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While I was idle on the Titan project I started a project for my son. It's a Struck mini dozer from the 1960's or 70's I'm guessing. She ran on a 6hp Tecumseh engine, which had little compression.








I was originally going to repower the Struck. Since I'm on a budget, I bought a cheap Greyhound engine for now. Noticed one of the drive bushings was shot, so the restoration began...





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Almost all of the bushing and bearings were roached. They are all being replaced.





Time to replace those sprockets...








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Off to the car wash with a good soaking of degreaser...









Lots of welding and body work. Time to fill in all those holes.





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External fuel tank was removed.







Fitting fenders to make things a little safer for the little guy.






Track tensioners needed some extra support.








Engine mounting area found to have several stress cracks. New plate was welded in, but I don't have pictures.


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More of the parts.










Pounded out the nasty dent in the plow.







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The Struck was sent to the powder coater and returned with a nice shine. The internal parts I'm painting myself.










All new sprockets, shafts and bushings...






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Next thing to repair are the worn and bent axle shafts. I'm currently making new shafts.






The tracks returned from the powder coater and turned out great.






Last of the pulleys getting cleaned up and painted.






Assembly begins...



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Your son looks like he sure is enjoying the crawler.
You did an excellent job on rebuilding it.
It looks really nice.
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I love it when a 2 hour rebuild to get it running project turns into a full bore restoration.. For me there is nothing cooler than a kid on a dozer. My 2 boys grew up running all my crawlers and still do till this day. Its a good way to get the kids involved and off the streets. ED B
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Nice job on the fenders and body work. When you put the counter rotating jack shafts in, put the bearing mounts on the right side of the bulkheads. If they are on either the inside or outside it makes changing the belts a bear. If they are on the same sides the whole shaft can just go to one side. If I get a chance (it won't be soon, eye surgery tomorrow) I'll take some pictures of the track recoil springs I built. If a stone gets caught in the track it will break the bolt tensioning the track. If the bolt doesn't break, it will bend the front axle. A recoil spring keeps the track tight without over tightening yet allows the front axle to move back if something gets caught in the track.
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