Cat D7D restoration

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by diesel1, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Timo@hattonfarms

    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Yeah will be nice when it’s done, what yellow are you going for? I’ve gone for Finning yellow on mine
     

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  2. diesel1

    diesel1 Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
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    Ive gone for cat challenger yellow, 2 pack. It looks a little pale in the picture, better when your stood next to it.
     
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  3. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Tidy, but I wouldn't let on about the hardner .................. ;)
    Anyone asks, it was mixed especially ............

    Must take a bit to run that water pump, seen smaller on dynos?
     
  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Member

    Location:
    Herefordshire
    Looking good, just noticed yours doesn’t have a turbo?
     

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  5. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    When you think they had neither round up nor flail mowers it was a pretty bright idea...........
     
  6. diesel1

    diesel1 Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
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    After a busy weekend blasting and painting shes slowly going back together.
    Nose cone on, floor plates on, seat is away at the trimmers, decals are ordered.
     
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  7. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
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  8. diesel1

    diesel1 Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
  9. farmer99

    farmer99 Member

    I see Oakfields have D7D for sale looks ok.Think he wants enough for the old D6 it is a bit small for moling though I suppose a collector may want it as it is very genuine looking
     
  10. diesel1

    diesel1 Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Went to look at the D7D at oakfields the day before euroauctions was on, ended up with the cat from euroauctions at a lot less money. Was very close to buying the fowler challenger from oakfields when i was there, thinks its sold now.
     
  11. diesel1

    diesel1 Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    The D6 at oakfields looks well expensive, im on the lookout for my next restoration, but not at that price!
     
  12. diesel1

    diesel1 Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    So, the seat is away at the trimmers, they told me they are very busy so would be not ready till early january.
    Yesterday after thinking about this i rung them up and said that length of time is unacceptable and that i was on my way round to collect the old ones, what a suprise, they can now have them done within 2 weeks.
    The seat frame and fuel tank are now on, the side engine panels are painted and will be on sometime today.
    Carb has been cleaned out and serviced on the pony motor, runs a lot better now, had the main engine started, all seems ok.
    The bonnet will be prepared this week, now im on the hunt for some full length track tension guards.
    Will be posting a picture this evening.
     
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  13. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Member

    Location:
    Herefordshire
    The track gaurds come in 3 parts the sprocket guards and front idler gaurds will be hard too find, there the ones that get bent and chucked in the hedge, you might be best to get some fabricated.or Try Martyn or Justyn at fenland tractors they have a lot of used parts and there knowledge is unquestionable as well as there hospitality
     
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  14. Bill Turtle

    Bill Turtle Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Looks like a top job. Is the running gear pretty good on that machine? It’s a bit hard to see on a phone screen. Does anyone know where you can buy the right type of bar to build up the grousers on the plates, or what you would call that type of bar?
    Do you folks think that blades, winches, subsoilers etc add to the value of a machine?
    Also who would come out on site and replace glass on a Westlode cab,as I caught a branch and smashed two side windows when clearing out some scrub recently?
     
  15. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Member

    Location:
    Herefordshire
    John Moore’s for the grouser bars
     
  16. diesel1

    diesel1 Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
  17. MX7

    MX7 Member

    Location:
    cotswolds
    Thanks for all that information.
    In which year /month was turbo added after 17A11981 tractor was built?
    Were those Cat D7 17A models made only in the USA?
    Where is the best place for one to find the answers to the above questions.
    I always think those old Caterpillar tractors will have changed the face of the planet more than any other tractors to date.
     
  18. Zetor

    Zetor Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    How much we're they asking for the d7d?
     
  19. diesel1

    diesel1 Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    £7500
     
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  20. 6480

    6480 Member

    I remember watching some thing on tv related to crawlers being abandond after wars
     

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