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PostSubject: Lifted Murray   Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:35 pm

Well guys i have started to build my lifted mud mower. I took it to school for a metals project so i only get to work on it for about 40 minutes a day. Today I got the front end off and the frame cut so its flat. I grinded it down and had to cut a notch in my angle iron for the hood mounts. I will try to get pics posted soon but like i said its at school cant use phones much. Hopefully tomorrow get at least half of it welded on with a big miller wire welder. Im also running thick wire in the welder and a hotter temp so it holds i just need help with my steering extension if anyone can help it would be great!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:12 pm

For my steering I just got a piece of rod that was the same thickness as the steering and cut the steering rod in the middle then put the rod

in between the two steering pieces and welded them. But make sure your steering is the right length or the steering will be screwed up.

sorry I had a picture on my phone but my phone is broken.
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:41 pm

Well got the front end done. Now just got to make my notches in the angle iron for my steering. Then put some braces on and box the whole thing in.
How do i post pics????
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:39 pm

Well guys i got it done now i just need a new motor and some bigger tires. My old motor caught fire the other day so its shot now.
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:03 am

nicee! post pics! that sucks about your motor almost happened to my friend the other day when he sprayed the frame down with brake cleaner and "accadently" lit it when he tried burning a spider haha luckily we got the fire out
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:53 am

@MurrayMudderr wrote:
Well got the front end done. Now just got to make my notches in the angle iron for my steering. Then put some braces on and box the whole thing in.
How do i post pics????

How much damage was done, did it just burn the wiring or did it melt metal?
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:15 am

You can post pics using an external source such as Photobucket. Glad to here you got it done. Sad to here you had a loss. If it's as small as it looks in your avatar, you shouldn't need a very big one. Check Craigslist.

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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:35 pm

I took it apart today and the head is warped and all the wiring is melted. And i think i put around a 13 inch lift kit in it and ill try to post pics so you guys can check it out and/or give me some advise.
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:44 pm

http://s1293.beta.photobucket.com/user/MurrayMudderr123/library/

let me know if it works
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:36 am

@MurrayMudderr wrote:
I took it apart today and the head is warped and all the wiring is melted. And i think i put around a 13 inch lift kit in it and ill try to post pics so you guys can check it out and/or give me some advise.

Warped heads and wiring are fixable
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:07 pm

Hey what color(s) should i paint the lifted mower and what would be a good name for her?
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:38 pm

I am very sad to see this very rare model modified. I am assuming that had a 30 inch mower deck. I have only seen one other like yours. They are extremly rare. They are from the late 70's.
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:45 am

Murraymudder where in iowa are you from?
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:51 pm

Are you serious about it being rare and im around Hinton Iowa.
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:38 am

Yes that is very rare. I am a Murray fanatic and have been researching for over 2 years and have been talking with Murray purists that have been researching Murray for as long as I have been alive and we have only seen one other like yours. Even though its rare its not very
valuble because its just a Murray. If you had it in origanal condition or even restored to factory condition its only worth about $200 tops. But Murray purists like myself still enjoy seeing them
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:30 pm

I say that about a few of my tractors - like my 82 dynamark and 70 toro - yeah theyre old, but if a racer came along and bot them- theyd be all hacked up for racing.

Ive only seen one other 70's toro ( took parts off it in a junkyard) and a few in pics online - which have been modded.

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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:48 pm

98Murray correct me if I'm wrong, but the only thing particularly rare about that model is the hood. That being the case, that hood could always be swapped out for a
run-of-the-mill hood right?
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:28 pm

Im trying to add some good pics so here ya go thats how it started
Here is step one
Now step two
Now step three
Here is my old race mower

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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:43 pm

I like that Huskee with duals! The lifted Murray is rare for everything it has. At the time Murray mostly made that same model but with a
36 inch deck
11 horse Briggs
Different transaxle
Different size tires
And the grille is different because there are no lights.
These hoods are not rare. These hoods are common. Murray only made two 30 inch front engine rider models, the one pictured above from the late 70's and a mid 80's model with different frame, hood, grille, and fenderpan.
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:49 pm

Not sure if you know but that Huskee was made by Murray and it is also a rare one. Murray only had that hood style for 2 years and most of them were on Craftsmans. I have never seen a Huskee with that hood before and neither have the other Murray purists. I would like you to know that I am a Murray purist but do enjoy seeing modded Murrays. You sir have a very nice mower that you can be proud of. Also I know I already said this but that Huskee looks badazz!!! I like the duals
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:51 pm

Do it make it more valuable because it came stock with the peerless chain drive transmission which is a 5 speed
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:21 am

I really like the duallies on that Huskee. Must have been really stable. I plan on putting duallies on my 80s Agway GT.

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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:30 pm

Doug Fackler wrote:
I really like the duallies on that Huskee. Must have been really stable. I plan on putting duallies on my 80s Agway GT.
That trans makes it more rare but not more valuble. These machines are so old that there not really worth much. If your tractor was fully restored to showroom new condition it would only be worth $200 on todays market. You have actually made it more valuble by lifting it because now it is cool and cool is usually worth more.
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:05 pm

Well everyone i got the rear end boxed in and put a little bumper on the front of it do you guys have any idea what else i should do to it so i can keep it for a welding project at school????
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PostSubject: Re: Lifted Murray   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:01 pm

maybe some frame stiffining supports,as i noticed its the pressed style frame and i know they like to flex as i got the same frame lol , its looking good tho!
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