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Old 03-06-2021, 06:55 PM
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Good Day everyone,

after more than one year of planning, having spent more than 250 hours in front of my PC I finally started working on my beloved Steiger Panther IV.

Back in 2017 during a road trip I visied the Fargo Plant in Fargo, ND













I got to take lots of photos in 2009 back in Australia that really helped.







11 years a batchelor and a masters degree in engineering later I was finally capable of designing one in Tamiya scale.

Since I live in a metric world I used mostly 1mm, 1,5mm and 2mm sheet metal that gets welded together using my Lampert U5 welder.

Lets start with the cab:

























Next step axles and frame.

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Old 03-06-2021, 07:38 PM
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Very nice, looking forward to following this. Were your parts cut out with a laser?
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Old 03-07-2021, 08:33 AM
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Beautiful, very nice!

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Old 03-26-2021, 05:40 PM
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thx guys.

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Very nice, looking forward to following this. Were your parts cut out with a laser?
Yes all sheet metal parts got cut out by a laser.

Continued with the axles. They will later on house two motors each for decent traction.








Base of the cabine and part of the main frame



I love the spotwelding




Continued on the main frame:





Done...

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Old 03-26-2021, 10:38 PM
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:O This is so cool! I'm not planning to do an engineering masters degree, but I can probably manage 11 years of not marrying anyone. Do you think that's enough for me to be allowed to do an awesome build like this?

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Old 03-29-2021, 07:50 PM
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Beautiful work

I have a 1982 Panther CT-1325 that my dad bought new. It has the 3 piece front window for a wider, more rounded cab, I luv that tractor! It was a big tractor in its day & decades more advanced than its competitors... I still use it today to pull a heavy harrow with granular chemical applicator, I get a few days use from it every spring... it's gotten too small to pull anything else, unfortunately... they don't make 'em as quiet & comfortable as they use to.
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Old 06-17-2021, 06:52 PM
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Thx guys
I´ve actually been thinking about looking into building the CT-1325

Had a little play with the 3D printer



Checked the tread



And checked the interior



Built a few steps



And put the cab on top of the frame

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Old 06-18-2021, 02:42 PM
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Fantastic metal work, integrated with 3D prints takes it to another level.
Nice work...
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Old 06-19-2021, 11:56 AM
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That's really slick!

I love how you did the chassis tab&slot thing. The printed parts are looking good
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This is AWESOME!
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Old 07-10-2021, 05:40 AM
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Thx guys. Printed parts will be replaced. I´m not satisfied with the surface of the parts. Would need too much grinding.

I´ve done some testing what tires might look like.





Not 100% sure if it will be the left or the right one...



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What is the material the tires are made from?

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Old 07-10-2021, 11:49 AM
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Hi Kerst,

as all white parts, they are made of PLA.
The tires will be casted in black silicon like material.
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More welding:











Lets start on the backside. Just a big puzzle.









done...











Starting to look like a tractor






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Old 07-20-2021, 12:57 PM
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Those parts look beautiful, and nice job on the tiny welding!

That machine is going to be a beast.
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Thx Frizzen

It has to steer somehow. So more parts to be welded:











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