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PostSubject: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeThu Dec 08, 2011 6:54 pm

Well, I took all the parts off my Murray and plan on putting them on the Craftsman! My plan is to put the rear wheels in the front and put the atv tires along with the rims and a 5 speed peerless in the back! Here are some pictures! What a Face

Whats left of the Murray!
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Pile of parts! ATV tires going on the Craftsman and the 6 speed peerless thats leaking and cracked!
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14.5 Briggs and Stratton going on my Wheel Horse
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Idea for the Craftsman!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 7:23 am

That will look nice! I don't think I've seen that style of tractor modded into a offroad tractor before. Its probably not going to cost much to do anyways since you have $25 in the parts tractor Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeSat Dec 10, 2011 7:00 am

I wouldnt hack up the LTV too much- case you ever want to go stock again , it can be raised reletively easy - ill most likely do that with my agway .
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeSat Dec 10, 2011 8:50 am

Hey I would save that bike brake handle in case you want a gas pedal on your ltv.
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeWed Dec 14, 2011 5:57 pm

Here are some paint ideas!! Let me know what you think! Thanks! Remember the tractor will have atv tires on it!

Blue and black with Yamaha stickers
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Red, black , and silver with Honda stickers
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Green and black with Artic Cat stickers
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Orange and black with KTM stickers
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Or just a restore to make it original with an exhaust stack!
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeThu Dec 15, 2011 11:25 am

why would you paint it to look like a sirtbike/atv company????? its a tractor not a atv or dirtbike. why would you want to represent some companies that dont even make tractors just makes no sense to me. i say just paint it whatever color you want but either put craftsman on it or no name at all
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeSat Dec 17, 2011 6:18 am

Personal preference - i say paint/sticker whatever you want on it - suggestions are just that - suggestions .
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeSun Dec 18, 2011 12:54 pm

i know im just saying it doesnt make sense to me, but your more than welcome to do what ever you want haha its not my say i just personaly wouldnt put a dirtbike/quad brand name on my tractor i like to represent tractors for tractors, and to mock people with quads when i make it through a mud pit and they get stuck so its just my kinda thing
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 1:33 am

Here is a quick video of it, just a quick overview! Should get started on the build when I get my main tractor going and it gets warmer outside! lol lol!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gPDVg7wAP8&feature=g-u-u&context=G297f7a0FUAAAAAAAAAA

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2012 8:40 pm

Well, I got the 2 speed tore out and the 5 speed put in!! Also mounted up the atv tires! Next i have to make a brake mount and cut a hole for the new 5 speed shift pattern. The original rear rims/tires won't clear in the front do will have to find something else! Here are some pictures!! afro

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With bigger front tires, need to find different ones that fit!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2012 9:22 pm

Paint scheme

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2012 9:24 pm

Looks nice, I like your tires:D The paint scheme looks good on the car but would it look good on your tractor?
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeWed Apr 25, 2012 5:05 pm

We previously built one of those Murrays in the first pic... that has got to be one of the strongest frames ever. Never had to weld any repairs or reinforcements on ours. It survived our buddy, Jordan, for several years and believe me, that is a testament. Among many other feats (and fails), he once jumped a 10 foot wide puddle on a motocross track. Talk about air! Wish we had video of that one!

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeWed Apr 25, 2012 5:27 pm

I like the Ford 'Grabber Blue' with stripes; there's a Mustang near here that's painted that way. Very sharp.
FWIW Honda, Yamaha & Cat have all marketed lawn tractors.
I vote for Arctic Cat purple! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeWed Apr 25, 2012 8:31 pm

To mount those large tires up front youll either need custom built spindles or a bolt welded on the end to thread a couple nuts on it - i did the welding trick on my murray .

Those rear tires look like my wooly booger mudders i bot last year for $25 at a flea market - they fit my 4 bolt hubs.
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 Craftsman LTV   1985 Craftsman LTV Icon_minitimeFri Apr 27, 2012 11:14 pm

The Spindle is almost Flush with the Rim, dangeroustoys56 was mentioning to weld on a Bolt, Have you Thought of Drilling the Center of the Spingle and Tapping it then Put a Grade 8 Bolt in(With Red LockTight) and a couple Washers?
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