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 BIG BLUE Craftsman build

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PostSubject: BIG BLUE Craftsman build   Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:50 pm

Hey guys, Been a while since ive done anything mower related but i have finally started a new build and yes i do still have my old build which everyone asks about.

So here it goes, My current build is a late 80s craftsman. It has a 16 hp vanguard V-twin engine, 6 spd standard transmission, I have big plans for this beast.

This is what its got so far.

-Pulley swap (5 inch front- 5 inch rear)
-Locked transmission
-custom front end which will be IFS soon enough.
-ATV tires

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PostSubject: Re: BIG BLUE Craftsman build   Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:14 pm

I have 2 similar tractors, with that big ugly hood... but with them big tires, they actually look pretty good.
I always knew bigger tires made things look better...
I might not dismantle mine just yet.
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BLUE Craftsman build   Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:16 pm

Nice mower! I think big tyres make anything look good. Makes them seem more aggressive.
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BLUE Craftsman build   Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:33 am

Thanks guys, A lil more work done to her this weekend, IFS! just got to finish the steering









This set up will also give me hydraulic front brakes!

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PostSubject: Re: BIG BLUE Craftsman build   Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:48 pm

Lookin good! but you cheated, should have made everything from scrap. JK should ride nice.
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BLUE Craftsman build   Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:59 am

@1997 Murray wrote:
Lookin good! but you cheated, should have made everything from scrap. JK should ride nice.

it was scrap! you shouldve seen the quad lol, It was a twisted up pile of steel. Im going to eventually build my own a arms to get even more clearance but this should do for now, really just wanna ride it ahaha
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PostSubject: Re: BIG BLUE Craftsman build   Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:29 pm

arild, beal, dang everyone coming outta nowhere.

If i had to do another mower build id probably do this or maybe some sort of TTB style stuff. Hard to beat solid axle toughness though Razz

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PostSubject: Re: BIG BLUE Craftsman build   Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:17 pm

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
arild, beal, dang everyone coming outta nowhere.

If i had to do another mower build id probably do this or maybe some sort of TTB style stuff. Hard to beat solid axle toughness though Razz

Im innocent! Razz



What for 6 speed trans does this have?
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