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    542 Cab Forward Restoration

    Thanks for the update. It was a great binge read!
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    1953 Tucker Sno Cat 443 Mt Washington WMTW Channel 8 Restoration

    Braced the upper frame against any movement when in preparation for removal. Goal is to prevent any shifting once structural members are cut and grafted on to the new lower frame. The 4 upright tubes the uni strut is attached to will be replaced with new material during the surgery. The...
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    Tire Dolley

    Have the 53 on a set from harbor freight. works quite well
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    1953 Tucker Sno Cat 443 Mt Washington WMTW Channel 8 Restoration

    The turn tables came apart easily. New bronze bushings and rollers will be made. The front table pivot bushing appears to be the same as swing arm pivot. Test fitting the table seems right. The trunion pivot is amazingly tight. It’s has been off before and either was rebuild or didn’t wear...
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    1953 Tucker Sno Cat 443 Mt Washington WMTW Channel 8 Restoration

    Hurricane summer delay so got some Tucker time. Frame is stripped down with the exception of the rear upper table and front trunion mount. These are load bearing in the current state. Next steps for the frame is to add bracing and support to true everything up and prepare for cutting the...
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    "Snowzilla": A Comprehensive Tucker 1643 Project...

    She’s sure shining this thread on….. That first paint job could have warren buffeted out to a gloss finish but not the orange!
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    1953 Tucker Sno Cat 443 Mt Washington WMTW Channel 8 Restoration

    Modern view of the life this Tucker lived at single digit speed and temperature Both historic: https://www.autoblog.com/2021/08/16/travis-pastrana-mount-washington-hill-climb-record/
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    Tucker 442 Door Window Help

    Adhesive tape was either on it or I added it. These plastic ones seem to freeze less than the glass. Still working nicely decade later.
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    1953 Tucker Sno Cat 443 Mt Washington WMTW Channel 8 Restoration

    Little summer precipitation brought winter motivation! Removed and tacked up the steering box mount on the new frame. This is cocked and crooked as oem design. Best to duplicate instead of pontificate. Rear piston mount located and tacked.
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    442 Refurbishment Project

    Got some testing hail accumluatik this evening! Not all winter is lost with summer.
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    1953 Tucker Sno Cat 443 Mt Washington WMTW Channel 8 Restoration

    Pivot mounted cocked 3/4” out as existed prior. Rear piston mount mocked up. Grinding along….
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    442 Refurbishment Project

    I had thought of that spring contour was by design but this makes more sense. Could figure out how they carved that in. Nice progress.
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    1953 Tucker Sno Cat 443 Mt Washington WMTW Channel 8 Restoration

    Last of the drive shafts removed. The front yoke on the diff is cracked. Not sure if the Cleveland splined cross joints exist anymore so this may be an upgrade area. Cut out below the passengers side seat post that was ripped out to patch. Will replace the cross bar also.
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    1953 Tucker Sno Cat 443 Mt Washington WMTW Channel 8 Restoration

    Steering box removed. Penetrating oil time and heat assisted the removal. American as Tucker! Happy 4th!
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