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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu May 03, 2018 12:52 pm

After all the car and truck break downs it was time to get some progress in.






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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu May 03, 2018 2:03 pm

Spindle grease packing into the axle? Looks to be moving along!

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu May 03, 2018 4:26 pm

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Spindle grease packing into the axle?  Looks to be moving along!

Yup I could not get over it and had to take a picture.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu May 03, 2018 8:35 pm

interesting start to your twin I-beam set up. are the brackets that are welded to what’s left of the factory axle for your shocks to mount to?
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 04, 2018 10:15 am

Yes the bracket is to change the angle of the adjustable coil over shocks I have set aside from BMIkarts. I actually designed and bought shocks 3 years back but never got around to attempting it till now.




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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 04, 2018 10:22 am

I'd be afraid of cutting those plates, may add some unwanted stress on the frame.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 04, 2018 12:04 pm

Looks pretty neat so far! Defintely looking forward to seeing your setup complete.

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 04, 2018 12:28 pm

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I'd be afraid of cutting those plates, may add some unwanted stress on the frame.

Not sure how it would for him?  I see people remove it all together.  I think it is good use of what you have.  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 04, 2018 9:36 pm

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I'd be afraid of cutting those plates, may add some unwanted stress on the frame.

Not sure how it would for him?  I see people remove it all together.  I think it is good use of what you have.  Smile

Check out the pics a bit guys. the whole front beam is welded with bracing
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Yesterday at 9:03 pm

Decided the only way to get the wheel geometry on the front right was to build the custom rims. If anyone care to make their own I will add the original how to on the bottom of this post.






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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Yesterday at 9:10 pm

Interesting front end design. Has alliskid written all over it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Yesterday at 9:11 pm

Don't look now but I think your front tires are mounted backward.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Yesterday at 9:12 pm

Looks pretty cool Neil! One thing you may notice with this setup is, being that you have a single tie-rod instead of a bell crank with dual tie-rods, when the beams drop the wheels will toe-in because the distance between the wheels is getting shorter. My little Ford used to do that but I recently made up some limit straps so the beams do not have extreme droop anymore. Looking forward to more progress on this!

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Yesterday at 9:17 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Looks pretty cool Neil! One thing you may notice with this setup is, being that you have a single tie-rod instead of a bell crank with dual tie-rods, when the beams drop the wheels will toe-in because the distance between the wheels is getting shorter. My little Ford used to do that but I recently made up some limit straps so the beams do not have extreme droop anymore. Looking forward to more progress on this!

That problem is already in the works to deal with. The goal is to have the steering work just like a 2wd ford range. Triangle linked Tie rods with frame rail steering pivot and all.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Yesterday at 9:20 pm

Ooh, okay. Sounds pretty cool! Should be a good working setup when you get that all together.

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Yesterday at 11:17 pm

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Cool deal MMM.  I was afraid your build was going to be on hold a bit with all that is going on.

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Today at 9:57 am

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Today at 10:09 am

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Today at 10:59 am

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Sorry Neil, we have gotten off track on your thread.  We will get back on topic.

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Today at 1:40 pm

How is talking about his tread patterns off topic?

Anyways still looking forward to seeing g the suspension travel this thing can get !
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower "Mud Wizard" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Today at 9:23 pm

Ok So this is just a mock-up but you should get the idea. It's a ton of trial and error at this point but we shall see.

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