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

Looks excellent! The hood rack made me think of Mr. Modified's Simplicity.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Craftsman GT 6000 Build - Page 23 Icon_minitimeSun Jun 09, 2019 11:14 pm

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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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Craftsman GT 6000 Build - Page 23 Icon_minitimeSun Jun 09, 2019 11:24 pm

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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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Craftsman GT 6000 Build - Page 23 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2019 12:28 am

Looks very nice AK.  Great job!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Craftsman GT 6000 Build - Page 23 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2019 8:42 am

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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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Craftsman GT 6000 Build - Page 23 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 22, 2019 9:44 pm

Forgot to post this picture a little while ago:

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Sometimes it's just to steep to drag the rear end the rest of the way up! Haha.

Also I think situations like this would be much better with a good heavy duty belt guard/skidpate underneath. Might have to look into making something like that soon!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Craftsman GT 6000 Build - Page 23 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 22, 2019 11:14 pm

Sure do have a nice set of rigs AK.  Glad to see them come along from, just got them to where they are now.  Lots of ingenuity put into them.  Also, you seem to build them for tasks, but still put the FUN in them too.  I think that belly plate would be a great improvement.  I may have to see what you do, and may copy you on my tractor.  LOL!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Craftsman GT 6000 Build - Page 23 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 23, 2019 2:49 pm

Well thanks a bunch Mighty! I appreciate the compliments!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Craftsman GT 6000 Build - Page 23 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 09, 2019 11:35 pm

Well the GT hasn't seen any off-road action for a bit now, so I thought I'd get 'er out and do some wheeling today!

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Decided to venture down to the bottom of this hill and try to cross the real wet spot:

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Where, of course, I got stuck:

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lol!

Oh well, with a couple lengths of chain I was able to winch myself out and make it up the other hill no problem. At least now I know what I'm up against down there! I'll have to try 'er again sometime, haha.

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Definitely had lots of fun!

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       - Toro Rat Rod Tractor Build
       - Ford LT 110 Off-Road Build
       - Craftsman GT 6000 Off-Road Build
       - John Deere 110 Basic Off-Road Build
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Looks like you had a good time!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Craftsman GT 6000 Build - Page 23 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 23, 2019 11:16 am

Sure did!

I actually had 'er out again for a while yesterday and snapped a couple pictures while I was at it:

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Then back to the shed once again:

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She's still working good!

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       - MTD Off-Road Build     
       - Toro Rat Rod Tractor Build
       - Ford LT 110 Off-Road Build
       - Craftsman GT 6000 Off-Road Build
       - John Deere 110 Basic Off-Road Build
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