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D2 going in the shop

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4 years 4 months ago #164034 by d2gary
D2 going in the shop was created by d2gary
Finally got the kinks worked out of the D4 so it will it be handling the workload this summer. The D2 has never really had anything done to it just worked to death. It definitely needs some well earned tlc. I have a long list of things to do including, paint, tracks, steering clutches and brakes, various oil leaks, blade repair and anything else I find along the way. Don't want a factory original restoration just a good clean functional tractor.
Got it in the shop but not before it was considerate enough to throw the track 20 feet from the door. Luckily I have a different flavor yellow backhoe to pop the track back on.

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4 years 4 months ago #164045 by mrsmackpaul
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dont you just hate it when that happens


Paul

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4 years 4 months ago #164096 by d2gary
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dont you just hate it when that happens


Paul





Maybe this had something to do with the track coming off
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4 years 4 months ago #164104 by Rome K/G
Replied by Rome K/G on topic D2 going in the shop
Na, allot a life left there yet. lol

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4 years 3 months ago #164986 by d2gary
Replied by d2gary on topic A little progress
Gave the D2 a little bath and started to remove some parts. Even found some yellow paint under all the dirt a d oil!


I think there's something going on with the left side track frame and I'm pretty sure it's not good
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4 years 3 months ago #164999 by ctsnowfighter
Replied by ctsnowfighter on topic Lifecycle
That tired old machine has seen it better days! Good Luck with the restoration! Only going to take lots of love and money.
Cat salesman here in days gone by, "Pick up the radiator cap and run a new one under it"

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4 years 3 months ago #165001 by mrsmackpaul
Replied by mrsmackpaul on topic D2 going in the shop
good news is it all can fixed
you do some good work on your machines


Paul

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4 years 3 months ago #165022 by d2gary
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I don't think I can in good faith comment on the radiator cap repair because my wife seems to think I should leave the cap on and drive it away.
I've read a lot on this forum about restoring old cats and I feel like there's nothing that can't be fixed.
I definitely don't have cat certified rebuild pockets but I do have lots of love so we'll see
I also have the luxury of time on this one since I have the D4 running and working
Looks like some of this stuff hasn't been touched in a long time, it should be interesting

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4 years 3 months ago #165028 by mrsmackpaul
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I find I can achieve a awful lot with a lot of time and a little money
My work is never done right by collectors standards but it seems to work ok

Paul

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4 years 3 months ago #165029 by drujinin
Replied by drujinin on topic Lol!
I have a set of rails like those!
The bushings are "slightly" better than yours!
Take your time, it'll get done!

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