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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 1st 2013, 11:03 pm

If your keeping it slow. Weld the damn axle back together really hot. It works. Believe me.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 1st 2013, 11:27 pm

The axle half-shaft? I think it would break, if not bend. There a hardened Metal and when you weld it it isn't as strong

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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 1st 2013, 11:42 pm

It works. Trust me. Back before my ATLTF.com days, I fixed a statesman that did that. it ended up snapping the case when a rock busted the bottom of it off..
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 1st 2013, 11:44 pm

TroyBilt Pony wrote:
It works. Trust me. Back before my ATLTF.com days, I fixed a statesman that did that. it ended up snapping the case when a rock busted the bottom of it off..
But that's a grass cutter, I wouldn't want a axle snap at 21mph.

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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 1st 2013, 11:51 pm

Nope, this my first offroader, well, my buddys, but I pretty much build the mowers. It had 1 turf and one 16in AG tire lol. It was awesome.. haha. But it was a learner when I was like 12. Learned alot.. It did 15.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 2nd 2013, 10:35 pm

It's not fun if you don't break some stuff I guess, just not every 5 seconds of course...
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 3rd 2013, 6:37 am

We will have him back in action Saturday. Hopefully for a while this time!
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Wrench, Wheel, Wreck, Repeat...

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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 3rd 2013, 11:00 am

Wrench, wheel, un-wheel, wreak, hopefully don't repeat lol

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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 3rd 2013, 12:52 pm

Strech, This time dont tell him to do wheelies! I Will switch to an 820 in time, since i got a job now, start on jan 1st so i will have money coing in and then it going into the Bolens. So eventually get ready to prep my 820 and drop that 25 v or my 18 oppy in!
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Strech, This time dont tell him to do wheelies! I Will switch to an 820 in time, since i got a job now, start on jan 1st so i will have money coing in and then it going into the Bolens. So eventually get ready to prep my 820 and drop that 25 v or my 18 oppy in!
yea, stretch, lol. that opposed will be nice, MoWheeler.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 3rd 2013, 1:08 pm

Looks fun lol, btw anyone try to NOT weld lock a diff, but to fill it with rubber bands or some similar junk you may have laying around.
Like leftover stuff, and make an Unlimited slip-differential:?: Question Question Question Exclamation  Razz

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PostSubject: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 3rd 2013, 1:43 pm

that is how I locked my MST that I used in my murray, put in two extra spider gears and filled the cracks with pices of old fuel line. Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_razz
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 3rd 2013, 6:42 pm

I'll let him wheelie one of ours next time...
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 3rd 2013, 7:09 pm

Watch out tho. He always finds a way to break everything. He was probably the iceberg that sank the Titanic..
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 7th 2013, 7:57 pm

The Bolens lives again. Cut the old axle out the diff, and welded in a new one. He was out doing snow donuts just fine. Played on ours some, but TRB's starter/battery was giving us fits.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 7th 2013, 9:27 pm

Thanks Stretch and TRB For the help On the Bolens! Ive had a blast working with you guys and racing your rigs around. Glad I live close because I know Ill be out often!
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 8th 2013, 11:45 am

Yep, hopefully we will see you at our annual tractor party, and maybe haspin. Have fun in the snow with it!

Come spring, we want to check out clearfork ATV trails.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 8th 2013, 9:16 pm

Well it didnt last long being unbroken.. I let Chris ride it and BOOM! flips it. Breaks off the exhaust. Thank God the engine is fine. So I just threw on some stock pipe from another engine since it fit and didnt interfere with anything. I will build a new one, probably tomorrow.

Here is after the wreck..Bolens Build - Page 3 Bolens39
Pipe I threw on just so we could ride, we were pulling around a sled..Bolens Build - Page 3 Bolens41
Then started on the front bumper. Had some bumper my grandpa made a while back for his quad i think and cut the ends down..Bolens Build - Page 3 Bolens42
Welded two pipes on it so i can weld them to my mower but ran out of weldeing wire before i could finish. So more pics tomorrow!!Bolens Build - Page 3 Bolens43
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 8th 2013, 9:24 pm

Sounds like chris needs a bolens time-out LOL. Sweet bumper, that thing is beef.

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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2013, 8:39 pm

Hey guys got the bumper finished yesterday but still no pic! MY BAD. But i did get a picture of my new air filter setup.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 11th 2013, 6:45 am

Throw a bumper on the rear, for push starting, and getting pushed out of a hole...
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 11th 2013, 8:30 am

Hate to say I told ya so on that exhaust... anything that sticks out like that should be braced. Lucky the block is OK.

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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 11th 2013, 10:06 am

It was only stacked for simplicity sake. Im thinking im gonna drip the twin in it and do sidepipes like you TRB.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 12th 2013, 1:46 pm

Got a picture of the bumper installed and one of the new exhaust as well!
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This is a staged pipe I got in a trade a while back that was just laying around. Cut it and welded the flange where i needed it. Clears the tire by just a hair at the full turn but i rarely go that far so its all good.Bolens Build - Page 3 Bolens47
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeDecember 12th 2013, 5:56 pm

That has got to be LOUD...

TRB's is stupid loud when you get on it, as you know. Going to put a muffler on it?
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