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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 9th 2012, 10:38 pm

Probably some golf cart rims with some bigger tires with some fare amount of tread.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2012, 1:06 am

I have a few sets of golf karts rims - i like em for the ease of changing and can have at least two sets - one for 'street' and one for offroading - down here the rims are cheep enough , most come with old tires on them - only thing is youll need hub adapters to mount them.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2012, 8:49 am

Oh,ok how much do u want for them?
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2012, 3:31 pm

Actually theyre not for sale - i have a few different projects theyre going on . I found mine at flea markets and the local 'Restore' - average price was about $10 each.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2012, 5:20 pm

Oh,ok i might get me a few sets.I was thinking could i use real working gauges for my mini jeep?
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2012, 9:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2012, 10:45 pm

Might take some head scratching, but I'm sure it can be done. Be sure to get some with some decent amount of tread.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2012, 10:52 pm

Ya,its going to take time to figure it out. I think im gone get some carlisle tires
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2012, 10:11 am

I know a guy who has a 1946 CJ2A with a sickle bar mower on it. Talk about wicked cool. He's also got a farm plow attachment.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2012, 11:09 am

I have seen the sickle bar on an old Wiilys before, the guy with that old jeep also had a loader attachment that looked like a rollcage. The loader hooked to the back and used the plow pump for hydralic power. The bucket was narrower than the jeep and did not have power tilt.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2012, 11:12 am

dked41 wrote:
I have seen the sickle bar on an old Wiilys before, the guy with that old jeep also had a loader attachment that looked like a rollcage. The loader hooked to the back and used the plow pump for hydralic power. The bucket was narrower than the jeep and did not have power tilt.

Early Jeeps were really meant as a replacement to the farm mule. They had the same track width as tractors and farm implements of the day. I've even seen them with a tow truck attachment and were marked to the small mom and pop garages to tow customers cars.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 17th 2012, 5:56 pm

Ya i see a lote of old willys for farm use.There pretty cool old jeeps.I could,t affored a nice one so i built one.
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 19th 2012, 12:03 am

That body doesnt seem to be wide enough to sit comfortably in ... its a cool idea tho.

Gauges for the tractor might be a bit hard - you could adapt a voltage guage , they have rpm guages - oil pressure wouldnt work unless the motor has an oil filter - most are splash motors.

Not sure how to wire a speedo tho.... unless its something from a bike maybe?
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 19th 2012, 8:47 pm

The body is not that wide but for the most part its comfortable.


Ya,im still thinking of what kind of gauges to use i might get a volts,and battery guage.Not sure yet
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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2012, 12:47 pm

Made some progress today.

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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeApril 4th 2013, 2:54 pm

Awesome. I thought about this today, and knew you did something like this. I'd do this if I had a lot of sheet metal and rod. Looks way cool.


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PostSubject: Re: lawn mower jeep   lawn mower jeep - Page 2 Icon_minitimeApril 4th 2013, 3:27 pm

Yeah i did tear it all apart and burned the body becaues one day i was thinking if i roll it the body is done and if i wiggled the body by hand it would make cracking sounds and it had alot of suppoert so now its my mud mower.
In the funture im gonna build another one out of metel.
But this was a cool project just wast gonna hold up th any abuse.
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