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 [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:00 pm

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Ahh. Looks interesting. I just do'nt think the connection between the box steel and the stock axle is the sturdiest, it could break probably.

The Front Tire Upgrade is cool! Is the ride smooth, or really rough with them? Probably will buy the same tires

Inspect a little closer...  That pic he showed you from early on showing the dual I beam I believe the stock axle ends were just stuck on at that time.  Not welded.  If you look at the more recent image.

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You can see the 2 square tubes welded together make up the whole opening to the stock axle giving more surface welding making it stronger than that first images appears.


Ohh. I'm sure if anything breaks @Maine Mud Mower will show it us in his Vids. I will go for a reinforced stock axle in my build.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:09 pm

I like how the suspension and the front wheels are well thought out.  Especially the twin "I" beams, I like the way they look.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:22 pm




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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:40 pm

You're good at finding ways to use scrap metal laying around.  You must know how to think outside of the box.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:49 pm

Hey looking good Neil! The upper coilover mounts might work better turned 90° so the beams won't be trying to bend the coilovers, but it should still work fine. Have you tried to see how much travel the setup has yet?

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:32 pm

Looks good Neil!  I like how you kept the cross member over the engine removable.  It will make engine removal easy.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:37 am

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Hey looking good Neil! The upper coilover mounts might work better turned 90° so the beams won't be trying to bend the coilovers, but it should still work fine. Have you tried to see how much travel the setup has yet?

At this point all the parts are sitting in paint. My goal for now is to get the rest of it slung together into a test drive state over the next 2 weeks. I'm going on another vacation soon so and need to get back onto farm work soon.

The flex on each side should be around 6 inches stock flex is 4 so anything above that is better.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:28 pm

I definitely like this suspension setup, looking very good.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:46 pm

Suspension is looking really good on this. I like the idea with the long arm setup, you can have IFS without the wheels pushing out so much at travel
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:41 pm

Nice blue! I think this thing will look great with paint.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:51 pm

Looks good, is that ford blue?
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:24 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Looks good, is that ford blue?

Beautiful blue! Want to make Mud Murray Blue too!
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:22 pm

Solid progress on the build.  I can't see the sterring issue though.  A drag link with a tie rod is no good because the toe in/out will constantly change.  I think you either need a dual drag link setup but I'm unfamiliar with fords lol.

Bummer about your wrists.  I fell hands first onto a concrete pier years ago and it put my wrists in a huge amount of pain and set me back work wise for a little bit but it healed up and nothing was broken.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:25 am


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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:29 am

Definitely a colorful one!  Looks good. Curious what it looks like from the front. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:03 am

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Definitely a colorful one!  Looks good.  Curious what it looks like from the front.  Smile

Front at this point still looks the same. I want to get it out and test drive it a bit and flex it first then decide on the front skid plate setup.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:40 pm

Looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:54 pm

Looking good. Liking the colour scheme Smile
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:26 pm

So, curiosity is getting the better of me. Your shock mounts are 90* from each other. I was wondering your thoughts on that. Part of me is thinking that will be hard on the shock, while another part of me is thinking it can travel 2 directions. Should not have any if very little backward bend. It should all work up/down. hmm

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:53 am

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:46 am

That's classic!
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:24 am




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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:37 pm

Looks great with the hood on. I like the purple touches.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:55 pm

Any ideas for a bumper to mount the winch on? or are you going with just the winch?
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