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Dex
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 7:16:59 PM

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This is a custom build that I've been wanting to do for a while. I like the 933C LGP with EROPS, because it's pretty rare, especially here in the US. Also, I couldn't find any narrow track that would work with this build. Here's what I've gotten done in the last few weeks...

Edit: I've gotten ahold of some narrow tracks thank to another member keen knowledge of models, I'll be doing a 939C with OROPS as well.

Base model is a Joal D5C, with Caterpillar 1/64 385 tracks and sprocket. These tracks are very low quality, I'm going to have to do something about how easily they come apart Confused .

D5-specific details removed from hood:




Tracks and sprocket fitted:



The sprockets need to be de-excavatored:




Cleaning up the under carriage to that I can detail it, and later add the top roller:



Detailing UC frame with brass:




Roller:




All brass support structure for lift arms:





Brass lift arms:




Hyrdos for lift:





More to come later folks, right now I'm working on the cab details. Then I'll do the linkages for the bucket tilt, and then the bucket itself. I've got my work cutout for me!
kcmtoys
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 7:48:52 PM

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Very nice so far, keep up the good work. This is going to be a nice loader!Applause Teeth Ken

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digggerr
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 7:50:08 PM
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I agree with KCM; good luck and keep us informed?
Basketball Man
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 8:01:39 PM

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Great to see another build going on here. Keep up the work. With a D5 base would that make this a 939C? I am not too up on the small track loaders.

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Dex
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 8:29:23 PM

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Basketball Man wrote:
Great to see another build going on here. Keep up the work. With a D5 base would that make this a 939C? I am not too up on the small track loaders.



Yes, but when I measured, and then compared it to the 1:1 specs of the 939C, the model was a bit too short (maybe because they updated the UC around 1994, and this is Joal the 1991-1993 version?). Also, I wasn't able to find narrower double grouser tracks, and they didn't make an LGP variant of the 939C. I had originally wanted to do a 939C, but then I discovered the 933C LGP model and it all kind of worke out. I'll update as I can Smiley
max
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 10:24:12 PM
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'Looks very promizing, Dex........Keep up the good work and keep us update!!
Congratulations!!
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logmax7000
Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 12:09:04 AM

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Very cool my friend!!! I can not wait to see it all finished up!!! Very good job!!

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Campmb
Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 8:44:07 AM
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This is really great work Dex! That's some great fabrication. Can't wait to see the end product. Mike
Cat345bl
Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:41:27 PM
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Great Idea for a custom Dex, really looking forward of seeing the progress, and finish product! Always like seeing track loaders in 1/50th scale.

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Dex
Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:48:52 PM

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Not much to report today, just working on the details for the interior. I finished the framing, next I need to complete the climate control system details, grab rails, levers, and other little nuances. Then I can paint it, install the glass, and the sill details for the windows. I love building interior, but man is it time consuming!

Gd10r
Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 4:00:26 PM

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Great work!!! Please keep us in the photo loop. G

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Dex
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:09:14 PM

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I was supposed to go on a camping trip this week, but some logistics fell through. So, I have some more time to work on this, specifically the interior.

Grab rails installed:





The seats that cat equipped with the 1994+ EROPS version of this loader were cloth with with the adjustable head-rest, so I did my best to recreate that:




So that the seats are textured more like cloth and not vinyl, and used a spatter style of painting and sprinkled flour (mmmmm, seat biscuits....) on the tacky paint and then painted over it again. There are fine forms of flocking available meant for small scales, but I find they look like mud when painted and are better for 1:25 scale and larger. Up close this looks a bit aggressive, but at arms length it looks like fabric.







Base coat of 1990's cat beige applied to cab interior. Next is the levers, and other little details.

320dlrr
Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 10:55:35 AM

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Wow, that looks great man!

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Ironstef70
Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 1:16:18 PM

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What a cute little cookie that will make... :d/

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Dex
Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 6:05:50 PM

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I pretty much finished the interior for the 933. Some decals for the climate controls and vents will need to be made, as well as the rear view mirror, but the hard stuff is done:








So I ended up finding out about some narrower tracks from another member, so I've decided to start on a 939C as well.

First step is to make the rear sprockets. The version I'm doing is the powershift, and it has unique drive hubs. I had to mod some IHI 175 hubs to fit. Also, these are necessary to fit the tracks on. I may have to extent the chassis a bit too, I'm not sure yet.












Anyways, I want a beer, and I don't like to drink and play with sharp stabby stuff around my projects. Cheers.
Basketball Man
Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 9:38:36 AM

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Looks like great progress. Lots of work just for the cab interior.

-Ethan
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RowanH
Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 9:18:22 PM

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Absolutely outstanding! Keep up the great work!

Rowan.

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Dex
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016 6:45:39 PM

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I got some more stuff done on the 939c undercarriage. Basically getting it caught up with the 933c under carriage.

Ground off the cast details from the undercarriage, and replacing them with brass overlays that I made:






Originally I was going to recycle these plastic rollers, but they didn't fit well, and I just didn't really like them, so I made new ones out of brass tube. Man, I really want a mini lathe and milling machine!



Poor fit, rubs the frame.




New one, fits much better:





Mocked up










CAT Tech
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016 7:51:19 PM

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Good progress, can't wait to see it finished.
Antho
Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 12:04:42 AM

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Applause Very interesting build, I can't wait to see the finished product!

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