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Sherman 105mm restoration project

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try this

 

 

Love it mate well done fume extraction could do with a bit of work though!

 

LOL timbo

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Happy xmas everybody having got the usual festivities and gluttonous eating and drinking done i have finally got round to updating this threrad .

We put the sherman build on hold at the end of october so we could concentrate on getting the working vehicles we use for the customers thru the workshop 15 FV432's serviced repainted ,ferret ,2 x bedfords and a hagglund bv206 all sorted in record time ,we managed to get some more work on the sherman in december .

 

The suspension is in reasonable order, bearings were good but springs, seals and anything rubber was in a bad way

 

nitro hard at it with the needle gun

 

the state of the bearings and internal sleaves after 30 yrs on a molotov cocktail range

now for a bit of paint

 

 

 

New old stock springs fitted at this stage

 

 

 

n.o.s tyres pressed on bit of a game with that the company we used made a hash of the job on the first one but got it sorted on the rest . also new seal sorced from a firm in leicester bearings cleaned and everything refittedto wheels .

 

 

 

thanks for looking only another 5 to go .

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evening all some more progress

We'll start with inspecting the transmission

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we found this beauty a cracked R/h brake drum:cry:

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so gearbox off

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final drives off

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then an 800 mile drive to collect a brake drum (plus some other bits )

we will be rebuilding this week so i'll post some more pics hopefully nitro will have some more of the the transmission strip down if any one wants to see them .

cheers for looking

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few pics of work in progress on the wiring loom

lovely i think you'll agree

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progress so far

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cheers again and thanks to adrian barrell for the wiring diagram

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Some more pics of the transmission strip down .

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you can see the damage to the bottom shoe

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cheers for looking

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more pics of progress of the interior and wiring

rear junction box with battery heater switch etc

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inside the engine compartment how long it will stay this bright once the engine is ran in there is anyones quess.

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cheers again for looking and if you need any explanations of things just ask

cheers

iain

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Just read the whole thread doing a good restoration, keep the pics and info coming, avery good read,:cool2:

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Just read the whole thread doing a good restoration, keep the pics and info coming, avery good read,:cool2:

many thanks shane and joris comments like yours make up for all the frustrations and bashed knuckles on a project like this.

iain:D

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This is the fire wall, oil and transmition coolers, vent controlls and fuel taps, all of which are conected and working.

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We love finding a bit of writing under the grime. In this case it's the door to the "cal.30 spare parts" locker.

 

 

 

 

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Yes your right, we can.t wait to drive her for the first time. Were pulling off her this week to work on a T34. But we.ll back with extra gusto next week.

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Yes your right, we can.t wait to drive her for the first time. Were pulling off her this week to work on a T34. But we.ll back with extra gusto next week.

 

I remember your old T34 going - have you acquired a new one?

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After a brief sojourn on a T-34 and a massive amount of fv432 breakdowns 14 torsion bar i think last count me and nitro have finally got back on to the sherman well where to start.

first of the self cleaning oil filter needed a bit of help

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