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Supermod for 2011
« on: November 04, 2010, 07:07:45 PM »
Starting a new build to go and play with the WOO and Soltra guy's. Give me some pointers if you want. Building it as a twin to my BP racer. Starting with a Sabre chassis. Same as my Scott's which is a Deere. Mocked it up last night and still playing with the placement on the seat and fenders.

This is going to be 2 inches off the ground. Should be a fun build. RAGB and a built Vanny.


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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 07:12:46 PM »
Glenn Seat looks a little high.. I would look at getting it a lil lower. If your fenders were not there the lowest point of the seat should be right on top opf the frame. No more than an inch off. Just my opinion. Will look good when your done.
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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010, 07:13:15 PM »
Thats gunna be an awesome looking mower!
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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 07:16:27 PM »
take lots of pictures.. Will look nice when ur done. diffently need to get the seat lower.
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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2010, 07:17:50 PM »
Tonight I moved it a little. Got the bottom of the seat 7 inches off the ground and 2 inches off the frame. Leaves room for the RAGB under the front of the seat. Still playing with it. Stuff gets tight with it that low. I will try to get it lower though before I go to much further.
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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 03:19:50 PM »
cup holder works good tho!! lol

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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 03:49:51 PM »
cup holder works good tho!! lol

Isn't that a requirement for building in the winter? LOL
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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010, 03:54:21 PM »
Looks good so far Glenn ,your seat hieght looks good to keep the lawnmower look. Keep the pics coming
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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2010, 10:32:48 PM »
Hey great another Michigan man lookin to run with the WOO field. Looks like a winner for sure. Where in MI are you? Im located about 15-20mi south of Flint.
  Keep us going with lots of pics for sure!!!

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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010, 10:03:08 AM »
I am just outside of Lansing, in Potterville. Worked on it some yesterday. Got the seat down to less than an inch off the frame. Made some room for the RAGB.

Got the front tires mounted so I am going to work on building the front axle today.

My goal for the weekend is to have a tacked together roller.
More pics after today.
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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2010, 07:08:35 AM »
Front end is built and welded to the frame.

Ran some 3/4 tubing the length of the chassis to stiffen. and got the rear axle located and bearings tacked in. Probably going to go with aluminum cassettes. Just don't have them yet.

Right Front

Left front

And from the back



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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010, 08:24:44 AM »
Glenn, what size of rear tire are you going to use? I would put enough tire in there so you don't have to put biggers tires on later.
 Also, if using a treaded soft compound tire, my tires grow about 2.5" in height under power.
Give yourself lots of fender to tire clearance, at least 1.5", I notice a lot of people have their fenders almost touching the tires to get the seat lower in other classes, that is no longer an issue on these machines.
As far as the seat location goes, the seat will look a lot lower when the fenders are raised up.
7-7.5" from the bottom of the seat to the ground is about right, I actually ended up raising my seat up to make my machine work.
     
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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2010, 08:35:39 AM »
Got some 15-8X8 Hoosiers on order. Should be the same size as my BP Rears. That way I can swap them around. Might have to raise the rear fender a little more. I have about 1 1/4 inch clearance now.
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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2010, 01:19:56 PM »
u gonna brign this one up to ithica to show off next season?
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Re: Supermod for 2011
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2010, 06:42:13 PM »
Well, of course I am. I am going to run this anywhere they let me. LOL
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