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PostSubject: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeMarch 4th 2014, 9:18 pm

I am just posting for sugetions or ideas from you.
       i have done
-22 in tires in the back and 17 in on the front
-custom muffler and exhaust
-front bumper
-upgraded steering
-pully swap
-heavy duty belts
I am working on repainting it this week, upgading from can paint to car paint, i am also working on making a stack to replace the system i have now.
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeMarch 4th 2014, 9:27 pm

Just keep in mind, that a stack without a rain cap =rain gauge. You will want a 90 or keep a can handy to cover it when not in use.


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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeMarch 4th 2014, 9:28 pm

Lawren Wimberly wrote:
Just keep in mind, that a stack without a rain cap =rain gauge.

yeah, or a snow gauge for that matter


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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeMarch 4th 2014, 9:39 pm

yah im going to bend a 90 and angle cut it to keep out water
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PostSubject: updates   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 2nd 2014, 8:44 pm

Just finished a new paint job the tractors now jeep dark green will get pics up soon pulling out transaxel and locking it this weekend
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PostSubject: locking the transaxel   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 4th 2014, 9:29 pm

i pulled out the transaxle today and opened it up going to lock it with the fozzy locker design. will put pics of the transaxle on tm
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 5th 2014, 7:19 pm

here is the locker sorry for the pixelated pictures had a junk camera    
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 21st 2014, 7:39 pm

this is the tractor sorry for the wait for pics
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working on building a 4 link front suspension
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made the rear mounts today and welded them onto the frame going to put together the links tm
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going to make the links out of square stock and pipe
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 21st 2014, 8:06 pm

Id try and find thicker control arms if i was you, but thats me. i wouldnt want to see them bending all up


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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 21st 2014, 8:14 pm

yah i might but im not too concerend because they are only 6 in long
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 21st 2014, 8:32 pm

hey your welcome for telling you about this idea.....which i found from cornshuck4ce....you better thank him Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 21st 2014, 8:35 pm

i did thank him
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 27th 2014, 8:52 am

Anything new here?

I think it's funny how CornShuck got the 4-Link trend going around Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 27th 2014, 1:17 pm

id try for schedule 80 pipe for strength. I am very interested in seeing how this project turns out
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 27th 2014, 1:25 pm

i agree with them, strength might be a factor, but then again i could be wrong
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 27th 2014, 2:12 pm

i ended up getting these shocks for 30$ picking them up tm
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about the links i completely agree with you i just had this pipe lying around and wanted to test the system first
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2014, 4:02 pm

some updates of the past couple days
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this is what the link part looks like
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the shock location
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2014, 4:23 pm

wow! i might have to do suspension soon!
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yah i thinks its going to be very helpful and it has only cost me 30$ so far to do mine
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2014, 7:28 pm

so is your hood going to be long enough?
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yes the hood is just long enough to fit the front end
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awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeMay 3rd 2014, 4:10 pm

Lookin good bubba. I like the the way you did the link bracket on fram. What goin on with it now. Lets see it. And one question. Do the rodends swivel on the links or are they welded on. The rodends must be able to move or it will bind up in articulation. Lookin good keep it up.
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PostSubject: updates   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeMay 4th 2014, 8:31 pm

i have not done a whole lot on the suspension this week i ran out of welding gas but i figured out exactly how i am going to make the shock mounts. About the links yes they do pivot i have more flex in it than the shocks will move
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PostSubject: Re: 87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project   87 Mtd mud/ offroad mower project Icon_minitimeMay 10th 2014, 9:27 pm

small update. i got the other mount welded on today and started to cut the metal for my shock mounts
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