Your story sounds similar to mine. I was inspired to modify a mower, because I used to spend countless hours on the internet and pissing my life away. Sometimes 6-12 hrs a day in the summer. One day I came across Fearlessfront and I was in love, I had always wanted to go mudding but my dad is a snowmobile guy; and he would never buy an atv. I came to terms with the fact that a truck was way out of my financial reach, so why not a mower? Well I was heartbroken when I found out a mower in running condition, in a rural area that I live in would cost way too much (around $500-$900). One day my Uncle called me up and told me that he had a old craftsman if I wanted it. I was ecstatic, of course I wanted it, so I took it off his hands. When I first got the thing it had sat for a long time, proabably to the tune of 10 years. I was lost, I had no Idea what I was working on, I had no idea what the engine was, I didn't know what a crankshaft was. I didn't know how many volts a battery held. Unfortunately It was winter, and I had to store the tractor in the woods and stop working on it. I was spending my days on the internet researching tractors, and engines, and atv tires, and welders. I can't say I learned about the ATLTF from fearless, but from from 1puglife, check him out on YouTube. When spring came the first thing I did, on the first day the snow had finally melted I pushed the tractor down the hill in the woods and worked on it, armed with a minimal amount of tools and a plethora of new tractor knowledge. I re-installed the carburetor and jumped the starter off my brothers Subaru. It fired right up, but ran like shart. I had bought a carb kit and then it ran better. That is pretty much where we are today, even though my tractor isn't the ideal offroader (weighing a few hundred pounds) I am working with what I got. Welcome to the club brother, great to see lots of people are interested in the same wacky hobby I am!