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PostSubject: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 9:23 pm

k guys, this is my base, im going to build up from here
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first thing is im going to strip the frame down to nothing, then im going to have to straighten the front of it where it got bent and warped, after that ive got to brace the frame, its going to have cross bracing every 8 inches, then im gong to stretch the front, ive got to make a dash, make a hood, widen the fenders, mount tires, extend tie rods, remount front axle,lower the steering wheel, upgrade the tie rod ends, install new tranny, move the clutch, build wheelie bar, then i have to stip it down to bare metal and prime it, then paint it, there is alot more thats got to be done, but i cant remember it all right now


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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 9:25 pm

my sign is better
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 9:37 pm

take your big sing and shove it richie rich lol jk interesting build...cant wait to see it go down
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 9:42 pm

lol that whole 15' wall has tires stacked against it norman, then i got more behind mom's green house can you see enough parts in the pic?
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 9:50 pm

lol u aint a kidding lol sooo...where is that u live at? jk cant wait to see yours all done i know all of us has some work ahead of us thats forsure
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PostSubject: Richies dragster   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 10:05 pm

lots of parts there, richie. I could build sometihing interesting with all of that stuff............
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 10:06 pm

1997 Murray wrote:
lots of parts there, richie. I could build sometihing interesting with all of that stuff............
thats about half my junk lol
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PostSubject: Richies dragster   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 10:09 pm

wow. my dad would not like me to have that much..........Richies Mud buggy Icon_eek he is mad enough when I only have 3 mowers and a pair of atv tires.................Richies Mud buggy Icon_rolleyes
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 11:09 pm

GOOD LUCK! just keep looking over your shoulder!
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 11:09 pm

Nice sign i was thinking of doing the same thing and you have alot of parts lol Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 11:18 pm

thanks, if it wasn't for the rain today, the frame would be bare right now
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 1st 2014, 11:22 pm

Richies Mud buggy Cad11 a basic sketch up on sketch up of my idea
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2014, 3:18 am

Nice sign, lol Good Luck Richie!
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2014, 3:54 am

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Nice sign, lol Good Luck Richie!
thanks thunder, good luck to you also
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 3rd 2014, 4:50 pm

no update yet, past 2 days have been raining, and now im sick, will try to get some done over the weekend
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 3rd 2014, 5:47 pm

So it IS gonna have back wheels... I thought ya named it that cause ya had to drag it around (Goofy Grin)
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 4th 2014, 2:12 pm

good luck richie, cant wait to see it finished
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 5th 2014, 6:11 pm

the front of this mower needs looooooottttttttttssssss of work lol, the axle sleeve started cracking at somepoint, and someone tried to weld some angle on it to fix it......and straight screwed the pooch on it, so ive got all of their repairs removed and im going to start fixing it right tomorrow, then ill work on the extention
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 6th 2014, 6:23 pm

well, i spent most of the day today putting up a wall on the front of the barn to keep heat in and straightening up some, then i got the wood stove moved into the barn and got a good supply of wood, i started work on the mower, as of the moment i have the fenders foot rest and half the dash off of it, i was bout to start straightening the front end and bracing it when we got a call and ive spent the last 2 hours repairing a waterline in 28 degree weather, got back home and headed to the barn and a breeze hit me and i said screww it lol tomorrow im going to get more work done on it and ill get some pics also
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 7th 2014, 4:13 pm

here are some pic's of the front end, and the precious owners "repairs" that i have to fix lol
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going to look into making this the front pulley
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and here is the wood stove i made
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 7th 2014, 4:23 pm

Nice progress Richie and great stove!
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 7th 2014, 4:25 pm

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Nice progress Richie and great stove!
thanks thunder, everyone love's the stove! lol, ive got alot of work to fix the front end till im happy with it Mad there are so many cracks in it that i cant expalin, hell ive seen mowers on here that have been flipped many times at high speed in better shape than this frame is
 
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 7th 2014, 4:28 pm

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Nice progress Richie and great stove!
thanks thunder, everyone love's the stove! lol, ive got alot of work to fix the front end till im happy with it Mad there are so many cracks in it that i cant expalin, hell ive seen mowers on here that have been flipped many times at high speed in better shape than this frame is
 

Yea but it's usually good thick steel so it's an easy fix, about 3/16" thickness i think. Makes great for welding lol
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 7th 2014, 4:31 pm

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Nice progress Richie and great stove!
thanks thunder, everyone love's the stove! lol, ive got alot of work to fix the front end till im happy with it Mad there are so many cracks in it that i cant expalin, hell ive seen mowers on here that have been flipped many times at high speed in better shape than this frame is
 

Yea but it's usually good thick steel so it's an easy fix, about 3/16" thickness i think. Makes great for welding lol
true lol that one thing im glad about is i have lots of 3/16" flat steel from making knives, im going to get it straightened then fill in the big gaping hole where the axle went and strengthen it the best i can
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PostSubject: Re: Richies Mud buggy   Richies Mud buggy Icon_minitimeJanuary 8th 2014, 6:21 pm

well guys, not much work done today, had to get up at 6 and go help my brother figure out what was wrong with his truck, after figureing out it was the fuel pump, we had 2 choices, drop the full tank or move the bed, we moved the bed, then got the pump out, then we spent a hour trying to find the pump in a store in town, we finally found it, and got it put in and the bed put back on, then his wife called and they hgad busted pipes, so then i had to go help repair pipes in 18 degree weather under a house......then i got home and he asked me to fabricate a heat shield for his fourwheeler, took me half a hour to get it made, then i decided to say screw it and came in and drank a pot of coffee,....and then the mower started callin my name so i went to work on her, i got the front axle cut out, and i went on and cut out a 5" gap to remove the previous owners "repairs" and filled it in with metal, i got one side done, then decided to come in cause the temp. started dropping again and im wore out lol
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as you can see, i got it patched nice and clean, and this side is straight now
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and here is a pic of what i cut out
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i will get the other side done tomorrow, and then i can finally start on stretching the front out
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