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PostSubject: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeWed Apr 01, 2015 11:58 pm

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my plans include a ground-up resto-mod, engine swap, pulley swap, lock transaxle, rewire frame and engine, custom exhaust, snorkel, gas pedal, extend spindles, paint, skid plate, and stereo


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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeThu Apr 02, 2015 10:20 am

I think you have a peerless 700 in that. you could go straight axle instead of locking the stock axle.
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeSat Apr 04, 2015 8:46 am

If that has a 700, DEFINITELY live axle!!! Welcome to the Build-Off!

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeSun Apr 05, 2015 9:47 am

it has a 930 peerless
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeMon Jun 08, 2015 11:47 pm

pictures of tear down
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test fitting 15.5 hp briggs and stratton
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeFri Jul 03, 2015 5:17 pm

Nice! Any updates on this?
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PostSubject: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeSat Jul 11, 2015 11:31 pm

built a front bumper and did some painting
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reversed the hood and moved the hood and grill forward about 1 1/2 inches to be able to mount the 15.5hp ohv briggs
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made a custom choke slide from an old dipstick
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the paint i used was rustoleum truck bed liner for the frame, flat black for the bumper, and body was paimted kryon hunter green
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PostSubject: 1985 craftsman (SWAMP THING)   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeSat Jul 11, 2015 11:35 pm

found out its a craftsman built by murry
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeSun Jul 12, 2015 11:54 am

Nice choke lever! Is it just the picture, or does the front bumper seem way off level?
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeSun Jul 12, 2015 12:10 pm

I think the bumper just looks that way because the front wheels are on a side hill. Looking pretty good. Cool gas pedal, is that a big hinge? Could we see a closer pic of it?
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PostSubject: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeThu Aug 13, 2015 8:45 pm

close up pics of gas pedal (has a few problems yet)
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removed the governor
repainted it black and red
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeThu Aug 13, 2015 11:11 pm

Hey hey hey! I ain't the only one with a multi-color steering wheel on my craftsman! Haha, nice build man!
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeSun Aug 16, 2015 11:31 pm

Cool idea with the steering wheel. That throttle cable you could try putting oil right on the spiral coating (whatever you want to call it). It'll soak through. Cable might be a little stiff to use with a pedal, but maybe you'll get it working better. Super stiff retun spring, lol. Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeMon Aug 17, 2015 7:47 am

Nice steering wheel!

Isn't this craftsman squarebody a little different than most? I didn't think they had a pan chassis?

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeMon Aug 17, 2015 11:25 am

your right MathewD that pic that you put up is like all craftsman square body's but im not sure if this is a craftsman made by Murray, I don't think theres any such thing, but they possibly could have made a 1-100 line of these
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeMon Aug 17, 2015 5:10 pm

Yeah. It does look like a Murray with a Squarebody Hood on it. bounce
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