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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:58 pm

The gmc looked pretty good on the Murray
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:07 pm

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FORD, lol
Lol yep! Maybe jeep.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:59 am


theres the old murray grille mounted up!



All thats left is my chains, ammo box, chevy or gmc emblem and my underglow and oh a belt Smile i have this thing romping soon! stay tuned!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:59 am


theres the old murray grille mounted up!



All thats left is my chains, ammo box, chevy or gmc emblem and my underglow and oh a belt Smile i have this thing romping soon! stay tuned!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:08 pm

I want that grill
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:52 am



Got the chains on! took it for a test drive up and down my street and this thing flies! Its a smooth ride up until you get in 6th, then you get the death wobble affraid  its sorta scary, any way to fix that and anybody know what causes it? The steering sucks but i figured it would anyway, but other than that its great! i cant wait to put a video out there, couldnt last night it was dark but itll be up soon! stay tuned guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:59 am

I'm usually the death wobble comes from the front axle pivoting most people lock em in place
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:04 am

is it safe for it to not pivot? i kinda like the pivot and i rarely use 6th unless im on the road.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:11 am

Well it's not as comfortable I leave mine free just cause it only stabilizes it more to not feel scary when you lock it
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:01 pm

Ahh, you have entered the phase of "I have a fast mower". Now you need to do all the things to make it safe to drive, and not break. Brakes, steering, frame, tie rods, etc...

Pivot should not cause wobble, all of ours pivot, and we can take our hands off the wheel at 45mph.

Steering geometry is the main cause.  Loose tie rods and steering box doesn't help. Stock steering is only good up to 20mph.

Google search images for caster, camber, and toe.   Yours has way too much camber, and no caster.  Best way to fix it is to build a new front axle, with 5 to 10 degrees postive caster, 0 toe, 0 camber.  Or you could cut and reattach your spindle mounts at the correct angles, and bent spindles to 90 degrees to match.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:51 pm

Better steering would help. Tighter joints. Maybe a steering stabilizer. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:25 am

@Doc Sprocket wrote:
Looks like a pretty good start! Is the tractor in your avatar the one that got all mangled? Can you fix it? is it worth it, or are you just going to rob parts off it for this one?
Nah doc, he'll just sell it on craigslist like a champ and hope someone buys Smile

http://macon.craigslist.org/rvs/4036813025.html
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:26 am

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@Doc Sprocket wrote:
Looks like a pretty good start! Is the tractor in your avatar the one that got all mangled? Can you fix it? is it worth it, or are you just going to rob parts off it for this one?
Nah doc, he'll just sell it on craigslist like a champ and hope someone buys Smile

http://macon.craigslist.org/rvs/4036813025.html
i might buy it LOL since sarge is getting scrapped ill need a new rig
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:09 am

lol ive been meaning to take it off since the wreck, theres nothing left but the frame, no axle or transaxle, or engine, all got swapped. i tried to sell it and then wrecked it the day after lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:11 am

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prometheusedi wrote:
@Doc Sprocket wrote:
Looks like a pretty good start! Is the tractor in your avatar the one that got all mangled? Can you fix it? is it worth it, or are you just going to rob parts off it for this one?
Nah doc, he'll just sell it on craigslist like a champ and hope someone buys Smile

http://macon.craigslist.org/rvs/4036813025.html
i might buy it LOL since sarge is getting scrapped ill need a new rig

pro you from GA?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:20 am

Yesterday i installed the underglow under my tractor, and in the grille. i also purchased an ammo box from my local sporting goods store, and it seemed too big to mount between my legs so i had to think outside the box... so i figured i could mount it in the back and it would open like a jeep warnglers back hatch door. so i did. heres the pics



ammo box, its got my other chain in it, and a 12v battery to power my underglow woth easy unplug to charge.


fully dark and lit up.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:26 am

Where do you get your underglow?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:00 am

@Caleb10123 wrote:
Jay_Rod wrote:
prometheusedi wrote:
@Doc Sprocket wrote:
Looks like a pretty good start! Is the tractor in your avatar the one that got all mangled? Can you fix it? is it worth it, or are you just going to rob parts off it for this one?
Nah doc, he'll just sell it on craigslist like a champ and hope someone buys Smile

http://macon.craigslist.org/rvs/4036813025.html
i might buy it LOL since sarge is getting scrapped ill need a new rig
pro you from GA?
pro isnt from georgia but he needs to move down here lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:45 pm

Slick build the paint really sets it off!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:14 pm

Well she went on her first romp today and i hated to get her dirty but here's the highlights!\



after the romp with a buddy.



It WAS green lol.



posing.


She went out destroyed the mud and only came back with a bent tie rod!Smile 
ill have videos posted up shortly.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:19 pm

Looks like you had fun Very Happy  where you get the glow? Looking for some for my truck and mule snd maybe the BRUSHEATER
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:33 pm

http://www.ledunderbody.com/?gclid=CMXZ2fmv4LkCFatj7AodfyQA7A
they have it all
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:34 pm


had to snatch the 4 wheeler out.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:40 pm


First bog Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:17 pm


this is what happens when your clutch locks up and your run in to your dads boat...
i got some aircraft sheet metal epoxy to get it back together, then sand it down and repaint it Smile
if you can get your hands on some for any plastic or metal parts you should!!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:44 pm

I bet that sucked
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