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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue May 22, 2018 1:06 am

Well judging by these pictures you'd think "GT" stood for "Greenery Terminator"





Hahaha. Yeah me and Carter decided to make a bit of a trail in the woods, so we just used the GT to push over the small trees and such. I definitely put it through much more abuse than it has ever seen before, but everything held up just fine! Pretty nice to know that she can handle some work, haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue May 22, 2018 7:09 am

That's a very stout front bumper you made which can push things all day long.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue May 22, 2018 9:30 am

Ah, a battering ram tractor. I think you built yourself a tank. Then rode in comfort doing it!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue May 22, 2018 9:35 am

Be careful with trees and stumps, once in a while you'll find one thats just a bit too solid and it'll stop you dead in your tracks...
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue May 22, 2018 11:15 am

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
That's a very stout front bumper you made which can push things all day long.

Haha, thanks Carl.

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Ah, a battering ram tractor.  I think you built yourself a tank. Then rode in comfort doing it!

Yeah it did a pretty darn good job. Also it was a pretty comfortable ride considering, hahaha.

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Be careful with trees and stumps, once in a while you'll find one thats just a bit too solid and it'll stop you dead in your tracks...

Yeah pretty much if it doesn't fit between the spring shackles I don't try and push it over. Haha

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue May 22, 2018 11:26 am

Pretty good test of those welds. Smile I didn't have any doubts.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:31 pm

Haha, thanks Mighty.

Speaking of bumpers I actually decided to make a stinger looking thing off the front of the current bumper, just so I don't have to worry about smashing the leaf spring shackles into anything.

Tacked in place:



Made some supports peices outta the same box steel:



All welded up!





Added a little hook thing for the winch strap:



Also I angled my clutch pedal back a bit as it wasn't super comfortable to push it in all the way.





Much better!

Put some paint on the bumper and took 'er outside!





Should work nice and I definitly like the look! Let me know what ya think!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:38 pm

Nice work! That bumper certainly sets off that front end  Basketball
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:05 pm

Looks good! Man i need a winch...
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks fellas! Yeah I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:12 pm

Nice job! Looks good. Now go smash some stuff!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:47 pm

Thanks Mighty! Also don't worry, I've already been using it a bit:



Hahaha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:09 pm

HAHA..... Lovin it.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:04 am

You’re real handy with the steel...if ya know what I mean
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:50 pm

@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
You’re real handy with the steel...if ya know what I mean

Not at all. But, thanks I think. Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:02 pm

Nice stinger.  I like the angles you used on it a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:13 pm

Well thanks Carl!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:46 pm

Did you ever figure out what was up with 3rd gear on her?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:14 am

Heh, no I haven't. I probably should soon, although I'd like to get the MTD running again (finally have a new coil ordered) before the GT gets tore apart. That way I could still have a crawling rig in operation, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:17 am

That might be a good idea lol. You should lock the diff while you're in there, eh?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:27 am

I suppose I could, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it. Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:19 pm

Well I recently put a couple little dings in my oil filter while wheeling with this thing:



You can see a nice scratch in the exhaust pipe too, haha. Well I didn't wanna risk that happening again and poking a hole in the filter so I decided to make a heavy duty guard for it.

Here's what I come up with:



The nut holding it on it still fairly easy to get at, but a gear wrench helps. Haha.



Should work good! Probably a little overkill but it's more reassuring that way, haha.

Then I had to paint it up and try and make it look factory too.



Hahaha. Let me know what ya think!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:16 pm

Very good idea!!! Nice!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:19 pm

I like the cover a lot.  It looks like you have some kind of oil leak near it or above it.  I see a lot of schmoo there.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:09 pm

Thanks a bunch fellas! Haha. Yeah I think it leaks a little bit where the block split in half, the engine was covered in gunk when I bought it but I've noticed some on the frame too so she must be leaking a bit every once in a while.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:20 pm

Found a pretty cool wheeling spot today and stuck the GT on it.





Crawling in ruts and stuff is my favorite, so I had some good fun for sure.

Then I came wicked close to tipping it over, haha.



Had to shut 'er down and I felt it try to tip as I was climbing off, so I had to kinda just get it outta there by hand. Wasn't too bad, just glad I didn't have to flip it back on to it's wheels at any point. Hahaha.



The leaf spring setup is taking the abuse in stride, all though I'd really like to find a rack and pinion because the play in the steering bothers me a lot, haha. Hopefully somteime soon I'll find a good one that'll work on the ol' GT.

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