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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:31 am

Crazy_Carl I always make my own pulleys if I have the parts. Pulleys and hubs are nost that cheap. This would have cost me $20 if I had bought it.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:34 am

SebastianAlbrecht Ya it's pretty easy. Cut the the hub out of the pullye you want and the pulley of of the hub you want and just weld it up.

Thanks that bumber has been a huge hit.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:56 pm

I been pretty busy lately but I redid the font end on this thing. I'll try to explain it as best as possible.




I reinforced my spindles and made new, much stronger steering bump stops. No more sideways tires!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:58 pm



I also reinforced my tie rod by sleeving it with a piece of pipe.
Then I painted evrything and reinstalled it.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:02 pm


Finally I welded in some thin pieces of metal between the front axle and the mount. This reduced alot of my steering play and bump steer.

I'm really happy with this front end fix for now. I still need to work on the steering but this will do for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:39 pm

Ooh, nice reinforcement job! Always better to brace stuff like that before breaking or bending it, haha.

One suggestion I may make is adding a piece of flatstock where the spindle makes a bend like so:



Might be a good idea, just to keep them from bending. Either way great job!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:31 pm

That's a good idea to put a sleeve over the tie rod before it bends.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:58 pm

Thanks AllisKid I think I'll take your advise. My welder is kinda crappy so I don't know how much penetration I'll be able to get on the spindles but I'll try.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:01 pm

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Ya I figure it's easier now then after it's bent. I almost threw away the whole thing and bought heim joints but I am tired of spending money and this should be fine for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:59 pm

@mowerjunkie03 wrote:
Thanks AllisKid I think I'll take your advise. My welder is kinda crappy so I don't know how much penetration I'll be able to get on the spindles but I'll try.

Sounds good! Also just so you know if you hit the Multi Quote button you can quote two people at the same time. That way you don't have to make two different posts

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Trail Rig   Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:22 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
@mowerjunkie03 wrote:
Thanks AllisKid I think I'll take your advise. My welder is kinda crappy so I don't know how much penetration I'll be able to get on the spindles but I'll try.

Sounds good! Also just so you know if you hit the Multi Quote button you can quote two people at the same time. That way you don't have to make two different posts [smiley]https://imgfast.net/users/2812/37/66/46/smiles/2731072446.gif[/smiley]
Oh thanks but I'm doing all this on my phone through the Topic It mobile app and it doesn't have the same capabilities. I also can't change the title of threads.
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