Stage 6. Off to get shot blasted
With all the parts off the tractor again, the skid unit has been winched onto a trailer, strapped down, and has finally gone to the shot blasters.
The bonnet is being prepared by hand as it is actually in pretty good condition – just some filler and a lot of patience required.
Wings for the rear wheels have been purchased from an auction, as the original ones are not in the best shape, but can be restored at some point in the future.
Smaller parts have already been sent off to a friend with a small blast cabinet. Once everything gets back we can start to get it painted and back together. The tough prep work has now been completed. Watch this space for the finished article – hopefully in the next few weeks it should be on the road.