All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeSearchRegisterLog inBuild-OffTop Tractor Challenge
Welcome to the All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
New Awards system! Look for your award at 500, 1000, 2500, 5000, 7500, and 10000 Posts!!!

 

 My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build

Go down 
+14
Thunderdivine
Ariens YT11
LAWN MOWER MUDDER
kawasaki220
Angchor
Craftsman1998
Mitch'sgarage
1997 Murray
B440
RCTankboy
redlinemotorsportts
camomanusa
willis923
CornShuck4CE
18 posters
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
AuthorMessage
98svtcobra
New Member
New Member


2015 Build-Off Finalist
2015 Build-Off Finalist

Join date : 2014-04-30
Posts : 110

My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 Empty
PostSubject: Re: My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build   My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeDecember 2nd 2016, 4:04 pm

Hello Everyone! Last year in October my wife and I bought a house and moved. It has been crazy since then and while I have been continuing to work on and enjoy the Murray, I haven't been able to keep this build thread up to date. Any way, there is a whole lot to get caught up on and I will try to keep it as short and sweet as possible.

Since the last update a lot has changed, or I should say improved with the Murray....so much in fact, that I am sure I will miss a few things.


  • Electrical system improvements, including: marine ignition switch, fuse panel, with all accessories utilizing relays where need, LED brake light, LED light bar, LED hazzard flasher.
  • Doc Locker 2.0 live axle swap for the MST-203 transaxle.
  • "HickLifeCustoms" inspired external rear axle supports
  • 4 on 4, 8 x 7 rear wheels mated to the 3/4 live axle with keyed 4 on 4 hubs.
  • 4 on 4, 8 x 4.5 front wheels with 18 x 6.5 x 8 Snow Hog tires mated to the front spindles with high speed 4 on 4 hubs.
  • improvements and changes to the 1 into dual exhaust to accommodate the wheel and tire changes.
  • custom snorkel air intake setup
  • "built not bought" VIN/ID plate
  • new Murray Select, 17.5hp and MUDDER decals
  • MANY other misc repairs, tweaks as needed!


Overall, we are incredibly happy and proud of this build. We have about 45 hours on the build since the "new" engine at this point. The brakes work well, it goes 30mph, sounds great, and it goes through trails and mud like you wouldn't believe! We have taken it to a local mud bog locally, went through the pit, and was even a fan favorite!

So what is next for the Murray? Honestly, not too much. We are going to be improving/beefing up the front axle and suspension a bit, as I recently broke a spindle and have been putting off improving the otherwise stock front axle since I started the build.

We are going to add some skid plates, some brush guards/foot guards. We will also be adding some mufflers to the dual exhaust. Will be adding some reinforcements to the hood and hood supports also as they are currently a bit weak.

I am also considering removing the governor and doing a Minuki ATV carb swap one of these days.

Lastly, I really would like to disassemble the entire machine, paint the body and frame, replace low grade nuts and bolts with nice hard ware, clean up the wiring and then finally "be done" with it....but I guess only time will tell if I have the opportunity to do everything.

Anyway, below are a few pictures of the Murray in it's current state, a link to an album with many more pictures and a few videos!

My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 67xHSlW

My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 9c7s9YU

My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 WIFL6Wr

My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 VujURyg

My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 EP1lesE


FULL IMGUR ALBUM FOR THIS UPDATE:
https://imgur.com/a/0GE99




We have more videos on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/BJGarage/
Don't forget to "like" us!
Back to top Go down
Doug
Administrator
Administrator
Doug

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2017 Build-Off Entrant
2017 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 27
Join date : 2012-12-24
Posts : 3011
Location : Lebanon County, PA

My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 Empty
PostSubject: Re: My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build   My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeDecember 2nd 2016, 4:16 pm

Welcome back! Looks good!

_______________________________________________
Head Forum Administrator ** Chat Moderator ** Facebook Page Admin
ATLTF Facebook Page ** Chatbox ** How To Upload Pictures

_X_ FORUM ANNOUNCEMENTS _X_


Have a question? Ask me! Type in "@Doug" in your post!

Your ATLTF Staff:
Administrators: @Doug, @MightyRaze, @"Doc Sprocket", @Stretch44875
Moderators: @TheRainbowBoxer, @AllisKidD21




Back to top Go down
98svtcobra
New Member
New Member


2015 Build-Off Finalist
2015 Build-Off Finalist

Age : 37
Join date : 2014-04-30
Posts : 110
Location : Mahopac, NY

My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 Empty
PostSubject: Re: My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build   My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeDecember 2nd 2016, 4:18 pm

Doug Fackler wrote:
Welcome back! Looks good!

Thanks Doug! I hope you are doing well and all healed up!
Back to top Go down
Doug
Administrator
Administrator
Doug

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2017 Build-Off Entrant
2017 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 27
Join date : 2012-12-24
Posts : 3011
Location : Lebanon County, PA

My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 Empty
PostSubject: Re: My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build   My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeDecember 2nd 2016, 4:19 pm

98svtcobra wrote:
Doug Fackler wrote:
Welcome back! Looks good!

Thanks Doug! I hope you are doing well and all healed up!

Getting there. Hoping to be able to wrench by the time the 2017 Build-Off starts.

_______________________________________________
Head Forum Administrator ** Chat Moderator ** Facebook Page Admin
ATLTF Facebook Page ** Chatbox ** How To Upload Pictures

_X_ FORUM ANNOUNCEMENTS _X_


Have a question? Ask me! Type in "@Doug" in your post!

Your ATLTF Staff:
Administrators: @Doug, @MightyRaze, @"Doc Sprocket", @Stretch44875
Moderators: @TheRainbowBoxer, @AllisKidD21




Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 Empty
PostSubject: Re: My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build   My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build - Page 6 Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
My 2003 Murray Select All Terrain Tractor Build
Back to top 
Page 6 of 6Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
 Similar topics
-
» 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor
» All terrain lawn tractor trailer build
» Jeremiah's Lifted General Lee Mud-Terrain Tractor [2019 Build-Off Entry] *
» [Withdraw]Jeremiah's Godzilla Mud-Terrain Tractor [2019 Build-Off Entry]
» Heres some pics of my 2010 Caftsman YTS3000, 1999 Murray Select Widebody, 1992 Murray 18/46 GT, 1998 Murray Ultra Widebody, and 2006 Yard Man 20/46

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Off Road & Rally Tractors-
Jump to: