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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:06 pm 
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We have an old 0853 matador which belongs to my dad, still used (occasionally) for timber winching and starting our komatsu drott when the batteries are flat!!! (I have a video if I can work out how to attach it?!)

Anyway after going to the Great Dorset Steam Fair I thought that it could do with some love......

Now I've taken a closer look I'm feeling a bit daunted by the idea!!

Does anyone have any advice on where to start and which things need particular attention?

I know for a fact that the brakes are very slow to activate but work really well eventually! I think maybe the air lines are coked up?

But mainly the cab is the biggest part of the project......

I have tried to add some pictures but I'm not very computer minded, any help appreciated!

Thanks Tom.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:42 pm 
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I think that possibly I worked out how to attach pictures?

https://www.flickr.com/gp/136055656@N03/2sh74c

https://youtu.be/Q-VTFgwTZwo


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:21 pm 
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Tom,

I am restoring a matador and it has been a timber tractor, well used and abused, at the moment she has been stripped totally, nut and bolt job, if you can use and have access to burning gear, welder, wood working tooling then go for it, if not don't attempt it as it will cost you a load of money, I had to fabricate and machine pins ect. If your not sure and daunted by the idea leave her until your ready, to commit otherwise it will just be a pile of parts, there isn't that much wood in the can and its only lap joints.

Hope this helps you decide.

Andy


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:36 pm 
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Thanks Andy

I have started to tackle the doors and have added some pictures to the Flickr page.

I have a friend who is a joiner who will give me a hand with the timber work, and having started now I don't feel that it will be quite as much of a job as I had first thought!

I will keep adding pictures as I go but I will just be doing bits as and when I have time.


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