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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeMon 18 Jul 2022, 9:01 pm

Looking forward to seeing that paint job ! and nice pick on that steering wheel.

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeTue 19 Jul 2022, 7:52 pm

Thanks @diddie and I plan on getting back to work on it soon!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeSun 07 Aug 2022, 3:16 pm

Brianator wrote:
@diddie I hear ya! I've never seen any THAT bad either!


Well, I've got a little tinkering done the last couple days!

I replaced the rod ends on the tie rod for pretty cheap ($23), cleaned it up and hit it with some bedliner...Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220597


...and replaced the control shaft seal so no more leaky hydro!
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The power grid in my area is overloaded with it being the weekend in cottage country and everyone running their ACs to stay cool (been 86F the last few days) so I can't weld new rod ends on the drag link yet but I was looking over the rest of the steering and noticed the lower bushing at the steering gear is thrashed so I'll have to look into that soon.


Yesterday my neighbor @CodeRed and I were bombing it around my yard and testing it over some obstacles and stuff, the tractor itself was doing really well but the engine started acting funny and I lost throttle control but everything is hooked up the way it was. Turns out the governor (and arm) stuck in the idle position so I'm not sure what that's about but I've reset it and will hopefully test it out tomorrow!


Sorry for the weak update but it's still progress! Lol


How’d that contaminated fluid ordeal work out for the hydro?
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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeSun 07 Aug 2022, 3:24 pm

Rustbucket Garage wrote:
How’d that contaminated fluid ordeal work out for the hydro?

Good, its been good ever since I replaced the fluid and the weather warmed up, I'm convinced that the fluid absorbed condensation created by the temperature differences or that maybe there was just ice that melted and got absorbed by the fluid.  I'm hoping for the latter because I'd like to use it for snowblowing duty this coming winter.

How's your situation with aerated fluid?


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeSun 07 Aug 2022, 3:50 pm

Still the same as of march (last time the tractor ran).
I’m almost wondering if the control seal is causing the leak, but I don’t know. I’ll be giving the hydro system a once over here once the engine and FA are done.

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeSun 28 Aug 2022, 7:27 pm

This isn't as much of a update as it is a heads up I'm gearing up to get back to work on this rig, still lots to do before the weather turns and I've been putting it off too long.

I did order a new fuel nozzle that should take care of the engine starting to run lean when it's hot, I believe the replacement carb was designed to run mainly on smaller displacement engines but it's all good this should solve it.Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220963


The major things on the to do list are:
- Make a new front clamp plate that will double as a spot to mount the front bumper/winch plate - Complete!
- Finish front bumper/winch plate
- Install and wire winch
- Trim motor plate so I can run a PTO belt behind the drive belts
- Paint, lots of time will be eaten up with bodywork and paint!


I'm looking forward to making more progress on this old girl!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeThu 08 Sep 2022, 8:35 pm

@Brianator wondering if you've been working on that paint job ? can't wait to see how she looks !

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeThu 08 Sep 2022, 8:47 pm

Your timing couldn't be better man, I had just been thinking up and making a to-do list of things I want to accomplish before the Build Off closes and paint just happens to be very high on that list!

Sadly, I'm going to leave you and everyone in suspense for the most part until right near the end, I'm planning a teaser and alot of sneaky shots to avoid giving too much away until then...

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My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeThu 15 Sep 2022, 8:43 pm

@Brianator UH I'm kinda doin the same thing lol. i just have a hard time not sharing !

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeThu 15 Sep 2022, 10:04 pm

This is exactly why I wouldn't ever do a build off.
I actually thought about converting a zero turn into an offroad 2x4 dual engine tank but now I already said too much.

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeSat 17 Sep 2022, 10:22 am

fbisurveilancevan wrote:
This is exactly why I wouldn't ever do a build off.
I actually thought about converting a zero turn into an offroad 2x4 dual engine tank but now I already said too much.
I have toyed with that idea too, there was some guy selling something like that on kijji
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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeSat 17 Sep 2022, 3:21 pm

Offtopic I know but you could take 4 hydraulic motors, mount them like on a Ferris 3000 with suspension and run them off of one comically big engine and 2 or 4 pumps.
Mount a forward reverse pedal on either side and retain the steering wheel aswell or simply add another set of hydraulic motors in the front.

