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Nice touches. I am notifying you in advance of idea poaching.
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Track Addict, Go right ahead ! I know it is not exactly Tucker issue but my whole project is not stock .Hopefully it comes in handy someday.
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Kyle your project is looking good. Time to get ready it will be snowing soon!
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Default 1963 Tucker 443 AMR Resto-Mod

For our 1949 Sophie, all I want/need for Christmas is a Swedish Gransfors Bruks forest axe and a USA Bully shovel.
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Kyle your project is looking good. Time to get ready it will be snowing soon!
Thanks Tom, I have been working on the Tucker but dont seem to get far. Sent a few parts to a guy to paint and 45 days later went back to get them only to find he knows little about painting!!! So back to the part prep stage cleaning up a total disaster what a pain in the butt. Talked to another guy and he says he is interested in painting it. Fingers crossed.I do not want to set up my shop as a paint booth, but may have too at some point.I dont claim to be an automotive painter but i do know when to cut my losses and quit before i screw up everything. Any way back to sanding, sand blasting and ?? Lots of fun anyway!
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For our 1949 Sophie, all I want/need for Christmas is a Swedish Gransfors Bruks forest axe and a USA Bully shovel.
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Vintagebike, I hope you have been good this year, and Santa may bring you an axe and shovel! ! Are those brands Tucker O.E.M.? That is a great looking Tucker.
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Default Re: 1963 Tucker 443 AMR Resto-Mod

Gransfors Bruk has been in business making axes since 1906... maybe the Princess knows what Tucker supplied as OEM...could have been from Western Auto , Wards or Sears back then? Bully Tools was just at the White House to show off their 100% made in USA line. Sophie is being slightly refitted for this coming winter in McCall.
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Thanks Tom, I have been working on the Tucker but dont seem to get far. Sent a few parts to a guy to paint and 45 days later went back to get them only to find he knows little about painting!!! So back to the part prep stage cleaning up a total disaster what a pain in the butt. Talked to another guy and he says he is interested in painting it. Fingers crossed.I do not want to set up my shop as a paint booth, but may have too at some point.I dont claim to be an automotive painter but i do know when to cut my losses and quit before i screw up everything. Any way back to sanding, sand blasting and ?? Lots of fun anyway!
My neighbors son does custom auto paint work. I can get you his number if you like
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Started assembly on the pontoons , all painted up and New rails and nose pieces made of 1044 plow steel. The shoes on bottom are made of Stainless. One Down and Three to GO. Have most pieces painted and will start putting back together this winter.
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Beautiful parts. Do two of the tie rod ends have nyloc vs castle nuts?

I know fishing those cotter pins out of the tables and any potential tightening on the machine is real hassle.

Hope that is another idea I can steal if my train of thought makes sense? Seems like you could tighten those tapers better without the cotter pin and castle line up.
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Track Addict, You are really looking to notice that difference! And yes they are nylocs and castle with cotter pin. That is how they showed up and I was wondering which one would wor k better nylock or cotter pin. Will have to think on that ,good thought though. I think the orange and black paint scheme looks good. Got 2 of them done today and hopefully 2 more tomorrow. Slowly but eventually!!
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Kyle..this looks really good. I’m going to have pay you a visit.
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Tom, Slow but sure , wished i had the body back so i could start working on assembly. Patience is a virtue ! Finally finished with rails and nose rails what a job took 2 -10 hr days with a nap or two. A couple pics.
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very nice fleet of pontoons, pontoons on parade, and power to the pontoon...

well done and a big step forward...
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Pontoon Princess, Could'nt help but line them up. Kinda felt good to see them that far along. More work ahead but really do enjoy working on the 443.
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Well finally got the body back and put tinted glass in. Windshield, rear door and rear side windows are all glass. The front doors are tinted polycarbonate .125" thick. Started arranging dash switches and controls tryed to use all the existing holes. I think it turned out pretty good, now if i can get the wiring done the rest of assembly will be easier. She is definately going to be Orange!! Here are a couple pics
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Stunning! Which museum commissioned this rebuild? Nice work!
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Boy I gotta say there is some top quality work going on in this forum. It's going to be hard to tell all the restored Tucker's apart this year. Really nice job!
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