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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    It would be ideal to get a nipple with a line routed into the stop pipe somehow, so any excess grease either comes out or goes into the can, but I will likely end up putting the nipple around half way up the can so the grease ends up on the spring.
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    Some progress. I have a bunch of parts prepped and will hopefully have some fresh assembled spring in cans and new link mounts on the one front control arm. Question, does anyone else have a grease nipple on their cans? My old cans have one on the front end, but that’s kind of in no mans land...
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    Links cleaned up. I pressed out the bushings and am trying to decide what I’m going to make the new bushings out of. Some of the inner bushings were so seized in there that the arbor press wouldn’t do so I had to use the big hydraulic press at work. No wonder the bolts were so worn.
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    10 4! Thanks. I have made new stops up and I’ll be sure to weld them to the end caps. I have new cans cut and the stops, just need to make new ends and then I can assemble the new assemblies. I’ll get some pics coming too as I know you guys like pics 👍
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    Ya I have used those bits before but never on rubber this thick. Perhaps I’ll try drilling a couple holes with one of these and compare with the hollow drill.
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    A quick question regarding the spring in cans. Both had a piece of tubing floating on the rods inside the spring. We’re these originally welded to the end cap with the hole in it to act as a guide for the rod? Or were they attached to the plate on the end of the spring that the rod attaches to...
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    Not too much to report. I cut the welds on the one half of the walking beam that is twisted and started to straighten it out but not done yet. The other walking beam assembly is all cleaned up and ready for paint. I also cut the other spring can apart and the spring by a quick comparison looks...
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    Thanks! I’m about 8 hours to the south east of you lol. North of Peterborough.
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    76 B. Bombi "Gatito Malo"

    Looks great! Paint always makes a project feel that much closer to completion! I feel ya on the tent life too! Been there! Luckly I no longer have to work out of a tent but I did that for many years! Keep up the good work!
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    I’ve also cut apart the left side spring in can. I have a piece of 5” spouting that will work perfect. Not sure if I’ll try to salvage the end caps or make new ones. I thought I read somewhere on this site that the spring should be slightly preloaded in the can. Mine didn’t appear that way...
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    I removed to other track and luckly everything on that side Appears to not have been Damaged and messed with. Walking beam is straight, front pivot arm is good, and the link bars are the original length. I think the spring in can has been redone at something but everything else looks straight...
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    As I dig deeper into the left hand side that I have apart, the more I realize that there’s been some damage and repairs in the past. The front Wheel pivot arm Had been broken and welded at some point, and the ears that attach to the spring in can link bar appear to be homemade as the profiles...
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    Thanks Bobcatbob, I just try to work with what I got and use some tricks of the trade to help me along. I wish I had the time (and funds 😉) to do a full blown restoration on this thing like you’ve done to your machines, but I have two small kids (1.5 & 4 years old) that keep me from getting as...
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    Another Muskeg

    The Muskeg turned out sweet! Great job! I can’t wait to see a pic of it skidding some logs with that sweet winch setup!
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    Bombardier SW54 Project

    The jig set up and first track drilled. You can see the little plugs made by the bit. Perfect holes! you can also see in the background of the picture that I’ve started to strip the original track. What a pain in the a** that is.
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