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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:17 pm


and the bonnet/hood is a perfect fit for the front. VW think of everything jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:34 pm

That is a really nice looking Roper. I like the color!

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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:53 am

Haha nice man! Your roper is looking really smart.
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:06 pm

Cheers Chaps
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:39 am


Fitted bigger tyres today.  
Very happy with the new look and capability.  Taller so more top speed.  Wider so bigger footprint with much better grip on loose ground.  The narrower tyres tended to dig down not forward.


Tyres are 26x12.00-12 BKT TR315 TL 4 ply

Rear end is lifted up now, better ground clearance and more level looking.  Very happy with the new tyres.
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:42 am

Lokks good. Very tight fit against those fenders lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:48 am

Those tires are HUGE! Looks great with those larger fronts. Much nicer stance!

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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:03 pm

Just clears the fender lol. Those tyres are massive! Betcha they weren't cheap hahaha Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:37 pm

@mightyraze wrote:
Those tires are HUGE!  Looks great with those larger fronts.  Much nicer stance!  
Cheers yes I agree ~ nice stance Razz
Fronts are 18x6.5-8
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:43 pm

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Just clears the fender lol. Those tyres are massive! Betcha they weren't cheap hahaha Very Happy
Cheers MatthewD Yep I reckon they're the biggest that fit under the fenders. Loving those tyres cyclops  Price?? Well one was dirt cheap donated to a charity on eBay, then I had to go buy a matching one at full price about £90 inc shipping from Germany bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:45 pm

Yeah, dat stance. Gotta love those cheapies lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:00 am


Been messing with my phone to film,edit and upload a quick romparound video now the project is pretty much finished.  A pin with R clip to restrain the hood for safety purposes as per ATLTF build off rules and that's about it I reckon.
Let me know what u think.
The factory brakes are excellent so stuck with that.  Rear is unlocked still and I've not got stuck yet because of it.  If all else fails, set it running in low range first, jump off and lift the towball or front bumper to help it climb out of trouble scratch
& I like how the front bumper looks like a grumpy lower lip lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:37 am

Looks great! The brakes on the 633/ 2300 series are really good. And those ags are mesmerizing lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:06 pm

Not exactly a romp but a steep slippery track is still terrain as in 'all terrain' right?!  

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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:43 pm

Never seen a powered bagger like that. Now I NEED one lol.

Looks like your hitch is too high for it!

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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:43 am

Yes my hitch is too darn high, had to take the roller off or the brushes were up in mid air scratch  full of wet leaves and moss it drags its rear end along in a most undignified manner, but it's still super effective  bounce
My brother built this contraption for a much lower hitch many moons ago. I've dragged it out into the daylight after ten years disuse under a tarp in a field so rusty and cobwebby and the 5hp Briggs was a smoker already and a beach to start especially as the whole brush mech has to turn with the engine all the time. Refinement needed  
The basic idea is sound so I'm thinking to build me a better one with an on off clutch of some sort, matching hitch height etc.  It will be glorious. Yeeha
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:52 am

Nice! That 'contraption' looks great! Btw, I like the Westwood clutch rubber Wink Bet I was the only person who noticed that hahaha! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:40 pm

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Nice! That 'contraption' looks great! Btw, I like the Westwood clutch rubber Wink Bet I was the only person who noticed that hahaha! Very Happy
Eagle eyes or wot! Suspect Yes that luxury grade clutch rubber is off an old Westwood Shocked Well spotted Sir! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:02 pm

Lol I have eyes like a hawk haha!
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:51 pm


Simple R-clip to secure the hood as per build off rules.  Hoods popping open during over zealous romping always looks like decapitation in progress affraid
So with that detail sorted out I think my Roper Romper can now be declared finished Yay
Meanwhile here's a quick vid of my project with close ups of the 'Pull To Stop' and the foot throttle which has worked out well ~ it's based around a steel tube sleeved onto the bar that supports the foot board.  This could be done on any of the Sears Suburbans/Customs
Very happy with the finished tractor. Like many others I can blame Fearlessfront for a lot of aspects then I found my way to ATLTF via finding Mr Modified's Baja Sears on YouTube.  Thanks 4 the inspiration  bounce
I fancied a tiny 'go anywhere' tractor and now I have one  
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:54 pm

Hey! Who's this guy standing too close to my tractor?? Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:00 pm

A nice, clean build. The chocolate brown is a classic colour choice. Well done!

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PostSubject: Re: Tractorhead's Roper Romper [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:38 pm

really digging this clean simple build! looks great! GOOD LUCK
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