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PostSubject: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 3rd 2014, 3:23 am

The MTD Trail Duster <a href=The MTD Trail Duster 10446388_697466140325497_222344070_n_zps3ef654fd" /> The MTD Trail Duster <a href=The MTD Trail Duster 10519679_697466113658833_338630963_n_zpsae872708"
well guys i can actually build something....57 days to go will be a challenge but i accept that challenge so lets it get started....here is my entry: 1991 mtd vari-drive currently a 12hp flathead briggs..no throttle no choke no front wheels nor tires,no engine pulley,no double pulley for the vari-drive no drive belt,no starter, no style, no swagg no hood well u get the picture lol mods im wanting to do

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strip down re-paint it all
new knobbies or used out back
lights
brakes
gas pedal of some sort
speedo
temp guage
volt meter
new starter counts dont it lol
pulley swap the transaxle
custom built muffler not saying how or what u will see and hear
single exhaust mid to the muffler with a dump pipe

note: there will also be other mods aswell as im going to start collecting this weekend i hope this qualifies me to be in the remaining time for the build off and also a video of me romping it all to hell when its finished no start up and small drive bs...not dissing any other videos or builds just saying you know lol
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 3rd 2014, 9:23 am

Right on! Glad to see you taking another whack it it. Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 3rd 2014, 12:10 pm

I'm looking forward to this one!

Mine has the steerable rear end, and a 15.5 engine, but otherwise it looks pretty identical to my WHAMS.

What are you going to do about that plastic bushing'ed front end?
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 3rd 2014, 12:28 pm

im not going to use the plastic ones that forsure lol im going to measure my spindles and see if maybe i can find a bearing i can use if there not to expensive or i might just do what everyone else is doing is make some sorta bushing of some sort to slide over the spindle and just grease it every so often even tho i would much rather hace some sort of bearing set up but well see i may start today on tearing it all down ive already found some tires i want cheap there used but will save me time and money so i can spend it on something else i will need for the build
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 3rd 2014, 12:33 pm

Here is what I did to replace the plastic.

https://www.atltf.com/t3761p30-whams
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 4th 2014, 1:08 am

ty i could go off of what u did there and try to repeat the process if i have enough time i will do this if not ill do it after its been built but i know some time down the road i will do this its a great improvement on these little mtds

today i bought a wire wheel so i can start getting some of that rust and old paint off tomorrow since it will be nice and cool like low 70s and its july which is weird and low for tonight is 46 degrees!!! yikes but tomorrow ill start into her i like using wire wheels to get some rust off and old paint just quicker and i also bought like 20 good batteries so i wont have to wait to charge my batteries up on my camera as often i hate waiting...i was going to buy my tires today but needed other stuff for my computer but im also tring to figure out my paint scheme or atleast colors im thinking some brown gray and black something in that nature and possible bed line the frame and under body but well see how this all goes tomorrow when i tear into it
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 6th 2014, 12:40 am

[img]The MTD Trail Duster 10462572_698868016851976_6357434194580480325_n_zps8b37f4f5[/img] well shes getting closer to the garage lol ran outta gas and of course none in the jug in the building pfffs not to mention marys hood fell off all nuts and bolts vibrated loose....that didnt sound right lol but anyways new bolts and nuts for hers and hopefully tomorrow i can get mine in there to started got my stuff moved from back of my building and work table so now im ready for her
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 6th 2014, 9:09 am

The MTD Trail Duster <a href=The MTD Trail Duster 10524090_699103996828378_1543505451_n_zpsa9cbfbbc" />


work bench complete even has square holes in the top of it so if i wanna use a spot to drill holes to mount the motor on for a test stand i can but ill just make one just in case of a fire or something dont want it to burn down my building lol will put better boards on it later all i had laying around and i had noooo nails or screws so i had to take old rusty ones outta other stuff to use lol
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 7th 2014, 12:22 am

The MTD Trail Duster <a href=The MTD Trail Duster 10536666_699399690132142_843998254_n_zps96a41b28" />

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tear down day was good...all that is left is seat rear fenders and transaxle that will come out tomorrow then i can get started on the sanding and all that fun stuff lol
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 7th 2014, 7:37 am

i like that red tractor in that one pic
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 7th 2014, 7:56 am

kawasaki220 wrote:
i like that red tractor in that one pic
Its pink lol
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 7th 2014, 5:37 pm

Short time left, so good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 7th 2014, 6:10 pm

good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 7th 2014, 9:50 pm

lol yea its pink its wifeys but ty guys imma do my best as i can in the short time didnt get nothing done today felt sick all day stayed in watched tv.. made this last night
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 9th 2014, 2:35 am

The MTD Trail Duster T2eC16JHJF0FFZeUkjIOBRhFutQYQ60_12_zps11ee30be

just ordered this off ebay be here in a week hopefully if not no biggie still alot to do on the trail duster figured to share what im buying as im going along the build lol what ya think about it and i will be water proofing it dont sweat it
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 9th 2014, 8:37 am

The MTD Trail Duster <a href=The MTD Trail Duster Update2007_zpsd2910b64" />

The MTD Trail Duster <a href=The MTD Trail Duster Update2001_zps4f0ff977" />

well got out this morning on no sleep and yanked the transaxle out...then the fun began when i had to remove the wheels....wheel puller never budget em...went old school on it alotta lube and beating it worked out alot easier then i thought lol video later of it and i shoulda named it rusty the mtd lol
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 10th 2014, 2:17 am

 
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 10th 2014, 9:22 am

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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 10th 2014, 12:12 pm

im gonna try to rim remover idea of yours, seems like a really good way to do it, Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 10th 2014, 10:07 pm

np camo its less stain on ya too plus the wood takes all the blow and doesn't effect the rims on binding them or anything lmk how it goes i think keyed they be easier doing this way
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 12th 2014, 2:47 am

looking good, better hurry only 48 days left lol
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 12th 2014, 2:50 am



hush i know i shall get er dun lol hopefully
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 16th 2014, 6:48 am

hhmm thats weird i prime everything i paint and the paint comes out fine. but when i don't prime the paint looks hideous. but when i don't prime something its because i don't care what the paint looks like. oh and by the way i joined your group just need to except my request Smile oh and you said you used rustoleum did you use automotive primer? because the automotive primer is grey witch is hard to cover with paint. they sell a black primer witch is easier to cover with paint.
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PostSubject: Re: The MTD Trail Duster   The MTD Trail Duster Icon_minitimeJuly 16th 2014, 8:28 am

was that primer glosy if it was the next color couldnt bind and did you was it with soap because if you dont get all the soap off the paint will form around where the soap is i do that all the time
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