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Old 11-20-2004, 08:52 AM   #71
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Nice work BeeKeeper! Thanks for the pics. Why did you choose to extend the cooling tubes?...just curious if you had experience there.

I just thought of something else. Because I lowered the skid, I shouldn't see any contact at that crossover tube/shield anyways.
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Old 11-20-2004, 10:40 AM   #72
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Nice job Snowcatr!* Heres a few pics of my long track conversion.* Stock 9 tooth drivers 2" paddles new slide rails and a cat tunnel ext.* Rear bumper is two International truck (4400) mirror brackets welded together under the hitch then flattened out to bolt in (dont laugh at the flatening job it was really late by that point of the night or was it morning?)
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What did you buy from AC for a tunnel extension. Is it off of a powder special or is it a extension kit they had once upon a time. Would you have any idea of a part number for for the tunnel extension?

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Old 11-21-2004, 11:32 AM   #73
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Thanks for the feed back. I extended the tubes because the paddels extend past the tubes ( not much but a little ) and I was afraid that if I landed real hard the paddles would catch the crossover tube. The tunnel extension was ordered from my Cat dealer but I'm not sure what the part # was I did the conv 2 years ago. I'm pretty sure it was a Cat part though. I think it may have been part of a factory conversion kit from years ago, however all I got was the tunnel ext. The slide rails I bought seperatly. I used mountian cat slide rails for 136 track and made the bumper.

Dropping the skid frame would defenitly romove the chance of snaging the crossover hose. The paddle extends past the tubes only by 1/2" at max. I would still use the hose guard though cause we all know s--t happens!!
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:19 PM   #74
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My nearest cat dealer is 150 miles away, which makes it easier on my wallet, but harder to find out pn's for kits and things like that. I have searched brownsleisureworld for a 1999 zr longtrack conversion, but to no avail. I will probably just have to start calling around to cat dealers.
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:28 PM   #75
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You could try Royal Distributing. They have everything. I'll try add the link.Royal Distributing
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:30 PM   #76
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I think you'll be looking for seperate pieces ie tunnel ext, rails or ext as opposed to a kit
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Yeah, I am going to go with track extensions from tracks USA, I am just trying to find a tunnel extension and see what it costs before I dicide to buy one or try to make my own.
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Old 11-23-2004, 09:34 PM   #78
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Yikes



Cat dealer wants $215 for just the tunnel extension
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Old 11-24-2004, 02:50 PM   #79
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Yikes



Cat dealer wants $215 for just the tunnel extension
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ouch. I got about $100 into mine. It took a little bit of R & D, and some time, but I also like making things and I spread it out over the summer.

-sheet metal brake: $60
-2' x 4' sheet aluminum: $30
-pop rivets: $?
-old ski dog rear handle: $5

also needed, but already had:
-grinder, cutoff discs, grinding wheels
-pop rivet gun
-spare snow flap


I think I BLack Magic made a decent looking one, and it's one piece which is good.
Check with TracksUSA also...he may still be selling them. Then, search around. I had found a few other companies making them.
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Old 11-24-2004, 03:07 PM   #80
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I think I BLack Magic made a decent looking one, and it's one piece which is good.
Check with TracksUSA also...he may still be selling them.* Then, search around.* I had found a few other companies making them.
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Black Magic Doesn't List them for my sled anymore, and TracksUSA doesn't have any (I asked). I think I will probably just make it myself.
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