All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeFAQSearchMemberlistRegisterLog inCountdown Timer
Swing by the Chatroom anytime! Next Chat Event - 12/16/2017 @ 8:00pm EST .
Welcome to the All Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
Voting for the 2017 Build-Off is now a go! Click Here to cast your stone!
The prize list has been finalized! Check out what's up for grabs by clicking here!
The new 2017 ATLTF stickers are in! View them here, and order yours while they're hot!
We now have a Discord chat server! Contact Doug for an invite link!

Share | 
 

 67' Ford lgt 100 build

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Kaptain Krunch
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Join date : 2013-09-06
Posts : 3
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: 67' Ford lgt 100 build   Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:38 am

Whatsup everyone, new to the forum, not so new to fabrication, off road mowers, and such. A few years back, i built a 73' wheel horse, dubbed the red rocket. Now i've decided i need a second for friends to ride.

SO, i found a 1966 or 67 ford lgt 100, for $50 with no motor, four mismatched tires, and no steering linkage. It has a 5 speed transmission (granny low, 1,2,3,R), which is solid cast iron, with 1" axle shafts, and roller/ball bearings all around. I put in a short days work last week, and made some steering linkage from snowmobile tie rods and scrap steel, mounted some 25x8x12 atv tires, and also mounted an 8hp tecumseh for the time being. Yesterday i made a little more progress.

She runs goes and stops
8hp Tecumseh
hooked up gas pedal
custom made tensioner
Hood is painted
Diff is welded


Overall pretty good, the belt slips in higher gear, may need to re-angle my spring for better tension. The transmission is solid, with the exception of one gear which is pitted from rust, where it didnt sit in oil. This transmission is extremely rugged, it has removeable axle housings, with roller bearings to support the carrier/axle, and roller bearings to support the axle at the hub. The granny gear first is EXTREMELY slow, which is awesome, should be great for crawling. Should be picking up a 16hp v-twin this weekend which will be the new power plant if i can make it fit. Next top priority is to address the clutch, clean and paint the seat pan/fenders and make a seat for it, and weld the front axle so it doesnt pivot.




Tensioner setup, hard to tell but both pulleys actually pivot, on the same fixed plate.

Custom steering arm, snowmobile tie rods, steers pretty nice.


Transmission, gear looks worse than it actually is. This thing is HEAVY.


Diff locker done the right way!


Red Rocket Specs:

Locked diff
25" atv tires in rear, snowblower tires up front
18hp kohler opposed twin
welded front axle pivot
pulley swap (does about 25, with governor)
gas pedal
brake upgrade (new lining, removed spring from linkage)
Hood latches from a snowmobile
Diamond plate dash, custom
Had duel stacks in video, now it has a glass pack with a downpipe
Headlights
Suzuki samurai alternator
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMdE7pd0oqQ

Here are the most recent pics i have of her

Back to top Go down
TheRainbowBoxer
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 42
Join date : 2012-04-23
Posts : 1007
Forum Rep : 0
Location : Galion, OH

PostSubject: Re: 67' Ford lgt 100 build   Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:15 am

Those look like some nice solid platforms. Should make some good rugged crawlers.

_______________________________________________
Proud member of the Mower Cycle Gang... aka the "Mowrons!"

My build (Chaos is one of 3 built like this)
Chaos Build

The Mower Cycle Gang visited 1puglife in May 2014
Check out the pics and vids!

Haspin 2016 was a blast!  Check out pics and vids here
Haspin 2016 Media thread

Join us for the annual Mowron-fest at Haspin Acres!
Haspin Acres Rally 2017!

Check out my YouTube for more tractor action, my vlog, and my bus build!
TheRainbowBoxer on YouTube
Back to top Go down
matt-man
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 20
Join date : 2013-07-26
Posts : 218
Forum Rep : 0
Location : North Fort Myers, Florida

PostSubject: Re: 67' Ford lgt 100 build   Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:41 pm

Might want to put some kind of shield's around the belt in case it breaks you don't want your leg all cut up
Back to top Go down
Stretch44875
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

Age : 43
Join date : 2012-04-05
Posts : 935
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Mansfield, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: 67' Ford lgt 100 build   Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:52 pm

Wow, that's one LARGE engine pulley!
Back to top Go down
Creepycrawler
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 30
Join date : 2013-07-02
Posts : 317
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Logan Ohio

PostSubject: Re: 67' Ford lgt 100 build   Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:15 pm

I really like both tractors, and Ive always wanted to build a tractor that had that old tranny like your ford has, one question though, why weld the axles? just for stability at high speeds?
Back to top Go down
Kaptain Krunch
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Join date : 2013-09-06
Posts : 3
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: 67' Ford lgt 100 build   Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:26 am

-matt

Belt guards are definitely in order, i have the stock ones from both tractors, but they don't fit anymore as i changed the pulleys too drastically. For now i wear jeans haha.

=Stretch

i believe its a 9" on the engine, and 6" on the transmission for the red rocket.

-creepy

Thats basically the only reason i weld up the front axles, it gets pretty tippy at 20 if you don't. Not really ideal for crawling, but its a tradeoff. I'm considering putting in some small coil overs, so it can flex if it needs too, just not when i'm cornering at speed. Not sure how well that would work though.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: 67' Ford lgt 100 build   

Back to top Go down
 
67' Ford lgt 100 build
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Ford 120 restoration build
» 67' Ford lgt 100 build
» 89 ford lt12 project build
» 77 Ford F100 Build Thread
» Ford BF panel van

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Off Road/Rally Tractor Project & Builds-
Jump to: