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25 minutes ago, pmackellow said:

That will keep you busy Mr Showman :thumbs:

 

When did the fibreglass bodied Lawn Ranger appear, about 1970 wasn't it ?

 

 

I’ve just bought one of them paul

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.As I couldn’t find the original chassis ( must have used it on something else) I’ve had to use a later type.

Ive 5 chassis’s hanging in the store all the same and are 5 inches longer than the Ranger and the front axle mount is different so a bit of head scratching and a cuppa out came the chop saw.

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Managed a bit of time in the shed today, first job to find a 3 speed transmission luckily the first one i came across was a good one, all free and everything’s turning as it should even has the hubs on’

The towbar pin is rusted in as usual so that will need a little attention.

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Been messing around with the front end and would like your comments please.

Im not a lover of the 4 inch wheels so want to swop them for 8 inch but I’ve enough stuff to make two trikes, if i fit the 8 inch wheels I’m going to use the original narrow front axle, the trike setup looks a bit high but will be 4 inches lower when fitted.

So what do you all think ?.

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The single wheel with a wide tyre / tire for me. Different to the usual Rowcrop twins.  Depends whats going on the rear though.  Wouldn't be identical but maybe one of each.   Edit.  Add the pedal tractor and have triplets.  :)

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Looking at the chassis this afternoon and noticed a few differences, The 3/4 rod that holds the pedals is 3 inches short, the idler pulley bracket is at the wrong angle, the small flat plate that rubs on the belt is wrong, the tags that hold the belt cover on are in the wrong place and holes in the wrong place 

I think I’ve sorted now, I’m not putting the bendy bit on the pedal bar as i think its for the drive belt to the deck and I’ve only got one deck.If you look at the photos you can see what I’ve done.

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