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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:07 am

Ya I will check it out again because I have to move my car Doon and it's in there
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:17 am

I checked it over and found no model number, on my 930 it has a stamped plate around the seam were the two halves meet, this one only had two numbers cast in the top half, 6292-p1(near the diff) and 47167 (by the shifter).

Couldn't snap a picture because the phone was too low battery to use the flash.


Here's a rig I snapped a picture of I don't think it was for sale.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:46 pm

im pretty sure mst 205's have 3/4 inch axles and that "thing" you saw at the auction looks really funky....like one of those tracked wheelbarrow things mixed with an old rear engine rider
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Fri May 02, 2014 3:20 am

Thought of some new ideas for the craftsman, I want to get rid of those fenders then do homemade fenders and atv style nerf bars.


Also seriously considering making skis for the front out of snowmobile skis so I can take this beast ice fishing since my 3wheeler isn't made for utility type stuff and is rather not hack n' weld on that, besides I like the idea of pulling the portable fishouse not by hand.

For this I would need my new Carlisle Stryker tires or chains on my mower, locked trans, skis up front or wide tall tires, big battery (just cuz), and racks. I have access to (approx 500)soda pop crates that 20oz pop bottles get delivered to stores in. They would make perfect racks.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Fri May 02, 2014 8:31 pm





My craftsman and my homemade trailer I built.

Third pic is the switch panel, I made I just cut out the random holes and slots that were there to make life easy, need a new choke cable tho cuz this one binds even tho it's new.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Fri May 02, 2014 9:46 pm

You should do a lil grinding on that torchin job to make it look a lil better
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sat May 03, 2014 12:58 am

I'll worry about that after it's mechanically ready, I need brakes and belt keepers for now and to move the trans back as far as I can with a new belt to fit that.

It's pretty dangerous having 5-4" pulleys my friend already flipped it back.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sat May 03, 2014 9:49 pm

Picked up a Murray 5 speed with a kohler command 14hp labeled as a crafstmsn brand engine, pretty rough shape also a mtd yard bug, a go kart frame and 2 push mowers all free along side of the road
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 06, 2014 7:49 pm



Got the bumper made and the hood pinned down and the transmission in and mounted, shifter done and a new idler pulley.

Last pic is me and my two buds three wheelers stuck.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 06, 2014 7:54 pm

nice, i wish i could get things free like that
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 06, 2014 7:57 pm

Ya it's not often you find the deals but so satisfying, I should snap a pic of my john Deere stx38 for you guys too hooked to my other trailer.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Wed May 07, 2014 9:22 pm

Found out that my mst trans in the craftsman is onlu a 2 speed I thought it was just not shifting but now I'm swapping the 5 spd Foote trans from the free murry into the craftsman for now maybe I'll give the 2spd to my buddy for his mtd so he has two forward gears.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Thu May 08, 2014 9:07 am

Got the 5 speed Foote locked, greased sealed and installed, also made belt keepers, made a brake pedal, and made another trans mount.

Also got the front tires swapped to larger ones, and I noticed the mst had a lot longer axles than this Foote I wonder if there interchangeable.

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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Fri May 09, 2014 5:07 am

Cleaned up the wiring today, added a plug in for the hood headlights, added a few belt keepers, tested the locked trans, and fixed the amp meter.

Next thing I want to do is make wheel hubs but I don't have a ser of rims to spare and I don't want to cut up my current ones.

One other thing I could do is find some 3/4" keyed tubes and weld them into the center of my 12" rims from a craftsman gt that had 1" axles that are stuck in the rim for good, either option would work cuz I have a set of 12" atv tires, and if I made hubs I could just use my three wheeler tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Fri May 09, 2014 2:03 pm

@jonjunk wrote:
One other thing I could do is find some 3/4" keyed tubes and weld them
The tubes don't have to be keyed.

You could just drill a series of holes, and tap them for small bolts. Slip the tube on the axle, then screw bolts in, so they go down into the keyway.

Since you are talking about welding anyway, don't just do tapped holes. Weld nuts to the outside of the tube, over the holes. Then run the tap through, so that the tapped holes in the tube become an extension of the nuts. Much stronger than just tapped holes in the wall of the tube.

If you use ordinary bolts into the keyway, they should shear about as fast as a key would.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Fri May 09, 2014 3:44 pm

That's a good idea I already have some tubing that's 3/4 inch in the middle but it's pretty thin, I could reinforce it with some triangular "gussets" (as I heard in a vid talking about transaxles) instead of trusting the one weld.

I would have to figure out a way to clean out the inside of that tubing it's been outside a few years
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sun May 11, 2014 8:08 pm

Got to ride today, went through the mud great, pushed over a bunch of trees with my bumper and a lot of brush, banged up the skidplate for the exhaust, and had a branch push the pin out of my tie rod, all good now here's a pic of the mud pit.

Oh and broke the weld on my locker, do you guys suggest welding the spider gears to each other too? The trans still worked so I don't think damage was done.

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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sun May 11, 2014 9:49 pm

You got lucky on the axle. Most of the times it breaks and a piece of weld jams in the gears and it blows apart. anywho, maybe if you can sourse a stronger welder it would work, or do something like redneckcomputergeek's locker block
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sun May 11, 2014 9:58 pm

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
You got lucky on the axle. Most of the times it breaks and a piece of weld jams in the gears and it blows apart. anywho, maybe if you can sourse a stronger welder it would work, or do something like redneckcomputergeek's locker block
I like his zinc locker more better er.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sun May 11, 2014 10:03 pm

The welder I have is plenty powerful its a Lincoln 225 amp welder I think I just used too small of rod but the correct heat.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sun May 11, 2014 10:08 pm

yah you did get lucky with the weld breaking, my welds "slipped" when i welded to the pin... i ended up going with the fozzy locker, which is favored by some, but not everyone. so far my mst206 is holding up the fozzy *KNOCK ON WOOD*
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 13, 2014 11:37 pm

Got the yard bug running, I believe it has a bad solenoid because we have to jump that to start .

The craftsman got a bad ground while I was riding in the woods today so I had to jump it after I shut it down, had to do a lot of head scratching to figure out why it wouldn't turn over. Finally jumped the neg post to the fender pan and bam!

Enjoy the pic of a yard bug in the mud.

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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Thu May 15, 2014 11:55 pm

I'm thinking about swapping the 14hp kohler command with my current 12.5 kohler command in my john Deere, should be an easy swap but when I get the 12.5 out any suggestions on drilling out the sheared motor mounts it currently has 1 bolt holding it on has had zero at times, two are sheared and two were vibrated out, replaced the two at one time and retapped but wasn't the correct tap it was standard when I should of used a 12mm, I'll do it again but maybe drill a hole so I can put a wire thru to stop it from spinning, still might shear off or wear thru like the stx38s are known for
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Mon May 19, 2014 7:11 pm

Got the stack made and hood dented to fit.

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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Mon May 19, 2014 7:25 pm

cool stack!
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Mon May 19, 2014 9:04 pm

Didn't have room for a brace but the bottom pipe rests on the frame so im not worried yet.
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