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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Sep 04, 2019 8:34 pm

Yeah my parents MTD uses the same style but not near as strong or thick of metal as this.  I'm pretty pleased with that.


  • First thing is to give the frame a good bath...
  • Then I am going to weld the seams in the rear up.
  • I might need some materials as I am going to extend the front out a good foot give or take a few inches.


I'll probably do like @AllisKidD21 did on his build-off rat rod and start from the back and work my way forward.
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 05, 2019 7:02 pm

I am really wishy-washy about chopping up the fenderpan on this thing.  I think I will lower it in the rear with a smaller tire.  I have a couple out back, if they are not rotten, that would work good. (3-4 inch drop)  I thought the tires on it now would be good, but they turned out to be not so great, also the rubber on them is really HARD.  They are wearing down pretty quick.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 05, 2019 7:18 pm

I remember you telling us about how bad those tires ended up being.

You might’ve already said, but how are you planning on beefing up the frame on this one?
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 05, 2019 9:48 pm

Probably some rebar x bracing.  My father in law I think has some angle.  If I can have it, I may run along the bottom of the frame with it where I can.  Just have to go around the clutch pedal.  Not completely sure at the moment.  Also, welding the seams in the corners too.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 05, 2019 11:28 pm

AYE!... uh..  Not like I planned.  I wanted to lower... but..  Hmm.  That may be too much.

Yikes.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 06, 2019 1:09 am

Further inspecting things... found that BOTH my clutch pulleys are bad.  My engine pulley was put together with my old worthless welder so the welds are very iffy.  Just realized last Friday was 3 years since I started the Li'l Red build.  

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It was also the reason I quit being a lurker (of a few years) and a contributor to ATLTF 3 Years ago TODAY!!

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 06, 2019 10:43 am

What size are those new tires? I think everyone at haspin pretty much runs 18 or 18.5 inch tall.

I never knew you were a lurker! Funny you mention that after the open topic thread haha
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 06, 2019 10:55 am

They are 18x9.5. The ones I have on it are 22x11. Yeah I'd been following atltf since fearless use to control and post regularly. I just wasn't a member at the time because my work blocked half the site. Then after about a year and a half to two years I got Red and a couple days later I formally joined.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 06, 2019 11:02 am

Gotcha.

Yeah those 18s would be just fine. I feel like I should correct my statement above, all the “mowron style” tractors run 18 inch tires. There are exceptions like offroadohio’s sears, creepycrawlers wheel horse, redzz02’s mud dynamark, Doug’s Murray, and of course your Kal-El.
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 06, 2019 11:08 am

I sat out in the garage this morning and studied it for a few minutes and decided not to use the 18s. I'll save them for my daughter's tractor next year. I'll continue on with the 22s until some nice 20x11's show up.   ...And I have a few more $$'s.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 06, 2019 8:30 pm

I have most of the frame refreshed now. I'm at a stalemate. Should I get it the fenders on and dash so I can figure out how placement with new front or go ahead with the front suspension while stuff is out of the way and figure out hood later. Hmm... I may just set them down for measuring. Then do front without all the stuff in the way.

I think I am overthinking it. I did weld a nut on a broken bolt to get it out. Lol

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 06, 2019 8:47 pm

Well, I'd wait on AK for that type information! Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 2664539216
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 06, 2019 11:59 pm

HAHA....

I did do a little playing around after sweeping under the frame tonight.  Cleaned lots of dirt and oil. 

Doesn't look bad...
hmm hmm hmm

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I did get the clutch pulleys changed out.  Bearings were shot on both.  The black original pulley is still fine amazingly.

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I also did some playing around between the 6013 and 6011 rods earlier turning down the amps on the welder.  (I think, set it for 3/16 sheet)  I didn't have too much issue with the 6013. Amazingly I didn't burn through the thin metal of the frame.  The 6011 was another story.  I think I could use it, but the stuff goes off like a stinking sparkler.  I also burned through the frame easy, luckily a small hole and in a non-issue location.  I think I will "stick" with my 6013 unless I have no choice.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Sep 07, 2019 12:09 am

oh...

I will be welding that steering plate to the frame for support as well as welding down the engine plate.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Sep 07, 2019 9:58 am

@MightyRaze wrote:
oh...

I will be welding that steering plate to the frame for support as well as welding down the engine plate.


Exactly what I was about to ask! Seems like a good way to add strength without using any scrap metal! But while it's all apart and you can turn the frame any way you want, I'd recommend whipping out the sawzall and doing this:

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REALLY helps with space!
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Sep 07, 2019 10:34 am

@Murraymountain wrote:


Exactly what I was about to ask! Seems like a good way to add strength without using any scrap metal! But while it's all apart and you can turn the frame any way you want, I'd recommend whipping out the sawzall and doing this:

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REALLY helps with space!

LOL did that long time ago...

Just a little cleaner about it.  Cut it with plenty of room but not loose belt guide locations and still give a little more frame integrity.


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Like I mentioned last night I was totally overthinking it... I can just set the tower on the frame and sit the hood on that for measuring.  No bigs.  LOL


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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Sep 07, 2019 3:42 pm

I know, it's just a lot easier to access something with all that out of the way. I cut way more than most people do.
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Sep 07, 2019 4:32 pm

Looks really good with that wheel and tire setup lol
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 08, 2019 9:51 pm

Got the engine plate welded down, welded a cross brace in the middle.  Upgraded all the pulleys for 5/8 belt.  Started the front end extension.  Repainted hood and lower part of the steering tower.

End of the day image...  Doesn't look like much.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 08, 2019 10:30 pm

Holy frame extension! I didn’t realize you were bringing it out that far
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 08, 2019 11:55 pm

Optical illusion because the frame is so narrow.  Got to remember the axle is in front of the existing frame in the picture.  Then the hood mount is about another 6 inches forward.  That is going to leave about 8-9 inches left for making a bumper Etc.  Also, I do plan on moving the front axle forward about 4 inches from stock.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 09, 2019 9:07 am

@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
Holy frame extension! I didn’t realize you were bringing it out that far

Exactly my thoughts. When I first saw it I think I said "Whoa" out loud. lol!.

But now that I think about it, I guess you would need that much more to do what you're gonna do.
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LOL, as I mentioned, It is just the natural fish-eye some camers's do.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 09, 2019 1:37 pm

You have an interesting build going on here....excited to see how it turns out. Is the pedal on the right side for throttle or a brake? I have an old hydro pedal I was thinking on using for a brake on my build.
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Using it as a throttle.

PS: Installed the carb kit.  Everything went back together except the seat.  Old seat appears to be a press fit where the new one was a screw in.  Also, new seat has a much smaller hole.

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0   Mighty's Li'l Red 2.0 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Sep 10, 2019 9:25 pm

Threw some new red paint on the body panels.

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Didn't work on the frame any. Although I took this pic for those surprised by the frame extension at this point. I sat the grill on it at it's approximate location. See, not as long as it appeared.

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