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#1 drbish ONLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:16 PM

Got this tractor back in February got in moving today put a 16 horse motor on it,still have a lot to do to it but now i know all the drivetrain operates013.JPG 010.JPG 010.JPG 011.JPG 011.JPG
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:24 PM

That's great news! Always good to get one running.
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:49 PM

Yep like Kenny said its always good to get one moving under its own power. Beats the heck out of pushing them around :)!
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 07:12 PM

Nice way to spend a Saturday. Good to hear that its moving and you look like you're enjoying the ride.
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 07:29 PM

yep getting it cranked and moving is the first big step. Now you can focus on the body and the rest of everything.
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Thats great news, and I like it. :thumbs:

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:08 PM

Getting them running and moving is half the battle! Glad you got it up and going! Looking forward to more pics as you progress!

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:19 PM

Looking good, bet it purrs like a kitten. Will be looking forward to the rest of the project.

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:31 PM

Glad you got it going, looks like you are having fun.

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:39 PM

Good news! The home made beast rides again.

Bet you're already picking out color schemes... :)

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 05:47 AM

Yep,glad you got it going.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 05:15 PM

I did a little more to the tractor today,had to have a way to mount a gas tank ,since i was using the one off of the craftsman i bought for less than the throttle and choke cable would have cost me new.I strapped on the seat and fender pan off of it to see what it looked like and i think i like the potential, also all the metal covers off of the engine that was on it fit my opposed i had on the tractor.I was needing a place to mount my key switch and amp meter so i will fill in the gear shift hole and mount them there.002.JPG 003.JPG 004.JPG
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 06:16 PM

Wow, that's using the recycling side of your brain.
I was wondering if you might want to go over the wheels with the fenders. If so, you could split the pan under the seat and add in some metal. It could say

CRAFTTTTTTTTTTTTSMAN

across the back then. :)
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 06:56 PM

Hopefully it will get the fenders over the wheels, I am in the planning stage to attach a thin piece of fiberglass to the existing fender then glassing it up to blend in with the existing fender
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:52 PM

Even if you don't extend it, it still looks good, do you have plans on doing something on the front, or are you going to leave it open?
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