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by Robert E Morey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Help with Sherman
Replies: 17
Views: 8019

Dale,
Yes those plates look spot on. Well done. Thanks as always for the great photos.
Bob
by Robert E Morey
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther - Drivers hatch hinge
Replies: 3
Views: 3098

Panther - Drivers hatch hinge

Hi everyone, Thought I would share my latest tidbits I made on my Panther build. I cannot seem to get my gallery to work so I'll try to post photos here. I made some new hinges for the drivers hatches. Also made some stops for the mantlet. Thanks to Kent Wiik for the design assistance on the hinge, ...
by Robert E Morey
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Help for Panther's suspensions
Replies: 5
Views: 3461

Rolland, I would recommend hand filing the flats or machining them. Unless you are very careful grinding them, one can overheat the steel and change its temper from very springy to soft. You would know if you change the temper by a change in color in the steel. Use a lot of cooling water if grinding...
by Robert E Morey
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Help with Sherman
Replies: 17
Views: 8019

Dale/Mike, The side aplique armor was 1" thick as well, and was usually, but not always factory applied. Dale don't forget to taper the top edge as well. How are you going to attach it? I was planning on screwing mine down somehow, but its at an odd angle to everything around it? Thanks for pioneeri...
by Robert E Morey
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther sprocket conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 11735

Tim, I can make you a set of hinges. I have a couple types. Kent wanted his exactly like the original, so the hinge slot spacing is different, and will require modifying the brass M4 hinge bolts supplied with the kit to be a bit wider. I didn't want to change the M4 hinge bolts, so I kept the hinge ...
by Robert E Morey
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Help with Sherman
Replies: 17
Views: 8019

Dale, Its pretty close. I believe the real armor used was 1" thick. In 1/6 scale that is .167" or 4.23mm. Many times aplique armor was made from what ever could be scrounged, cut and salvaged from other tanks. Most US tanks had armor in inch thicknesses, so aplique armor was typically in 1, 2, 3" in...
by Robert E Morey
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther sprocket conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 11735

Kent, This is a real WAG on the metal piece in question, but perhaps a shim of some kind? Looking at the real photo of the sprocket, it looks like the front sprocket ring is a separate piece from the rear casting? Maybe a shim, or data plate of some kind? Good one, a real stumper. Tim, With Kents he...
by Robert E Morey
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther sprocket conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 11735

Kent, Awesome work, I really like your cast look technique. I might add my 2 cents on why the thin metal strips are bent around the bolts heads. This could be a cheap and very fast method of keeping the bolts from working loose. A sort of thread locker. These tanks were around before the days of Loc...
by Robert E Morey
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Panther Tow Shackles - 1 Set
Replies: 10
Views: 5333

They look awesome Kent! Great job, and great idea to make them look cast.

Thanks for the kudos'
Bob
by Robert E Morey
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Help for Panther's suspensions
Replies: 5
Views: 3461

Alex, You want the flat on BOTH sides of the torsion bar. One flat under the M6 screw in the hull. The other flat such that the two M4/M5 grub screws in suspension arm contact on the flat. The two flats on the torsion bar must be at the correct angle apart for the suspension arm to hang correctly. T...
by Robert E Morey
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Beltring Panther
Replies: 3
Views: 2936

Dave, Great photos of the Beltring Panther A. Anybody know any history on this tank? Its obviously been beat up a bit, but apparently been restored to running condition? Amazing that it runs with the huge hole in the right drive sprocket and two penetrations in the right rear pannier. Looks to be ab...
by Robert E Morey
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Early Panther Ausf G Idler Wheel
Replies: 100
Views: 48246

Tim,
Not thats a good wife. Allows you to get another expensive toy, so long as you finish the first.
by Robert E Morey
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Help for Panther's suspensions
Replies: 5
Views: 3461

Alex, It sounds like your torsion bar screws may not be gripping properly allowing the suspension to sag? Have you tried machining or grinding (filing) small flats on the torsion bars? This would help If the torsion bars are slipping. I know it is quite a bit of work to add this now, but I think it ...
by Robert E Morey
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Modifications made during and after a years running
Replies: 30
Views: 12764

Making bearing bushes for Sherman

Message to Alan Richards, Alan sorry it took so long to answer your question. I did not use a stock bronze bush and modify it - although that is possible, and a good idea. I started with blank bearing bronze and machined it completly. Your idea of starting with a stock size would definately save som...
by Robert E Morey
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Early Panther Ausf G Idler Wheel
Replies: 100
Views: 48246

Tim, Your work is fabulous on your Panther. Wow have I got my work cut out for me on mine! You're like Vince, a couple of weeks and you've got a bunch of stuff changed and all new photos! It takes me weeks to make 1 part. Thanks for the inspiration! Your zimm is the perfect scale, but I think I will...