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Old 11-14-2009, 09:39:21 AM
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Thank you, to this group for allowing me to learn and grow. My name is Ron. I live in East Kentucky and am 50 years old with a lifelong desire to rebuild farm tractors. I left the farm to marry and raise my children. Now I have built a larger than expected garage I call the “Builtmore Mistakes” I spend a lot of time there and have recently traded for what I believe to be a model MD-50 Struck mini-dozer.

I have been reading the pages of this forum for a month or more now and have decided to join so I can share pictures of my ‘mis-adventure’ (I hope you don’t mind my humor) in re-newing this dozer. My daughter and I have recently primed the parts and will be painting soon.
I will start a new thread soon, showing my progress. I hope that many of you will take the time to advise me during this rebuild and keep me from making too many mistakes.

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Good luck in your adventures and on the dozer. Mini dozer's are my favorite. Here is a picture of mine. Its a 1954 Kitty Krawler and only 3 others exsist. Here is a video after i got the engine and transmission checked out. First time it was started in 20+ years. "the video was taken when only 1 other had been found"

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Thanks for the welcome, John.

I saw your video about a month ago while I was doing research on mini-dozers. I bet parts are nonexistent for that beast. Have you finished it yet?

Last night I painted the ‘black parts’ for my dozer; today a second coat of black and then onto the ‘yellow’ parts.

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It has been a venture in itself finding parts, but so far i have found original year parts for it. I did drive it once this summer, but the steering brakes need more adjusting. Hope to work on it more today. It would be nice if it were here at home, but its about a mile away at our shop. If it were here at my house, it would probably have been restored already.....
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HELLO RON

welcome to the forum

great workshop...

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