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J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:01 pm

Hi everyone here is a roadless crawler i have just bought
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any information will be very helpful

thank you
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby henk » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:33 pm

Roadless,

Congratiolations. I hope you have the engine to :eyes:
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby Matt 1944 N » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:09 pm

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

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Re: J17 crawler

Postby janus » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:52 pm

hello here some pictures/ info

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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:46 pm

Thanks for the pictures
here are some more pictures of my crawler when me and my brother have started taking it to pieces

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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
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:11 pm

hi hereare some more pictures of my progress

Here is the crawler with the transmission removed and the engine donor tractor
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here is the steering clutch removed
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:02 pm

here is the transmission of the breaker tractor in pieces

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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:54 pm

Hi here are some more photos of my progress
here are the rusty gears removed from the crawler gearbox
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here is the crown wheel bolted back on to the carrier

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Re: J17 crawler

Postby henk » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:14 pm

You are doing a great job.
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby frode » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:47 pm

I want one for myself :)
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Mon May 02, 2011 9:08 pm

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
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and here is the spanner in action with help from a sledge hammer
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removing the bearings from the pinion reduction gears
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Wed May 11, 2011 10:11 pm

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

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Here are the castings sand blasted and sprayed with the first coat of primer
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby john.n » Wed May 11, 2011 10:17 pm

i mmust say i like the homemade spanner
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:08 pm

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

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Heating the bearing up in the chip fryer

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The bearing fitted on the half shaft

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Setting up the preload on the half shaft bearings

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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:01 pm

here are the steering brake bands i sent off to be re lined

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Re: J17 crawler

Postby Brian » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:19 pm

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:
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:58 pm

Hi the tracks did go with a bit of a spring

here are the rear axle gears all back in place

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

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I have never heard of this happening before
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby Brian » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:44 am

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:
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:41 pm

hi i have another caseing

and the crawler does not have a transmission brake
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:00 pm

Here are the brake and clutch pedal pivots

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

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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:43 pm

here are the pedal pivot brackets sand blasted and painted

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

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Re: J17 crawler

Postby Matt 1944 N » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:26 pm

Have you got an engine sorted for this now?
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:55 pm

Hi here is what i have for an engine

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i need a early sump with the removable aluminium strainer cover


Here is the seat i have made

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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:18 pm

Here are some more photos

here are the new footplates 1/4 plate with 7/8 spacers welded on
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Re: J17 crawler

Postby roadless J17 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:00 pm

Here are some more photos of some crawler progress

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the tops of the wings being folded

and the sides with the fitted footplates

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