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PostSubject: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 11:01 am

hey guys i got a free working murray widebody lt for free, it has 12.5hp briggs, 5 speed. started stripping it yesterday, took off the hood, deck and the motor. today im gonna continue stripping all the deck shit off of it. will have pics up later
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 2:30 pm

Hope its not the powerbuilt 12.5 - those have a tendency to throw rods- specially when low on oil , the rods are built weaker in that series motor- an upgraded rod out of a 14.5HP ohv would keep it for grenading.
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 2:35 pm

it is the powerbuilt 12.5
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 2:38 pm

here are some pics of the progress i made yesterday, probly wont work on it today, too windy and too cold Sad

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side shot, any suggestiona on what to paint it, and mods?

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hood, and the power built 12.5 briggs

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1996 mtd that came with it, both free and running. 14.5 briggs I/C Quiet 7 speed

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and to end it off, a pic of my shop dog, bo
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 3:32 pm

That dog is nice, is it a boxer mixed with something?

As for colour, maybe somehtign thats not been done on here yet? Yellow and black? Blue, like a ford blue? Mines gonna be white. Dont know white, but I like white on cars and stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 3:35 pm

hes a purebread boxer, we also got him for free, the breeders needed to get rid of him and so my dad brought him home. as for the color, i was thinkin black and yellow also, or maybe black and blue, or black and red.
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 3:38 pm

Im not a fan of black and red. Done too often, orange and black would be cool though.

He's slightly differnt from boxers I know, nice coat on him though. I think its his snout that looks different, slightly longer than most (or at least the 3 boxers my neighbour has!)
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 3:42 pm

yea his snought isnt very long actually its just the picture, and he doesnt have much white on him like most boxers, boxers rule. as for the color idk yet, im kinda goin towards black and blue (ive always liked that combo) or do like my truck is, black on bottam, and spray leaves on it whith another color
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 5:46 pm

Cool tractors- i want to find one cheep enough like that style murray - so far havent seen any of those less then $400 ( too much for me to spend).

I suppose since that powerbuilt 12.5 is still running - keep an eye on the oil ( id add STP or lucas oil in it) .
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 5:57 pm

yea, once we came around the cornor and saw the two mowers, when we were picking em up, i saw that murray and right then i knew it was worth it, i really like how the frame is on the murray, its like a car
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 6:52 pm

maybe a lime green orr sumthin.. i dunno. My craftsman looks good in the mat black. I like the orange and black idea like this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwYSlDcY_Sw&feature=related
I think il paint my viking tractor like this Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 7:00 pm

yea thats a cool paint job, but i would be afraid to scratch it lol, i want something simple and i wouldnt have to worry bout scratches
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 7:00 pm

then go fer a black. i think personaly it would look nice in black
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 7:01 pm

yea that was what i was thinkin, black with blue highlights
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 7:03 pm

yah some LEDs Razz I have bush lights for trucks on mine. SO BRIGHT Razz
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 7:04 pm

and black isnt too expencive either
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 7:07 pm

yea, just get the $1 cans of spray paint
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 8:59 pm

Wow, that takes me back! lol! It looks so weird to me without big knobby tires. Oh well, theres plenty of time for that. That powerbuilt served me well in its life, I never had a problem with it. Just leave the governer on. The only reason I rebuilt my motor, was because I broke off a head bolt and couldn't ez-out it... So I bought an I/C block cheap and rebuilt!
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 9:04 pm

yea it looks soo much more different than yours, its gonna be a while till i get knobby tires, i have no money right now, but this summer will have a job so ill be makin some good money for this and my truck cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 9:30 pm

Its amazing how much better the cheepo $1 paint seems to last then the $5 stuff ( except for krylon fusion) - painted my 99 weedeater with $1 paint a couple years ago and is holding up pretty good - hasnt peeled or anything.

I got a few ideas at the local auto parts- chrome foil, neons - stuff like that- can get in some trouble quickly.....
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 9:33 pm

yea i swear by the $1 stuff, it looks pretty good, and if it peels, then it doesnt cost much to repaint it, one thing i really like on this mower is that the whole hood is metal, on most mowers the front black part is usually plastic but this is metal Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeSat Mar 27, 2010 3:19 am

Paint is really just cosmetic. It's gonna get stratched up one way or another off road. At the end of the day, its your machine, so you should choose the colour. I like the idea of blue and black. Maybe black, with blue wheels and a racing stripe cheers

As for my machine, im gonna brush paint the entire chassis. Party cos I have lots of primer in a tin, and none in a spray can. Im gonna do a load of coats. For th sheet metal Im gonna spray that, want it fairly smooth, although idk how long that will last when it gets rolled! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeSat Mar 27, 2010 10:51 am

yea that would be cool black with blue wheels and other randon shit
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PostSubject: Re: 98 murray widebody buildup   98 murray widebody buildup Icon_minitimeSun Mar 28, 2010 3:29 am

That craftsman im eventually going to build for my wife is a dark blue with black accents/chassis- but i used chrome paint on the wheels- looks sharp!

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I put blue headlights in, this is getting some blue neon lights all around n under it, as well as that chrome foil in places- i really need to finish it sometime, i plan on using a go kart clutch to a straight rear axle - plan is to make it like a go kart- no shifting. Its using a 12HP briggs . Itll need another paint job tho before its done.
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that craftsman is sharp
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