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Posted December 05, 2012 - 10:25 PM

I do hate to tear this Sunstar apart, but in the end, that "may" be my wisest choice due to the amount of parts I could use from it. Even if I sold it for a huge profit, the parts I want/need from it that I would have to purchase would eat up all that money & possibly more. Sometimes I think I need to stop taking on projects, but I can't seem to help myself.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 10:57 PM

like I said in the craigslist thread... dibs on the steering components!!!

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 11:16 AM

like I said in the craigslist thread... dibs on the steering components!!!


But that's one of the things I need Bob, both the column/valve, and the cylinder.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 12:38 PM

Just so you know, the power steering parts for these are expensive. My Brother in-law who is a retired dealer passed this information on to me several years ago.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 02:41 PM

I got lucky just a few years ago & bought both a orbital valve and cylinder for $150 including shipping to my door. These days that just buys a cylinder.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 02:43 PM

But that's one of the things I need Bob, both the column/valve, and the cylinder.


Figures... what are you NOT going to use off of it then?

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 02:47 PM

Figures... what are you NOT going to use off of it then?


Not sure.....maybe almost everything. IF she ends up parted for projects, I'll be using the power steering, the entire drive from driveshaft to the hubs, and much more. Like I said, it will be a while before I make a decision either way. Right now no time is left for any fun things hardly.
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Posted May 14, 2013 - 10:39 AM

Sunstars are hard to find in good working order. The front end can handle a FEL without any modifications. When they were new you could get the FEL as an option. My Sunstar amazes me everytime I need power to move something. You could make a good profit if you parted it out. I am watching a rear PTO on EBAY which are real hard to find. If you do keep it you won't be disappointed. Either way good luck.



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 11:01 AM

Sunstars are hard to find in good working order. The front end can handle a FEL without any modifications. When they were new you could get the FEL as an option. My Sunstar amazes me everytime I need power to move something. You could make a good profit if you parted it out. I am watching a rear PTO on EBAY which are real hard to find. If you do keep it you won't be disappointed. Either way good luck.

 

I've already parted it out, but not for profit really.  I needed the hydro/differential for my custom Bush Hog diesel tractor.  My BIL bought the engine from me for his custom log splitter.  I got parts I needed badly, and pretty much got my money back on the Sunstar purchase.



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 11:07 AM

Another way to look at is it became an organ donor so another machine could keep on working or living. Do you have any pictures of the custom?



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Another way to look at is it became an organ donor so another machine could keep on working or living. Do you have any pictures of the custom?

 

 

It's a looong thread.  Click HERE to read.






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