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PostSubject: Describe why you think a certain chassis is best   Describe why you think a certain chassis is best Icon_minitimeSeptember 28th 2021, 3:16 pm

Im bored for most of the day at school in my off time after my works done, sooo i need something to discuss and read and i think it would be a good topic. describe whi you like a certain cassis what makes it great what sucks etc try to sell your chassis as being the best and why. ill give an example,
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i think Craftsman LT1000 Based chassis are some of the best to start on other then murrays, craftsmans are retro come with a 4,5,6 speed models have flat framerails you can bolt any axle in any motor to it clutch is easy to move back because again flat frame rails and they are extreamly lego like you can swap fenders floor pans shift plates hoods dashes and everything parts are easily obtaiable and they are a good chassis to begin with.

cons: front axle comes weak mounts are terrible steering weak (exept 2nd gens) hoods tend to break and fraames crack and break in two and the seats crack super easy
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PostSubject: Re: Describe why you think a certain chassis is best   Describe why you think a certain chassis is best Icon_minitimeSeptember 28th 2021, 3:42 pm

The best frame is the one you have. 
Any of them can be stiffened and reinforced. 
I have read that some like the C-channel frames, but I don’t have any of those. I’m using a Craftsman LT1000 frame for my first build and have reinforced it by welding a 1” square tube along the bottom of both frame rails, since I stretched the frame. I also lowered the rear of the chassis by raising the axle. 

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PostSubject: Re: Describe why you think a certain chassis is best   Describe why you think a certain chassis is best Icon_minitimeSeptember 28th 2021, 6:52 pm

Hmm… Craftsman vs Murray you say? *grabs popcorn in anticipation*

Personally I think that lawn tractor transaxles and frames are flimsy across the board unless you find something from say the 1970s.

Garden tractors on the other hand, I have yet to see a single one break or bend or anything of that nature, my white’s frame is at least 1/8 plate and the front half where most damage occurs is 1/4.

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PostSubject: Re: Describe why you think a certain chassis is best   Describe why you think a certain chassis is best Icon_minitimeSeptember 29th 2021, 8:22 am

i never said murray vs craftsman but thats a fun topic i just asked on why you like your chassis and why you dont whats good about it whats bad. it can be any chassis a garden or lawn tractor any age.
my opinion of older garden tractors is the same tougher frames better construction. craftsmans have a big issue with the frames cracking and the front axles and steering however murrays are harder to obtain and murrays seem to be a great chassis to start on ive seen alot of you guys running murrays and seriously abusing them and they dont have too much trouble, ex: fugazi, murray mountain, and mighty raze's murrays i forget the names of. all the craftsmans seem to be heavily modified for stuff murrays have no problems with
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PostSubject: Re: Describe why you think a certain chassis is best   Describe why you think a certain chassis is best Icon_minitimeSeptember 30th 2021, 10:14 am

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well i wish i could find a dynamark lol
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PostSubject: Re: Describe why you think a certain chassis is best   Describe why you think a certain chassis is best Icon_minitimeSeptember 30th 2021, 4:07 pm

Budget_gokart wrote:
well i wish i could find a dynamark lol

*cough* *cough* it's a murray *cough* *cough* sometime a craftsman *cough* Noma *cough*.....

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PostSubject: Re: Describe why you think a certain chassis is best   Describe why you think a certain chassis is best Icon_minitimeOctober 1st 2021, 9:33 am

well i get that i realised that i actually had a craftsman/noma all wheel steer dynamark with a plastic dash and all wheel steer but i cut it in half kept the fenders and scrapped it
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