OTB-Bombi! Let the Jury Begin

Bobcatbob

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I agree with Snowy, cut out and weld in some heavier than stock sheet metal (reinforce around axles). If to far gone, give MN Outdoors a call...might have a frame.
 

OTB

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Rust is always a concern.
Can you cut out the bad stuff and graft in new material ???
I have found so much, I think I am just going to start from scratch. And replace almost everything.....maybe
OTB, your photos are quite large and some folks will not open them, because of that. Do you have the ability to reduce them?
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Snowy Rivers

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I feel your pain.....
I went through the rust thing myself....But it was inside the differential that had filled up with water and ruined all the bearings.

In looking at the piccy's it does look like the frame is pretty sad..

Was the machine just sitting in the elements ????

Almost looks like a serious attack of "Salt poisoning"
 

OTB

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I feel your pain.....
I went through the rust thing myself....But it was inside the differential that had filled up with water and ruined all the bearings.

In looking at the piccy's it does look like the frame is pretty sad..

Was the machine just sitting in the elements ????

Almost looks like a serious attack of "Salt poisoning"
Well, the fella I bought it from had it inside I think and tried to take care of it, but the previous owners to him really let it go. The frame I think could be saved, but with all the time I'll have into it, I think I am just going to start from scratch.

This is by fare the worst rust I have ever dealt with. Just crazy!
 

Snowy Rivers

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If you have enough good metal so you can copy the parts for patterns your set.
Any places that have cracks you can figure out where the stress risers were and make things better....

Good luck....Not always the destination.....but it's the journey that counts......
 

OTB

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If you have enough good metal so you can copy the parts for patterns your set.
Any places that have cracks you can figure out where the stress risers were and make things better....

Good luck....Not always the destination.....but it's the journey that counts......
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Yes sir! Well, the jury's back in the verdict is in!

Literally starting from the frame and going to go all the way out!

:rofl:On a comical note, I posted a video on Facebook last night about how much rust was on this machine.

The next day I called Minnesota Outdoors to check on some parts and the guy that I spoke to on the phone said, "Are you the guy that posted the video on Facebook about all the rust?"

I told him I was and asked him what his professional opinion was of my mess. He told me that it's probably one of the worst ones he's seen as far as rust goes! :drink::puke1:.....

I'm just glad that at least I'm number one in something!!!!:w00t2:

I'll keep you guys posted on my progress!
 

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Bobcatbob

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“The next day I called Minnesota Outdoors to check on some parts and the guy that I spoke to on the phone said, "Are you the guy that posted the video on Facebook about all the rust?" “

If you spoke with Brad, he‘s seen it all. He’s the Patriarch of anything Bombardier..

Keep up the great work!

Bob
 
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Snowy Rivers

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Looking forward to seeing all the nitty gritty details.

One thing's for sure....When you get it all done you will have a great machine....and you will know it INTIMATELY....
There will be no surprises later when you do not need them......"Way out in the sticks in the cold"
 

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Sub frame welded up and the rear slider for the track adjustment works and is straight! :clap::punk::alc:
 

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OTB

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Well, got the diff in place and the brackets welded on and it's SQUARE!!!!.......I think:rock::rock:
 

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