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PostSubject: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeApril 1st 2015, 11:58 pm

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my plans include a ground-up resto-mod, engine swap, pulley swap, lock transaxle, rewire frame and engine, custom exhaust, snorkel, gas pedal, extend spindles, paint, skid plate, and stereo


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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeApril 2nd 2015, 10:20 am

I think you have a peerless 700 in that. you could go straight axle instead of locking the stock axle.
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeApril 4th 2015, 8:46 am

If that has a 700, DEFINITELY live axle!!! Welcome to the Build-Off!
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeApril 5th 2015, 9:47 am

it has a 930 peerless
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeJune 8th 2015, 11:47 pm

pictures of tear down
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test fitting 15.5 hp briggs and stratton
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 3rd 2015, 5:17 pm

Nice! Any updates on this?
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PostSubject: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 11th 2015, 11:31 pm

built a front bumper and did some painting
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reversed the hood and moved the hood and grill forward about 1 1/2 inches to be able to mount the 15.5hp ohv briggs
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made a custom choke slide from an old dipstick
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the paint i used was rustoleum truck bed liner for the frame, flat black for the bumper, and body was paimted kryon hunter green
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PostSubject: 1985 craftsman (SWAMP THING)   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 11th 2015, 11:35 pm

found out its a craftsman built by murry
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 12th 2015, 11:54 am

Nice choke lever! Is it just the picture, or does the front bumper seem way off level?
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 12th 2015, 12:10 pm

I think the bumper just looks that way because the front wheels are on a side hill. Looking pretty good. Cool gas pedal, is that a big hinge? Could we see a closer pic of it?
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PostSubject: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2015, 8:45 pm

close up pics of gas pedal (has a few problems yet)
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removed the governor
repainted it black and red
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2015, 11:11 pm

Hey hey hey! I ain't the only one with a multi-color steering wheel on my craftsman! Haha, nice build man!
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 16th 2015, 11:31 pm

Cool idea with the steering wheel. That throttle cable you could try putting oil right on the spiral coating (whatever you want to call it). It'll soak through. Cable might be a little stiff to use with a pedal, but maybe you'll get it working better. Super stiff retun spring, lol. Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 17th 2015, 7:47 am

Nice steering wheel!

Isn't this craftsman squarebody a little different than most? I didn't think they had a pan chassis?

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 17th 2015, 11:25 am

your right MathewD that pic that you put up is like all craftsman square body's but im not sure if this is a craftsman made by Murray, I don't think theres any such thing, but they possibly could have made a 1-100 line of these
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 craftsman   1985 craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 17th 2015, 5:10 pm

Yeah. It does look like a Murray with a Squarebody Hood on it. bounce
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