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Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Richard Goodwin » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:22 pm

Phil Woollard wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Thanks Richard, I have had a go using the m2.5 HT cap heads. Also added the rest of the final drive details. When you read the photo text you may wonder why I mentioned using a chainsaw flat file on the HT buttons, well an ordinary file although hard would be damaged by the hard high tensile screws, the chainsaw file is mega hard and cuts the material with ease! Worth keeping one in your tool box 8)
No worries Phil; just thought I'd offer it up whilst the capability is available. Thanks for the info also, Am learning new stuff everyday although I think the grey matter may explode soon due to info overload :shock: but keep it coming whatever happens :lol:

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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:17 pm

Sorry for the late reply Vince, yes the sprocket teeth rings are steel, its got to be the way to go with these big buggers especially the JT! 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:00 am

More progress, and a Question for Armortek.
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The sprocket with the square head bolts, the inner sprocket hub cover still (in my opinion) need studs and castellated or lock nuts to finish.
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The final drive cover plate I'm not sure about.
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A question for Armortek, The final drive has a round cover plate ESO243, with an integral turned part to support the electric motor shaft, does this integral part require an additional brass bush CG0704 ? I don't want to fit the parts together and find a brass bush needs fitting. I have not identified the bush CG0704 as yet as I can't find it listed.
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A bit of a panic this morning, the westerly storm we have right now was threatening to wash the new sand school away, so out comes my trusty tracked vehicle to dig drainage as quick as possible to divert the flow of water.
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This is all run off from the fields above the property.
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Post by Richard Goodwin » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:20 am

Phil, CG0704 is supplied with the motion pack and the drawing now corrected.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:24 am

Cheers Richard much appreciated 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:54 pm

Some photos from today.
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I expect you guys are fed up with my sprocket photos but that should be it but for plugging those tiny holes in the square bolts, I have even added the grease nipple!
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Sorry Armortek my grease packing is a must.
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If you want an easy fix for the sprocket hub m3 lock nut fixings, simply drill with a flat bottom bit from the rear, to mount the hub use the m3 small heads to fix, these are purely cosmetic so a couple of threaded fixings are just fine.
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And fitted from behind, so the lock nuts are dummies and the m3 small heads are the fixings.
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The dreaded scalf, which will be transformed by the apprentice into British camo netting! I have also found packs of m2.5 lock nuts.
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Richard Goodwin » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:31 pm

Looking good Phil, Great level of detail in the descriptions and text, perfect for newbie like me.....keep it coming, thank you.

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Post by Andy McMath » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:21 pm

Phil, this is a fantastic write up of the stages so far, your attention to detail and skill are amazing. It is a great help following your thread.Keep up the great work. 👍Andy

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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:35 am

Thanks guys, im back, sort of. I will post less for now until I have a new land line!
Some more progress on the bath tub, 8)
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The extra m3 detail for the final drive castings. Simply longer m3 bolts with lock nuts, not totally correct but close, the real thing uses blind bolts from different sides.
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Yet again the sprocket photo all done for now, the m3 fixings picked out in red.
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The suspension m4 detail needed.
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The possible fix to get the suspension assemblies looking a tad better, a longer bolt from behind with an m4 nut on show.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:05 pm

Some more progress 8)
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Just got to see what it's going to look like
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Checking the track shade. Bare with me with the rust guys, you will have to wait for the end result!
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Spot the extra detail.
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Bazooka plate stays with a little extra detail.
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You will need to clear the threads, now I use a power driver because I'm under pressure to prep, be careful if you use the same as you can strip the threads very easily, so maybe use a hand tap!
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You will need a to consider the hull and idler fixings are deeper as you move down the piece.
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M3 studs with lock nuts to replace the hex bolts.
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M4 hex to replace the cap head.
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The idler in position.
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Get yourselves a few boxes of these.m3 and m4.
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:55 pm

My favourite part of an afv's build.....the arse .
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The lifting lugs require a fair amount of cleaning up but I do have a couple of machines to speed that process up.
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Love the way it's looking.
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Etched and ready for tons of details.
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Not in the build sequence this rear box but I want to get it mounted so I can add all the conduits around the rear before I move on to the grill assemblies
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The extra m4 detail kinda finishes off the suspension assemblies.
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Inside the tub, I will replace the rest of the cap heads with hex as I want to detail the pack compartment.
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There's quite a lot of tooling marks to remove but I lhave a machine to help with that task. Use a power file if you have good hand eye coordination or leave well alone and do it by hand, that thing can destroy a parts appearance in seconds!
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The apprentice working on the tracks, look at the rust on the hands and face lol.
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Post by michael hilton » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:41 pm

Phil, you are a hard taskmaster, and the lovely lady....has the Patience of Job.... :) Mick

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Vince Cutajar » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:27 pm

Don't be surprised to receive a hefty bill from your apprentice.

Something like "the house needs redoing"!!!

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by John Clarke » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:03 pm

Phil said
"My favourite part of an afv's build.....the arse" :lol:

Sorry Phil, you really should supply your work force with proper PPE ( personel protective equipment). Latex gloves would have been a nice touch.

Love the added details, I do like the towing plate, axel extentions, nice little reminders. 8)

It's Black and Decker work mate time for me now starting Saturday.

Sadly, I can only depend on a few minions to help me out. :roll:
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:30 pm

More progress.
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I know it looks like a range wreck right now but do bare with me!
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This little beauty takes some thinking about.
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I'm using fairly small fixings on the exhaust fitting. The standard m3 is for comparison.
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I tip, if you have no small head fittings then try reducing the m3 heads by spinning in a power drill and holding it against emery paper, this technique can be used to make threaded rivets.
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I shall now start on the delicate fixing details for this rear box, of which there any many, along with weld run details.
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