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I am not mechanic neither my father and brother. Mostly beacuse of that I call this extream restoring.

My father and I bought this Torpedo tractor for the price of iron weight. It was left as iron waste outside on sun,rain,wind and snow for almost 25 years.

It is 4WD drive, powered by 75 Hp diesel engine with air cooling system.

But it was all broken, rusty and useles.

This was 6-8 months active work restoring proces, all done at home.

All work I did with help of my father and brother.

Cabin is also restored and it is like new, but it is curently separated from tractor.

Step 1: Power Tools Used During Restoring Proces (and Didnt Die ;-) )

Only power tools I used are tools on pictures, including my hands ;).

This small (not profesional) tools survived restoring proces, sometimes working more than 10 hours for day.

BOSCH small angle grinder, ISKRA small drill, CMI sander, and my homemade air compressor (for preasure washing, cleaning dust and painting).

Step 2: Separating All, Cleaning, Unscrewing Every Single Screw and Separate All That Can Be Separated

Hardest part! Shortly said: suffer, suffer and alot of suffer!

Everyone knows that who was unscrewing 1 hard rusty screw. Well, I did it with every single 1 on this tractor. Many screws near engine and hydraulic was covered with hardened mud mixed with oil, so separating and cleaning must go step by step.

For cleaning mud I used knife and big screwdriver, than diesel fuel and brush to clean it as well.

At the finish of cleaning, before grinding and sanding rust and old paint, I used my air compressor to clean every part and screw with nitro thinner to make sure there is no oil left.

Engine, gearbox and hydraulic just like everything ellse needed restoration. But I am going to skip that part, story is alredy too long.

Step 3: Grinding, Sanding, Cleaning, Painting

Before painting all rust and old paint need to be removed. There are some parts shown on photos, but whole tractor was in very bad condition, so I had sand every milimeter of survace on every part of tractor to make sure there is no rust or old paint left. I dont have sand blaster so I did all that with little power tools and with sand paper on parts where tools couldnt reach.

After sanding is done I cleaned all dust with air compressor. Than I spraipaint all with antirust liquid, to make sure there will no rust left. Than I wash it with nitro thinner to make sure everything is clean, dry, and dust and oil free and ready for paint.

I painted every part with primer, and left it to dry completely. After that i covered scratches on fine surfaces with primer kit and sand it with fine water sanding paper. Than I painted every part it with 2 layers of finishing 2K paint. For wheels I used aluminum gray, for black parts I used Deep black and for green parts I used colour named Kawasaki Green.

Step 4: Assembling and Putting Together

Many parts was useless and I need to buy used or new (if it could be find on market). But some parts was imposible to find to buy so I made it at home. Also some parts I had to order from metal turning store, beacuse I dont have lathe.

Broken plastic part I make by molding poliester fiberglass.

It was hard to remember where every part go, and I find out that best way is to take photo when taking apart everything. I had luck to find online user manual for this tractor, but photos I shoot was also very useful.

Step 5: All Done! I Hope You Like It :). Please Vote for My Project

All parts are putted together and works perfectly. Cabin is also completley restored, but it is curently separated from tractor beacuse of specific work in tight space... Restored engine started, test drive was successful and its ready for work. :)

I hope you like.

If anyone need help and have any questions about restoring, feel free to ask me. I will be glad to help and share my expirience.

Please vote for my project.

Thank you! :)

amazing job, you've got my vote
<p>Thank you very much. I am glad that you like it. Thank you for voting for me :)</p>
<p>well done, congratulation</p>
Thank you :)
<p>Wow, this is so impressive! I love the commitment you put into this. It really shows with the finished tractor. Congrats on a great looking restoration! </p>
Thank you very much! I am glad that you like it. :)
Awesome!
Thanx ;)
<p>Great job !</p>
Thank you! :)
<p>Amazing. <br>Thank you for sharing.</p>
Thank you! :) <br>I am glad that you like it.<br>Please vkte for my project
<p>Nice job!</p>
Thank you! :) <br>Please vote
Love it my father also like's to fix old Deutz fahr's here in Finland.
Thank you! I would love to see your fathers project finished. Please vote for my project.
<p>Nice one!</p>
Thank you ;)
Looks brilliant. Am in the process of restoring my own tractor. You should be very proud off your work. So far mine has taken me over two years hopefully finished soon!
<p>Thank you! I am very proud, and I know that you understand how hard this was. I wish you to finish it soon. If there is anything I can help, feel free to ask. Mine was also last almost 2 years, but I writed 6-8 months beacuse i count effective work. I didnt work every day beacuse of my other obligations. it would be nice to see your project when you finish restoring. Good luck.</p><p>I am glad that you like it.</p><p>Please vote for my project.</p>
<p>Great Work, any tips/tricks/instructions for folks they may be considering a similar restoration?</p>
<p>Thank you :). Yes, most important things are patience and will power. You must beleve in that and be ready to work on it as long as it is needed to finish it. For those who have better power tools I recomand sand blaster to remove rust, and electrolysis to remove rust from small rusty iron parts. I didnt know for electrolysis rust removing when I did this, but if I do this again I would use electrolysis for rust removing from small parts to save much time. You can find all about electrolysis rust removing on you tube. Safety is on first place, of course: glasses, gloves, hat or hamlet, mask, and all you need to protect yourself from sparks, sandblasting, acids...</p><p>When you separating parts make sure to stick paper tape on both parts and write same numbers on both parts you separating, to make sure later where what goes (it is good solution for wires and cables. Also I recommand taking photos so you can see later how to put all together.</p><p>When you paint with air compressor make sure that parts you paint are clean and dry. Also make sure there is no dust around beacuse air from compressor can blow dust and it can stick to paint and destroy your work. One of ways to prevent it, if you dont have perfect conditions for painting, is to make it very wet with water all around part you are painting, so dust will stick to a water and it will not be blown up in the air.</p><p>I would love to see more projects like this, so if you decide to make one and need any help feel free to ask me.</p><p>I will be glad to help. :)</p>

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