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PostSubject: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:03 pm

Got a new thing today. Craftsman GT6k, sans engine. Something to waste my new abundance of scrap steel on.



Electrolux style 633, not especially excited about it but it's not that bad of a trans. Shifts a bit hard but I think that's just a good seal.

Has the nice 5 lug hubs

Oh and a hood without a grille that probably won't get put back on (thinking about the series II snapper lt16 that was meant for the lt18rs project)


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-Horizontal swap. No belt twist.
-Use original steering after replacing bushings and rewelding and grinding teeth
-Reinforce frame. Plenty of room for that I think.
-Mutt's old bright green bumper for now
-Mod old front axle mount or build a new one. Plan to keep the cast iron front axle, but could use some help with caster and the bushings
-Not sure what's gonna happen with the front tires for now. I think I can make them hold air
-For now the back tires will just have tire chains
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:35 pm

Nice score there. Excited to see this build out. Awe come on... you could do an @AllisKidD21 style grille! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:36 pm

Yeah, better do mono leaves on the front and a rack and pinion too. lol!

Looks pretty neat. Looks like that ol' AYP trans has a couple bad axle seals though? Either way, should be a cool build.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Put another wheel on the one side. Back tires don't hold air for more than a few minutes and the left front maybe an hour


Ew


Weird steering, seems ok besides the stripped teeth and bad bushings. I might just do new bushings and it'll be ok.


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:05 pm

Seems like a good foundation to start with.  I like how Mutt's old hood looks on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:11 pm

Yeah well mutt's hood isn't happening lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:13 pm

Cool project. What engine are ya thinking of using?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:15 pm

No idea
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:32 pm

I mean some big horizontal twin is what I'm shooting for but for now I'd be satisfied with a gx390. Maybe a 212 predator too.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:42 pm

Found a plate to mount the engine to, working on cutting it to fit now. Gonna weld it on, don't think I have a need to take it off.


I also pulled out most of what was left of the deck hardware and put a knob i found on the range selector lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:31 pm

Pulled the steering gear out, it's corroded pretty bad and the teeth are rolled over from not engaging fully. Thinking on improvements ATM. Forgot to get pics for that.

Traded some rims for a different set of front tires that held air. I also swapped a set of turfs on the back that hold air(for longer).

Looked at putting duallies on. Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:51 am

You don’t seem like a dually guy to me. Although wouldn’t be a bad feature on a tractor that pulls heavy trailers around all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:51 pm

Duallies would be fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:49 pm

It won't, I just really like duallies. They've proven fun in the past lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:31 am

Been trying to work on this thing. Steering is proving to be a pain to fix
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:34 am

How so?  What kind of steering is in this thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:39 am

This stuff. It would be okay if I could get the teeth to mesh



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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:43 am

stuff looks welded in place and non adjustable.  Yeah that's a pain.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:46 am

Yeah, had junky plastic bushings too. I'll probably manage to fabricobble something up to make it work.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:10 am

Hmmm. I'm not positive, but I think you can fix those steering setup with a rack and pinion. Or so I've heard anyway.




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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:13 am

get a Diesel for it!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:43 am

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:11 am

The steering on the gt6000 frame I got was pretty good I thought. Haven't used it, alomsng with many other random parts I was thinking I needed, but it's good for some future project. Duallys would defiantly be a neat feature, and dually aggs would be even better. A horizontal oppy would sit nicely in there, man that would rip
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:17 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
stuff looks welded in place and non adjustable.

Yeah that's the way it is in my weed eater too. Sucks.

Put a Ross box in it Rich!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6000 (Mutt Mark II?)   Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:35 pm

Brought the steering to school, drilled the holes out to 15/16" and started making some bushings. Only had hex stock to make the bushings so that's what I'm using.




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