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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Craftsman GT 6000 Build - Page 23 Icon_minitimeSun Jun 09, 2019 11:00 pm

Did a little tinkering with the GT today. Got an idea to add some steel plate to brace the bumper a little bit, so I used some nice 3/16" stuff for it:

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Might not be neccessary, but you can never have too much steel! Haha. Also should help things slide out from behind the bumper instead of getting stuck when I'm backing up in a trail, I've had that happen a few times.

Also, while trying to carry a bucket of nails on the hood, I got the idea to try and make a simple, removeable hood rack for it! So I started tacking up a frame out of some 5/16" rod:

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Washers welded to the front as you can see, then the wing nuts for the hood hold it down at the front.

And the middle bars welded in place:

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Just had a single support bolt at the back, but that allowed for too much flex, so I ended up having one on either side. Worked much better.

Then I threw some paint at it! Had some grey lying around that actually sorta matched the original colour of the tractor:

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Turned out pretty good! I imagine it'll come in quite handy, haha.

Let me know what ya think!
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Looks excellent! The hood rack made me think of Mr. Modified's Simplicity.
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Thanks MJ! Haha, yeah I was thinking of the rack Mr. Mod had too. It has already been pretty handy to have!

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The rack looks so natural on that large square hood. I had thought about doing the same when I was planning on building my GT. I'm sure it will be very useful. I would recommend getting a set of short bungie cords to keep on it.
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Looks very nice AK.  Great job!

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Yeah I have a tarp strap on there now for holding stuff down, but a couple bungie cords would probably be a bit better.

Thanks Might! I'm pretty happy with it, haha.

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