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Swamp Dawgs 52 Buildup Progress
« on: March 27, 2007, 10:24:49 pm »
We have been busy this winter on our 52.
Here are a few pics of the steps along the way.
More to come as well.
  • We took out the Ford 300 6cyl tore it down and had it bored out .020.  Put all new ignition parts, carb, tranny cooler etc.
  • Took the C6 tranny out as well and had it overhauled and put in a heavy duty torque converter.
  • Built a caliper brake setup off of the corporate GM 14bolt differential.
  • Built a removable belly pan.  (Ever machine needs one!)
  • Built 2 new sets of tracks.
  • Installed the upgrade shock tower mounts from Shaver Ind.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/mudflinger150/Our%2052/Bombardier1952035.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/mudflinger150/Our%2052/Bombardier1952059.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/mudflinger150/Our%2052/Bombardier1952060.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/mudflinger150/Our%2052/Bombardier1952066.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/mudflinger150/Our%2052/Bombardier1952069.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/mudflinger150/Our%2052/Bombardier1952070.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/mudflinger150/Our%2052/Bombardier1952076.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/mudflinger150/Our%2052/Bombardier1952062.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/mudflinger150/Our%2052/Bombardier1952061.jpg
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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007, 10:37:45 am »
Keep the pictures coming it's nice to see from start to finish. I like the removable belly pan idea. So how fast do you think you'll get with the motor being rebuilt?

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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007, 05:37:01 pm »
Top speed of SLOW.  Just kidding.  Before it was rebuilt we had it up to 40km/h on hardpack.  Not sure about after yet.  We arn't expecting much more power, we just wanted it to be a reliable motor capable of long trips.

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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007, 09:36:27 pm »
So how is the progress on the machine coming?

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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 09:28:12 pm »

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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007, 05:29:04 pm »
Nice job on the engine!  Is the rest of the machine getting the same treatment.  If so, it's gonna make one nice machine!
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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007, 07:23:13 pm »
Eventually.  Next is interior.

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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2008, 10:00:16 pm »
Well fellow bombardierers we tore into old red again this winter.  This time we attacked the rotting floor boards in the front and patched the front nose for now.  Going to make a removable panel for the nose later.  Also built a new back engine/rad door.  We even had time to put a pair of Hella driving lights on the front. Then we put it together and took it for a run from Flin Flon to Cranberry.


http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u236/mudflinger150/New%20Years%20Run/BombardierRunNewYears2008001.jpg

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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2008, 08:56:39 pm »
Nice to see the old girl getting a new facelift. Lots of time and work, but the end results are so enjoyable. Plus you are doing it the right way, the way that  Johnny Cash would have done it, "One piece at a time". Also its nice to be able to share your progress with us.  When you look at other peoples machines, one can get new ideas of the different ways people get things done on their machines. There are alot of talented people out there. Also, I enjoy looking over the variuos photos that people send in of their machines. Keep up the good work and happy trails in your travels. 


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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2008, 08:04:00 pm »
swamp dwag, do you have or can you get a few more pics of the front end?  especially around the steering box and how everything ties in. also a couple of close ups of how the drive sprockets fit in place. that chassis don't seem to be much trouble to build. 3" channel for frame rails and 2 - 2 1/2" tubing for cross members. the more i look at pics the easier it seems to build. i am very interested in restoring a wooden bodied model. that's why i'm interested in the undercarriage. do anybody think the end of an axle can be cut and rewelded?? also cut down the banjo housing???   all close up pics of this area would be just great. like father always said;  IF YA CAN'T FIND IT , BUILD YOUR OWN. !!!!!!!!        thanks  claude
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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2008, 08:49:27 pm »
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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2008, 11:16:24 am »
thank you sir the pics are just great.
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Re: 52 Buildup Progress
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2008, 09:03:51 am »
Houlio has a picture of the old style Rack steering.  Click here to look at it.

http://www.northerntracks.com/forum/index.php?topic=78.msg228#msg228