Page 1 of 1

Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:57 am
by David Brady
Hi,

2007 is when it all happened at the Armortek factory a giant leap forward in the way tigers were manufactured, new tracks, new turret wrap new suspension, three piece sprockets with steel rings the list goes on.
This particular model had been sitting in a shed for I would say most of its life, used in the mud then left wet, not ideal!
It was a real work up to get it back to a standard I was happy with the hull fit kept me busy for a while.
20191022_174832_compress4.jpg
20191026_142911_compress46.jpg
20191026_142947_compress25.jpg
20191026_142943_compress78.jpg
20191022_165621_compress61.jpg
20191022_175830_compress12.jpg
20191021_164534_compress53.jpg

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:31 am
by David Brady
Let the cleaning begin
Nice and clean ready for primer
Nice and clean ready for primer
Steel floor went through a few more process and rust treatment
Steel floor went through a few more process and rust treatment
Ready for assemble
Ready for assemble
Wheels disassembled and cleaned, I was glad when this was over so many pieces.
Wheels disassembled and cleaned, I was glad when this was over so many pieces.
20191026_142934_compress20.jpg
20191026_142924_compress27.jpg
Steel deck cut in preparation for lowering the rear plate ...not sure why my little hammer is in the pic.
Steel deck cut in preparation for lowering the rear plate ...not sure why my little hammer is in the pic.

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:09 am
by David Brady
More progress
20200124_180516_compress47.jpg
20191130_175026_compress49.jpg
20200613_152354_compress2.jpg
20200613_152419_compress60.jpg
20200613_161008_compress41.jpg
Counter sunk steel floor
Counter sunk steel floor
Note to future self - insure all repositioning is done when rear plate is not assembled
Note to future self - insure all repositioning is done when rear plate is not assembled
20200705_165052_compress68.jpg
20200125_135718_compress97.jpg
20200125_135549_compress2.jpg
20200125_135701_compress51.jpg

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:18 am
by David Brady
And some more in no particular order - lowered rear deck and deck supports in place also exhaust studs - hoping to receive Steve Winstone Tiger bumpstops and headlight soon

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:20 pm
by David Brady
Hi,

Fitted Steve Winstone's excellent tiger bump stops - a must have for anyone with a tiger
20201219_115633_compress7.jpg
20201219_120524_compress37.jpg
20201219_115305_compress78.jpg
Regards
David

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:10 pm
by Robert E Morey
David
Remarkable transformation. You're getting quite good at these salvage projects. I need to lower my rear plate height as well - but the hull is assembled. :twisted: Perhaps light cuts with a router will do it. I've seen others cut it down that way. Looking great!
Love to see them resurrected.
Bob

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:57 am
by David Brady
Thanks Bob

I would clamp a steel strip on each side of the rear plate and use edge as a cutting line for a dremel disk or small angle grinder, allow for some adjustments with a file.

Regards
David

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:49 pm
by Robert E Morey
Thanks David,
I'm afraid my Dremel is old and way too wimpy for this task. I do have an angle grinder tho - that's another option. All the best - keep posting progress on Tiger and Jagdpanther - both are looking fantastic esp with Steves' bump stops.
Best,
Bob

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:55 pm
by David Brady
Hi,

A little more progress, filler caps fitted.
20210514_150240_compress88.jpg
20210514_125216_compress66.jpg
20210514_144419_compress67.jpg
Cheers

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 10:59 pm
by Robert Tanzer
And a lovely JP also. :D

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 6:02 pm
by Chang
Hi David,

I really like your restored 2007 Tiger 1. From the last photo of your 20 Dec 2020 thread, 12 small square washers to fix two Exhaust shields can be seen :
1-6Tiger1-312.jpg
1-6Tiger1-312.jpg (88.51 KiB) Viewed 688 times
I know they are not Armortek's parts. Can you tell me how did you get them, and the thickness ?

Regards,
Lerh Chang

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 6:43 pm
by David Brady
Thanks Chang

They are armortek square head! Same as the ones that run down the sides.

This tiger will not have the heat sheilds fitted

Cheers

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 5:52 am
by Chang
David Brady wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:43 pm
Thanks Chang

They are armortek square head! Same as the ones that run down the sides.

This tiger will not have the heat sheilds fitted
Cheers
Hi David, thank you for the quick reply.

I have recently acquired a 2007 late type Tiger 1, found 32 pcs of CE0363 are such square washer included, after reading your answer.

Also like your way to screw the two bulkheads (CE0131 & CE0164, deck supports) with the hull's side panels, instead of the upper deck, which you have cut into two pieces. I think both modifications made all following works easier. :idea:

Keep up good works, and stay safe.

Regards,
Lerh Chang

Re: Late tiger refurbish

Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 8:59 pm
by David Brady
Hi,

I had a spare bag of square stand offs that I used on the back

The rear deck support has been slightly modified to accept the lowered rear section
20210516_184924_compress35.jpg
Thanks