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PostSubject: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:17 pm

hey guys, here is a build im working on now, its a older craftsman with a 20hp briggs oppy, it cranks and runs, but smokes a good bit, it has a 6 speed peerless, and is fender shift, my plans are a very small lift, as in, just enough lift for my tires off my ifted mower to fit in the fender well, so probably only about 3 inches, im also thinking of doing coilover front suspension, but aint sure, its going to get a back rack, and hitch, a front bumper/brushguard, and wanting to put a winch on it, thinking of putting a small light bar up front, in the stock headlight assembly, rear tires are going to be 27x12x12, fronts are going to be 24x8x12, im thinking of doing the doc locker 2.0, just because i like the idea of a actual solid rear axle,and if i do a live axle i can get a wider wheel base, well enough of me rambling, here are a couple pics





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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:41 pm

Nice, I've got a 19.5 hp opposed that I took off a craftsman about the same body style as yours.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:24 am

Looks like a good start Wink Glad to see you back at it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:52 am

That hood looks like it needs a set of lights under where the originals were, and then that bit opened up like a hood scoop...
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:48 pm

I'm going to Mount a single row light bar in it, maybe lol
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:37 am

Sounds cool! What are the plans for the front suspension? Four link, three link etc?
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:17 pm

AllisKidD21 wrote:
Sounds cool! What are the plans for the front suspension? Four link, three link etc?
probably a wishbone set up
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:55 am

Oh cool! Looking forward to seeing it come to life.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:57 pm

So, car battery, good idea or bad ?
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:08 pm

Good idea, as long as it's 12v. I've used them on tractors, ones with oppys especially. Had a Cub 1110 Hydro with an 11hp vertical Briggs that had room for a car battery stock! It was pretty overkill but the battery never died!
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:44 pm

I mean I know it won't mess nothing up, I've ran em beforr, I'm just asking for opinions, I have a little experience with these things lol :'D
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:53 pm

A quality mower battery should be just as good as a car battery. Smaller, and not near as heavy..
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:17 pm

If you have the space, go for a car battery but if you have restricted battery space, go for a mower battery.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:38 pm

Sorry for the lack of updates, I have no internet, so I can't upload pics, I ended up doing a 4 in lift, on the rear, which is done, waiting on the shocks from dirtyd to do the front lift, thinking of stretching the frame a bit honestly, idk for sure yet though, I've got to finish rewiring it soon to, I've also got to make or buy a 6 inch pulley for the front, I've got one, but it is 3/4 drive, I need 1' drive. Any questions just ask
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:20 pm

How did you do the lift?
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:37 am

Inquiring minds want to know. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:15 am

I cut the lift off my old lifted mower, and drilled bolt holes to match the stock tranny mount bolts
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:32 am

cool build
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:51 pm

so, might be back at it with this build, depends on time and money, my lil girl was just born last week, but right now im without a job soooo
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:16 am

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so, might be back at it with this build, depends on time and money, my lil girl was just born last week, but right now im without a job soooo

CONGTATULATIONS on the li'l Girl!  She'll have you wrapped around your finger before you know it. I have 2 girls (13 and 11) cheers

Hopefully the job situation is short and a new opportunity comes quickly!  Good Luck man!

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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:22 am

Heya brother! congrats, and it's good to hear from you!
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:20 am

Congrads on the baby!!
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:03 pm






still got to get the front lift done and get the engine parts i need, and it will be mobile
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:04 pm

What size tires? They look mean.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman ralley/mud mower "bad moon rising"   Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:11 pm

27x12x12 lol they look so much bigger on this build then they did on the lifter mower, had to put a lift on it to clear them
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