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PostSubject: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:49 am

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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:54 am

Looks pretty neat. Do you have the cylinder head tins though? I wouldn't wanna run it for to long without them or the head won't be getting cooled very well.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:58 am

Going to have to source the cylinder head tins or fab some up.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:02 am

Need input about the hood mounted carrier, does it look OK? Is it too long? Too tall? It's kinda mocked up at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:09 am

I would shorten it, and maybe lower it or the hood a little.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:16 am

That's kinda what I was thinking. Lower it about 2 in and shorten it to the end of the hood, the top rails are aluminum and not sure how well my welder will do on in, I do have a spool of flux core aluminum welding wire tho.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:57 am

yeah I agree with shortening the length and height of the hood rack.  Pretty handy to have depending on what you're doing with the machine.
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PostSubject: Frame Bracing/support   Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:16 pm

, need recommendations on bracing the frame, using it for pushing, pulling and trail riding (mud, rocks, hills and chat) sometimes while pulling a trailer
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:18 pm

Also using a front mounted winch
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:33 pm

I merged your new thread with this build thread, if you have any questions you can just ask them here instead of starting a different thread. Keeps things neater looking is all.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:01 pm

OK, thanks
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:40 pm

I'd reinforce the frame around the front axle, where you'd be mounting a bumper, and where the transaxle mounts.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:45 pm

What about the middle or is a slight amount of frame flex OK?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:49 pm

I think a slight amount is okay, if the frame can flex a little bit it can take stress of other things like the front axle and trans, but maybe the better way to go is to add some cross members or reinforce it with c channel or angle iron.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:59 pm

Front axle will be articulated
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:01 am

Okay then I'd consider reinforcing the pivot point if you're going to be doing to reinforcement work.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:00 am

3/8 or 1/4 in plating? Was thinking 1/4" for the riser and 3/8" at the pivot
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:06 am

3/8" plate seems like overkill a bit, I think 1/4" would be fine and plenty solid for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:37 am

OK, thank-you. I went to get the rear shocks & foot brake (for the throttle) off my 1980 Suzuki gs500 and found out someone broke into the garage and wiped it out. tubing, plating (steel and aluminum), my old motorcycle and both of my old lawn tractors.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:20 am

Cool, this is the same as my Budgie rig! You can check my Budgie thread if you want some inspiration for bracing the front end, i think i did a good job on mine.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:36 am

I've been checking it from time to time
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:12 pm

Hey, do you have the seat for this?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:27 pm

Yes I do, just don't know if I'm gonna reupholster it or go with a high backed upgrade
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:31 pm

Can you get a picture of the bottom part with the tabs to go into the frame and what not? I don't have the seat for mine, I'd like to know what they look like so i can make one.
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