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#1 suburban 12 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2016 - 09:34 PM

I happened upon this little gem one day driving past a shop my friend and his dad work at. Knowing how uncommon they are, I turned around and went back to look at it. They buy used atv's, bikes and misc., to fix and sell. They had no clue what it was, so I figured the least I could do is tell them what they were looking at. They bought it, got it running and played with it a little. About a month later, I stopped by to say hi and harass them about selling it since they originally had thought about keeping it since it was unique and uncommon. To my surprise, he said to make him an offer since the one belt kept rolling over, the pull rope broke and he didn't have a use for it. We negotiated a price, and it came home with me. Four of us, one on each corner, lifted it and carried it onto my trailer since there was no chance of starting it and it doesn't like to roll easy. I got it home, off the trailer, and put a starter on the motor( not the original motor) and got it going. I played with it for a few, and started digging into it since the bushing in the rear spindles are shot.

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Posted July 07, 2016 - 10:13 PM

Phenomenal find.
Way to go Ray.

How much effort to fix the bushings?
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Posted July 08, 2016 - 04:28 AM

Nice find, have fun with it
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Posted July 08, 2016 - 04:40 AM

That's a nice score! Hope you can fix it.



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Posted July 08, 2016 - 05:06 AM

That would be so much fun to have. My son would be trying to change the landscaping every week.
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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:16 AM

There is a Yahoo groups for those that is pretty good. Lots of good pictures on there also.  That blade does not look stock, a little bigger, maybe even nicer than stock.  Most of older ones have Tec engines in them, not all that big HP either.  I think most bearings and hardware are gonna be common stuff, not hard to find. Worst part is how much you may have to tear-down to get to the stuff. Lots of belts and chains in this system.


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:19 AM

As Napolean Dynamite would say, "LUCKY"!



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 03:17 PM

Phenomenal find.
Way to go Ray.

How much effort to fix the bushings?

Not much effort. Used a screw driver to tap them out, and hammered new ones in.



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 03:21 PM

There is a Yahoo groups for those that is pretty good. Lots of good pictures on there also.  That blade does not look stock, a little bigger, maybe even nicer than stock.  Most of older ones have Tec engines in them, not all that big HP either.  I think most bearings and hardware are gonna be common stuff, not hard to find. Worst part is how much you may have to tear-down to get to the stuff. Lots of belts and chains in this system.

I believe the blade is stock, with a heavier cutting edge welded to it. I figured older tec engine would be stock, this one has the mounts for a starter and newer shroud. Extremely easy to work on like you said, just how much you have to work around and remove to get to what you need.



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 03:29 PM

Got a quick pic of my brother playing on it after I got it back together.

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Posted July 09, 2016 - 04:24 PM

Lol Matt looks like he's having fun
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Posted July 11, 2016 - 08:57 AM

Nice find"

BTW, there is a chart on the Struck website that will help you identify which model you have. Looks like an older mini dozier model to me.

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Posted July 14, 2016 - 08:01 PM

Nice grab, I hope you enjoy the crap out of it.
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