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Hulk II (1988 Craftsman II) 917.255919 Summer Refresh.


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Posted May 25, 2017 - 02:12 PM

Been gathering some parts, and I found a site that says it has the elusive 390420 Exhaust valves, and I just placed an order for them. Finishing up some honey-do projects, then back to Hulk II.


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Posted May 27, 2017 - 02:53 PM

After a gazillion other things to do, I finally got a couple things done to Hulk II. Dash tower installed, and the foot rests done. Here you can see the difference in the Green used this time, and instead of tread I used undercoating. I still had almost a full can left over from Little John, and it worked well on him. Tonight I will attempt to re-create the serial decal and start sanding the fender pan. Too humid and expecting storms, so only prep work tonight.

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Posted May 27, 2017 - 08:29 PM

Real pleased with the serial decal, I'll need to print it on a laser printer at work, ink jet doesn't work on this. First decal installed!

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Posted May 28, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Sanding tends to be revealing. Not sure anything can or should be done with this. The seat mount bracket fits through these holes, and the seat bolts on top. Due to the location of the gas tank there is not a lot of room to work with. I have heard of drilling small 3/32 holes at the end of the cracks to prevent them from spreading, then I could cover with some JB and sand.
Thoughts?

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Posted May 28, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Not sure how well this will work, I guess we'll find out in 7 - 8 years for his next re-fresh. I wire wheeled both sides, then drilled 1/4 holes at the end of each crack. Then applied JB to both sides. This will set up over night, then a final sanding tomorrow.

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Posted May 28, 2017 - 02:21 PM

The  best solution would be to take it to a weld shop and have those welded up.  The JB will not hold up to the sheering strain of the seat that caused the crack to begin with. 


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Posted May 28, 2017 - 03:43 PM

Yea, Maybe next time..... I threw away a pan just like this thinking I wouldn't need it. This should do till I run across another one or decide to have this welded when it fails completely.


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Posted May 28, 2017 - 04:40 PM

I think I have a plan, I looked at the gas tank clearance and I have 3/4" of padding where the seat bracket goes. I'll replace the padding with a 1/4 pad of better quality material. Then some 2-1/2" washers and 1/2" bolts. The seat bracket will need to be installed while the pan is off. The washers are thicker, and extend beyond the cracks. This should give plenty of support and not interfere with the gas tank. Still waiting on the JB to cure, and storms are trying to roll in. Plus NASCAR is starting.

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Posted May 29, 2017 - 04:18 PM

While waiting on paint to dry I uploaded a couple videos.

 

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Posted May 29, 2017 - 08:34 PM

Hulk II was fitted with standard incandescent side markers for tail lights. One got broke a while back from a falling shovel handle. I bought two new ones a while back to replace the broken one. This was before the LED upgrades on BOH. Any how, I’ll be using these on Hulk II, with some modifications. They will be wired into the regular lighting circuit which is a positive ground. So the tail lights are wires accordingly, Red for ground, Black for Hot, this will allow for a LED upgrade later on if needed. The lamps are dissembled so the white base can be painted black, and the mounting screws are painted black also.

Once the paint hardens on the pan I’ll install the seat bracket and tail lights, and install the pan.

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Posted June 01, 2017 - 08:59 PM

It's been a booger of a week at work. One of the down sides of taking a vacation. Hopefully I'll get finished getting caught up next week. Here is a progress report on Hulk II, not much. Got the lamps and seat bracket installed, and the pan set on the tractor. I'll bolt it down after I run the seat safety wires and wire the tail lamps. I'll also add the decals before installing the foot rests as they interfere with the decal installation.

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Posted June 03, 2017 - 09:26 PM

Finishing the fender install, Got the tail lights wired in, then when working on the connector my 50 year old solder gun failed. The plug had an open wire, so I found another plug and repaired my favorite solder gun. Pan is installed along with the shift plate. Still have spaghetti to deal with. I need to go to Wal-Mart tomorrow for more split loom. Oh, all the engine valves and seals have arrived.

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Posted June 04, 2017 - 03:38 PM

Someone asked how well the Rustoleum silver holds up. Here is a before (Bolts were painted over 7 years ago) and after wire brushing and re-painting. I decided to add the rear decals and stripes so I could install the foot rests, also made some magnet decals. Serial decal is way better, and the original is still there, this just covers it. Still working on fixing wiring issues.  

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Posted June 04, 2017 - 05:14 PM

Nothing like the way a old tool works. I had a soldering gun like that and it disappeared during the divorce. Small price to pay to cure my hemorrhoids.


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Posted June 04, 2017 - 05:36 PM

I have had that gun sense I was around 7 or 8 Years old, and have repaired it several times. It is my go-to for soldering projects.


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