Okay, so, the Mountain Murray
, is, COMPLETE!!!
Finally, I can enjoy driving it! But let's start from the beginning... December 2nd 2018, we come home from church and decide to ask these guys if they'd sell us a couple parts from his 2 Murrays sitting in his yard. "Nope", he says, "You can have 'em both". Well, right before we pick them up, we blew up the Hummer's engine, so we borrow a friends truck for a day and pick up mowers we had acquired all day. This one sat around 'til about mid January when I got it running and driving. Tore it down to frame the 1st of February with intentions of a "mild" off road build to have complete by April to sell. That all changed on the 20th when I entered it in the Build Off. Long story short, I didn't get much accomplished until June and from then on. Anyway, after a whole lot of pressure with this build, some misunderstandings, a lot of frustration, and sucking my wallet dry several times, we're finally here!
So, just to get an idea of how far she's come...
So, the mod list:
-New orange and black paint
-Longer and lower hood mounts
-All new non self-tapping bolts throughout
-Many unnecessary parts cut off
-Brake light (also on dash)
-Cut turf tires
-Front axle locker
-New clear light lens
-Hood scoop with guard
-Easily removable hood
-Painted engine cover
-Pull start option
-Reinforced hood, steering column, and front end
-Moved solenoid location
-New choke setup
-New foot mats
-Adjustable double pulley clutch
-Easily removable solenoid door
-Welded clutch pedal on
-Trans grease fitting
-Trans vent tube
-Painted trans casings
-Doc locked trans
-Everything got labeled
-Homemade cargo rack
-Covered deck height hole
-Rear wheels held on by cotter pins (not E-clips)
I would like to thank:
-Noah for helping me get some welding done without charging me (we're still going to pay you,
-Noah at the fab shop for getting major parts to the build done for great prices and on time.
-My grandfather for helping me get the thing running, and especially working on the Doc Locker being that I most likely would not have been able to complete that without your help.
-My dad for taking it all over the place to get something done, or just going to buy a part. 20 minutes to town one way in a car that gets 16 MPG is a lot in gas.
-Joe at the junkyard for giving me the parts that I needed to complete this build.
-All you forum members for giving me good advice throughout the project.
-And of course the Admins that keep everybody playing by the rules, keeping everything up to par, and keeping the forum a safer place to be than most forums.
Thank you all very much!
Now, back to the MM...The final walk around video...
Sorry about all the videos..... I couldn't splice them all together so I guess I'm left with 8 parts.MM final action video 1MM final action video 2MM final action video 3MM final action video 4MM final action video 5MM final action video 6MM final action video 7MM final action video 8
Well, that about raps it up... Good luck to all you finalist and may the best tractor win... See y'all on the other side.