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 "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]

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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:56 pm

Yeah I think I'll do something along the lines of what @Crazy_Carl did.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:09 pm

even angle steel works for a tie rod.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:18 pm

@biggasmowers wrote:
even angle steel works for a tie rod.
...if I had a welder....
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:20 pm

You can just drill holes like carl said , but in angle instead of pipe.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:23 pm

not exactly.  I'd have clearance issues.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:24 pm

ah. ok. there are quite a few ways to make them , and most of them work really well
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:25 pm

Yeah I'll have to figure something out.  We'll see what I come up with.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:32 pm

If you get the john deere and sell the parts you dont use , buy a welder so you can make more stuff easy. or offer to trade your deere parts for a welder.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:32 pm

@biggasmowers wrote:
If you get the john deere and sell the parts you dont use , buy a welder so you can make more stuff easy. or offer to trade your deere parts for a welder.
yeah I really need one. lol.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:27 pm

If you made a piece of pipe with female threads and found an automotive sway bar link with a shaft that was the same O.D. as the I.D. of the pipe threads, you could cut it in half and run a die over the shaft to make male threads. Then you could thread the halves of the sway bar into the pipe and have and adjustable tie rod with heavy duty ends! Just a suggestion, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:32 pm

Or he could save the 60 bucks to buy a tap and die set and buy an 89 dollar welder.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:39 pm

Well I just assumed he already had access to a tap and die set. That's why I never mentioned anything about buying one.

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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:42 pm

Idk. I don't have one lol
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:06 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Well I just assumed he already had access to a tap and die set. That's why I never mentioned anything about buying one.
Yeah I don't have one.  I always just make my own taps when ever I need them.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:52 pm

Taps and dies are pricey! and i live without them so far!
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:54 pm


Here's what I do whenever I need a hole tapped.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:08 pm

I bought a set at Can tire for 40$ its a 48 pc set I think but I have'nt had to use a tap at home yet. But handy to have for when I need it.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:47 am

Yard sales, fleamarkets, garage sales... You can find decent taps cheap. Might find a whole box of em.
I use em pretty often, they sure do come in handy.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:31 am

I use them in my older tractor builds to clean the rust out of the threads. Works great. Smile

[mod]... but this thread is about NellyBelle not tap and dies.[/mod]

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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:48 pm

okay yeah so I'm super indecisive.  Who wants me to put open fenders on and who want the stock fenders, trimmed down with fender flairs and a rear rack?
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Draw up some pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:49 pm

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Draw up some pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:52 pm

Okay so basically this:

Or this, but with fender flairs and a rack, and probably the leg bars too:

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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:23 pm

I liked how the stock fenders look. Or some low profile wheel wells like a suburban has would be cool.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:59 pm

@biggasmowers wrote:
Or some low profile wheel wells like a suburban has would be cool.

This would be hella cool.
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PostSubject: Re: "NellyBelle" Craftsman LT1000 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:18 pm

nice build. Are Mud lites expensive and for 8" rims available?
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