The tank barn
The tank barn is located near Sheperdsville, KY. This is our primary location where tanks are restored, maintained, and prepared for action! Every tuesday is tank nite. We fix whatever is next in line, tell stories, and plan upcoming events. Visits to the tank barn during tank nite are welcome, but should be scheduled. Handy with a wrench? Maybe you could come out and work on some vintage WWII armor. Contact us for more information.
Its a fact, rubber track wears out. When track is 70 years old, it wears out fast! So we have developed a process to rebuild track. Unfortunately it is costly, so here we are replacing some very worn track with some moderately worn track.
Finally time to get some fresh track! Buy some? Probably not. Any NOS stuff left out there will fall to pieces in short order. It is just too old. So we refreshed a set. This was a year long project. That timetable could be sped up for a paying job, but this is a volunteer outfit! Follow along on some pictures to show how we took worn out rubber track and made it road ready!
Trimming rubber off goes in two steps. First take off the big stuff. That also breaks apart each section from the 3 blocks that come out of the oven/press. Then go back and trim off all the rubber from the exposed part of the metal where the connectors fit onto. It helps to have a connector to slide on and verify the fit.
Working on a winch cable
Maintenance is key to having your equipment ready when needed...
Everything doesn't get to be inside during the winter. Take a look at this equipment waiting for springtime.