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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:11 am

I like the look of the Roper hood on it. I think it looks better than the stock WeedEater hood.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:36 am

@MatthewD wrote:
I like the look of the Roper hood on it. I think it looks better than the stock WeedEater hood.
Yeah so do I, thanks for the input!
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:15 pm

Ordered the new front tires tonight! Says 1-2 day shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:38 pm

Shweet. Should be a nice upgrade for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:44 pm

What tires did you go with?
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:00 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Shweet. Should be a nice upgrade for sure.
Yes! I'm very excited!

@muckmudd wrote:
What tires did you go with?
Basically 17" ags on 8" rims with bearings.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:12 am


Wow. That's fast. And free shipping! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:56 pm


Ugg, it changed.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:50 pm

That's fedex for ya
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:00 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
That's fedex for ya
Yep. Well, I'm not going to complain, it's free 2 day shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:10 am

I can't even remember the last time i saw a fedex truck... they're not so common anymore.

Anyways, not to get off topic lol. Since they're going to be front tires, are you gonna run them backwards so you actually get traction?
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:41 am

Well, I see them more often on my security cams at my gate.

Yeah, probably not.  The turfs do a decent job of getting traction so I'm sure the ags won't be any worse.  Either, way the rims I'm mounting them on a semi-reversible (the only thing that isn't is the valve stem) so I can run them both ways to see which one is best.  We'll see.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:34 pm


drunken So 1-2 day shipping means at least 3, maybe more? Evil or Very Mad Razz
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:43 pm


FINALLY!!!!

So, once I saw them, I knew I had to get them mounted tonight.  I had one tube set aside for the tires, so I mounted one, which was a piece of cake, surprisingly.  Then I went scrambling around for another tube and found 3 more, 2 of which were the wrong size and the last one had a giant hole in it.  Then I found another tire the same size and tore it off the rim to get at the tire, and then mounted the second one which was easier than I thought, but a little harder than the first.




Steer beautifully, I love them.

I do have some toe I need to fix, before someone says something.

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:00 pm

You must have been anxious to get them hahha. They look good. Do you have a link to the rims and the tires?
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:08 pm

They match up with the ITP mud lites pretty well.  

Time for a new tie rod!
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:20 pm

@muckmudd wrote:
You must have been anxious to get them hahha. They look good. Do you have a link to the rims and the tires?
Thanks, yeah I was.  To the tires, yes, to the rims, no.

https://www.tires-easy.com/4.00-8/deestone-tires/d402-i-3/tirecode/DS5212

Be sure to change the quantity to 1, for some reason the website expects you want four lol.  $19.22 a piece.

The rims are rims from an old dump cart.  I bought them at Tractor Supply, and they came with these really crappy tires that were like paper thin, and barely holding together, and had some sort of elastic or something in the sidewalls instead of wire.  They lasted like a week, and I didn't even use them in that time.  The tubes were good, so I used the rims and tubes for this.  The rims have decent bearings in them and everything.  Each of those rim+"tire"+tube was $15.

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They match up with the ITP mud lites pretty well.  

Time for a new tie rod!

Yeah, I agree! They steer beautifully too.

Yep, fortunately, I have a spare.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:46 pm

Nice, thanks for the link. I will look around that website, it looks fairly cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:51 pm

@muckmudd wrote:
Nice, thanks for the link. I will look around that website, it looks fairly cheap.
Your welcome, yeah they are.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:13 am

They look good! A bit small for my taste but I think they'll do well.

Oh, get some proper sealed bearings for those front rims. I had a set of those once and the bearings basically threw themselves apart after a few days of use.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:45 am

Looking good W. Are those narrow rims pretty sturdy?

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:59 am

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
They look good! A bit small for my taste but I think they'll do well.

Oh, get some proper sealed bearings for those front rims. I had a set of those once and the bearings basically threw themselves apart after a few days of use.
Oh?  I thought they were gae....
Okay, thanks.  I will.
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Looking good W.  Are those narrow rims pretty sturdy?
Thanks, yep, they are.  I hauled 600 pounds of rocks in a trailer supported by these rims once.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:38 pm

Got the toe mostly fixed.

Built this redneck flag pole out of an upside down deer feeder leg. lol!


Plan to fly a triple threat flag off the back.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:03 pm

How come the toe was out, is the tie rod bent or out of adjustment, etc?

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:49 pm

Probably a single rod that bent. Sporting a different hood there?

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:08 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
How come the toe was out, is the tie rod bent or out of adjustment, etc?
yalp, it bowed itself out into a V.
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Probably a single rod that bent.  Sporting a different hood there?
Yep, the original hood.  It looks a little better with these tires, oddly enough.
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