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1946 T-6 Crawler


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On 9/15/2021 at 1:47 PM, Mogulman said:

Does anyone have photos or details of the armrests for the T/TD-6?  I would really like to know whether the originals had piping on them, how long and thick they might be...even the dimensions and shape of the angle iron that I think is used to mount them.

Thanks!

here you go. t6 my neighbor has.

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16 hours ago, just Dave said:

Looking good. Do these machines get out for a little exercise when finished, exhibition type events?

They are demonstrated annually.  Sometimes they go into the gallery for a stretch.  Sometimes they get taken to events.  Sometimes they take a break from operation for a season because they have been used quite a bit.  

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On 11/14/2021 at 10:47 PM, Mogulman said:

They are demonstrated annually.  Sometimes they go into the gallery for a stretch.  Sometimes they get taken to events.  Sometimes they take a break from operation for a season because they have been used quite a bit.  

As soon as Terry Capp donated all the Wheeler Dealer drag race cars I went to the museum, was a tad disappointed when they told me they were prepping them for display at a later date, now I look at the website and they had an exhibit and are now back in storage🙄can't catch a break on this one, might just have to continue on with my teen memories,  I can vouch the restorations are outstanding. 

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Did you do gyptal inside the final housings? Super nice clean area for reassembly. What was your process for installing the bearings on the shafts?

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2 hours ago, hardtail said:

Did you do gyptal inside the final housings? Super nice clean area for reassembly. What was your process for installing the bearings on the shafts?

Yes, glyptal was used as it was on the original.  We have nice presses to put bearings on shafts. 

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Mogulman,

Your work and skill level and attention to detail is amazing. Now understanding your roots in a museum it makes good sense. I don't check in here much sine my TD6 went down the road. But this was well worth stopping in to see your progress!

 Its going to be a awesome T6 for sure!

Regards,

 Chris

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I have a similar vintage TD9 that I've been using for 33 yrs and I love it very much but after looking at what you've done I am absolutely SPEECHLESS! Thank you for the pictures I probably won't live long enough to see the end of that project!

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On 12/18/2021 at 5:49 AM, Rawleigh99 said:

Can you explain how you did the leathers? I need to do that on some of the seals on my 500c.  I actually need to do the rubbers around the edge as well. You have any ideas on that? You can't get the seals I need new anymore.

We acquired the leather from a leather company.  They provided us with some advice on what to use.  We then cut the leather with a gasket cutter.  The challenge of the rubber...well...we are glad we didn't have too.  Not sure, but you may have to find a company that does rubber vulcanizing and see if they can help you out.

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On 12/18/2021 at 7:14 AM, markd said:

I have a similar vintage TD9 that I've been using for 33 yrs and I love it very much but after looking at what you've done I am absolutely SPEECHLESS! Thank you for the pictures I probably won't live long enough to see the end of that project!

Should be done for the summer of 2023 if all goes well.

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It seems things tick along quietly and then all of a sudden, final drives are assembled and the frame is attached and the sheet metal is being fit and made sure it is correct and straight.  Fenders were bad as they had been chopped off.  They will take some special care to rebuild.

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So, after examining the roller axles a bit more carefully…they will be replaced.  There is more wear that were truly realized on top of rust damage and some have had weld repairs on the seal areas.  Photos don’t like show the full depth of wear, but the corrosion shows well and the one photo you can see some bronze in one of the lubrication holes…from the original bushing.

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