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PostSubject: Re: [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV   [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMay 30th 2022, 9:09 pm

Don't let it get you down man, sometimes life just gets in the way and there's nothing you can do about it. No sense trying to rush it or throw together something if your heart and mind aren't into it,  maybe it would be best to consider coming up with a solid plan of what you want to accomplish (which btw I love your original plan), and spend the rest of this year collecting and testing parts and ideas for next year's Build Off?! Don't forget in the rules it states that you must be less than 50% done so keep that in mind, this is supposed to fun for all and if you're stressing over it then you're not having fun and then what's the point right?

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I'm thinking of doing lawn care this season, I already have a few customers that might be interested, so If I grab a trailer then I would throw a lawn tractor, push mower and trimmer on that and lug it around with the free craftsman, It would be cool to have a bed for that just to throw the smaller tools and gas in, that's why I wanted to build a non-dumping bed for that tractor.

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PostSubject: Re: [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV   [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2022, 2:46 pm

UPDATE: (I apologize if this is late)
So, I now have an engine (18 hp oppy) and some pneumatic cylinders (free) so I think I have most of the parts I need, also have a compressor pump and some other odds and ends.

So, the plan (rather half baked) is to build this rig up by Dec but I am going camping in july and it would be nice to have a 2nd atlt, so what I'm doing right now is swapping this rig 8-4 with no stretch, swapping in the oppy and using it like that until I do the stretch

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PostSubject: Re: [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV   [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2022, 9:09 am

I actually did finish the no stretched rig, the pulley swap is 6"-2" (those were the pulleys I had) and I used the stock belt

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PostSubject: Re: [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV   [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSeptember 24th 2022, 5:52 pm

Okay, not sure if anyone read this anymore, but I started on the stretched rig today, got the frame stripped down and started on the extensions, pictures might come later:)

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PostSubject: Re: [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV   [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSeptember 24th 2022, 7:34 pm

Pictures or it didn't happen! Lol

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PostSubject: Re: [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV   [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV - Page 3 Icon_minitimeOctober 4th 2022, 9:32 pm

Well we now have some of the world"s crappiest pictures folks!
Here is a small preview of what's been going on in the shop:

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But I think I have no idea what I'm doing here because I've been stuck on steering for the last few days...

Gen 1 steering:
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The issue is that I have to move the steering over about 6" to accommodate the second seat, I tried flipping the arm over to the other side of the box but that made a difficult problem 400 times worse... I'm thinking direct steering for now, but that would probably suck.

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PostSubject: Re: [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV   [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV - Page 3 Icon_minitimeOctober 5th 2022, 5:12 pm

Let me know if anyone has any ideas for steering
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A Rudder? 🤔
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Hmmm... then we'd need paddles...
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PostSubject: Re: [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV   [22 BO] TechnoChicken's UTV - Page 3 Icon_minitimeOctober 6th 2022, 9:52 am

Steering rack and some u-joints.
Doesn't seem to be a way around that

You could always use a u-joint and keep the original system but that's just the long way around to a half ass solution
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You meant a car steering rack, or what were you thinking? I ruined the old steering box by trying to weld to it, I melted the plastic bushings from the heat (and probably gave myself lung cancer from the fumes) I have another steering box in the other tractor that I could mess around with, I might just wing it though.
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I wonder if a small steering box would work. You could probably get away with just a couple u joints and there shouldn’t be a need to re engineer the entire steering.
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Like the stock one? the only aftermarket steering I've been able to find are the racks they sell for go karts
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Yeah just an enclosed one like on an older car or truck. Probably could find one at a junk yard for not too much
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Rustbucket Garage wrote:
Yeah just an enclosed one like on an older car or truck. Probably could find one at a junk yard for not too much
I'll look into that, might try to make the stock one work for now though...
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TechnoChicken wrote:
You meant a car steering rack, or what were you thinking? I ruined the old steering box by trying to weld to it, I melted the plastic bushings from the heat (and probably gave myself lung cancer from the fumes) I have another steering box in the other tractor that I could mess around with, I might just wing it though.

That's the bushings I was speaking of earlier, search around or get creative and you can replace them with bronze bushings but a rack sounds nice too!

I agree with @Rustbucket Garage, universal joint(s) will save you alot of headaches overall if you keep a stick style steering "box".

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1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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