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by Phil Woollard
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 159
Views: 25230

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Thanks boss great weld detail, that is one huge single weld bead, we are talking mega amps . The numbers are great for that little extra detail. 8)
by Phil Woollard
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 159
Views: 25230

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Na!
by Phil Woollard
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 159
Views: 25230

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Very interesting indeed, is the fv number the individual vehicle number or the fv vehicle type? Now is anyone mad enough to add the numbers to each and every track think? 8)
by Phil Woollard
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 159
Views: 25230

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

That recess below the adjusting nut needs milling out to. That raised number/lettering is that the foundry mark or the vehicle id? That front plate weld looks interesting, can we see more of that please boss? 8) I've not been in the tank shop today as I have just moved house, I am now 40 yards from ...
by Phil Woollard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 159
Views: 25230

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

That's better and it looks like they are folded over the fender, that's going to be tricky. 8)
by Phil Woollard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 34153

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I want to have the T plate removable if at all possible so that the pack bay can be opened up like the 1/1 example, then there is plenty of room to get to the motors. I need to assemble all those god dam deck vents first, I am dreading that job but it must be done very soon so I can plan all the dec...
by Phil Woollard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 159
Views: 25230

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

She's a tart indeed but I am falling in love with her, Jesus we better stop the parody or we will be getting ten rolls of rubber wall paper for Christmas 8) Those photos of the bare nickel welds are cool, I am still not certain how the fender skirt fillet is attached, I can see all the fixings all a...
by Phil Woollard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 159
Views: 25230

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Nice clear photos Stephen I can use some of those images for weld details but how is that model of yours coming along? 8)
by Phil Woollard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 34153

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The bigger parts cleanup and priming, and they are big! John if you tighten the m8 bolts for the swing arms they will stay in place and so hold the springs while you work on the rest of the suspension unit. Then loosen the bolts after fitting the assembly. 8)
by Phil Woollard
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 34153

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

John you do what you feels suits you, and what you are happy to live with. I may even go back over some areas as I research and find even more relevant detail! Yours is looking great all ready. Boy we have a long ways to go yet! 8) I think I will turn some covers for that idler nut, or will never sl...
by Phil Woollard
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 34153

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I will check for any flexing of the rear deck once the turret is fitted, I can then decide if it's feasible.
by Phil Woollard
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 34153

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Plodding on even on the day of our Lord.
by Phil Woollard
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 34153

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I feel sad when you are sad Mick! Poor ol Ivano is sad to as the lab that will be producing the L60 motor castings are caught up in the flooding around Venice right now! On another note that cross piece on the engine deck is called the "T piece" so I can now confidently cut things about so that the ...
by Phil Woollard
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 34153

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Guess what I have been doing?
by Phil Woollard
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 76
Views: 10172

Re: Mick's Grant

I wish I could help you Mick !