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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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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:32 pm

Thanks man! Yeah I thought about dropping down through the frame, but it would've run right into the belt, So I decided to save myself the headache haha.

Anyways, PROGRESS!!





The all-thread isnt all thats holding it in, theres a bracket behind the steering box welded to the dash tower. Two bolts pass through the box and the bracket to hold it in, I just couldnt get a picture of it very good hahaha.



The hole for the pitman arm.





I welded my steering arm to the underside of the spindle.





I should be able to use my original drag link without modification, HA can't beat that! It doesnt hang as low as it looks in the picture. So now i just have to fab up a pitman arm
and possibly brace the box bracket a bit more. Let me know what ya think!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:17 pm

Dope. Any idea on how many turns for the steering wheel?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:02 pm

About two and a half turns Rich.

Got 'er done!!









The ratio its awesome now! Almost feels like power steering!

It looks pretty bada$$ under the hood as well in my opinion!





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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:28 pm

Nice upgrade. Real easy to turn plus no bump steer. Only bad thing is it is not self centering when you turn so you have to turn the wheel back straight.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:49 pm

Thanks prancstaman! It is gonna be a bit of a workout turning the wheel back to center all the time, but I'll get used to it probably hahaha. But like you said, easy to turn and no feedback to the wheel!


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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:24 pm

Looks great! Video yet? I haven't looked!!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:48 am

Thanks mighty! No video yet, I'm gonna have to finish a few things with my belt setup before I can drive 'er again.

On another note I started my new coil setup tonight!



Just seeing how much of the angle iron I had to cut







I still gotta make the lower buckets and a panbard rod, but she bounces pretty good right now! Hahaha! Hopefully I'll get it finished tomorrow,
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:09 am

Nice.... Definitely need to see that thing flex and bounce. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:00 am

Hahaha yeah. Hopefully soon I'll have 'er ready to roll again!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:56 pm

I got my lower buckets done today! I'm pretty much done the suspension now, I just have to add a panhard bar so my axle stops walking and it shoukd be good to go.







These are the lower coil buckets. And of course I had to try some flex!









Not too bad! The most I got out if it was 10" from the bottom of the tire to the ground. Any more and the one coil will fall out of the buckets, but 10" is good enough for me!

And lastly, I welded my bumper to the frame. It was just bolted on the the underside of the grille before so it was kinda piss poor. But now I can stand on the bumper and it doesnt hurt a thing!





Woo I got a lot done this weekend! Hahaha Im pretty happy with this weekends progress, so let me know what ya think!


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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:54 am

Looking good AllisKidD21!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:58 am

Thanks man!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:22 pm

I got my new fuel tank today, and I think she's gonna fit just fine!





I just need to made a bracket or tray or something for it and we should be good to go!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:27 pm

Came out pretty good. Small chain works pretty good for limit straps and looks cool too. Smile A quick axle locator instead of a panhard bar would be- In front of the axle there on the frame, weld in a rod that goes down in front of the axle. Then on the axle weld in 2 prongs that keep the rod in between. Just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:40 pm

Thanks prancstaman! That idea with the two prongs would probably work. Its funny cuz thats what I was gonna do when I had the coils in front of the axle because there wasnt enough room for a panhard, hahaha. We'll have to see which will be easier to fab up haha!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:08 pm

Well I did a bit more upgrading on the suspension on this ol' girl today. I decided to replace the outer links with more heavy duty ones.

The old links (old sway bar links)



The new ones!







Heavy enough?? Haha.

And here she is doing what she was built to do!!







Should be an improvement over the old links I would think.



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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:11 pm

Looks good! Seems like you are missing a link in there. Do you have something to keep the axle slipping off the side?

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:21 pm

Thanks mighty! You mean lilke a panhard rod? Yeah I still need to make one hahaha, I'll get to it someday.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:37 pm

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:53 am

Yeah I should probably get to that haha.

Anyhow I got my new fuel tank mounted and hooked up to the carburetor. It runs good with the fuel tank mounted where it is now so its not too low or anything. I forgot to take any pictures of it but I'll get them tomorrow hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:02 am

The MTD is becoming quite the machine. Nice mods!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:51 am

Thanks a bunch mighty!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:58 pm

No panhard or limiting straps? Wow! I would've had a pretty bad wreck already if i was running mine like that! Looks good though! I should really get looking for some motorcycle shocks, lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:53 pm

Thanks Rich! Well I didnt really take 'er for a joy ride. I just putted around in first gear for a little bit. I need to make a panhard of some sort soon though haha.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:15 pm

Here are a couple pictures of my fuel tank all mounted up.



And here's the mount and support.





I can bounce the suspension by the tank, not that I need to but its nice to know I can, hahaha. Let me know what ya think!
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