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#1 nbent OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2012 - 08:54 PM

During the nice rain storm we got today I was driving in the rain and noticed how much mud the front tires kick up so I decided to make a set of front fenders for my 318.

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Posted March 26, 2012 - 09:18 PM

Tthose are some cool fenders! Great idea!

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 04:29 AM

Hey neat,GT front fenders.I like it. :thumbs:

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 10:57 AM

Nice addition to the 318. So, how well do they work? I notice that your 318 has been repowered with a K series Kohler. That 4755 is one big tractor !

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 11:28 AM

It looks as though the fenders turn with the wheels? Too cool! This could fuel a new trend in Garden tractor accessories!

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 06:42 PM

yes the fenders turn with the wheels.

they work pretty good they need to be a little bit longer to stop all of it, I am thinking of adding small mud flaps to the bottom to stop that.

Yeah that 4755 is a big tractor. We also have swathers that are basically 16' zero turn lawn mowers.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 04:50 AM

Hey neat,GT front fenders.I like it. :thumbs:


I also like it.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 05:43 AM

I used trailer fenders on my 317 Special:

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 05:51 AM

I used trailer fenders on my 317 Special:


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Lowell, I see you changed the front axles out to something stronger as well. Very nice!

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 08:34 AM

Great idea. Looks like a nice job. Thanks for showing it.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 02:26 PM

when I get time I will make another set for my frod lgt 100, but I will mount them without welding to the frame.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 06:56 PM

No, it's the original axle, just added a brace for the fender. Then an ATV bumper on the front. ~~ Lowell

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:51 PM

i'm now in the process of making front fenders for my ford lgt 100. thinking about making these to sell my question to you guys is how much would you pay for a set. I was also thinking about putting an engine from a Honda civic that my neighbor has in my 318.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 07:03 AM

The trailer fenders are neat. I did a quick search the other day for some plastic ATV fenders, but didn't see anything that would look good. some of the front fenders off the 3-wheel atv's are close.

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Posted April 04, 2012 - 02:20 PM

finished the main part for the ford fenders now I need to do the rest, but that might be latter now I might go pick up another jd




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