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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:37 pm

It feels good. Wont know till it runs but I did direct steer on my craftsman and it was just fine. Gave me more control at higher speeds. I might mess around with the leverage if needed later on. If by the end of the build off I can come up with a pretty compact gear reduction I would prefer that route. I actually started with the stock murray unit but wasnt happy with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:35 pm

I am loving the old school feel of this thing.

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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:22 am

Nice work! Great update. I'd keep an eye out for a robustly built steering system somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:07 am

I love how this build looks like a garden tractor! Well done, keep up the good work
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:46 pm

Your Wheel Horse-Murray-? (cool Mower) looks really cool, vou're a good metal worker? Like the look of the mower. you put a lot of time in it i think
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:59 pm

Ok time for a update. I have been doing little things here and there on this thing. Lots of back and forth with myself on trying to make it look how I see it in my head. Lol.
Anyways its went through a few changes.

Made the inner rear fenders from a old sat dish.


Robbed some stainless from a microwave that went out for the dash



Onto the lights. $15 ebay special. Here I'm seeing what looks best for placement



Went with this. I still might mount them up and down and not side ways.



Lights on!



Wasn't happy with the hood so time to make one.. So I went and robbed metal from a stove







Picked up a broken trolling motor in the trash. So I pulled all the 12volt switches out then found out that the top would be good for a upper dash. Maybe light or switch mount



Hinged hood and added grill to dash brace. Also in this pic I'm working on the foot rest.



And how it sits now




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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:05 pm

Cool!  Nice Progress.  It's really starting to look like a tractor now.  I would've welded tabs on the front bumper and mounted the lights there but those are nice and bright.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:09 pm

Thanks. I will be possibly adding a light to the bumper but not sure yet. Dont want it getting in the way or broken from the winch.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:10 pm

Looks really awesome! I definitely like that hood you fabbed up.

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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:05 pm

You brake that metal with just that clamped board? Man that is cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:19 am

Ohhhh..... soo pretty! Looks very cool! Looks a bit like those old Sears. I love your Mower!
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:37 am

She's looking really good. I love the new hood you made, nice fab work.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:39 pm

Dude you are crazy good at this stuff! Nice job, I would have just said screw it hood, deal with it, but you have the patience to redo it, and it turned out way better. Keep up the good work!
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:51 pm

Thanks. I work with sheet metal every other day. I'm going to be making the belt guard the same ways from the other side of the stove. I think I'm nailing the old school look pretty good. This will be red when done to match the engine in just laying primer on parts that are done.

I was going to stick with the old hood but didnt like the vents on top.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:29 pm

It sure looks nice. Quite the custom build. One of several talented builders.

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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:38 am

This thing is extremely cool. Nice fab work with the high tech frame being integrated into the transmission almost. Nice light weight and compact that way, plus it looks easy to work on too. Looking forward to seeing it all painted up!

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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:13 am

@TheCollector Did I read that correct? You're going back to the original modified Murray hood you had on there?
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:28 am

i think he meant he didnt like the old hood that was on there, but the current hood is kinda old too lol
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:27 pm

Man its looking good. The body lines flow together so good that it looks almost stock not build from something else. Keep it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:39 pm

@ crazy_carl I was saying what I didnt like about the old hood. I will not be going back to it as did not like the vents.

I picked up a harbor freight winch yesterday had a coupon for $45 so that's next on the list of to dos. I will be bringing in the front bumper as much as possible well about 2" is all I can go.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49 pm

this thing is tits man, really like how its all turning out, you have a great eye and awesome fab skills
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 04, 2018 9:17 pm

Ok I have been real busy so I haven't gotten alot done but here is a small update. Made a motor mount and got the motor mounted. Also welded the pulleys then finished up the clutch and bent out a belt cover.

Motor mount made of 1/8th plate and 1/8th angle all reused steel so filled in some holes.





Drilled out a delrin bushing for the clutch



Got the clutch system done. This is not the clutch pully I will be using



Took the steel from the other side of the stove to make a belt guard



Here it is all mounted up

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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 04, 2018 9:20 pm

That thing is nice! That pulley ratio may be a bit slow tho.
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 04, 2018 9:45 pm

Its going to be a duel purpose machine. Work and play, I will have another set of pullies and belt for it since they are so easy to change
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PostSubject: Re: Budget build murray [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 04, 2018 9:48 pm

Sounds nice!
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