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Total Restoration of a 15 Motor Patrol

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12 years 8 months ago #60107 by thomas84
Very nice find! Im looking forward to the photos in the future. Did they come with those cleats on the track pads? Or are they added on later?

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12 years 8 months ago #60108 by side-seat
Thanks all for the kind words of encouragement everybody:thumb:

Very nice find! Im looking forward to the photos in the future. Did they come with those cleats on the track pads? Or are they added on later?


thomas84, As far as I know the 15 had the clip on grousers originally. I haven't done anything with the tractor yet. I have it tucked away at my farm untill I get the grader attachment done. I'm probably going to pull an engine from one of my 15's in the parts row. I doubt if I want to go to the trouble of beating the pistons out of the original 15 and machining sleeves to fix the block. The deck is all pitted too from years of mouse piss and by the time I resurface that deck the pistons will be sticking out of the top :deadhorse:
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12 years 8 months ago #60256 by side-seat
Got a little more done this past week. We had a hard time removing the gib key on the scarifier lift.

Inside of steering box


Cracking open the scarifier worm gear


First attempts to remove the gib key



After few hours of failed attempts to wedge the key with two chisels,I decided to machine myself a proper tool to fit the slide hammer. After heating with the rosebud I finally got it out.


The gear came right off with the OTC puller


Gear removed from the housing now and ready to be degreased.


Next step I decided to tear apart the cab. I need some of the castings used on it to get sand blasted. Most of the original is crap so I'll be making new metal parts on here. They used 1/2'' rivets throughout and that to me seems like an over kill. I guess I'll have fun bucking all them back in on reassembly.





Too many years sitting sunk into the ground.



Nice iron work here:thumb:


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12 years 8 months ago #60261 by lyoncat
Steve,
Great work and thanks for the progress pics! good job with the slide hammer too! :thumb:

Mike.
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11 years 7 months ago #73608 by side-seat
I haven't touched this project for a year now and decided to get back at it again. I'm tired of walking past it in my shop everyday.
I did have one of my sons drag the donor 15 I need the engine from out of the field last October but nothing has been done on that yet.
This past weekend I took a pickup truck load of rusty parts over to another ACMOC member who does sand blasting.
Maybe my goal if possible, is to finish this machine for the 2013 HCEA show that will be hosted by the National Pike Steam Horse and Gas Assoc. near Brownsville,PA.
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11 years 7 months ago #73646 by Mike Meyer
Replied by Mike Meyer on topic You are winning
Great photo's and story so far, thanks for sharing, you sure have a nice looking workshop!!:smokin: Good luck on the rest of the journey, you obviously have the brains and ability, and are really lucky to have your family enjoy sharing your passion.
regards
Mike
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11 years 7 months ago #74342 by side-seat
Well, I got a pile of parts sandblasted and primed with Cat Primer. I'm still undecided if I should paint the grader Gray or yellow?
One idea that came to mind was to, paint the grader yellow and the tractor gray






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11 years 7 months ago #74343 by JasonPayneCrawlers
grader yellow and tractor grey:thumb::thumb:Nice
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11 years 7 months ago #74344 by Oil Slick
Great thread! Keep on posting pics :thumb:
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11 years 7 months ago #74353 by Old_n_slo


By the way, Why can't I post larger pictures like I have earlier in my thread? These tiny popup thumbs don't show much


Your smaller thumbnail pics are ones that you "upload" as attachments and count towards the size limit we have here on this site. This option is selected below under "attachments".

The larger scale pics are HTML hosted pics from your Imageshack account. Those don't count towards the size limit, as they are not hosted on ACMOC. These pics are "linked" by using the icon above which looks like a globe and has a bicycle link in the second row of icons above.

Keep up the inspiring work!
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