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Posted May 09, 2013 - 07:44 PM

Just got back from up the street where I acquired a new to me and free to me craftman GTV 18. It is complete and all in needs is a gas tank so I heard lol. It looks pretty ripe but is pretty awesome and maybe it will get combined with the scrap craftsman gt 18 I have.
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Posted May 09, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Ya can't beat the price.


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Posted May 09, 2013 - 07:46 PM

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Posted May 09, 2013 - 08:11 PM

Nice score Casey !  Whats that bracket for in the 2nd pic from the top ?  Right behind the LF tire


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Posted May 09, 2013 - 08:13 PM

I don't know, kinda looks like a starter generator adapting bracket. If the starter doesn't work we will know for sure lol.
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Posted May 09, 2013 - 09:20 PM

Nice Casey. That is either a n excellent donor or recipient. Might want to look into some air for the tires tho :D
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Posted May 09, 2013 - 09:30 PM

I would love to have another one. That bracket is something the PO added.


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Posted May 09, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Model number is 917.253730 and I am going to locate a manual. It is looking like a both.... The GT18 part machine will donate its electric PTO clutch for sure. But I just not sure what the heck. I think I will put the front half of the gtv18 on the chassis of the gt18 part machine. I did not see the varidrive pulley, nor did the drive pulley stuff look all that healthy, lot of rust due to no shift cover plate. Hmmmm. We will see...

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Posted May 10, 2013 - 05:51 AM

Good looking GTV, Casey! I think most everything will interchange with the GT18. But I do like the varidrive on Big Bertha. It's almost like having a hydro.


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 07:55 AM

nice grab. do u have an idea of how long it sat in the weeds.


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 11:54 AM

When you get down to the varidrive sheave I had really good luck with soaking mine in penetrating oil overnight. Freed it right up. Biggest problem I am having is finding the right diameter drive belt so the varidrive works properly.


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 06:45 PM

nice grab. do u have an idea of how long it sat in the weeds.


I would say at least a decade. Not certain for sure but it sat log enough for rust...

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Posted May 10, 2013 - 06:51 PM

Good looking GTV, Casey! I think most everything will interchange with the GT18. But I do like the varidrive on Big Bertha. It's almost like having a hydro.


I actually like the high / low a little better, but of course I already have the Caterpillar so standardizing would be nice lol. I do like The look of the gtv, and the gt18 hood is beat to death, and the fenders and running boards are pretty beat up on the gtv. Looks pretty simple to me, two out of one lol. If the trans on the gt18 is good then that is the better chassis. I dunno, I have yet to study them Side by side. Still have to figure out what is binding the hood hinges on the gtv. By the way, I'm thinking of painting it.... Anyone object to blue and black scheme? Lol

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Posted May 10, 2013 - 07:23 PM

I painted my GTV dark green and grey. Blue and black was actually one of my considerations.


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 07:38 PM

I just looked out there and the gtv engine plate sits below the top of the frame, unlike the gt18 which sits on top, so might require a slight mod if I can transfer what I want where I want.




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