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Postby jzjames » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:52 pm

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Postby heep70 » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:33 pm

That will be handy.

One of these would be cool too (minus dog). Its a M274 Mule.
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Postby basketcase0302 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:05 am

Keith,

Thank you yet again! :clap:

I just lost the engine on one of my riding mowers last week and had not looked forward to disassembling for disposal.

And the wife can use if for a garden cart :wink:

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Postby 71 LONG BED » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:05 am

That is nice of the yard to loan you a wheel barrow. Any good yard around here rents you a cart. Good job on fabing up a nice cart. :thup:
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Postby flyboy2610 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:01 am

That will be handy when you get it done!
And I had the same thought about getting an ATV to pull it with.
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Postby two-bit » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:04 pm

That chain drive option might come in real nice for seting up a hand brake on it. Pulling a T-case up a hill on that might require a breather somewhere along the line. Just a thought.
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Postby FORDification » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:24 pm

You and I think alike! ;) I'm toying around with the idea of adding a bicyle handbrake lever to the main pulling handle, for just the reason you described.
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Postby spartman » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:45 pm

Neat Idea there.

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Postby rjewkes » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:24 pm

what about making it a kart like a golf cart?

A seat right up front custom fenders to keep front tires off you legs and a steering setup and then a small box in the back with cargo tiedowns? Then the only walking in the heat is from truck to kart?

With welding(hey practice) Even lengthen that out and put some micro suspension on it?

I'll draft something up
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Postby FORDification » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:35 pm

Hey, keep in mind I have to actually PULL this thing, uphill, in soft dirt. Why add weight just to make it look cool?? I don't care about looks....as long as it performs, I'm happy.
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Postby rjewkes » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:37 pm

Here you go. bet you could rig it to look like a shrunken 67-72 f100. You do have most the parts maybe just need an extra peice of frame like another mower. And putt an ok motor on it.
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Postby FORDification » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:45 pm

Whoa, you're gettin' really carried away here. This kart has to be pulled, through the U-Pull-It doors (and office building). If they'd allow what you drew they'd allow an ATV pulling a trailer...which would be nice, but an absolute no-no.
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Postby rjewkes » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:51 pm

oh woops forgot about you pull its the two yards i frequent have gates on the side. Sorry about that.

These guys also have carts and they let you drive on in :lol: with their cartsd of course not your own vehicle.
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Postby two-bit » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:19 pm

Wow. I guess I'm really lucky with the guy i deal with.
Last fall i stripped some front fenders off a '52 F-5 to use on my '51 F-3. I just drove in with my truck, opened my tool boxes, took out the torch, 3 hours later i loaded up, stoppped at the shop, haggled about the price(its a ritual), and left. No special gates or buildings to travel thru.
Sometimes i forget how good it is to live where i do.
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Postby 72hiboy4x4 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:41 pm

rjewkes wrote:what about making it a kart like a golf cart?


hey I've got an old electric (24 VDC) three-wheeled golf cart in the back right now! I've been toying with the idea of converting it to a gas engine, but haven't found the time yet to look too close. maybe I should pull it out and look it over again!?
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