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PostSubject: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeWed Dec 05, 2012 10:17 pm

Hey,im new to this site and I was just wonderen if anyone has built a lawn mower jeep:?:I thought it would be cool.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeWed Dec 05, 2012 11:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeThu Dec 06, 2012 9:34 am

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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeThu Dec 06, 2012 10:46 am

The original civilian jeeps had an option for a PTO, and rear gearbox, to run farm implements. I have one. You can use them to run a bush hog, or a finish mower.

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Roof company, also made a mini-jeep mower. This one was at an auction I attended.

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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeThu Dec 06, 2012 11:53 am

The golf course I worked at as a kid, had a ROOF mower for doing rough areas. If I remember correctly, it had a transport speed around 15 MPH. It didn't turn very sharp, but the hydro made it easy to drive.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeThu Dec 06, 2012 12:08 pm

Cool. I always wanted to do this with my mower.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeThu Dec 06, 2012 7:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeThu Dec 06, 2012 10:49 pm

That is wild, but it can`t be rally classed as a mower build, it would have to be a custom build from the ground up. There is nothing anywhere in that build that has any relation to a mower. But it is really sick
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 10:07 am

This is pretty cool.I was looking on googe and found a mini jeep its made by struck-it corp,but I was looking at it and it seems its made of wood and i wonder how long will the body last? Becaues in some of the pics it floating on water.Question
http://www.struckcorp.com/mini-beep/gallery.html

Oh,and can someone tell me how to post pics,Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 2:49 pm

That's too cool. I hope someone does one here. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 4:53 pm

Ya,it would be cool,I was thinking about doing it myself but i just was't sure.Wil plywood work for a body?
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 8:14 pm

Shucks, if the one in the above link is, then I wouldn't see why not. I want one of those real bad.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 9:51 pm

Build one.I think im going to build one of my own but maby a little bit smaller.Does anyone have any ideas that i could try. .Also can someone pleas tell my how to post pics.Thanks Question
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 9:58 pm

Upload them onto an online photo hosting site, such as Photobucket or picasa. I have no idea. I was hoping someone would come up with something so I could get some ideas for one of my own. Laughing Yeah, kinda greedy.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 10:11 pm

Thanks.Hopfully tomarrow ill be able to post some pics,I started a body for mine and it tured out to be alittle bit better than i thought.The style i went for mine
is willy rock crawler,based on a lawn mower chassie and motor.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 10:12 pm

Alright! You got my attention. I'll be watching this thread. Please post lots of pics. This sounds like a really cool project.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 10:14 pm

@truckin42 wrote:
This is pretty cool.I was looking on googe and found a mini jeep its made by struck-it corp,but I was looking at it and it seems its made of wood and i wonder how long will the body last? Becaues in some of the pics it floating on water.Question
http://www.struckcorp.com/mini-beep/gallery.html

Oh,and can someone tell me how to post pics,Thanks

Properly sealed and braced, wood is perfectly capable of acting as body parts. It will also take a lot of stress while still being flexible.

Boat hulls and small aircraft have lots of wood parts.

A good epoxy coating over good dry wood, should last for decades. Olld skool dudes use things like spar varnish, etc. I epoxied old rotten wood into solid plastizised wood in my boat. It`s been done quite a few ways.

A fully amphibious vehicle could be built out of quarter inch plywood, with a very basic light steel frame, and some fiberglass cloth and cheap acrylic resins. If you got big bux, carbon fibre cloth and marine epoxy over foam, with an aluminum frame and you could have a James Bondmobile that weighed only a couple hundred pounds.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 10:21 pm

You need to either

a) upload your pics to a storage space and copy and paste the location to the 16th button from the left at the top of the post page. The buttons are grouped along the top under the subject line.

B) click on the 15th button and upload the picture from your computer to the webhost. then copy the link, and paste it to the 16th button.

you may have to rearrange the pics around in your post, preview lots.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeSat Dec 08, 2012 7:23 am

Ive seen pics of roof mowers - pretty cool and pretty rare - id lightly mod it, nothing that cant be changed back to stock.

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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeSat Dec 08, 2012 6:57 pm

Hey,here is the link for my mini jeep,I started the body and then remembered to take pics,so hop you all like it.And tell me what you think.
http://s1325.beta.photobucket.com/user/truckin42/library/deerejeep?#/user/truckin42/library/deerejeep?&_suid=135501038895209715990728695384[/url]
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeSat Dec 08, 2012 11:14 pm

Hey. Lookin good. Looks like ya have a nice start. Will it be wider?
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeSun Dec 09, 2012 12:09 am

Well,its 18" wide now but i might make it 24" wide im trying to keep it small to get into tight areas,should i make it wider?
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeSun Dec 09, 2012 10:54 am

Just a matter of personal opinion, but I think having the body kinda swallow the wheels, so to speak. Meaning, have the fenders go out just past the edge of the wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeSun Dec 09, 2012 6:57 pm

Ya,thats a pretty good idea i might do that.What type of tires should i go with though.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep Icon_minitimeSun Dec 09, 2012 10:38 pm

Probably some golf cart rims with some bigger tires with some fare amount of tread.
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