My expertise is in hydraulics mostly and I would love to do something like that but I didn't have the urge yet.

Tidbit tip: you could literally bolt 2 Ferris is3000's ass to ass to each other and cut the rear one off after the motor mounts. The mounting holes are there already, just need a few bolts and reverse some hoses
Since I have 2 I already thought about that  jocolor

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeMon 19 Sep 2022, 8:06 pm

diddie wrote:
@Brianator UH I'm kinda doin the same thing lol. i just have a hard time not sharing !

Apparently I do too but for once I'm going to be sneaky about it!  Lol


Well, I got myself motorvated to get back to work on it! First thing I want to do is build the bumper/winch plate so I removed everything that was going to be in the way of making a new front frame clamp that will double as the bumper mount by wrapping down the front and sides of the axle mount.
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220964


That top clamp plate was so messed up and uneven that I had a feeling the frame tubes were crushed... boy was I right sad to say! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220965


Luckily my exhaust tubing expander is the perfect size to start working them back in shape. Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220967
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Once I've welded the cracks I'll use the tubing expander and a hammer again to get them more perfect. The plan from there is to weld in some sleeves for the bolts to pass through so I can crank down on them without crushing them, I need it to be strong for this 700+ pound beast!

Now that I've gotten a start I'll be able to keep picking away at it!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeMon 19 Sep 2022, 9:02 pm

Very nice... there has been a few times a set of expanders would have been nice!


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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeTue 20 Sep 2022, 12:08 am

Yeah I'll put those on the shopping list now for sure.

Nice work
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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeSun 02 Oct 2022, 6:55 pm

I made a little progress this past week, not a whole lot but it's better than none!

With the front axle mount on the bench I made a cardboard template for the new top clamp/bumper mount.Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220987Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220988


Then I transferred the template to 1/8" steel. Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220989Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220990


Cut it, scored it, bent it and welded it...Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220992Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20220991Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221010


... ground it, shaped it and painted it! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221011Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221012


Now I need some 3/8" threaded rod, weld sleeves in the frame tubes and paint that all up while it's easy to get to.

As I was cleaning the grime off the axle mount I found some of the original paint and primer! I only scraped off the loose stuff and left the rest for good luck!
Lol  Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221013Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221014


That's all for now, hopefully I can get a little bit more done this coming week and it back on its wheels this weekend!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeSun 09 Oct 2022, 9:28 am

I got a little bit more done, I used a offcut of steel from The Warhorses winch plate to cut the threaded rod mounting bolts down to proper length... Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221015


...test fit it... Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221019



...used anti seize on top of the threaded rods to mark out where to drill... Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221017


...then drilled all the holes and test fit it again, so far so good! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221018


Now I need to drill out the holes in the tubes to accept the steel tubing "sleeves" I need to make and weld in (and weld the cracks too), unfortunately the rear ones are completely inaccessible but luckily I don't have to remove the engine to do it, if I remove the flywheel there's plenty enough space to get it done by using my drill bit extender!

I still have today and tomorrow to get it back on its wheels before the weekend ends (Monday is a holiday up here) so I'd best get at it!

Later!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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Unfortunately I did not get it done this weekend as i was hoping, I ended up getting distracted by other things around the yard that needs doing before the snow flies which, it will here soon enough!

I did remove the flywheel to get at the tops of the rear holes with a small uni-bit that goes up to 1/2"... Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221021


...then went from underneath with a proper 1/2" bit to line bore the holes and make sure the tubing I got will pass through. Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221022


I'm wishing I spent more time picking away at this build over the summer because now I'm starting to feel the pressure! I have alot I want to accomplish before the Build Off is over and I'm losing good weather to do it!

