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:text-coolphotos:            I like the fact that you will be going BIG on the tires.    :handgestures-thumbupright:

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:text-yeahthat:   Me too.  Please keep the pics coming.    :thumbs2:

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11 hours ago, C-101plowerpower said:

im following, the title reminds me of a mark evans series:)

 

They were good series!

8 hours ago, 953 nut said:

:text-coolphotos:            I like the fact that you will be going BIG on the tires.    :handgestures-thumbupright:

 

Those rims are 16" :o

7 hours ago, JC 1965 said:

:text-yeahthat:   Me too.  Please keep the pics coming.    :thumbs2:

 

Will do!

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1 minute ago, DennisThornton said:

What's that axle out of?

 

 

X-2 ^^^^^^ 

Those axles must be way pre plentiful across the pond .

When I Google for that , I come up with a great big Goose-EGG ! 

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On 28/11/2016 at 11:11 PM, Digger 66 said:

 

X-2 ^^^^^^ 

Those axles must be way pre plentiful across the pond .

When I Google for that , I come up with a great big Goose-EGG ! 

 

same axle as Project C4, from an MTD all wheel steer. Taken three years to acquire another one, they are not plentiful. The last one Diggerjames took for his 6x6.

 

Propshaft from the rear will be the preferred method, just waiting for the right bits to show up on that auction site... :D

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What size is that little input shaft ? MTD is known for building interesting parts like , only to use very lightweight/small components . I also wonder about the size/strength of the internals and drive axle halfshaft sizes...

Might want to look into small , lightweight solid axle 4x4's , like the Jimny , Samurai , Sidekick...ect . If you could find a Sami , not hard at all to customize the axle lengths and they would be plenty strong enough for a 4x4 all wheel steer tractor if you wanted ...plus locking hubs as a possibility . Or , go full force with Toyota 8" solid axles - let's see you hurt one of those...lol . My old Land Cruiser uses 9.5" diffs , so there's another beastly axle that's far stronger than even Rover's best design if you like - got my wheels spinning now on what to build...

Sarge

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The axle ratio is 28:1, so incredibly low geared. Half shafts and uj's are up to the job, though the weakest point. 

 

Ive been running the same axle on C4 for three years now and that has had some serious abuse. It's the rear wh transmission that's groaning on that as the front drive is taken from the brakeshaft...

 

all this said... I will be testing hard and if I break something I'll go large! I have been looking at small 4x4 axles for years but they are just a little large and dont scale well

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15 hours ago, meadowfield said:

Both adapters done, it's gonna be a beast! 

 

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best take a look at the rear axle...

 

wait wait wait what? those are the fronts? :blink: this is gonna be one big tractor

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Stock Samurai front diffs are 7.5" , so pretty small and the axle housings aren't much larger than what you're working with . Also , the 2 range transfer case in those little utes is a divorced type behind the transmission with a simple short driveshaft between the two . That case , stood vertically (you'd have to address moving the vent and fill points) would probably fit inside your frame rails . I've always wanted to find a beat up old stock Sami and build a home brew tractor that 4wd and would take a serious beating - those little utes are about the pluckiest thing ever built and spending some time on the various forums will show what they capable of doing .

I built Weber DGV series carbs for high angle use on these things for years - sent them all over the world and quite a few to the UK...

 

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Nice shot of how the diffs are built - not a lot of offset on the front axle either -

 

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Sarge

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, C-101plowerpower said:

 

wait wait wait what? those are the fronts? :blink: this is gonna be one big tractor

 

:D:D:D

 

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Dug out the rear axle, a 4 speed with independent drum brakes. I think it came from a Toro walk behind.

I also think I might have to split it and take a look as there's no reverse :(

 

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it it matches the track of the front axle nicely :)

 

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Another 4x4 build!!     Just can't help yourself can you Mark :D

Looking forward to seeing how this one progresses.. :)

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Its been a while, still waiting... I'm still brewing a set of plans myself, I have a feeling its gonna involve some big tires like this build, maybe some 26x12x12s all around... cant wait to see what this horse will look like....

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Like I said.... slow burner... a few bits turned up over the last month on that auction site. A few hundred quid later, 300 miles, a hotel stay, etc I came home with this lot!

 

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The idea being I need to design a drop box between the rear and front axle. Plan A was a right angle box, but then I thought I could go more compact and get the gearing in with a small peerless box. 

 

Heres a dry run of the current thoughts.

 

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I need to get a rear rear axle on the bench to look how things might join up and fit a little better....

 

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Definitely going the Ford County way, cos I know you like 'em, Tyke. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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