Late tiger refurbish

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Late tiger refurbish

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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.
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Re: Late tiger refurbish

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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.
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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.
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More progress
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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
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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
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Hi,

Fitted Steve Winstone's excellent tiger bump stops - a must have for anyone with a tiger
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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

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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.

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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.
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Re: Late tiger refurbish

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Hi,

A little more progress, filler caps fitted.
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And a lovely JP also. :D

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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 :
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I know they are not Armortek's parts. Can you tell me how did you get them, and the thickness ?

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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

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David Brady wrote:
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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.

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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
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