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PostSubject: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 9:13 am

I have always wanted a Mud truck and I currently have a lifted mower. Its a blast but I wanted 4x4 so I went to the drawing board and got an idea in my head. Then the sparks started flying and the build began. I am running a 18 hp opposing twin briggs with a 801-006 peerless trans. Custom axles, four link suspension with shocks from a banshee 4 wheeler.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 9:23 am

Gonna be a cool build!
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 9:29 am

That picture is it mostly done. Just odds and ends left to do to it.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 10:37 am

Thats insane man, got videos? Im more intersted in drivetrain and suspention, looks like something i'd see on minibuggys.net

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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 10:47 am

It doesnt drive yet. Got excited and tried to test drive the other day and not having the clutch finished I had to start it in gear. well something went wrong and long story short I blew the rear end out of it. So I gotta order some gear boxes to make new diffs.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 11:54 am

DUDE!! cheers  That is awesome. I have been thinking about building axles similar to yours. I'm glad to see that it is doable! Are you locking the center differential?
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 12:01 pm

The axles I built didn't work. I'm ordering t gear boxes soon but money is tight. Need a sponser for this build lol. As for the transaxle yes I plain to lock it. I have to tear the trans apart and install new input shaft and bearings and when I'm i. There I'm going to lock it. I plain to remove the spider gears and get a solid shaft that runs threw the whole transaxle.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 12:21 pm

Almost looks like you made the sheetmetal from 55gal drums, if so, that's awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 12:26 pm

You are correct. I get them for free at work. So it was the most cost effective way to do it.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 12:52 pm

More pics! We need more detailed pics please Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 12:54 pm

If you look at the photo bucket link that is every picture I have of this build. I am not very good at this form stuff. This is my first time ever doing it.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 1:05 pm

that looks great! looks like a TON of fun too! that sucks about the ass end. hope you get it sorted out

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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 1:06 pm

dunno abour 4x4, but there is certainly a mini truck/lawnmower movement HERE on the site... The red Fox, Richie's mini deuce, and the stretched tractor (I apologize for forgetting the other build members name), and now your 4x4. Plans in the future for the red fox include a front drive as well (maybe next year), so The Red Fox will be joining the 4x4 ranks. Great job so far! Don't give up. I LOVE the scrap sheet metal builds, bein a Junk mechanical collector myself. Recycle, reuse, and repurpose.... all the way!

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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 4:52 pm

I have several lawn mower builds. I took an old cub and made it a tandem axle to push snow. Worked great most the winter but it's a hydro so it kinda wore it out. Then I have my lifted mudding mower. This mini truck and soon a tracked machine to do recovery with
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 5:00 pm

We're gonna need detailed info and pics. Lol ik im mot the only one wantin to see it all.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 5:09 pm

Like I said I'm still trying to learn this. I set up a photo bucket since that was the only way I could figure out how to upload all the pictures. Further up in the thread I posted the link. That's all the pictures of the whole build.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 5:54 pm

That is one hell of a build... wow...
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 6:05 pm

Thank you everyone. Really. It means a lot to hear positive feedback on my build. I do not build my stuff for others but for myself. So when people think my builds are cool odk I just can't explain it lol.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 7:36 pm

This is beyond cool, like seriously.

Make a great parade machine.

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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 7:52 pm

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This is beyond cool, like seriously.

Make a great parade machine.

and a great promo for the forum... LOL

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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 7:55 pm

Promo for the forum??? You mean like advertisement??? I could handle that but it's gonna cost y'all. Like maybe a sticker lol.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 7:56 pm

And I am looking for a sponsor. Need help getting the new gear boxes lol. Told my buddy the other day that a sponser would get this thing done in no time.
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PostSubject: Re: 4x4 Mini Truck   4x4 Mini Truck Icon_minitimeMarch 21st 2014, 8:24 pm

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Promo for the forum??? You mean like advertisement???  I could handle that but it's gonna cost y'all. Like maybe a sticker lol.

PM me your address and ill send you some, just cause its that cool.

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