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PostSubject: Re: flexing my craftsman monster mower   flexing my craftsman monster mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 12th 2011, 9:40 pm

just don't judge my welds I've only been welding for 3 days


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PostSubject: Re: flexing my craftsman monster mower   flexing my craftsman monster mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2011, 6:42 am

Getting some 25x10x12 kenda bear claws or ITP mud lites for the back and then the current rear tires will be going on the front
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PostSubject: Re: flexing my craftsman monster mower   flexing my craftsman monster mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2011, 1:52 pm

Nice -are you going to reinforce the front axle ? Id be a lil worried about the front axle breaking at the single pivot point if it hits something hard - some sort of trailing arms should be added . Maybe shocks like Fearlessfronts as well to limit quick swivel motion.
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PostSubject: Re: flexing my craftsman monster mower   flexing my craftsman monster mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2011, 6:14 pm

dangeroustoys56 wrote:
Nice -are you going to reinforce the front axle ? Id be a lil worried about the front axle breaking at the single pivot point if it hits something hard - some sort of trailing arms should be added . Maybe shocks like Fearlessfronts as well to limit quick swivel motion.
yeah it is definately getting more support i was just testing the articulation b4 I made it permanent, but i'm happy with it so it will be supported more
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PostSubject: flexing my craftsman monster mower   flexing my craftsman monster mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2011, 7:00 pm

you might do a few more passes on the axle extension. make sure to de-slag it first, it will make a stronger weld.
add some triangle gussets on both sides.... front and back. it should not see alot of force side to side, but if you cover the alxle on both sides, it will help when you hit big bumps. trailing arms will kill your flex. when 1 side goes up, it will force the axle forward and bind up unless you center the back pivot point at the same vertical point on both sides. then you will loose ground clearance on the back side. Extend the slider plate behind the axle about 3" , then brace that
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is it gay to flex your rear?flexing my craftsman monster mower Photo_073109_010
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PostSubject: flexing my craftsman monster mower   flexing my craftsman monster mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2011, 7:50 pm

gotta toss this out... I drove it up there
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PostSubject: Re: flexing my craftsman monster mower   flexing my craftsman monster mower Icon_minitimeJanuary 3rd 2012, 11:03 pm

That's awesome. Was it as easy as welding a chunk of square tube to the axle to drop it and give it a pivot point?
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PostSubject: Re: flexing my craftsman monster mower   flexing my craftsman monster mower Icon_minitimeJanuary 15th 2012, 9:58 am

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is it gay to flex your rear?flexing my craftsman monster mower Photo_073109_010
what hp is you motor
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PostSubject: flexing my craftsman monster mower   flexing my craftsman monster mower Icon_minitimeJanuary 15th 2012, 1:17 pm

that one was a 10 hp with a hydro. It's getting upgraded with a 16 twin and a 3x2 tx.
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