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Conversion T 34

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Conversion T 34

Post by Rolf Mönke » Tue May 08, 2018 9:25 am

This is an attempt to translate a construction report from German into English using a translater. One may apologize for the mistakes or wrong words. Otherwise it would have been only a photo report.



Summer / fall 2017

For a long time, a very strange project pokes around in my mind. Background / Scenario:

40 years Eastern Front. Material battle. Loot vehicles. There were tons of Russian vehicles and tanks captured. Partially recycled.

Why should not a Russian T 34 reactivate and be restored with German parts? So for example with a tower of a damaged Tiger tank?
At that time, the Russians were considering equipping the T 34/85 with a 88mm.

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Version with a Tiger I tower

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These spinnings as a basis, I have a tower of a Tiger I (ARMORTEK) sought and found. Likewise, I was able to purchase a T 34 from ARMORTEK in autumn 2017. A very nice finished model from the deep south of Germany.


Concurrently with these considerations, I wondered if the tower of a tiger would fit on the tub of a T 34. As an alternative I have as a second version a recovery tank T 34 with equipment from the mountains Panther. That's what he might look like ...... ..

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Since my guess is that the tiger's tower does not fit on the tub, I've already started building a few parts for the T34 Berge.




01/11/2017

Made of polystyrene I got a kit from the loading platform of the Bergepanther. The parts were scaled up from 1:16 to 1: 6. No problem in this day and age.


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01/12/2017

At the front part of the Bergepanzer one could attach a "sliding bar". For this I have made a bracket for the beam.


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Für die Holzbalken habe ich ein uraltes Hartholz (noch von meinem Vater) verwand.

For the wooden beams, I have an ancient hardwood (even from my father) related.

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15/12/2017

Got back my tool parts from my paint specialist.

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Started with the parts of the auxiliary crane. Gem. The execution of Bergepanther I have provided an auxiliary crane. Sketches made, round materials cut to length ... .. Here is the head situation with an auxiliary device for round milling of the parts.

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Der Kran steht auf dem Seitenteil der Wanne und bekommt ein schräges Montagestück.

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At the stern there is a cable gate. Here are castors for lateral deflection installed. Bolt with locking plates

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Crane protest with crane mast and rope gate with welds and primed.

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Greetings from Hamburg

Rolf

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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Rolf Mönke » Wed May 09, 2018 8:26 am

04.01.2018

Working on the auxiliary crane.

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13.03.2018

Have found in the company LUDWIG a supplier who can supply me the soil spike in 1: 6. In the meantime, I wanted to take the ground spike from the FAMO, which is much easier. Then came the redeeming news that the Panther Erdsporn can still be made in steel. Now it's time to wait.
In between the hitch was build.

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24.03.2018

I overcame my electrophobia and reprogrammed the remote control of the T 34. Then put the part on a mobile workbench and pulled the tower. The T 34 is a beautiful vehicle, too bad to chang

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Nevertheless, I want to do it! However, all conversions are planned and carried out so that a dismantling without much effort is possible.

First fitting of the mountain structure of Bergepanther

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Anpassen und montieren des Schiebebalkens (oder wie das Ding heißt).

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26.03.2018

Some parts dismantled and soldered, which did not hold a bond, according to rust protection applied.

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Greetings from Hamburg

Rolf

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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Rolf Mönke » Wed May 09, 2018 8:28 am

28.03.2018

Yesterday the package came with the parts for the earth spur. The company LUDWIG has scanned and laser-cut the parts from 1:16 to 1: 6.

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Parts arranged and provisionally put together and fixed


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The wooden parts have been supplied by Fa. Ludwig as teaching. Without this aid, the assembly would have become quite complicated.

In the afternoon I got an appointment with our locksmith to weld the parts.

After about 3 hours, the earth spike was finished in the shell

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03.04.2018

I also got the rope guide from Fa. LUDWIG and had it welded.

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06.04.2018

I built the fork for the rope. From a square steel fork was born.

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As a rope I decided not to take a wire, but a rope. In the end, I drilled and fused it.

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The plastic cone was then soaked with 2K resin and brought into shape. Then pulled with a lot of resin in the fork.


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The finished sliding bar I have grown on the front.

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Greetings from Hamburg

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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Adrian Harris » Wed May 09, 2018 8:36 am

Amazing workmanship !!!

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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed May 09, 2018 9:53 am

Keep up with the impressive alterations you are making.

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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Steen Vøler » Wed May 09, 2018 10:32 am

Fantastic work - will you be at Hausen am Bach in july?
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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Rolf Mönke » Fri May 11, 2018 8:22 am

Hi Steen,

Yer, I would like to come. But I do not know yet which model.
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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Rolf Mönke » Fri May 11, 2018 8:24 am

16.04.2018

Made a few small parts. I built the spindles for the earth spur. This left-hand thread cut and eyes built.

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These hooks are on the spur for the spindles.

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Also the auxiliary crane could be mounted.

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08.05.2018

I am currently working on with many small subprojects. So for example the loading wall fasteners of GG cultivated. Very nice small castings made of metal.


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Then it went to the rope guide from the winch to the rear of the vehicle. It had to be made there a side jump of about 30mm. Here's a pulley.


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Deflection seen from the front. The small thread is intended as a pilot line, for threading the pull rope. The brown component is a support to the ground.


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Weiter ging es mit Farbarbeiten. Hier wurde der Erdsporn bearbeitet.

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After I pulled the chains, the Aluminum links was treated with aluminum stain. With moderate success.

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Greetings from Hamburg

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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Rolf Mönke » Tue May 15, 2018 9:13 am

11.05.2018

A few more pictures of the rope deflection.

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And a few more impressions.

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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue May 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Brilliant work Rolf yet another unique vehicle! That winch fits in just fine to and the spade is perfect.
I could do with a set of those "loading wall clamps" can you supply a set for me?

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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by simon_manning » Tue May 15, 2018 10:07 pm

interesting and a great project, superb work, regards simon manning,

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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Rolf Mönke » Wed May 16, 2018 9:49 am

Please enter a different name for "" loading wall clamps. "" I can not find a translation. "Yes, the winch fits very well.

Thank you for your words.
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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Phil Woollard » Wed May 16, 2018 3:14 pm

"Loading wall fasteners" I think you call them. Regards Phil.
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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Rolf Mönke » Thu May 17, 2018 8:13 am

I got these closures from Günter Gäbelein. Great little cast parts.
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Re: Conversion T 34

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu May 17, 2018 12:46 pm

Thanks Rolf, do you have a link as I cant find anything on line? Regards Phil.
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