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Title: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on May 22, 2013, 08:15:44 AM

Here's some pics of tin cab I'm building,starting with bare tunnel.hotdoo
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tin%20cab/sleds2003-3.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tin%20cab/sleds2003-3.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tin%20cab/sleds2021.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tin%20cab/sleds2021.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tin%20cab/sleds2013-2.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tin%20cab/sleds2013-2.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tin%20cab/sleds2-1.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tin%20cab/sleds2-1.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tin%20cab/Garage004_zps00e315d7.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tin%20cab/Garage004_zps00e315d7.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tin%20cab/Garage002_zps266c9442.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tin%20cab/Garage002_zps266c9442.jpg.html)
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: Rupp luver on May 22, 2013, 10:24:24 AM
WOW!!! Pretty impressive so far.Keep the pictures coming,very unusual build. NICE work so far. 2utp
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Post by: Raiderfan on May 26, 2013, 06:41:25 AM
Very cool build for sure.  2utp  Did you coat the tank at all. ??hed?
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Post by: let-it-snow62 on May 26, 2013, 08:13:53 AM
sweet, what a craftsman. Can't wait to see it complete.
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on May 28, 2013, 07:12:50 AM
Raiderfan, not yet. It's got to be done,but I'm still tacking and welding on it. hotdoo 
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on May 29, 2013, 05:33:30 PM

 A couple of more pics. hotdoo
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tin%20cab/Garage003_zps43d6f5c0.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tin%20cab/Garage003_zps43d6f5c0.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tin%20cab/Garage002_zps857e5667.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tin%20cab/Garage002_zps857e5667.jpg.html)
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: cruelpaul on June 24, 2013, 09:25:52 AM
Great looking project, Any updates?
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on July 01, 2013, 04:33:43 PM

Not really, made the chaincase,I'll try to post the pic this week. Still brainstorming the huge bogies system, I think I got it figuired out,but it won't be excactly like the original. Waiting on clutch which is in the machine shop being bored and keyed so I can set chaincase with the torgue converter for clearence problems. hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: trev on July 18, 2013, 12:21:19 AM
Ive always wanted a tin cab.

Have spent many hours dreaming of some "from scratch" sled ideas.. d2 d2


cant wait to see it done. rock on
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on July 22, 2013, 07:34:52 PM

 I had to travel to Hillman Mi last tuesday to confirm some dimentions on tin cab with an original, so far I put the trottle brackets in the wrong place and forgot the fuel pickup pipe on tank. Been gone for 9 days, so I trying to catch up before we leave to go somewhere again!hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: rotax to the max on July 26, 2013, 09:14:55 PM
cool HOTDOO, nice workmanship , l had a couple tin cabs in the past and even a 1960 model one of the first six off the assembly line that came up north here, a friend  will restore it after l gave it to him
 thanks for sharing you work GREAT
 mike
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on July 30, 2013, 09:46:40 PM
Worked today making the idle wheel axles out of 3" exhaust pipe and cut out the link plates. Made the front and rear axles look like original by adding the tube to each.Wednesday,if it's raining I'm adding the wheel flanges to the 3" tube. hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on August 08, 2013, 09:06:41 PM
Tin cab idler are done. Tomorrow I will start fitting link plates up so I can get the springs put together. This and the machine shop still hasn't got my Salisbury clutch done yet has slowed this project! hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on August 09, 2013, 07:15:20 PM
H(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/Garage018_zps2289bff7.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/Garage018_zps2289bff7.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/Garage024_zpsd6abab45.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/Garage024_zpsd6abab45.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/Garage023_zps6519bac3.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/Garage023_zps6519bac3.jpg.html)
Pics show front and rear drives made to look like original plus the ider, plus pics of how the idlers link plates and springs all come together. hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on August 23, 2013, 07:56:32 AM

Well, I don't know how the pics got deleted but when I get farther along I'll post some more. Right now,everything I can think of is done except for the skis mounts,skags and ski-loops. Still waiting on clutch, Kohler was sent out to freshen up and remove the governor. Sanded skis yesterday,cut out mounts,just have to bend them up today. I still have to attach the sides,that will happen right after Labor day. hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on September 04, 2013, 07:27:10 AM
Here's a couple of pics,almost ready to be sent out for paint.hotdoo
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/Garage028_zpsc48ffdf4.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/Garage028_zpsc48ffdf4.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/Garage027_zps5af5d19d.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/Garage027_zps5af5d19d.jpg.html)
Working on ski-loops and skags today.
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on September 06, 2013, 07:44:53 AM
Send out to paint last night! hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on September 27, 2013, 11:58:18 AM
 Tin cab is primered,next week I'll coat the tank with RedCoat before any finish paint is applied. Finally got a Miller headlite for it off Ebay.Next is the seat material and making the seat.Skis,suspension,bogie wheels and front,rear drives are waiting to installed.hotdoo
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Post by: hotdoo on October 02, 2013, 09:00:19 PM
Went last night and coated tank,my painter has blocked it out,it's ready to paint and it looks awesome in light gray primer! hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on October 15, 2013, 03:57:17 PM
Thanks Ddub got the paint today! I'm going to start've painting the small parts,maybe whole sled,wouldn't be the first time! hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on October 16, 2013, 07:44:06 AM
Here's pic of '60 Doo clone in primer,looks like I'm painting with Ddub's paint. Cab and tunnel exterior will be yellow, tunnel top/ underside will be alittle different color,I only got two cans of spray so I'm hitting the places that you see with yellow. hotdoo
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/Garage050_zps810c2aad.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/Garage050_zps810c2aad.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/Garage049_zpsdbf7c233.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/Garage049_zpsdbf7c233.jpg.html)
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: Oldsledz on October 16, 2013, 09:34:21 AM
Amazing work.
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on October 28, 2013, 08:51:01 AM

Tin-cab may have to wait to spring, temps are little cool for outside painting! hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on June 25, 2014, 04:37:22 PM
Sorry got behind on this site.Tin cab is close to being done.hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on June 29, 2014, 11:30:28 AM
Ordered seat material yesterday,last piece of puzzle to do.
Everything is done.hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on June 29, 2014, 04:44:55 PM
Here are some pics.hotdoo
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tin%20cab/tincab009_zps708d6a31.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tin%20cab/tincab009_zps708d6a31.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tin%20cab/tincab007_zps1f1a112c.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tin%20cab/tincab007_zps1f1a112c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on July 09, 2014, 11:34:15 PM
Seat is on,sled is done!hotdoo
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: chris r on July 10, 2014, 05:58:20 AM
Looks like a really nice sled hotdoo. The color is so vibrant it almost jumps off the screen.

Look forward to seeing it at Erskines.

Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on July 10, 2014, 03:12:11 PM
It's done!hotdoo
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tincab001_zpsb9c08cad.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tincab001_zpsb9c08cad.jpg.html)
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af15/hotdoo/tincab002_zps4d371c2d.jpg) (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/hotdoo/media/tincab002_zps4d371c2d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: Rupp luver on July 10, 2014, 07:58:49 PM
Nice sled!! Just wondering tho',do the skis have to be that long?? h@l$
Title: Re: tin cab
Post by: hotdoo on July 10, 2014, 10:11:45 PM
Probably not,since they changed them to shorter metal skis later!
Alot of stuff was changed after '60,throttle,big bogie wheels and even the design of the trucks that hold them.Not everything worked perfect!hotdoo