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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:51 pm

man that sucks, the only camera i have that records SOUND is my cell phone, the cheap vivitar cameras don't record sound its just a pic cam. which is stupid. so don't get vivitar unless ya don't like sound.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:12 pm

Not to get off topic too much- i use an Aiptek HD handheld video camera ( small enough to put in my jeans pocket)- was like $90 at Target - best things about it is it uses a SD disc for extra storage AND i can take still pictures with it as well .

Ive had it around 3 years or so, makes pretty good videos - only issue lately is it seems the mic is too sensitive - loud noises make it crackle n almost screech .

Id definitly buy another one like it .
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:57 am

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man that sucks, the only camera i have that records SOUND is my cell phone, the cheap vivitar cameras don't record sound its just a pic cam. which is stupid. so don't get vivitar unless ya don't like sound.

Yeah, I had a vivitar video camera, I used it twice and took it back... It did sound (poorly) but the worst part was the vid quality. It claimed it was HD, but it only recorded at 720p @ 20 frames per second. HD is usally 60 fps. It looked like a slide show of pictures when you would play it back. They're junk!


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Not to get off topic too much- i use an Aiptek HD handheld video camera ( small enough to put in my jeans pocket)- was like $90 at Target - best things about it is it uses a SD disc for extra storage AND i can take still pictures with it as well .

Ive had it around 3 years or so, makes pretty good videos - only issue lately is it seems the mic is too sensitive - loud noises make it crackle n almost screech .

Id definitly buy another one like it .

Is that a digital camera or a camcorder? I might look into that one... I'll look it up on the target website when I get a chance.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:14 am

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motorhead45102 wrote:
man that sucks, the only camera i have that records SOUND is my cell phone, the cheap vivitar cameras don't record sound its just a pic cam. which is stupid. so don't get vivitar unless ya don't like sound.

Yeah, I had a vivitar video camera, I used it twice and took it back... It did sound (poorly) but the worst part was the vid quality. It claimed it was HD, but it only recorded at 720p @ 20 frames per second. HD is usally 60 fps. It looked like a slide show of pictures when you would play it back. They're junk!


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Not to get off topic too much- i use an Aiptek HD handheld video camera ( small enough to put in my jeans pocket)- was like $90 at Target - best things about it is it uses a SD disc for extra storage AND i can take still pictures with it as well .

Ive had it around 3 years or so, makes pretty good videos - only issue lately is it seems the mic is too sensitive - loud noises make it crackle n almost screech .

Id definitly buy another one like it .

Is that a digital camera or a camcorder? I might look into that one... I'll look it up on the target website when I get a chance.
Get a Kodak ZI6. Thats what I use now, its a pocket camcorder. Can take 720p videos and saves to a sdcard. Although its not the best for movie maker editing because it saves in the wrong format, but i downloaded a awesome video converter!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:29 pm

hey fearless any luck with some cameras?
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:50 pm

Yeah its digital - i like the dual purpose of it- so i dont have to drag two cameras around . It was a good deal at the time and its still a good camera.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:31 pm

No, no luck on the camera... Looking a the kodak playsport 5.0. It's waterproof which sounds like a good thinfor me to have. I did however get a new grinder. It's a Hitachi 4". It came with a case and 5 wheels. It was a damn good deal for $40. The wheels alone are around $5 each. NONE of the other grinders came with a case.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:19 pm

*** UPDATE***

Finally, got some shop time, not alot, but something! Cool

Decided not to weld the hubs to the axles. Instead, I welded the hubs to the honda wheels, and I'll use the keyway as a fuse point. So, Hopfully, that would break before I blow the trans. If it did blow it's not a big deal, I have another foote, and a peerless that could got into it's place...

Anyway, on with the pics!

The wheel, with the hub welded on...



The tire size is 155/80/13 The smallest I could find.



I got it perfectly centered and straight... If I could take a vid, I would show you! lol!

Mounted...
(Kinda funny looking, I know!)





Put a block of wood under the rear tire to level it out a bit.



So that is one side done. It should hold up well, only the test of time will tell bounce

So, I didn't feel like doing the other side because it took me so long to get that one centered and welded, I decided to mess around with some other stuff...So In my quest to find a home for a battery, I decided to try to jam it back under the seat..



Gotta raise the seat up a tad to get it to clear though. Razz

So I finished the day out by trimming the front hood so it clears the suspention and tires.



Hood all done!



