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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:03 pm

Ah I see what you’re saying. I need to hold my phone sideways when taking video so the aspect ratio is right. Thanks for the pro tip.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:24 pm

@Crazy_Carl...  you got me thinking.  I think I will incorporate a bumper jack in Kal should a wheel or tire issue happen.  My in-laws have a lot of old cars in their field.  I bet I can grab one, clean it and create a mount for it on the back rack.  Got the Idea from a local Jeep group.  They all have them mounted on the rear.

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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:33 pm

Funny thing is I have a couple of those jacks laying around...would have been nice.  They are the kind that with the turn of a screw it lifts the scissor mechanism (scissor jack).  It would be very useful for when going on a romp alone.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:41 am

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
Funny thing is I have a couple of those jacks laying around...would have been nice.  They are the kind that with the turn of a screw it lifts the scissor mechanism (scissor jack).  It would be very useful for when going on a romp alone.

i hate thoes kind, my dads monteycarlo had one, half turn, TWIST, half turn Twist, it took so long and i always bloodied up my fingers from repetitively scraping off concrete.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:24 pm

I just read this hole thread and I love this build. I recently whatched redzz02's video from the ride at Tecumseh Trails and was admiring this build not knowing it was yours.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:12 pm

@mowerjunkie03 aren't you that guy with that familiar looking bumper? lol! 

Actually thanks for the compliments.  I really appreciate it because I've poured countless hours of time and money into this build.  I didn't build it to win a contest.  I just wanted a rugged, well built and fully capable off road machine.  I hope you enjoyed my videos as much as my build thread.  Hopefully you've learned a thing or two reading through the thread and it inspires you to build a great machine.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:15 pm

Do you have a youtube channel?
And yes I have the Craftsman with the similar bumper
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:19 pm

of course I do!  Crazy Carl's Channel
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:24 pm

I just subscribed.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:46 am

Hey I whatched a lot of your videos and really enjoyed them. I was also wondering where did you get those wheel spacers and do you think they would fit my Craftsman?
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:09 am

I don't remember the exact bolt pattern.  I think it's either 5 on 5 or 5 on 5.5.  Anyway there are tons of wheel spacers for sale on ebay.  Even thought the hole pattern is correct, there are a couple of fitment issues.  #1 the counterbore in the back side of the spacer had to be enlarged to fit on the wheel horse hub and the spacer had to be set up in a cnc mill since we couldn't figure out how to hold it in the lathe with the studs already pressed in.  I imagine that your craftsman hubs differ from the wheel horse hubs though.  #2 wheel spacers come with either 1/2 or M12 studs.  This means the holes in the wheel spacers are too huge for 7/16 lug bolts so I had to use hex bolts with a flat washer to hold the spacer onto the hub and my rim just fit onto the 1/2 wheel studs but the chrome lug nuts don't quite engage the rim like they are supposed too because they are too big but they work.  Also keep in mind my Wheel Horse has 1 1/8 diameter axles that are plenty strong enough for the wheels to be spaced out further.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:17 am

Wow you had to go through a lot to use them! I see now why you fought them on the trail. On my Craftsman GT (Sasquatch) they bolted right up using the craftsman bolts. Same on the Murray GT. I was worried mine would not work with the Peerless 2300 hub but It did. Guess I was lucky. I did get longer bolts for the Murray so I could loctite nuts on the back side. Also the bolt pattern is 5 on 4.5 pattern on mine.

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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:52 pm

Okay thanks it sounds like they would fit pretty easily on mine but I don't know if my transaxle could take the leverage.
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