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Jason Goldsack

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« on: March 13, 2009, 04:10:38 PM »

Well .. I have been working on this years mower.. that's why I haven't been on the board much..

I crashed and destroyed last years mower so I have been working hard to build a new one..

No Mopar parts in it..  But it will be painted like Richard Petty Charger.. Petty blue and STP red...

I thought I would share it with you guys..

I guess this makes me a full blown redneck. 

This is my WOO supermodified for the 2009 racing season


This is the making of the frame that goes inside the stock frame..


























Seat Support.


Side view of the steering and the dash board












This is after the fenders where extended and some of the holes were filled with steel








Hood mounted.


This is where the primary and secondary chains meet. I had a machine shop make this piece to join  W and X weld on sprocket together.








This is how it's mounted on the chassis.


This is the steering. It would have been too difficult to go over the engine, and since I wanted a specific angle on the steering wheel, this is what I came up with.




The fuel tank mounted.




This is the making of the headers.














This just shows the wheels turned to show the Ackerman is incorporated into the steering design.










This will be the finished color. Petty Blue.


The first time the mower has been outside.




Battery mount is done.. there will be a hoop bumper behind it to keep it from being hit..





I have the primary and secondary chains on.. and finished the tensioners.









I still have to make the bumper for the back



The hood scoop was made by cutting two strips and shortening the side piece from a Ford Lawn Tractor and welding them back together. If someone says it isn't a tractor piece I can say... it really came from one..



Here's a shot before I started making the chain guards.



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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 04:35:58 PM »

What?  No Blower?
 
What about one of those electric ones they sell?   Ought to be more than enough for that.  Even if they are junk
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 04:38:58 PM »



This 16 HP Vanguard should make close to 30 hp.. good enough for 150 foot straights..


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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 11:44:14 PM »

You can't be a redneck Jason....during your crash, you didn't set yerself on fire

Besides there's too much enjunearring in your new racer to be a redneck!


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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009, 05:34:40 AM »

No just bruised
















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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2009, 08:19:04 AM »

...could this be the start of a lucrative NASCAR driving career? Any sponsors out there please contact his new agent - spelling is "S-t-i-t-ch-e-r-b-o-b.......




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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2009, 08:25:51 AM »

I'll take anyone's money to go racing..

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2009, 02:01:31 PM »

Here's an update



I still have to make the bumper for the back



The hood scoop was made by cutting two strips and shortening the side piece from a Ford Lawn Tractor and welding them back together. If someone says it isn't a tractor piece I can say... it really came from one..



Here's a shot before I started making the chain guards.

Chain guard is done finally






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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2009, 05:27:23 PM »

Did a little more today.. I wasn't happy with the tensioner for the primary chain so I made a new one.. then had to modify the chain guard..

Also got the side bars mounted and got started on the bodywork..



Looks a lot better without all that green on there... it'll look a ton better after the Petty Blue is on there..  :D



Side bars mounted



New primary chain tensioner



Fiberglass on the foot boards to fill in all the holes



Bondo to smooth out where I welded in the cup holders and other holes.



Decals stripped, sanded and primed




Chain guard modified for the new tensioner pulley

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009, 10:06:53 PM »

NO CUP HOLDERS?!?! Where do you put your beer before storming into the turns?




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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2009, 05:36:31 AM »

I would have kept the cup holders.. but they where gone when I got the fenders.. so I just had holes...

This is another racer in our club that is keeping the cup holders on his racer...



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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2009, 07:40:30 AM »

Now you need a set of out riggers so you don't roll it.  I'm afraid you make it top heavy
 
Looks like allot of thought went into that
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2009, 08:20:36 AM »

But where's the blades? How can you MOW down the competition without a deck??

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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2009, 08:25:08 AM »

LOL.... could you image me trying to cut the grass at 50 MPH? LOL




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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2009, 08:26:45 AM »

"Honey....you missed a spot...and where did my flower garden go?"

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