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 Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine

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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Mon May 19, 2014 8:04 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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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 20, 2014 5:57 am

Looks good man!
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 20, 2014 12:26 pm

Luckily the picture doesn't show the welds lol, and that 90degree angle under it is square tubing lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 20, 2014 2:38 pm

thats nice like the chrome muffler
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 20, 2014 7:30 pm

Got the suspension attached now I need to fabricate the shock mounts and drag link.

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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 20, 2014 7:36 pm

Boy, your panhard bar would be hard to figure out..

BUT STILL!!!
Dat Travel Tho!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 20, 2014 7:44 pm

I'm thinking it should be moved back but well have to see when it's all together
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 20, 2014 7:51 pm

wow 4 links
4 links everywhere. Very Happy 
this looks really clean and yah like LMM said, the panhard is gonna be interesting. my 4 link doesnt give me travel, it gives me stability. this looks like a crazy amount of travel. im just wondering if it would be easier to connect your linkages and panhard if you moved the axle back so that it was right in front of the frame

this is how i set mine up, i believe i have the same chassis as you
this is looking good so far
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Tue May 20, 2014 8:10 pm

I dont see any rod ends, are you using any? A bolt drilled thru metal wont cut it.
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PostSubject: Re: Jonjunk's Craftsman mud machine   Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:51 pm

Alright guys, update time.

Got a full time job so the mower is on the backburner, but I've shortened the 4 links to about half. Now I am making a new front axle out of 2x2 square doubled to 2x4 with c channel on each end, any tips on this? My other idea is scrap the front all together and buy an atv chassis for $50 but it's a long drive to get it.

Then I would use that front suspension on the mower and rig up steering and use the brakes (its a China mini atv) which would be good for this purpose, maybe in the future do a swingarm with chain off of my peerless 700 I have laying around.
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