Archive for May, 2010

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 14

May 28, 2010

We’re a little bit┬ápleased with ourselves this week, the BTD20 is looking great (if we do say so ourselves!) and is very nearly complete!

BTD20 waiting to be sandblasted

The start of an arduous job of sand-blasting, to clean off old paint and rust.

Blast cleaning completed

Blast cleaning completed and awaiting the paint shop.

Coat of primer

A good coat of primer – finished and waiting to dry.

BTD20 Top Coat

Top coat applied and waiting to cure. The tracks and running-gear were painted whilst jacked up, in gear and engine running, this helped us apply paint to all the awkward areas. We think a very good job was done without a total disassembly.

We now need to put all the accessories back on the tractor and should be finished by next week (including specially made decals).

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International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 13

May 11, 2010

Unfortunately we have no photos of the BTD20 restoration this week because the BTD20 has been taken away to be blast cleaned and repainted in ‘Harvest Red’

We will however have photos next week of the freshly painted BTD20!