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JagdPanther - Advice

Post by Steen Vøler » Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:26 pm

Hi tankers

My JagdPanther is going to have a major makeover which includes:

Wheels of - new bearings etc
Suspension to be adjusten to more correct height ( ground clearence is only 5 cm needs to be between 7-9 cm)

New rubber for roadwheels

Cleaning and painting the interior

Mounting a new base plate for batteries

New AGM batteries installation (going from 2 x 24A ACID to 4 x 20A AGM reducing weight by 10 kg

New paint schema


My questions is - are there any particular areas that I need to be aware of practially stripping the tank down and rebuilding it

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Re: JagdPanther - Advice

Post by dennypatterson » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:20 am

:cry: hello. i,m in the process of stripping my jag. i would fit the double torsion bar upgrade, rides a lot better, i have done this to my panther,check the roll pins on the motor shaft, see that all nuts , bolts are tight. i see that you are worried about weight all my tanks have 4 batteries in, never run out of juice!!!!
surprised that you are fitting new bearings and rubbers, mine was one of the first produced, and has been hacked from hell to high water.....still going strong, famous last words all the best denny. and good luck!!!

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Re: JagdPanther - Advice

Post by Steen Vøler » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:39 am

hi Dennis
thanks for the advice.some of the roadwheels are loose which I suspect to be the bearings.

attached is a picture of one roadwheel where you can see that the bearing is rusty.

also a picture of my home made wheel cap unscrewer 8)
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Re: JagdPanther - Advice

Post by dennypatterson » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:32 pm

:lol: you may find that you need a washer between bearing and cap to stop the wheel moving side to side,it looks as though you have been driving through the sea!!!!!also i forgot to mention do,nt use grub screws on the torsion bars, its better to use cap heads, you can get more purchase on them, i think that a tank like yours , looks better its used, and not put in a glass case, or as i call them wilton, axminster carpet tanks , only used in the lounge,,,,, i had a cap removal tool made very good.. denny,
p.s armourtek, havent got any uprated suspensions, at the moment, but i belive going to make some soon, so get your name down..

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Post by Steve Stuart » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:45 pm

Denny
The Wilton-Axminsters, a Yeomanry Regiment, not much use, with a pretensions to grandeur?
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Re: JagdPanther - Advice

Post by Dave Boller » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:30 pm

What are you doing???? The rust looks beautiful. I thought I was looking at a real tank at first. (LOL)
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