacking as I have parts for it you can have.



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Posted August 31, 2016 - 08:35 AM

Jason, let me know what parts your lacking as I have parts for it you can have.


thanks hank much appreciated.

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Posted September 07, 2016 - 05:49 PM

so the panzer is tore down, inventoried all the parts, almost complete, looking for a parking brake, left foot pedal and a lift spring. wish these tractors could talk be interested in knowing the history, at some point someone repainted and actually had it apart to repaint, also has very little use or wear all the bushings were very tight, tires almost new aside from cracking. then I assume something must have happened to the engine it's locked up and must have been parked for decades, the engine unfortunately can't be saved aside from a few parts, it will be a repower.

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Posted September 18, 2016 - 07:47 PM

a few updates (if one of the moderators see this, can you please add to the title "and restoration T75" thanks

last of the tear down was to see what was going on with the brakes, both were seized, the drums were a treat to get off. both sides had broken return springs, so I went to 2 napa's to find them I swear nobody can match parts anymore it's sad, I then went to the local hardware store and in 2 minutes found exact matches 6 bucks for the pair. I did get the engine plate rubber bushings at napa. I also have to jb weld the brake pad back on to the shoe, I am sure it will be fine stopping at 4mph

next was the parking brake cast part. since I couldn't find on yet I was looking at the one on the t70 and said I can just make it. so I didn't have any stock aluminum laying around and then it hit me. the cutting board is super hard plastic, sure enough it's same thickness, snuck it out of the kitchen traced it out and cut on the scroll saw, sanded drilled the hole, just got put 2 bushings in it good enough match if i ever find a real one. I should have took pics, now I have to buy another cutting board before the wife notices.

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Posted September 19, 2016 - 07:55 PM

Yeah- sometimes those brake drums will just about fall off on their own and other times it will take a drum puller and sledge hammer to get them to finally let go, and even then, it can be a struggle. Jim Haynes let me borrow his puller to free up a couple of stubborn Panzer drums and I thought for sure the tool was going to bust before the drums finally popped off !


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Posted September 20, 2016 - 04:05 AM

I am sure this is the first time it's been off since it left Waynesboro Virginia
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Posted October 06, 2016 - 07:02 PM

a few pics and update ,i have it all taken down and most parts are prepped for paint, plan is to get the frame and small/misc parts done this weekend, will tackle the sheet metal next, a couple dings on the fenders will need attention. reassembly will be over the winter

she decided not go purple, but instead a nice clean stock rebuild with a couple nice touch ' s I thought of.

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