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county 944 project

Postby Jeff4wd » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:50 pm

This is a restoration I did for a friend who wanted to use the County back in the woods after it had been standing for about 10 years.

Here are some photos as the work progressed.

This is when it arrived.

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This is the cab coming off.

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This is the steering column!!! Took a while to find the part that I needed. Had to cut the shaft to get the bearing on.

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Replacing the seals in the axles

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Eventually under cover to start stripping and rewiring.

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The paint starting to go on.

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The cab stripped and primed. Had to fabricate a new door completely for one side.
Hell of a job to find cab glass. Ron Greet came up trumps on this occasion and quite a few other times as well!!

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Back out into the sunlight and the cab back on.

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Wanted a blade fabricating for it so this is the plates I made for the sides and this is the blade. The blade came from a mini digger and had to be cut and strengthened.
Also had to fabricate guards for the windows, front grill and winch

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This is it fitted and painted. shining in the sun!!

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This is it back in the woods.

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Re: county 944 project

Postby oehrick » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:42 pm

Well you can certainly see where you've been in the after pics Jeff - lovely job :D
Best regards
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Re: county 944 project

Postby henk » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:42 pm

Thats a job to be proud off. :clap:
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Re: county 944 project

Postby BearCreek Majors » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:47 am

Excellent Job Jeff, It always a pleasure to see a heap come back to life!

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Re: county 944 project

Postby county654 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:17 pm

Great project :beer: :clap:

How much time did you invest in that tractor?
Regards Matthias

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Re: county 944 project

Postby Jeff4wd » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:45 pm

Hi

Thanks to everyone for your comments.

I reckon I put around 260 hours into the tractor, not including the time finding all the parts required!!
A thank you to the wife for trawling the internet and doing all the phone calls! :wink:
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Re: county 944 project

Postby Pascal » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:19 pm

Wow, what a beauty!! :clap: :mrgreen:
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Re: county 944 project

Postby frode » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:20 pm

Great job! The winch-mounting is different to what we use in Norway. I have a complete duncan cab for sale, with glass, doors and everything.
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Re: county 944 project

Postby Jeff4wd » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:21 pm

Thanks for your interest.

How are winches mounted in Norway?
When I was looking for parts for the Duncan cab, I couldn't find anything!! Took about 4 months to find the glass and ended up making my own door from scratch!
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