More Sherman repairs.

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Allan Richards
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Post by Allan Richards » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:56 pm

Adrian,

You say you've stripped the track now but I think I would have left them assembled and dropped the lot in some diesel to soak then tried to free up the track pins in the links. Those blocks holding the links together look really good and I would make every effort to keep them
Allan Richards

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Robert E Morey
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Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:49 pm

Adrian,
Good luck removing the broken screws. Keep us posted how you manage that! Maybe small screw extractor? The screws are pretty soft, but so is the aluminum hub. :x

Sounds like the repairs are coming along well.

Dumb question: how come you left this thing out in the rain and weather?

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Adrian Harris
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Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:38 pm

> Dumb question: how come you left this thing out in the rain and weather?

T'wasn't me :!: :!:

It spent the time on a hillock outside the Armortek factory, having been placed there for an Open Day.

See my Gallery for a photo of it in situ.

Adrian.

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Robert E Morey
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Post by Robert E Morey » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:46 pm

Adrian,
Didn't see your gallery photos till now. Wow poor thing neglected like that. Mark apparently didn't want it anymore? Hope you got a great price on it! Some of the rust looks cool -like on the turret.

Good for you bringing her back to running condition! Great project!

Bob

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