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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue May 16, 2017 10:16 am

Hahaha will do!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu May 18, 2017 1:15 pm

Well this weekend I'm hoping to install a brake setup on the ol' MTD. I took the caliper off when I was mocking up the transaxle and I never put it back on, haha. But I think I should probably reinstall the caliper and fabricate a brake control of some sort. I'm thinking maybe a spring loaded handle that you push forward to engage and then release. I would also like it to lock so I have a parking brake. I have a few ideas of what I want it to look like, but we'll see what actually happens hahaha. Stay tuned!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu May 18, 2017 1:20 pm

The honda handbrake Doc had is an awesome idea. You have a mower junkyard near you right? Maybe try to find one of those...
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu May 18, 2017 1:23 pm

I think a foot brake would be pretty cool if you could find somewhere good to mount it.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu May 18, 2017 1:28 pm

CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
The honda handbrake Doc had is an awesome idea. You have a mower junkyard near you right? Maybe try to find one of those...

Yeah maybe. I'll probably try and fab one up myself first though.

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I think a foot brake would be pretty cool if you could find somewhere good to mount it.

Yeah true. But I always sorta prefered a hand brake on my tractors. Like the one on the rat rod.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon May 22, 2017 12:22 am

Weellllll... I didn't end up doing brakes yet like I said I would. Hahaha, I have the pieces I want to build it, but I got a wee bit distracted with something else;


Decided to build a double pulley clutch, plans change I guess hahaha! Hopefully more tomorrow!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon May 22, 2017 10:26 am

Lookin good!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon May 22, 2017 1:57 pm

Thanks mighty!

Well I got my clutch all mounted up and working good, but my belt kept falling off of the rear pulley whenever I went over a dip in the ground. I figured the frame was flexing real bad at the rear causing the belt to pop off.
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I can drive over anything and there's virtually no flex like there used to be. My belt also doesn't pop off or anything anymore, so I'm very happy! I probably shouldve re-enforced the back end sooner... but whatever hahaha! Let me know what you think!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon May 22, 2017 2:28 pm

Damn son you got serious lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon May 22, 2017 4:03 pm

Did you really expect anything less than the best CQ?? Hahaha!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon May 22, 2017 5:56 pm

That's a lot of burning! Looks stiff now!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon May 22, 2017 6:04 pm

Oh yeah haha! I think I'm still gonna add a crossmember or two though, just to be on the safe side.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon May 22, 2017 8:13 pm





Yeeaaahh. Hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue May 23, 2017 12:11 am

Holy crap man!Shocked I bet my Craftsman frame bends more then that ever will now! Lookin' mint! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue May 23, 2017 9:10 am

Hahaha thanks Rich. I'm hoping she's gonna be solid as a rock when I'm done with 'er!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu May 25, 2017 12:53 pm

Those front springs look pretty cool, tucked under the body and everything.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu May 25, 2017 5:20 pm

Thanks mr.mod! It was a tight fit but they tucked under there quite nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:28 pm

Alrighty, I'm gonna try and build a brake setup this weekend, but I'm not sure if thats actually what'll happen or not hahaha! I would like to add in a crossmember just ahead of the transaxle as well, so we'll see which one of those ideas take priority or if I end up doing something completely different. Stay tuned!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:09 pm

Well I got my crossmember done! Its nothing fancy, but it works. It also should serve as a place to mount my skidplate!







These are just the brackets that are welded to the frame.









Should work pretty good! I might add another one, but I'm not sure yet. I'm also working on a brake setup right now so hopefully I'll get it done and get some pictures of if. Let me know what ya think!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:16 pm

I got my brake handle fabbed up like I hoped. I wasnt able to get it hooked up to the caliper yet but that shouldnt be too hard.





Its not intrusive at all and I really like the way it looks! Hopefully I'll be able to hook it up soon so it actually serves a purpose haha.

I had to have a wee bit of fun as well...







Hahaha, poor old Jake. Let me know what ya think!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:04 pm

So... Im thinking about re-designing my suspension. Well the coilovers anyway. It's a bit too stiff for my liking and I have virtually NO front axle flex, which is a no-no for me. The coilovers come apart so I can seperate the shocks from the coils. Im think about mounting the coils on top of the axle as close to the frame as possible, then cutting and re-welding the angle iron to allow room for the coil spring. I'll just make upper and lower buckets for the coils out of large diameter tubing, the lowers will bolt to the top of the axle, and the uppers will bolt to the angle iron frame braces. There will also be a rod or two that goes between the upper buckets and in front of the engine, just to keep the upper buckets from bending. I think the reason my suspension is so stiff is because it's mounted way out front where there's not much weight to compress the springs. I feel like if the coils are mounted on top of the axle, the weight of the engine would compress springs better. I may also have to re-fab my exhaust to allow for room for the coil on the left side. But I could use a custom exhaust anyway. Hmm... well sorry for the long post haha, but this has been bugging me for a while. I would like to start mocking things up as soon as possible and doing a lot of checking to see if this is going to be possible or not. What do you guys think about this?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:15 pm

This is kinda what I'm thinking for the new setup.



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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:47 pm

Nice drawing! Looks like it would be a sturdy setup.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:50 pm

Thanks mighty! Im not quite sure if its gonna work, but we'll find out!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:44 pm

Well if you've been following along with my Youtube channel, you know that I recently aquired a new steering box for the MTD! I decided to start mocking it up tonight so I could see what I was getting into haha. So far it doesnt look too bad but I am gonna need a smaller fuel tank, fortunately I think I know where to get one that should be perfect!

Anyway, here are some pictures:









This is how it's gonna sit.



This part is gonna be cut out for the pitman arm to drop through. Hopefully more to come tomorrow!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:53 am

Couldn't you cut a bit out there and kinda drop the whole thing down some? I think you'd have room for your stock fuel tank then. Looks good though, I could use something like that lol. Sometimes my steering skips if i ram the wheels up against something or try to turn against something.
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