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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:31 am

Well since I am being pushed to do dual exhaust (plus I actually would like to as well haha) there shouldn't be a pipe crossing in front of the engine anymore, just one on each side. So that should keep the exhaust heat down I would think.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:56 am

Pushed ?????? we are just telling you what YOU want to do to your tractor Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:11 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Well since I am being pushed to do dual exhaust (plus I actually would like to as well haha) there shouldn't be a pipe crossing in front of the engine anymore, just one on each side. So that should keep the exhaust heat down I would think.

I would agree. Especially depending on type of grill ya make. No one's pushing. Just really strong suggestions. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:01 pm

DUAL EXHAUST! DUAL EXHAUST! DUAL... oh right. Lookin forward to it!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:23 pm

Hahaha you guys.
Anyway I got my grille started!

Cut apart an old steel chair frame.





And this is what I came up with:



Then after a coat of paint I mounted 'er up!









With the hood on.









Still need to make hood pins for the front, but the hood still sits on there nice. I'm not %100 sure I'm sold on it yet, but I guess it doesnt look too bad. Let me know what ya think!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:03 pm

looks interesting,
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:09 pm


Check out these mad ms paint skillz! Cool


I dunno what happened.... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:28 pm

Hahaha, that's what you should make the '69 Burban look like. Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:57 pm

Interesting. It's a good starting point.

Got any old tractor grills out behind a shed anywhere?

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:55 pm

Not really haha.

I made a couple little panels to put on the side, hoping it would more complete.










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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:59 pm

It will take me some getting used to , i just like stock hoods better than modifyied ones but it definatly has airflow
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:06 pm

Yeah...... I'm not sure about it just yet.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:40 pm

yeah can i get a uhhhhhhh suspension?

Looks really good. Scared you were gonna try and stick weld that stuff to the hood for a second lol. Any plans for a bumper yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:01 pm

Uhhhh, yeah!!! Suspension is on the waiting list hahaha.

Glad ya like it Rich! I definitely have plans for a bumper, I'm just not sure how I want it to look yet. Also the strip of that grey stuff on the bottom is welded to the grille frame, and I used the ARC welder...so take that!! Hahaha, just kidding. It did take some patience though haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:42 pm

So I did some work on the ol' GT 6000 today.



My throttle and choke cables both froze up, so I just have the choke disconnected until I make it to Canadian Tire to pick up a different one. But as for the throttle, I figured this was a good time to make a foot throttle. So I did!





Works great! So much nicer to drive now.

And I finally got rid of that hilariously destroyed steering wheel.





A steering wheel I took out of a '79 F100, I think it looks nice and it's quite durable. Hell anything's better than that other steering wheel hahaha. Let me know what ya think!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:16 pm

Looks really good, I need a GT 6000 someday! Hard to find the geared ones in my area these days.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:21 pm

I like how you're using parts you have on hand for this build, like the steering wheel and re purposing the factory hand throttle into a foot throttle. How's the return action on the foot throttle with the solid type of cable.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:16 pm

Throttle looks skookum, and the steering wheel should hold up nice! When ya gonna get some good tires for this thing bud?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:51 pm

@Double W Cross Ranch wrote:
Looks really good, I need a GT 6000 someday!  Hard to find the geared ones in my area these days.

Thanks W! Yeah, not to rub it in but I just happened upon this thing and I didn't have to pay anything for it, hahaha. Just a moment of luck I guess!

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I like how you're using parts you have on hand for this build, like the steering wheel and re purposing the factory hand throttle into a foot throttle.  How's the return action on the foot throttle with the solid type of cable.

Thanks Carl! Belive it or not the return spring pops it back to idle every time. I was surprised knowing how stiff these mechanisms and cables are.

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Throttle looks skookum, and the steering wheel should hold up nice! When ya gonna get some good tires for this thing bud?

Thanks Rich, yeah should be a nice setup. I hope to get some nicer tires for it, I'm just not really sure what kind I want yet. Haha

Also another small improvement, I modified my shifters like I've been wanting to do.

The factory setup:


Not really a fan of it, the shifters are too short for me. I thought dual sticks like an old tractor would be cool, so jere's what I came up with!



Pretty close in 3rd Hi, but they don't hit!



A bit of paint.



I love this new setup. Way more comfortable to shift, looks pretty cool too in my opinion, hahaha. Let me know what ya think!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:57 pm

I like it! Stock levers usually suck, really uncomfortable. I like having something with a good feel to it. Do you have the shift plate for it? I think you should put it in if you did.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:13 pm

Sick Idea Allis! Those shifters look like they belong in an old truck, tractor or maybe tank lol. You're never out of ideas are you?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:30 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
I like it! Stock levers usually suck, really uncomfortable. I like having something with a good feel to it. Do you have the shift plate for it? I think you should put it in if you did.

Thanks Rich! I do have the shifter plate, I've considered modifying if to fit with the hew shifters. We'll see, haha.

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Sick Idea Allis!  Those shifters look like they belong in an old truck, tractor or maybe tank lol.  You're never out of ideas are you?

Thanks Carl! They do kinda have that old school dual stick look haha. I try to always have a few crazy ideas floating around in my head, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:11 pm

When is it going to get suspension ? lol , hows it drive in the snow with those turfs ?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:15 pm

Not sure, still trying to think about what setup I wanna do. A 1/4 elliptical leaf spring setup would be all under the frame, which is good because I dont really have the room for coils or coilovers. Hmmm.... we'll see haha. Also it doesn't do too well with the turfs, but I'll get some better tires for 'er sometime.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:17 pm

Going to leave it stock or pulley swap it ?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:22 pm

Aaah, I'll probably leave 'er... It's more of a crawling around and working machine....

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