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PostSubject: Craftsman lt1000   Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:16 pm

So a few weeks back I got a lt1000 from a friend for free. It had a bad transaxle but I thought to my self well i will will find a transaxle. After about 2 weeks of looking I found one at my local flea market for 50 bucks so I picked it up. Last night I was in an itching mood so I went to ace hardware picked up a 3 inch pully for 10 bucks. When I got it all home I realized that my belt was the wrong size. I thought it over for about 20 mins and I thought about a tensioner pully. I put one of my belt pulleys on then it got tight. I have many upgrade to do soon in mind. Let me know what y'all think. Give me some ideas. I'm looking to keep this thread going. I'll get pictures up tonite. Give me feed back.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:25 pm

what are you planning on doing to it?
what kind of transaxle did you put in?
whats powering it?

locked rear is always a good idea, tires, direct steer, HD brakes,
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:02 pm

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what are you planning on doing to it?
what kind of transaxle did you put in?
whats powering it?

locked rear is always a good idea, tires, direct steer, HD brakes,

I'm planning to throw some atv tires on it and paint for now. I think it's a pearless 930. It's a 15.5 single cylinder Briggs
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:16 am

redlinemotorsportts has a 930 and he has beaten the snot out of it. i would deffinatly lock it
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:06 am

@willis923 wrote:
redlinemotorsportts has a 930 and he has beaten the snot out of it. i would deffinatly lock it

I am deffenetly going to lock it I just need to get it over to my brothers house since I don't have a welder
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:08 am


My craftsman is the one on the left. The one on the right is a friend of mine. I honestly have no clue what type of mower it is.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:06 pm


This is gonna be my front bumper I just need to get it welded up

pic fixed 10/13 -Willis923
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:23 pm






I finally got a welder and got to work making a rear rack and welding my bumper

pics fixed- 10/13 ~willis923
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:54 am

I made a pretty awesome rack for the back. I think y'all will like it. I'm waiting till paint is completely done to post pics
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:56 pm

We'll I know it's been a while but I have done Los of things to the mower   This is what I have done
-built a stack exhaust
-bought rear tires from tractor supply
-welded up my front bumper and got it mounted
-built a rear rack out of some angle I had laying around
-found a seat from a old Massey and threw it on there
-ran out of gas and had to push it a mile
-muddled and romped the hell out of it






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PostSubject: Lt1000   Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:00 pm

The tractor will be getting paint tom when I get home from school all flat black with the bumper rack and maybe seat red the rims will be black. I was thinking of doing the seat like fluorescent orange since that's the original color of it. What is y'all's in put I would love the ideas of other mud mower modders
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:46 pm

Looks like you have a great rig right there, the stack must sound interesting using the square stock. Maybe locking the axle for more traction if needed, upgraded lights, winch, anything that makes it easier to rid and more comfort.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:20 pm

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Looks like you have a great rig right there, the stack must sound interesting using the square stock. Maybe locking the axle for more traction if needed, upgraded lights, winch, anything that makes it easier to rid and more comfort.

The stack is actually two pieces of angle that I welded together. It's hot a nice deep rumble to it. I'll post a pic of it. I'm planning on doing some LEDs in place of the stock lights maybe a cheap harbor freight winch but I have a come along so that's not on the top of my list
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:37 pm




I took the stock box then cut the j pipe off the. I butt welded a piece of 1 inch plumbing pipe then I I took a 5 inch piece of fence post and cut notches out with a side grinder then I bent the notches in on to the plumping pipe then welded it solid. Then I took two pieces of angle from a bed frame and welded them together to make my square stack then I just welded that straight to the fence post then I took a propane torch and blued the whole thing to prevent rust. Wala my exhaust
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:18 pm

how about adding a flywheel pull start, in case you loose the power in the battery when out?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:42 pm

that stack is badass man, looks great, original too.. "because round stacks are too mainstream"
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PostSubject: Lt1000   Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:09 am

As far as a pullstart I actually had one and then it ripped off so for now I'm trusting my battery.

That's what I thought. I saw it on a cummins truck once and I started thinking of ways to do it on my mower. Right now I'm trying to make a flapper for it so I can leave the mower out side and have more room in the garage for working on my motorcycle.

Last night I washed the mower so that I will have a clean surface to paint. I'm planning on painting tonite when I get home from school
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:41 am

Since my paint job will be red and black I'm thinking the name either lucifer or devil dog. What are your guys ideas for names? I'm open to everything.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:20 pm

The Black Widow
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:24 pm

@ZSmachines wrote:
The Black Widow

Damn that's a really good one
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:27 pm

Or The Black Knight
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:29 pm

@ZSmachines wrote:
Or The Black Knight

Your good at this stuff


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:31 pm

Or the model T... Any color you want as long as it's black lol.. And thanks! I don't tend to name my stuff... I probably should..
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman lt1000   Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:51 pm

You really should. They would have good names.

I'm thinking of doing shocks on the tractor maybe to give it alittle more stability and it will be say to add a lift when I feel like doing that
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