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About giddyap

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  • Birthday 01/11/1950

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    551 Suburban
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  • Location
    Solon, Ohio
  • Occupation
    Retired from Delphi Packard Electric, Warren Ohio
  • Interests
    landscaping, Lionel trains, garden tractors

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  1. giddyap

    Super Sized Suburban

    Saying goodbye is so hard to do, So I'm keeping my hot rod. Not to mention I had no offers
  2. giddyap

    Super Sized Suburban

    $1850 pm me, I will consider all offers, make me sell it to you.. See the build " V drive pulley for 13 hp Predator" in Restro, Mods and customs. All the bugs have been worked out.,fun ride. This Eye Candy deserves to be on a pedestal, center stage of your collection but the best place would be in your trophy room. Get it before I change my mind. Buyer pays shipping.
  3. giddyap

    Custom rim color

    Ace Hardware paint, but not all their rattle cans have a rotatable fan spray nozzle for superior up/down or side/side painting. I will never use the round spray pattern ever again
  4. giddyap

    Wheelie Horse?

    I just listed this roller in the classifies 953 nut. I'm hoping pt will help me, but right now I can't do my exercises. ugh
  5. giddyap

    Wheelie Horse

    This custom roller was my 2nd project. Unfortunately, my back won't allow me to complete it. The build is documented in the Restoration, modifications, and Customs and is titled Wheelie Horse. The tread shows the project in different configurations and this ad has it in a different and basic configuration. This configuration includes 2 and a half WH frames, trans, quick release steering wheel, Commando hood, rear engine mounting plates, seat, and pan. It has JUNK tires. FYI The trans is bolted to a sub frame. The buyer will have first choice on WH parts I am clearing out. I reserve the right to cancel this sale without notice.Cash and carry Solon Ohio
  6. giddyap

    Wheelie Horse?

    I'm sorry to be a big disappointment, but my herniated disc won't let me build anymore.
  7. I'll be at the Lorain County Fairgrounds this Sunday morning 9/16 with my tractor outside building 23. Well worth your consideration because my trading card awaits you. What a great incentive to make a 3-hour drive.
  8. You're asking a senior citizen the impossible. I use Google Chrome but I think my pictures are on Microsoft Edge. Our new computer has Microsoft 10. I posted another video but it appears to be on the same format and I'm undecided about using youtube 00001.MTS
  9. One more Thanks for Watching 00005.MTS
  10. I got all the bugs out and having a blast. It's fast !!!!!!!!! At least for an old man. lol 00008.MTS
  11. giddyap

    Wheelie Horse?

    It's been a month since I last posted. Just want to say I'm alive and well and still confused. I abandoned my original idea but the project still has the two frames together in a Z configuration. Most everything else has changed. I am now attempting or maybe I'm just entertaining myself with the idea of an all-terrain tractor. The foundation is mostly all bolted together but the details may take some time with fall landscaping taking priority. I have 50 white pine saplings coming soon that must be planted pronto along with other transplants I want to do. My first born Supersized Suburban is running better than ever. I might post a video so watch for it. I picked up a 704 with a snow blade and a 72 Cub. My 12 x16 shed is now full. A 100 & 72 Cub Cadets, A 704 and my First Born and my Zero Turn. Life is good.
  12. giddyap

    Wheelie Horse?

    I think my first major design change has been a success. Since starting this project I had two goals in mind or a dual purpose machine. It ain't going to work or at least not well enough to continue. So I am going to make another change. and concentrate on one duty for this tractor. Just like my first build, one step forward always results in two steps backward. There are two forces driving me... to see it complete and to DRIVE it.
  13. giddyap

    Wheelie Horse?

    Well, I thought I had the skids for the engine plate made until I tried to orient the torque converter. As you can see in the second photo it has a 2" inward protrusion. It would only fit above the frame so I had to raise the skids about 4" higher than the original placement. This meant new risers which I made from a Cub seat pan. The 212cc Predator will bolt down on the engine plate and straddle both sides of the center skid. The engine plate is longer than the engine so I can mount it to the skids after I cut out slots so I can adjust the tension on the chain. I extended the seat frame and hope 28" will be wide enough for two, it will be hinged in the front so I can pull start the engine. I also have a quick release steering wheel from Speedway. Just in case I add a few pounds. Drilling is next, bolt it all down and hope everything squares up
  14. giddyap

    Wheelie Horse?

    Nice, To complete your fleet you may want to consider a die-cast M2-114SD Fassi Boom with drywall load...Keep on Truckin https://www.ebay.com/itm/Freightliner-M2-114SD-Fassi-Boom-Material-Handler-w-Drywall-Load-1-34-First-Gear/152996356920?epid=1356222650&hash=item239f4b2338%3Ag%3As3QAAOSwPBFa358q&_sacat=222&_nkw=model+freightliner+with+boom&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0
  15. giddyap

    Wheelie Horse?

    Good morning, ebinmaine, First thing after making the morning coffee, I set up how I grind a bevel on the nuts. Now I'm curious about your big over the road orange tractor. Can you give a little description?