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Bremach T-Trek 35 something
Topic Started: Sep 29 2013, 09:34 PM (14,809 Views)
Ned
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Hey all.

I have been kindly allowed to create a thread here about the Bremach I'm after buying. Whilst not strictly an Iveco, it does have an Iveco engine, the 120hp version of the 2.8, with an intercooler. It has a timing belt.

where to start where to start...

- I am hyped about it. I was a meccano fanatic when i was a child and this is the best meccano set everrr.

this is inapprropriate maybe, lol. - we were drunk when the bremach arrived, heres my lovely, kind and understanding girlfriends celebration dance

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here it is the next morning (i was too hungover to do much with it)

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so this week i started pulling it apart in earnest.

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This was a mine vehicle. apparently it had a short and violent life as a mine vehicle.
I thought at one stage last week that the chassis was warped or damaged, but its not, thank f***.

However there is evidece of it taking abuse.
the wing on the side you see in the sunny pic above is out of shape,
the bumper is out of shape, well it was, i fixed it today.
the tie rod is bent in ways that would make you wonder what the hell happened it. ill post a pic tomo.
The front springs are flat and one of them is out of shape. An expert on them said the damage pointed to heavy jumps.
scarey news. scared the bejeezus outta me anyway. but ive looked and looked and everything seems okay with the chassis.

one of the engine mounts is sitting wrong, its pulled half an inch out of place, it looks unhappy.
i dont have a pic im afraid, ill post it later.

still looks good lol

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sounds good too. the engine sounds so damn healthy.
here is the odometer and the hour meter. Reading on the German forum, the life expectancy of a mine vehicle is between 20 and 30 thousand hours, so im doing good. I think the mileage is correct. I was sceptical but im thinking now that it is.

that reads 1230 hours

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Ive had good news on the repair front.
I can get the front springs reset for 90 euro a spring. thats fantastic.
and im getting the wings hammered back into shape by a panelbeater on tuesday, 60 frikkin euro for the two of them, woo!

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Im going to spray the cab white again, using Upol raptor bedliner, i like that stuff.
I thinking Ill remove the cab and do a proper job on it.
The chassis doesnt need rust repair, its in very good condition, but, the cab could do with some love. the doors in particular are in bad shape. the window track collapsed.
the windows are electric AND manual wind, its unusual.

Does anyone know how to take apart these hinges? they have me baffled, and i need to remove the doors in order to repair them. thankfully they are savable.

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Edited by Ned, Oct 30 2013, 02:25 PM.
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well i didnt really get very far since, but, thats okay. im set up for progress, so there will be some soon. im moving into a house with a double garage, and i bought myself a really nice little mig welder. its due to arrive tomo. im chomping at the bit.

suddenly things that were problems, are like water. its lovely.

http://www.weldequip.com/ifl-170-mig.htm

in other news, lol, there is none... well a little bit. i got the back off the truck today. i was able to have a look inside the little black box that holds the difflock actuator, all shiney and new it is in there..

some pics


the removal process

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bare chassis

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there are chassis extensions welded onto the back. kinda roughly done, ill re-do it and grind it flush, paint it and hopefully not get greif from the road test people.
im gonna paint the whole chassis. not sure what colour yet. prob red again, maybe black.

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the difflock actuator box, was trying to get a look at it for ages, didnt dissappoint

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more shots of general disrepair, half assembly, lots of work to be done

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wings and doors are needing work

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Edited by Ned, Oct 28 2013, 10:52 PM.
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actuator is similar to the Iveco front axle one (maybe identical) mine was also in surprisingly good condition inside.
The chassis extension looks solid to me, I can't see any point taking it off - of course you can see it better than me.
Good luck. I hope you finish it before you change your mind !!!
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haha!

yes yes. i showed my buddy the truck over the weekend. he said it was the coolest one, out of all the ones ive bought.
he has seen a lot of them, over a lot of years.

i am having issues getting the paperwork together for the truck; it was never registered. i need a flipping cert of conformity, or, a cert of final export from italy. niether are proving easy to get.

i was looking at paint schemes. these are the two contenders

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the orange is good looking, funky. but, im going for the white. I washed down the chassis this evening, so i may start painting the frame black tomo.

I'll take apart the difflock mechanism Mark, be interesting if they were similar. I think they use a similar principle, but the mech will be different. shame cos the front diff has the slot to fit a difflock, but i wont be able to find one. dang.
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Mark, if you read this at any stage, is the the fuel filter pump that should have been on my 40.10 ?

i went out tonight to replace the stock filter with one off a fourtrak, with a suction pump built into the top of it, but in the process i found this

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i took some more pics of the damage to the doors, from the bad idea wing mirrors

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Edited by Ned, Oct 30 2013, 11:20 PM.
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I don't think that's a filter just a lift pump to draw fuel up from the tank and through the separate fuel filter.
See this for a picture of the Iveco front diff lock actuator: http://privat.albicker.org/iveco-technik/technik1.html

Wheels and tyres are good, not sure about the rest.
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it does indeed look identical.

moving into new house, house has garage, need to get bremach into garage. garage door 230cm , bremach dropped onto rims 232cm. will ratchet strap springs to frame in order to get the extra 2cm

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ready for transport to new home

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made it fit into garage.

