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 New Project, DG350!

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PostSubject: New Project, DG350!   Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:25 am

Hey Guys,

I'm a new member and new to tractor building. I just sold my 9 second street car not long ago and needed a hobby to fill the void of hotrodding. I landed here.

In any event, I bought an original paint 1967 Gilson tractor that was sold under the Montgomery Ward badge. I purchased a 1971 Honda 350 as a donor vehicle for the engine, transmission, and other assorted parts. I'm in the process of cross breeding the two and would like to post pic's, but am having extreme difficulty and am now frustrated. I'd like to share the pic's with you. Is there anyone out there that would accept my pic's in an email and be so kind as to post them?

My project is the DG (dirty girl) 350.

I look forward to spending more time here.

Later,
Randy
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:56 am

Hi and welcome.

Take a look here for info about posting pics.

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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:27 pm

Ok, looks like I may have figured this out. Thanks for the posting help!


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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:34 pm

looks sweet man hope to see more updates
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:44 pm

Hey! Nice build. Looks like you did what I want to do to mine. Put an ATV seat and handle bars on. Looks like a pretty stout tractor. Looks a little top heavy though. Might be a good idea to stretch the wheels out a little.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:20 am

That there is a long legged tractor.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:15 am

Is this for street or offroad? If its for street - lock the front axle or itll wander all over the place - if its for offroad, youll want some sort of dampeners for the front axle ( to slow up and down movement) - if those wheels up front dont have berings, id suggest either getting hubs with berings or wheels with heavy duty berings - stock bushings will heat up or break on you.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:09 am

All good things to consider, thanks.

Yes, this tractor is very heavy duty for a lawn machine. You can see how heavy the front axle assembly is, and check out the big cast iron foot pegs. Even the dash/firewall is a cast piece and a good portion of the frame is completely boxed.

First things first. The engine will be properly mounted this weekend. I figure the biggest challenge will be working out the chain drive to the rear axle and making the steering functional again. Then everything else should fall into place.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:32 am

What are you using for a rear axle?
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:25 am

I found a place that sells heavy duty axles and such for off road buggys. I plan on using a live axle with a disc brake. For now, it will be mounted solid to the frame, but I am saving the shocks from the motorcycle because in the future I'd like to incorporate them into a rear suspension set up.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:39 am

Sweet project you got there, I like it. It looks almost like that motor was ment for it.

Keep the updates coming.

What was the 9sec car you had - any pic of it ?
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:25 pm

DG350 wrote:
I found a place that sells heavy duty axles and such for off road buggys. I plan on using a live axle with a disc brake. For now, it will be mounted solid to the frame, but I am saving the shocks from the motorcycle because in the future I'd like to incorporate them into a rear suspension set up.

I've got a full quad suspension under my tractor, I used a quad rear axle and a jackshaft at the swingarm.

Build thread is here

Also, CraftsMAN is building a tractor with an XS400 engine

Build threadhere
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:30 pm

Chopperhead, that build is way cool, and way beyond my skill level. Can't wait to see a video of that beast. Never seen anything like it.

Muddstir, here's my old street ride. It was a 27k mile grandma car before I got my hands on it. It's a stock GM572 with power glide trans. Full stock interior, bench seat, and I column shifted that bad boy to 9.80's.

http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/17/97/84/34/malibu10.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:45 pm

Nice malibu man looks good make me miss my 75 nova i had :/
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PostSubject: Re: New Project, DG350!   Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:47 am

Nice lookin car, I like the sleeper look of it.
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