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Old 06-21-2012, 02:41 PM
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oh thats cool! since you did just the front wheels, do you have something special for the rear, or just havent gotten to them and im getting ahead of things? lol
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The back wheels are going to be the same as the front. I just painted 'em red and brushed on the first coat of brass on the ring.

The back wheels have the holes in them for wheel weights. Now I'm thinkin' that if I use something like a stabilizer link I can put a rod on them going to the front. If I take a couple of coffee cans maybe I can make them look like the pistons.

(coffee cans in the front and the rod from the one hole in the rear wheel should spin, and go back and forth in the coffee cans in the front) Still deciding.
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to think this started as a thread about the headlight housing
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(coffee cans in the front and the rod from the one hole in the rear wheel should spin, and go back and forth in the coffee cans in the front) Still deciding.
Yes! That sounds too cool
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to think this started as a thread about the headlight housing

Sometimes people tell me I "over-do" things. But I'm still under on the cost of the new headlight!



Hey GT, Just use zoom and go up to about 125% on the page for a larger image (should be upper right under "tools" or a little wrench)
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I'm really liking the piston idea!
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the piston idea is pretty cool, but what are you going to do when the tires slip a little as they surely will while mowing?

although I totally and completely HATE trains, this is looking pretty sharp.

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the piston idea is pretty cool, but what are you going to do when the tires slip a little as they surely will while mowing?

although I totally and completely HATE trains, this is looking pretty sharp.

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I'm was thinking they could be removed for everyday use as well as the cow catcher. I've got a trail about 1/4 mile long through the woods bordered with the fallen trees around the property and covered in wood chips (friend owns a tree service). I have pumpkin hunts and have been using the tractor for hay rides at my daughter's b-day parties (Oct 16/Halloween). So the entire idea is was to A. Fix the headlight (LOL) and B. make it more fun for them (little 'uns)

She also wanted to go in the parade last year and they let just about anyone in it (suckers).

Now I'm thinking of a hook-n-ladder (two trailers combined and stretched) because I've had a few decent offers on the Choo choo. There's alot of local farms with hay rides and things like that around here. And the Parades are sponsored by Toms River Volunteer Fire Dept #1.
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Had some time to work on it today. Got the bell mounted above the headlight. Anyone ever try to sand a riding mower:



I'm still trying to figure out how to add the second axle in the back and close it in a little. I really don't want to make it just a dummy axle. If I can put it on a slide and put a double pulley on the rear I can get all four wheels to push and use the slide to adjust the belt tension.
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Its comming alone quite well man.
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