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Default Re: 1963 Tucker 443 AMR Resto-Mod

Tom, I wished that there was more to update on. Its been very slow on progress due to work. Here are a couple pics of fiberglass work on hood, and receiver monts front and rear for Warn winch. Hope to get painted before winter hits.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:37 AM
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Looking good. Like the diamond plate accent on the receivers. I'm back in town tomorrow.
Are you doing your own painting?
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Tom, Havent decided yet whether or not to paint my cat yet. I have talked to a couple different guys about painting it . The kicker is moving parts around to get it done. Decisions to make.Have a great and safe trip back to G.J. Your Cat looks Great!!!
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Well I hope you are making plans to head up to McCall next year for gathering. A convoy of 443's would sure look good on the hi way.
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Have not made plans as of now , but i guess we need to start. Would look pretty good with the 443s for sure!. Worst case would have to bring the 1642. Either way would be fun. Still working on 443 but progress has just about ground to a stop, Weddings to attend and working all week then working weekends also. Leaves very little cat time.Oh well!!! Did a little welding on some hairline cracks in the frame tonight. Am thinking about soda blasting interior instead of d.a. sander. Then will be closer to painting. Hows your cat looking?
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Stop by and see for yourself I'm around this weekend just give a heads up. I'll be washing the bugs and road off of her this weekend
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Sounds good Tom, I have to work Saturday leaving house around 4 a.m. will or rather should be done around 4 p.m. May try to come by would love to see her up close.
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I'll be around tomorrow as well if that works better..heading up to Cedaredge about 6 pm today.
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Hi Tom, just hitting town, grabbing a bite to eat. Will you be around at 3:45-4:00? We won't stay too long.
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..thanks for stopping by..it was a good visit. I'll try to enlist Broken Grouser to join the Tucker convoy up to McCall.
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Thanks for showing "Katy" to us. Lots of nice touches were added to her . Great to see the finished product up close looks great, very nice Tucker. Sounds good if Broken Grouser could join in, bigger convoy. Now if I could get mine finished!! Time to rest tonight, short nights and long days in Glade Park. Thanks Again Tom.
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Tom, Just checked serial numbers on my 443s 163903 and 163904, yours was 6 were just missing 905.
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That's very cool...I am going to ask Jodi to pull the build sheet. I am betting it was an AF Cat as well. Tucker will get a kick out of knowing these three Cats are within 20 miles of each other. Thanks for the info..
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It has been awhile since I posted any progress , but have been busy building 4 new stainless steel shoes all new bottom and top rails and 8 each. Left and right nose rail pieces. Here is a few pics of new parts and a test fit on pontoon.
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Impressive!

You set up for production? Bet a few on here would love to hear about the fabrication process.

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Track Addict, Definitely not set up for production as a matter of fact only built enough for one of the two Tuckers I own. Reused all the half round ear tabs by grinding off welds also Reused rectangle tabs on nose pieces. Had the nose piece plates and back plates on upper rails water jet cut. The flat bar is 1044 plow steel ordered through steel supply company . The shoes are stainless steel built from 2 separate pieces, first piece is the bent one formed from approx. 14 GA. The bottom plate is 1/8" plate welded together. Lots of work and tons of timeI.Dont believe you could charge enough for me to go into manufacturing .!!
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That was is my plan reuse tabs and adjuster tabs. Thought all stainless but upon closer inspection is see.

How did the plow steel pice go? 12$ per foot best I could do.

Any jigs or tips for the adjuster bends ?
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Can't find the bill for plow steel but was quite a fiasco took about five weeks to arrive and am thinking it was around 6to 7 dollars a foot and came in random lengths not 20 footers. Used old adjusters to set up jig on welding table then cold rolled/ bent around backing plate welding it to plate then cutting bar to exact length and notching ends.
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Wow some serious fabrication skills you have. We should hook up and go Cattin around next week end..let me know if you are up for it.
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Tom, I am planning on working on the Tucker next weekend if all goes as planned. Have been a little bit under the weather lately.
Some how messed up a disc or two in my back, have pain in right arm and shoulder and numbness in my fingers .Definitely feels like pinched nerves. Trying to heal up a bit and hopefully make gathering in Mc Call. On the parts it sure helps to have a friend in the metal business . I don't own a metal shear or brake to bend that fancy.0 Here Is a picture of Tucker up on mountain.
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