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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:55 pm

+1 on the nice weld.  Looks like you prepped well.  That's what I always heard.  Smile  Looks good.

EDIT: I just realized the clean removal of the pulley from the hub.  Sweet!
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:07 pm

Looks like some good penetration on those welds. I moved up from flux to stick and I like it better, no annoying triggers or cables that you have to worry about bending.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:43 pm

I'm looking into a stick welder.

Found some time today after work to start on the frame.
I left it extra long for now till I get the body work all figured out. Going through the parts bin I found a pit bike triple clamp thats looked like it would make a good gusset so two more gussets on the back and I will be happy.









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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:52 pm

Nice work man. Interesting how you are mimicking a wheel horse frame. I think you can incorporate your seat and fender mount into your trans mounting plate too.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:53 pm

nice work man.... very nice welds.

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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:49 am

I really like this design , simple but super beefy!
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:26 pm

Small update. Today I started the body work I cut down and narrowed the murrays top part of the frame to fit the one I made. Also cut down the dash and as much as a didnt want to I cut the side off so i use just the grill.I'm trying to still have a murray look in the end with a little bit of wheel horse features.







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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:05 pm

Today I got the dash mounted. The hood is not mounted down its clamped Into place. I'm not really feeling the grill or hood at this point as they are to wide.







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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:12 pm

I think it would be cool if you narrowed up the hood like you did with the trans tunnel.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:50 pm

Looking good! Yeah I don't like the wide hood either. You should find an old dynamark 1036 hood, they are narrow at the back and widens towards the front with cool headlights. Got fenders?
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:53 pm

@biggasmowers Good thinking wit the Dynamark hood. That would look cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:57 pm

I saved the hood from mine for ever , and never had a project to put it on so I scrapped it. Kinda regret it
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:21 pm

That is a nice hood. Old mowers and tractors don't get listed very often in my area. Maybe I can ebay one but for now I will mod the one I have.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:06 pm

Very nice... I see where you are going with this thing and I like it! Great Job!

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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:13 pm

I got the hood and grill narrowed up today. Its a little wider than the grill because I noticed after I did one side that the hood was mounted to the dash off to one side about 1 1/2". Next I will add some sheet metal to the sides of the grill .

All in all I think this is a improvement .



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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:27 pm

Looks really good!
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:33 pm

Wow, one moment I suggest that you narrow the hood and then bam! you did it. Looks way better now than it did before.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:35 pm

Lol. I'm going to draw out some grills this murray one is just not popping
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:39 pm

How about cutting a couple of circles into this one for lights?
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:50 pm

Looks more and more like a wheel horse every day
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:54 pm

That hood metal is super hard to weld, burns right through. Good job tho
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:24 pm

Its a pain and time consuming but it will be perfect when done.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:39 pm

I don't know... leave lights out and use external lights in a bumper? That may look nice. You are doing a bang up job in that fab work.

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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:28 pm

Got some more done on project murr-horse today. That's what the wife calls it. I never planed on all this body work but that's usually how my projects go.

Today I added sides to the grill. There where folds on the sides of the grill so I kept those adds to a factory look. Most of this murray was folded and spot welded.

Other thing I did was start to shape and clean up the sides of the dash.

For headlights I will go with some round ones and place them much like a ford 8n tractor



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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:38 am

Youre doing good work on this.

Question though, will you be using the original mounting point on the transaxle right above the axles?
If you can tie those into the frame I think that would be a good thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:12 pm

I will be looking at trying to use those mounts when I'm further along in the build. I'm still not sure if I will be using a pan style seat or a riding mower seat. Also im still unsure of the rear fenders.

Today I started to work on and mock up the front end and its looking a little long. Rear tires are 25" front are 19" and I have a 48 1/2 wheelbase. I'm thinking I'm a little long from seat to where the dash start but when sitting on it it feels good. Any opinions would be appreciated.

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