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Old 04-17-2018, 12:54 PM
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Thank you!

The recommendation on the Amsoil Poweshift SAE 50 is working great in the differential!

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Old 05-14-2018, 06:28 PM
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She’s almost done! Had to do some work on the plow before mounting to the machine:

Noticed a rusted out tube that holds the cutting edge on....so used a 1/4” x 3” length to make the tube whole again. Also added skis for our gravel driveway (considering the SW48 could probably plow a corn field in a pinch) courtesy of a friend in Canada (who is selling his early model SW48...
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-heavy-equipm...ationFlag=true)

I weld like a 6 year old with crayons, but came out ok







The bushings on the plow were completely worn out, used a hydraulic press, saw saw....and two engine hoists to make it all work (had to think about this before attempting to get the old bushings out, new ones in)...







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Project complete! I’ll add some Bombardier Logo’s, but she’s ready for SNOW! Had a ton of fun on this beauty....well designed machine.







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Very nice Bobcatbob, she turned out great ! Had to stop looking at your last pics , my neck was cramping up ! Looking forward to your next project.
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Darn IPhone pictures! Thank you Nikos.

Yes, the Bombardier Bombi is next! I’ve been following the modifications on the “Blue Bombi” ....that sweet cab with the additional axle...neat project. Thanks J5.
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Finally got around to painting the Bombardier Logo’s.

I had a heck of a time trying to paint the cavities on this (drink to much coffee to free hand it). I fired up the CNC and cut a mask out of hvac sheet metal.....worked like a charm!







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Two years ago I started restoring the SW48.....and this past weekend I took her out ....and had a Blast! It was -2 F when I started her up, warmed up for about 5 minutes....then plowed to my hearts delight!





I even plowed around the perimeter of the farm field after doing the 3/4 mile long gravel driveway! The machine is a beast.

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Mounted the Bombardier Badges....and added some decals.





Ran the machine hard this weekend (a lot of Ice in South Eastern Wisconsin)......went through almost an entire pallet of salt on our driveway. Worked like a charm, cab was toasty warm to boot!







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Default Re: Bombardier SW48 Restoration 2016

Great Rebuild, I'm looking at rebuilding my SV250s and I was wondering where did you get you Exhaust and Intake Manifolds?
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Thank you. The manifolds were stock.....I had sandblasted both, then painted with a high temp exhaust paint (I think duraflame brand).

If your having trouble finding new/refurbished manifolds....try MN Outdoors.

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