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 Craftsman II with quad suspension

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PostSubject: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 23rd 2012, 10:30 pm

Ive been keeping an eye on this forum since i wanted to build a gpod off road mower, and i just finally started so i figure ill share progress. Updatin on my progress may take longer than id like since tools are limited however.

ANY TIPS APPRECIATED! (:

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 24th 2012, 12:14 am

that looks badass man u should post more pics thanks for posting this good job and have a nice day.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 24th 2012, 12:45 am

I'm doing the same thing except I built a complete custom frame rather than using the original quad and tractor frame. I wanted to keep the donor quad frame complete for sales purposes, and the tractor frame was too spindly.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 24th 2012, 8:37 am

Chopperhed wrote:
I'm doing the same thing except I built a complete custom frame rather than using the original quad and tractor frame. I wanted to keep the donor quad frame complete for sales purposes, and the tractor frame was too spindly.

Yeah i get exactly what you are saying. I just dont have the money or tools to do it that way. So far i have less than 100 into it and i dont even have a welder and grinder right now so Im not going to be so quick with updating progress.



PS: i never did mention to everyone that its powered by a 20hp opposed .!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 24th 2012, 2:15 pm

Borrowing a welder for the next couple days so i cam get the front end and rear hubs welded all up. Its a gas welder so should have strong welds. I hope to have it rolling today. Stay tuned for updates.(:
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 24th 2012, 2:37 pm

how much tread do those tires have?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 24th 2012, 6:11 pm

Not a whole lot really which sucks. But there are a few places around here that carry the same ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 24th 2012, 7:32 pm

So here it is sitting on its own minues rear wheels/tires. Has poopy looking welds but theyll hold. Need to add more bracing as well. Shes comin together!

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PS I WILL CLEAN UP ALL THE EDGES AND SUCH SO IT DOESNT LOOK SO BAD.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 24th 2012, 7:37 pm

If you have a youtube account or video camera you should post some videos of that thing
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 24th 2012, 7:58 pm

Yeah i do but im going to wait till its rideable atleast . Right now we are fabbing the rear hubs so stay tuned people. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeOctober 25th 2012, 9:43 pm

Well some major issues came up . In the process of welding stuff still. But right now nothing is gunna be gettin done for a good minute. IM NOT ABANDONING THE THREAD THOUGH.!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2012, 11:31 pm

WELL. got the rear wheels all welded up. it totally will sit on its own now. However I need to grind and reweld some of the welds on the front end. I just wouldnt trust them going down a trail. I also need to keep an eye out for a rack and pinion. ANY ONE HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR STEERING??? KEEP IN MIND IM GOING TO TRY TO FIT A 20hp opposed in there too so itll be a squeze ANY SUGGESTIONS HELPFUL
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeNovember 4th 2012, 7:23 pm

yeah Im up to the same spot on mine too, I'm thinking 3/4" shafts through pillow block bearings. it will take 2 shafts and at least 4 bearings to cover it. Since I'm using a warrioir front end I will use the stock warrior steering colum for the bottom. It fits the tie rod ends perfectly.

I helped a guy build a kit Shelby Cobra a couple years ago. It only had 1/2" steering shafts with a collapsible section. I figure 3/4" shafts with a steel wheel and a padded center should be fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman II with quad suspension   Craftsman II with quad suspension Icon_minitimeNovember 10th 2012, 10:58 pm

had horrible luck with this chassis. a could welds broke when i added weight to the front. so im just going to start fresh on another craftsman that I have. still going to be using the same tires/wheels and a-arms. going to try to snag a steering rack from my scrap yard too. I will update asap
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