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PostSubject: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 7th 2013, 5:20 pm

Well guys if you know murray had its last romp the other day and snapped a spindle, wheel fell off, bent tie rod, and drag link snapped in half and the pan frame bent up pretty bad! So i went to my local lawn mower junkie and picked up this craftsman lt1000. first things first, sanding and painting before i even think about the engine touching it! but anyway here it is and its a start!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 7th 2013, 5:38 pm

i need a mower junkyard close by....
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 9th 2013, 8:11 am

theres a guy that has 300+ mowers he has collected over 10 years so i pulled me one from the bunch
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 9th 2013, 9:24 am

Wow. That's crazy. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 9th 2013, 9:55 am

Looks like a pretty good start! Is the tractor in your avatar the one that got all mangled? Can you fix it? is it worth it, or are you just going to rob parts off it for this one?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 9th 2013, 11:00 am

yeah it was totaled by my own personal insurance company lol! but it could be fixed, but with it being a pan frame its not very strong, probably why its already bent, maybe somewhere down the road ill fix it up to beat around the woods with but for now it stands.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 9th 2013, 11:05 am

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i did this yesterday along with some sanding on the body and dash. I got these tires off my previous build considering its totaled, they are 23 inch kenda A/T tires, they are perfect fit giving two quarters to fit between the fender and the tread! shifter fits perfect between it also no scrub Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 12th 2013, 9:04 am

yesterday i got this thing all sanded down and got ready for the paint!

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i started priming yesterday..

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primed some other pieces and painted all my plastic back black!

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i plan on geting the paint today and painting it up today and tomorrow! Luscious green on the body and satin black on the frame! itll look similar to the new green camaro ss on the road today Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 12th 2013, 9:41 am

Looking good. Keep it up!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 12th 2013, 1:05 pm

alright so i got the paint today and started, i was actually surprised the color came out to be just like those new camaros Got some overspray on the primer but it doesnt matter im going to tape it up tomorrow and hit it with the rest of the satin black Smile i think imma call this build the green machne or the creepy craftsman? watcha think?

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sneak peek for tomorrow Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 12th 2013, 1:16 pm

Looks like it's coming along nicely! You might want to consider taking the bodywork off the chassis completely, rather than having to mask between colours/surfaces.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 12th 2013, 1:26 pm

i thought that but i figure hey its my mud toy,and im doing truck undercoating on the underside also
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 12th 2013, 3:30 pm

Looks good I have a few of these I can't wait to do paint on my mowers
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2013, 10:18 am

got her all painted up, imma give it some time to dry and clearcoat it saturday! then begin reassembling it sunday!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2013, 12:11 pm

Lookin good man
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2013, 12:28 pm

thanks i give it a month and itll be ll together with a few mods to it!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 15th 2013, 4:54 pm

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All put back together!

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D hooks just in case i get stuck Smile

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Small amount of flex, im gonna weld up a plate and extend it down with a pivot for more flex Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 15th 2013, 5:02 pm

Looks awesome man
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 16th 2013, 8:22 am

The motor im throwing on it. Just degreased it and shined it up! im going to throw this bad boy on today! ill keep it updated!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 17th 2013, 8:16 am

so yesterday i did some fabrication. I got the engine on with a little fab to the muffler,put some grip strips on so my feet dont wear the paint, fabbed my old seat from the murray to the craftsman mounting bracket and instead of the hood that came with it being it was shorter than it all i took the old grille of the murray and fabbed it up to fit, then i noticed the bumper was bent so i bent it back.


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Almost done
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 17th 2013, 3:13 pm

Looking good
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 17th 2013, 7:44 pm

Can wait to see it drive...
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 18th 2013, 12:42 pm

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New bushings in the wheels off the old murray, painted up! i know overspray but it wears fast on the tires! chevy emblem or gmc emblem? cant decide. if you notice the new custom grill? it came off the old murray, i bent back the brackets to fit but i realized it wouldnt work to bolt on but i could self tap the screws in on top of the frame so thats what i did, cant wait to get it all together! GMC or Chevy?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 18th 2013, 2:25 pm

FORD, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Build    Craftsman Build  Icon_minitimeSeptember 18th 2013, 3:58 pm

The gmc looked pretty good on the Murray
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