Page 1 of 2

J17 crawler

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:01 pm
by roadless J17
Hi everyone here is a roadless crawler i have just bought
Image

any information will be very helpful

thank you
tom

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:33 pm
by henk
Roadless,

Congratiolations. I hope you have the engine to :eyes:

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:09 pm
by Matt 1944 N
Hi,
Could you post some more photos please as I dont think I have seen many if any of these before, they are much rarer than the County crawlers

Matt

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:52 pm
by janus
hello here some pictures/ info

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:46 pm
by roadless J17
Thanks for the pictures
here are some more pictures of my crawler when me and my brother have started taking it to pieces

Image
Image
Image

it is converted from a 1956 tractor and i have found that the left hand rear wheel studs are left hand thread, i am sure this is not standard for the tractor

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:11 pm
by roadless J17
hi hereare some more pictures of my progress

Here is the crawler with the transmission removed and the engine donor tractor
Image


here is the steering clutch removed
Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:02 pm
by roadless J17
here is the transmission of the breaker tractor in pieces

Image

Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:54 pm
by roadless J17
Hi here are some more photos of my progress
here are the rusty gears removed from the crawler gearbox
Image

Image

here is the crown wheel bolted back on to the carrier

Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:14 pm
by henk
You are doing a great job.

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:47 pm
by frode
I want one for myself :)

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 9:08 pm
by roadless J17
Hi cheers for the replies
I have some more pictures sorry i havent managed to keep them all in order

here is a home made spanner used to remove some large nuts whick hold the clutch drums
Image

and here is the spanner in action with help from a sledge hammer
Image


removing the bearings from the pinion reduction gears
Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:11 pm
by roadless J17
hi here are some more pictures of my progress

here is an original ford special tool back in use the major half shaft bearing puller

Image



Here are the castings sand blasted and sprayed with the first coat of primer
Image

Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:17 pm
by john.n
i mmust say i like the homemade spanner

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:08 pm
by roadless J17
hi cheers about the spanner it still took a bit of persuasion

here is the crown wheel and pinion back in and all shimed up

Image

Heating the bearing up in the chip fryer

Image

The bearing fitted on the half shaft

Image

Setting up the preload on the half shaft bearings

Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:01 pm
by roadless J17
here are the steering brake bands i sent off to be re lined

Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:19 pm
by Brian
I had Not seen a J17 for many years! That one is really early because they changed to multi-plate clutches in the mid 1950's before County.

Be very careful with the tracks, they are like a massive spring when you split them as you may have found out. :eyes: They are very hard to get back together without the compression tool, Do not stand directly behind or in front of them. :mrgreen:

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:58 pm
by roadless J17
Hi the tracks did go with a bit of a spring

here are the rear axle gears all back in place

Image

the gearbox was all appart and inspected it all looked in good condition untill i noticed a crack in this caseing

Image

Image

I have never heard of this happening before

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:44 am
by Brian
Cracks were a very common occurance especially if a transmission hand brake was fitted. Using the brake to stop or driving around with it just on were the usual cause. New or s/h housing could be the order of the day. :cry:

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:41 pm
by roadless J17
hi i have another caseing

and the crawler does not have a transmission brake

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:00 pm
by roadless J17
Here are the brake and clutch pedal pivots

Image

i drilled the weld off from the inside and pressed in some new bar and re welded it

Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:43 pm
by roadless J17
here are the pedal pivot brackets sand blasted and painted

Image


the holes in the swinging drawbar were badly worn so i drilled them out and turned inserts and welded them in

Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:26 pm
by Matt 1944 N
Have you got an engine sorted for this now?

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:55 pm
by roadless J17
Hi here is what i have for an engine

Image

i need a early sump with the removable aluminium strainer cover


Here is the seat i have made

Image


Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:18 pm
by roadless J17
Here are some more photos

here are the new footplates 1/4 plate with 7/8 spacers welded on
Image

Image

Re: J17 crawler

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:00 pm
by roadless J17
Here are some more photos of some crawler progress

Image

Image

the tops of the wings being folded

and the sides with the fitted footplates

Image

Image