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Old 09-14-2015, 05:43 PM
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we have doors now too

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Old 09-14-2015, 06:13 PM
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Default Re: WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE TUCKER FACTORY

WOW that is absolutely beautiful.

Keep the updates coming.

But I do have a question, is this going to be stored in a museum never to see snow? Or will it be taken out on the snow, even if only for 'one last ride' before it ends up as a showpiece? It would be a shame if all that restoration work was done and it never got to see snow again.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:55 AM
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Default Re: WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE TUCKER FACTORY

Thanks for those Jeff. That answers a lot of questions I had never having seen a detailed breakdown of the pontoon 'guts'. I'm assuming it was generally the same thru the end of production, so that will help lots.

I definitely do, (and probably most others), have this issue with their pontoons on that lower rail area. It's good to see a repair. Did you blast & seal coat the inside or just button it back up?

Also interesting to note the welds from old tech to new tech.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:19 PM
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Today was the day! Drove out under its own power and got to enjoy some Oregon sunshine! Enjoy the pics!


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Old 09-24-2015, 06:28 PM
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looking good - will look even better on snow
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE TUCKER FACTORY

its a nice looking rig I still find it hard to get excited about steel ladder tracks. I suppose it has to do with our conditions around here where you could come across several mimes of ground blown bare of snow which would play havoc with the pontoons. that and I don't like my dewalt grease gun that much.
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Opposite of what he said for me!!! Beautiful job! What's next ?
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Nice looking cat. You should be proud.\

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Old 09-24-2015, 10:37 PM
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That looks incredible! Super cool looking cat and to see the factory doing it's thing on it is really awesome.
Looks ready for the Cat Meow.
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Awesome Job!! And in record time too. Great work, wished I was even half as quick. Love this thread and all the info on the forums. Very Inspirational Indeed!!
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:09 PM
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It has been a great project and now it's time to find this kitty a home. The 1956 model 443 is officially up for sale! It has been completely gone through and freshened up and we made a few improvements along the way. It will be sold as is no warranty. All of us here at Tucker hope that this machine will go to someone will take it out in the snow and enjoy it with their family as much as our family enjoyed restoring it. Please call with questions.
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:25 PM
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:22 PM
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update on post with some corrections:

It has been a great project and now it's time to find this cat a home. The 1955 model 443 is officially up for sale! It has been completely gone through and freshened up and we made a few improvements along the way. It will be sold as is no warranty. All of us here at Tucker hope that this machine will go to someone who will take it out in the snow and enjoy it with their family as much as our family enjoyed restoring it. Please call with questions.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:16 PM
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We have added to the display at the factory! A local family has let us put this little piece of Tucker history in our museum. Built in 1952 1953 This little car was for a friend of Emmit Sr. that lost his legs in a car accident so he could get around his property. Really great story and really fun to see it in pretty good condition. The plan is to get it running

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Old 10-20-2015, 12:29 PM
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OK. That's just plain cool. It is fantastic you have the background info on the machine as well.

I can only imagine the speculation of how pontoons would have worked if that had popped up in the "Look what I found" section of the forum! (That probably would have been pretty humorous actually )

Any takers on your referb machine or just pontoon kickers?
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:18 PM
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Mostly pontoon kickers but there have been some serious lookers. It has generated a lot of interest in our machines lots of conversations and that is where sales start.
I kind of wish time travel was possible I would love to see what a typical day was like with my great grandfather and my grandfather back when everything was getting started. I love what we do here every day is an adventure.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:48 PM
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Just guessing, but I bet you would be leaving the house and coming back home in the dark. Every day. The sun would be something you read about in books.

Sort of like now.
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Now that's a cool cat!!
I sure am digging all the Tucker's coming out of long term hibernation lately.
So cool. And great to have this forum to share them on. Thank you!
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Mostly pontoon kickers but there have been some serious lookers. It has generated a lot of interest in our machines lots of conversations and that is where sales start.
I kind of wish time travel was possible I would love to see what a typical day was like with my great grandfather and my grandfather back when everything was getting started. I love what we do here every day is an adventure.
Tomorrow is " back to the future day".... Atleast you have lots of period pictures from completed machines/shop.
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How cool is that little car. Looks like it got chased across Antarctica so fast that the front tires got blown off with the doors! Thanks for posting Jeff.
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