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they are a right old faff those heater boxes
If I had to do it over, I'd remove the heater boxes and go with one of those small diesel heaters. Now I have to figure out how the (long gone) heater box control cable route into the cab, I don't see provisions for them yet.they are a right old faff those heater boxes
The heater boxes weren't that bad as you say, but the J-pipes were pretty rusted, so I figured I might as well replace them while I'm in there - also, you cannot remove the right side heater box/J-pipe without removing the engine due to the length of the lower exhaust stud - so just being preventive is all.Wow, really going to town on that! It's what was really needed too. Lots of solid stuff but needed some sorting out. On those heater boxes, how come you didn't just reuse the old ones? It thought they were in decent shape and generally better quality than the aftermarket ones. I did notice the old ones were cut off but just curious why new ones? Also Cidertom is right about the heater levers being just a flat steel piece with notches in it if I remember right. However, I never really needed much if any heat in there. It seemed to be warm enough without it. I did try to get some heat on the windshield to defrost it but I never felt the need for more heat inside and I generally like it pretty warm inside. Great work though on this and really looking forward to seeing this out in the wild.
Yes I never did tackle those tires but I was always surprised they just kept on going as they were. They looked bad when I first got it and once I got the sprockets cleared a bit with the longer springs I just kept using them. But I had a couple spare tires with it that I never used. But yes, I imagine getting those off and cleaned up is going to be a chore but looks like you have the skills. Thanks for posting all the progress.The heater boxes weren't that bad as you say, but the J-pipes were pretty rusted, so I figured I might as well replace them while I'm in there - also, you cannot remove the right side heater box/J-pipe without removing the engine due to the length of the lower exhaust stud - so just being preventive is all.
I'm going back in with simple push-pull levers into the dash to control heat and defrost. Simple and inexpensive solution.
I'm learning as I'm going - it's a pretty simple machine, but I think the foam filled tires are going to be an interesting challenge from what I've read on the forum. Keeps me out of the bars at night
I couldn't find them on their site ,tough navigating. Be interesting to see if Goodyear started production again . Make sure your sitting down when the quote comes.........15 yrs ago we bought around 40 tires for 100 bucks Canadian each, should have bought 100 of them.... J5 BombardierFound these, from a local dealer. I'm asking for a quote, looks like they may work for the big tires: https://commercial.purcelltire.com/tires/view/307144/goodyear-snow-plow-450r16/
those are the one I run. they have done a great job.Found these, from a local dealer. I'm asking for a quote, looks like they may work for the big tires: https://commercial.purcelltire.com/tires/view/307144/goodyear-snow-plow-450r16/
Great suggestion P, I like it - and I like the rectangular tube support idea. That seems the best way to go, Once I get the old bits out, I can square up the new tube and spindle and weld it up.I wouldn't bother trying to free the front sprocket pivots - they seem to get welded in with rust. If you cut them off and grind flush with the chassis rail, the old tube will punch out leaving the original holes correctly aligned - you just need new tube and spindles making, then you can weld in with better support pieces.