Bent Frame on MF 1655
Posted October 22, 2011 - 08:11 PM
Posted October 22, 2011 - 08:52 PM
Posted October 22, 2011 - 09:04 PM
I can not imagine how someone could have bent that frame that way. My best guess would be they lost it off a trailer and it did a few summer-salt in the road. Take a look at the front axle and see if you can find anything that would indicate damage. They run 10 MPH wide open but the poor driver would be launched if he hit something solid at that speed with just one of the front wheels.
The old girl is well worth saving though.
Posted October 23, 2011 - 05:51 AM
Posted October 23, 2011 - 06:12 AM
Posted October 23, 2011 - 07:13 AM
Posted October 23, 2011 - 08:54 AM
I wonder if it got hit by another vehicle. If it got backed into by a truck or something that could do a lot of damage without much speed being involved. . It would take a lot of force to damage it like that.
I thought about that as well about it being hit somewhere.However its hard to tell as there's no real out of the ordinary marks on anything.The floor board looks in very nice shape so to take a hit on that side I don't know.Plus the motor shroud has no dents etc either.Who knows could have happened even before the newer Onan was installed in it.Still going to be a nice project to fix up.Once I pull the motor I'll beable to take a dowwards pic showing the bend better.I'll try a pic in awhile with the way it is and see if it shows the bend.As for the hood who ever put the motor in cut a hole into the hood where the oil dip stick sticks out plus cut a longer hole into the gas tank fill area???? Larry
Posted October 23, 2011 - 09:13 AM