Noone to blame but myself I suppose! Lol


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeMon 17 Oct 2022, 7:46 pm

Well, I cut the sleeves down to length... Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221023


...and found more fractures that needed dealing with.  What I did was drill a 1/8" hole just ahead of each one and then v-notched them so I can burn them in as I go along. Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221024Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221025


Here's a progress pic of the first sleeve. First I tack welded them in place top and bottom then took my time on the top by burning it in a little at a time and grinding as I went along. A piece of copper tubing worked great to keep the holes clean and clear, they just needed a little cleaning up at the end! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221026


3 out of 4 done progress pic... (Tops only).Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221028


...and then it was time for a test fit of the axle mount and bumper plate which, all went on relatively easily! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221029


I still need to burn in the sleeves and fractures on the underside, the weather got really crummy and I was getting hungry so I shut it down for the day but I'm really happy to have finally got to this point! Won't be long before it's back on its wheels and I can start on mounting the front bumper!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeThu 20 Oct 2022, 8:14 pm

I finished burning in the fractures and sleeves. May not be perfect but it should be fine, it's pretty awkward welding and grinding (and taking pictures) on your back! Lol. Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221030


Then I cleaned up, primed and painted the front end and motor plate, I had JUST enough bedliner left in the can to get it done!Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221031

Because it was just above freezing I got creative with a heater and some anti fatigue mat to warm the metal up first and then for drying I boxed the one side in with cardboard and cooked it for awhile! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221032

With that monkey off my back I'll be able to keep moving forward!

Until next time!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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really nice repair work man, the copper tube was a clever Idea !
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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeSun 23 Oct 2022, 6:25 pm

Creepycrawler wrote:
really nice repair work man, the copper tube was a clever Idea !
Thanks man I appreciate that!


Alrighty so I've made a tiny bit more progress! This will be a true glimpse into the color scheme I'm going with, there is a "Easter Egg" in a recent pic that probably slipped by most people... *hint* it shows a front wheel painted...


Not that it will really be seen but I wanted to have a little fun and paint the flywheel! It's crusty and nasty as you can see. Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221033


I started trying to clean it with brush wheels and that wasn't going so well and was wishing I had a sandblaster but wait! I do have one! I bought it like 8 years ago and completely forgot about it! Boy did it do a decent job and quickly!  Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221034


I masked the magnet and sprayed it with etching primer...Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221035


...then a base coat of gold then I taped off the tops of the fins and used a hobby knife to trim around the outsides...Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221036


...then laid down a good layer of black, peeled the tape and sprayed a couple coats of clearcoat and viola! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221037Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221038


Yes that's right...black and gold is how the Mud Duck will roll!

I think it's going to look great!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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Very nice!  Love how it turned out.  Wish I had a sandblaster!  So excited to see your final product!

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Thanks @MightyRaze! Still a ways to go with it that's for sure! Lol.

It's just a basic siphon feed sandblaster, siphon tube in the sand bag and no blast cabinet and they can be had for around $40, bags of blasting sand are about $10 so as long as you have a compressor and $50 to spare there's no real reason not to get one! I'll probably use it much more now that I remembered I have one! Lol


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 Icon_minitimeMon 24 Oct 2022, 3:54 pm

It's mobile once again!


I installed the flywheel and new front clamp/bumper mount... Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221039


...installed the front axle, hooked up the steering, opened the fuel to the reserve tank (gravity fed) for simplicities sake, switched on the ignition, hit the start button and I was rewarded with nothing! No spark! Arg! Lol. Luckily, before I tore the whole front of the motor apart I cleaned up the points quick (on the side of the block) and got spark back!


Then it fired right up so I took it for a 30 minute run around my yard, it ran, drove and tackled some obstacles no problem! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 11 20221040


It's still leaning out a bit once it's warmed up and likes to afterfire when shutting it down but I have a new fuel nozzle that I showed in a previous post and that should take care of that!


I'm so glad to have it running and driving again but I still have alot of work ahead of me before the Build Off ends and I have goals to accomplish!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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Man, you don't have all the pieces in there, but I can see where this is going, and it is a beauty!  So excited!


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