Did somebody say GROUND CLEARANCE?! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:50 pm

wow soooooo jelous Razz Great job. I think you should find a plastic case like a flower pot to put the battery in to keep it save. they cost alot!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:50 pm

It's looks good. The rear fenders will help hide the gap between the wheels and the chassis. It should be awesome now!
Glad you found a place for a battery, Im still lost about mine!
Those wheels look great on there now. Cant wait until more
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:52 pm

i hope you get different tread on those tires! But anyways, the deadliest mower out there
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:26 pm

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It's looks good. The rear fenders will help hide the gap between the wheels and the chassis. It should be awesome now!
Glad you found a place for a battery, Im still lost about mine!
Those wheels look great on there now. Cant wait until more

I was thinking that too, I messed around with the fenders a bit, but not too much. I think the wheels look a little funny, I wish they were a little shorter and a tiny bit wider. If it handles these tires well, then I'll opt for something more aggresive. But if the trans lets go, then I'll have to step it down a tad.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:02 pm

Dang- thats pretty cool looking - i bet some large AG wheels would look sharp on there - Id see about some large GT tires - ill look up n see what size mine are.

Its comming along pretty good- lil bit more work n itll be ready to rock n roll.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:59 pm

no fair Mad i wanna get mine done so i can ride but its best to take time and not rush. all i need to really do some mods iS MY OWN WELDER THAT I CAN USE ANYTIME AND A GRINDER, AND FLAT STOCK OF VARIETY OF SIZES AND TUBE METAL AS WELL AND I CAN GET SOME STUFF DONE. the only thing closest to a grinder i have is a dremel it would work if i can find a good size disc that wont burn up in 20 sec. but the dremel is nice for those hard to reach places.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:00 pm

oh and forgot, your beast is looking great
i wish i could come up were you live cause you have AWSOME TRAILS, but i know where some good places are in ohio.
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PostSubject: Craftsman rock clawler   Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:47 am

Man i was giggling like a little girl when i saw them pics, that thing is the best off road mower i ever seen. afro

Can't wait to see a vid of it going off road. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:27 pm

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motorhead45102 wrote:
man that sucks, the only camera i have that records SOUND is my cell phone, the cheap vivitar cameras don't record sound its just a pic cam. which is stupid. so don't get vivitar unless ya don't like sound.

Yeah, I had a vivitar video camera, I used it twice and took it back... It did sound (poorly) but the worst part was the vid quality. It claimed it was HD, but it only recorded at 720p @ 20 frames per second. HD is usally 60 fps. It looked like a slide show of pictures when you would play it back. They're junk!


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Not to get off topic too much- i use an Aiptek HD handheld video camera ( small enough to put in my jeans pocket)- was like $90 at Target - best things about it is it uses a SD disc for extra storage AND i can take still pictures with it as well .

Ive had it around 3 years or so, makes pretty good videos - only issue lately is it seems the mic is too sensitive - loud noises make it crackle n almost screech .

Id definitly buy another one like it .

Is that a digital camera or a camcorder? I might look into that one... I'll look it up on the target website when I get a chance.
Get a Kodak ZI6. Thats what I use now, its a pocket camcorder. Can take 720p videos and saves to a sdcard. Although its not the best for movie maker editing because it saves in the wrong format, but i downloaded a awesome video converter!
+1 for the Zi6, It recording to a SD card is really convenient because you can just pop it out and plug it into the computer. Editing is a bit of a pain in the ass tho lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:50 am

It definatly is an awesome project, and as I just mentioned on youtube, I cant hoently wait to see it muddin!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:25 am

Memphis : Thats why i like my vid camera- cause of the SD card - my folks have one with both a CD and SD- its just so much easier to use the SD card.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:01 pm

any updates fearless? been watching your you tube and im so interested in what's happening now!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Sun May 02, 2010 8:57 am

bigbleuboy wrote:
any updates fearless? been watching your you tube and im so interested in what's happening now!!!

I should be doing an update today, even if it is a small one. I've been working on the bumpers for now. Theres some other stuff I gotta change around that I'm not looking foward to..
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Sun May 02, 2010 9:02 am

i will await that moment with bated breath!!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Sun May 02, 2010 9:04 am

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i will await that moment with bated breath!!

Oh god! I hate that comercial!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Sun May 02, 2010 9:05 am

theres a comercial with that in it?

remember im in scotland
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Sun May 02, 2010 9:07 am

Yeah, I can't find it, But i hear it on the radio, it's for a hambuger or something...
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Craftsman Rock-Crawler build   Sun May 02, 2010 10:28 am

FearlessFront wrote:
bigbleuboy wrote:
any updates fearless? been watching your you tube and im so interested in what's happening now!!!

I should be doing an update today, even if it is a small one. I've been working on the bumpers for now. Theres some other stuff I gotta change around that I'm not looking foward to..

awesome!! we'll both have bumper updates today. lol
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