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#16 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 04:24 AM

Casey,those tires look good on there.

Edited by mjodrey, March 28, 2012 - 04:24 AM.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 05:15 AM

Casey, raising the seat pan was pretty easy, just took a little thought. I did put pieces of pipe into the 1X1 where it bolts on so it wouldn't crush there. If you need better pics, let me know. I also added 1" to the lower ends where they bolt to the foot boards.
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 05:52 AM

Your tractor is looking good ! If your going to get new tubes because the valve isn't in the correct location there are different numbers on the tubes for the valve stem relation . Couldn't find a good chart yet be here's one the show what different ones for different sizes, just need to find a some pictures to go withthe numbers , Al
http://www.tirexusa....actortubes.html
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 06:17 AM

Kenny, your lift was different because you did all points, I am just planning to stretch it up... which is possible, but... I need to find a better method than 4 thick washers. I changed the spring bracket and no longer have 4 bolts for it to the frame (just two hole, two tab) so... even your great method won't work unless I resurrect the old bracket, just gonna have to torch out the broken studs. I really want my setup slanted because I just need the back of the fenders to clear better. Either going to weld part of the old one to the newer style bracket or think more about flaring the back of the fenders out...

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 06:32 AM

Casey, raising just that bracket will allow the fuel tank to move around and rub more. The bracket is what holds the tank in place. That's why I did it that way. Maybe only using some 3/8" material would give you the clearance you want. Don't forget about the two bolts into the side of the frame above the foot rests. Might need to open those holes a little to let it move easier.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 06:55 AM

I know of the gas tank Kenny, that is why I'm thinking of bolting angle iron the the frame sides. Those holes on the sides are fine, I hade the thing stretched up an inch last night just getting washers in there. Problem with the angle irons method is the frame below it.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 07:45 AM

Casey, those rears look nice on the cat.
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 07:33 PM

Those are some nice looking tires Casey, should give you a good bite.
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 02:13 PM

I would have never guessed they where atv tires, they look really nice. Hope they work well for ya!

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Posted April 14, 2012 - 02:27 PM

I think I will update this. I have since raised the rear of the fender pan and gas tank to better clear the tires. I used a piece of Junior Strut on top of the frame crossways at the last possible place to rest it on the frame and still get the bolts in the bracket lol. That raised the tail 7/8" which is more than enough.

I also took the Caterpillar out of low range yesterday to check out my new high end speed, and whew lol. Firstly, in High range 2nd or 3rd gear take offs the drive belt will try to slip big time... but, there is a way around that lol. If you start out in low range and have no brakes on it you will only have a clutch. So.. starting in a Low range gear (the same you want in High range) all you have to do is really quickly without losing forward momentum hit the clutch, switch ranges, release the clutch and hang on lol. It is fun driving now, but High range is realistically road gears lol.




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