Challenger project

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Re: Challenger project

Post #41 by FOWLER MAN » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:24 pm

Hello All,
Bit more progress on the Challenger this week, got the tank off, cleaned out and sand-blasted.
Sprayed the bottom of the tank, cleaned down and spraying the back of the machine before it goes back on. I'll be finishing bits with Fowler orange later this week.
I took advantage of the tank being off to strip, clean and grease all the clevis pins on the clutch and brake control linkages too.
Had Fowlers for 40 years and never had a tank off one before.
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Re: Challenger project

Post #42 by martyn williams » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:54 pm

She is taking shape Fred,will get another Fowler decal for you.Keep up the good work.I am up Mountain Ash next week may pop in an see you if you are around.
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Re: Challenger project

Post #43 by FOWLER MAN » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:58 pm

Hello again,
A few more progress pics. of the Fowler, starting to get quite excited about it now. :D
Not much work on at the moment, :thumbdown: so I'm able to give it a bit of time. :thumbup:
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Re: Challenger project

Post #44 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:46 pm

Every little bit counts Fred and she's coming along nicely now :thumbup: no work? Well at least that leaves you plenty of play time ;)

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Re: Challenger project

Post #45 by FOWLER MAN » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:19 pm

Thanks Jeremy, :thumbup: and now there's a bit more progress. :D
Got the TM56 back to the yard this week too, :thumbup: she's next. :roll:
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Re: Challenger project

Post #46 by martyn williams » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:50 pm

Taking shape Fred.
I will sort the decals out for you on Monday,been a bit tied up the last few days and have been asked in to work the weekend
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Re: Challenger project

Post #47 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:51 pm

Hi All,
Just the battery boxes to sort out now, :D and precleaner mushroom to make or buy. :think:
Anyone have a mushroom type precleaner with or without dust bottle and outlet connection about 100 mm. (4 ins) to sell :?: :?: Please give me a shout. ( One from an old D7 would be fine). :thumbup:
I can easily get a modern one with plastic bowl, but I want to keep it looking original.
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Re: Challenger project

Post #48 by martyn williams » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:33 pm

Fred, your decals should be ready next week :thumbup: Its looking good Fred :thumbup:
I am looking around for a pre cleaner.
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Re: Challenger project

Post #49 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:10 pm

Hello again,
The first of the two battery boxes is ready to put on now, though I still have to make a new tool drawer for it. Here are a few progress photos.
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Re: Challenger project

Post #50 by martyn williams » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:06 pm

Boxes looking good Fred :thumbup:
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