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bit of an update here.
sorry bout the quality of the pics, i dont tend to bring a decent camera into the shed, just my phone.

i have been doing lots of work on the bremach, but still progress could be faster.

i bought an aluminium girder with which to make a real ****** bumper out of. now i can hop into things. it is good.
i like bumpers you can bump into things with.
this is it, not built at all, - i was just sizing it up

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i started soundproofing the cab. still a ways to go, but i have the material.
2 materials, one heavy bitumen layer to deaden the panels, and one foam layer to stop airborne sounds. The company used to make soundproofing for russian submarines. pretty cool! STP is theyre name. nice stuff.

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all i lack is time. im spending two hours a day, 5 days a week working on it, every week. its great.
there has been a lot of this kind of thing. bought a mig welder. its magic.
the door below is nearly finished, the other one isnt so bad but need a bit of work.
the wings have been repaired by a professional i just need to pick them up (and pay for them..)
the bonnet has been repaired. looking forward to getting it assembled and ready for paint.

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currently working on a new more soundproof transmission tunnel. Its a bit of a brain bender cost its a complex shape. plus i ran out of light angle iron. need to get more steel.
what else. i bought a darth vader seat for it today. getting the passenger side one at the end of the month.
I have similar in my daily driver. i just love them.

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I bought a sound system for it. an alpine pdx 2.150 amp. i already have two alpine subs and speakers for it from previous vehicles. the alpine is the most efficient amp i could find. I managed to buy one second hand in the UK for 150 euros.
Im kind of working from the ground up in the cab. the seats will deff spur me to work more on it. the amp and computer will go in the extended/high roof section. probably ill get the new sony tablet z. that thing looks very cool and it has gps. Sounds and gps, that what i need in the cab, the tablet can do both.

thats all i can think of for now.

regards
by the way, has anyone got a daily mk2 or before, ignition barrel the could sell me for a reasonable price?
Edited by Ned, Feb 7 2014, 12:54 AM.
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Nice one Ned
doubt you would know the name, but its just so like TONKA toys of the 70s that really you should check out the old toys and write TONKA above windscreen, it really is like someone upscaled a tin toy truck,thats a compliment by the way ! love it, also would like that hiab from the orange one in your pics. Glad its going well,must be nice to have a garage to work in. keep going looking forward to more pics,interesting. Paul
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i thought the same myself Paul. an adult tonka truck, lol.

its missing the bremach badge from the bonnet, so i think ill get one made up that says Tonka instead of bremach. I got a lot of joy outta those toys as a kid )
that and the fall guy truck. my god they had a hard time of it.


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Hi Ned have you looked at http://www.viermalvier.de/ubb_portal/ubbthreads.php/forums/17/1/IVECO_BREMACH_und_SCAM.html It's a German site but it works well with Google Translate. Pete
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hey, yeah I do yeah, i go on there and ask them stuff. There isnt an english speaking forum for the bremach, so i have no choice. they are all very friendly and a lot of them speak english very well.
i tend to use pictures to get over the language barrier. half cos it works and half cos it amuses me

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there is a guy on there, Allrad Christ, he supplies bremach trucks to the mining companies. my truck passed through him at some stage. he is extremely knowledgable and very helpful. I woulda been stuck a few times only for him.

I found these billet badges, i think I'll order one


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http://www.billetbadges.com/photoview/3449/3225645199_3db1a096a4.jpg-Tonka
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some pics of progress. just a lot of cleaning / painting. the front end is ripped apart ath the mo, might take a pic or two later.

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So i built a seat base for my subwoofer. I have two of these subs. They are very efficient, they make a lot of bass from only a few watts. I'm a big fan. The powered models is a pioneer wx-205, and I have an amplified version, pioneer wx-205A. There are later gen versions that presumably will be even better. Anyways, they are important to me.
The poor passenger isnt getting a suspension seat, that got sacrificed for the sub. The seat ended up taking an interesting form, it wasnt intended but i think its reminiscent of something from the bridge of the first star trek.


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some of the welds on it are so damn pretty i dont even want to paint it. seriously. i might varnish it lol


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may 7 2014. have started re-assembly. am not going to bother with the front suspension yet. Will take it for a commercial vehicle test first before tacking other jobs.

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another update, 14 may 2014

have begun finishing the doors. one is finished, aside from some minor points, and this is the worse one. im going to need a die grinder i think, to cut out the section in the rear corner. die grinders are freaking expensive. my dad has one, but thats a weekend or two away.

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this below is the problem bit, i cannot cut it out with an angle grinder

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front bit is pretty easy to repair

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oh listen wont you to my tale of woe...... lol.

the wings, oh the wings. Two "professionals" later and I've finally just done them myself, with the aide of a chap here that i live with, John. He created a curve for me in some flat steel very very close to the original, and now ive started cutting and shaping it.
will prob weld it in tomo. in one of the pics you can see the cut up wing. at the top of this page you can see the original wing, in all its battered glory. Anyways, I'm on a high after tackling it, great to have movement with it.

copying the good wing

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wore my good shoes working! damn!

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am actually becoming a fan of this stuff after the sweet job i was able to do on the drivers door. its remarkable stuff i think

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