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PostSubject: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 5:19 pm

I have a craftsman II i am building right now. It has a 18hp opposed twin, a peerless 915 4 speed, and its rolling on 18x8.50-8 rear and 13x5-6 up front. It has a 7" front pulley and a 6.5" rear pulley. It has a custom front axle and hubs. It has a 6" drop all the way around and sits about 5" from the ground.


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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 5:30 pm

craftsman II 20141022_121210_zps42dc0e2dcraftsman II 20141022_121231_zpsb29fb744 the trans is a 80-90w and red and tacky mix for lube. Its also locked and ready to rock.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 7:20 pm

Looking good so far!
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 7:27 pm

Great start, so far it looks like its done right too, i hate when people think is alright to do 30mph+ with stock gear.... Got and caster on the king pin? That will help in turning a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 9:15 pm

I've gotten about 3.5 degrees as close as possible with the tools i had.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeThu Oct 23, 2014 2:51 pm

Most of us usually run 8-10 degrees positive caster. We also run 0 toe, 0 camber, and set the axle up for the ackerman affect.

HERE is a thread regarding everything you may need to set up your front axle.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeThu Oct 23, 2014 4:23 pm

Nice start! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeFri Oct 24, 2014 4:10 pm

craftsman II 20141024_113627_zpslcokqwlm got some fenders mocked up off a dlt2000 only thing left of the original is the frame and steering wheels xD
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeSat Oct 25, 2014 12:42 pm

that looks so nice love it man i think there is another member doing somthing like this love how low it is
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeSat Oct 25, 2014 1:02 pm

Thanks man! Murray racer? Cause thats meh xD decided to use my crafts man II and my dlt2000 body parts after looking at the red fenders xD
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeSat Oct 25, 2014 2:01 pm

I like it with the red fenders... Now just need a motor and vroom!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeSat Oct 25, 2014 6:53 pm

Ehh, I don't like it like that. I dig the look of the old square body craftsmans. BUT, that is all personal preference I guess. Looks good though!
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeSat Oct 25, 2014 7:29 pm

Looks good, but lotta work ahead of you, new dash and steering if you gonna sit that low.

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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeTue Oct 28, 2014 11:06 am

craftsman II 20141027_123257_zpsfcd34874 started work on the seat used some of the scrap from the fenders as a big chunk of it.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeMon Dec 08, 2014 10:07 pm

I've been being really lazy lately. I finished turning some steering rods on the lathe and got it all bolts up and it steers like a dream! Ill get some pictures tomarrow for
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeTue Dec 09, 2014 9:06 pm

Got the temporary 12hp flattie mounted up and a huge stack built. Goes from 1" to 3 1/2" and its about 8 inches long! Stainless schedule 40
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeFri Dec 12, 2014 7:20 pm

Dayyyuuummm, That is one heck of a stack! Looks professional! I like it!
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeFri Dec 12, 2014 7:24 pm

Thanks! Very Happy this is only the temporary motor I just finished regasketing and ungoverning my 18hp oppy
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeWed Dec 17, 2014 3:48 pm

woah woah woah.. you have a robotic plasma cutter?!  yeah, im not talking to you anymore..... lol

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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeWed Dec 17, 2014 3:55 pm

Its our shop at school, and since im the only student who knows how to use it I get free reign. Can do up too 6x12 sheets, also make use of lathes and tig machine.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeWed Dec 17, 2014 4:08 pm

damn! the shop in my school (old school, graduated) we had a lousy Miller thunderbolt XL stick welder, a set of torches that were empty, and a crappy shear. thats about it, oh and 2 drill presses, one was a lowes Delta that i had to weld together, and the other was a sweet Rockwell. thing was a tank

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PostSubject: Re: craftsman II   craftsman II Icon_minitimeWed Dec 17, 2014 4:10 pm

Our school has everything and it has leads then 450students I'll take some pics tomarrow if you would like
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