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My Jd Stx38 Now Has A Snapper Hood... Nice Fit


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#1 howard H OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 03:40 PM

Finding a hood would have cost me lots of $$$$ for my John Deere stx38... The other day I blew up my 12.5 engine in my Murray rider & knew of this old snapper rider that has a great motor... I bought it back for $50... put the motor in my Murray & back to mowing with it. I got to looking at the hood from this Snapper....hmmm... seemed likely that it would fit the JD with a couple of mounting brackets, the deck of the Snapper has a couple of pin brackets that worked great, drilled a few holes & mounted the hood.... wow what a fit, there was even a latch that fit just right against the slot in the steering column to latch the hood... Well, now I am calling it a Deere Snapper... a little green paint & good to go. Now I just have to pick up the ignition module tomorrow from a bone yard for the Kohler engine & she will be up & running.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 03:54 PM

Nice score on the snapper and the hood looks good on the 38.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 04:25 PM

Nice job on that hood. I was wondering how you were gonna find a hood.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 04:27 PM

That looks like a nice metal hood not a plastic one. You did good there. Thanks for the picture.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 05:47 PM

That looks like a nice metal hood not a plastic one. You did good there. Thanks for the picture.



LOL... it is plastic but really heavy plastic not like the cheap plastic made now. It fit pretty well.

Edited by howard H, March 15, 2012 - 05:53 PM.


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Posted March 15, 2012 - 06:17 PM

Nice job on that hood. I was wondering how you were gonna find a hood.



The hoods for the JD are available on Ebay for over $200 plus shipping... I blew that off since the mower has not even been started yet & other things need attention first. The Snapper use to be mine & I sold it to my brother in law who just let it sit since it needed a new deck... bought it back for the $50 I sold it to him for. I have plans for most of the parts off the Snapper for other projects I got in my head... nothing goes to waste when it comes to my brain wheels turning. The old deck spindle & belt tensioner comes on it's own small frame, going to use that for my Edko walking tractor for a custom made dirt sifter to mount to the front, belt driven with offset cam to shake the screen.... 2 gal fuel tank is for my Wisconsin twin cyl fire pump... this is for a pasture sprinkler system....front wheels will be used for a cart to pull behind the murray... heck, the transaxle might just get built into a homemade walking tractor...lol.... lots of uses for the old Snapper parts.... Think I got the $50 out of it...

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 07:35 PM

B'golly with a squirt of green it will look pretty good ! Good save.
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Posted March 16, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Nothing like having the first 'Snappin Deere'. Cool fix on the cheap. Heck, put some lights on it and snap a few pics. you could enter it in the Christmas tractor thread next January. Got the colors going.
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Posted February 25, 2013 - 07:33 PM

do you recall what snapper model/model # was used?



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 02:27 AM

:wtf:  :wallbanging:



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 04:19 PM

looks like a sport edition now good use of other parts



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 06:24 PM

Why don't paint the whole thing red instead of green?? LOL




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