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    when you put tunnel extension on. you can build rack right on that part.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcr440 View Post
    when you put tunnel extension on. you can build rack right on that part.....
    Good call. I think I will plan ahead and build a tunnel extension into this while I'm at it.
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    An idea for ya!!!
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    almond/blue,10-66, black/red,team 719, T-flow, 440 mains

    1997 XCF 440

    1997 XCR440
    HSP Black,S51HR, Team Sec,19/39,380 main,17.5 PAJ's,ufo's,T-flow below shelf,159 P-4 nozzles, stock 6DH7 needle #2 pos.

    1998 Indy 500

    1987 Sport 340

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    1998 Explorer|1999 F-250 SD V10 | 1997 F-150 SC 5.4L | 1995 F-150 RC 5.0L | 1980 F-150 RC 5.0L | 1980 Chevy CK 1500 350ci 3.4 ton lifted springs |

    1998 XC 700 | 1996 ULTRA SP | 1995 XCR 600 | 1991 RXL | 1992 XCR 440 | 1990 INDY 400 | 1987 INDY 400 | 1987 INDY TRAIL |

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcr440 View Post
    An idea for ya!!!
    Now that would be the way to go!!! I think the old Indy would collapse if I tried that with my house though - it weigh's 120lbs dry and I do a pretty good job of filling it up with stuff. If I went with that I might need the Bearcat too (which I wouldn't mind one bit either). I think I might take another look at the rack I designed though. Make it a little wider and I think it might need to get a little longer to accommodate the tunnel extension.

    I had a little setback this weekend. I got everything done on the engine that I needed to and put back in the sled, fired it up, and gas was shooting out of the carbs. I went back out after dinner and the entire engine was filled with gas (I forgot to shut the gas off too). So I got every drained out, over a quart of gas, and I'll be taking apart the carbs again tonight. I have a feeling I got the wrong needles and seats in the carb kit I got - I noticed they were a little shorter than the original ones. Or both floats were stuck but I'll put the old needles back in and see what happens.

    Once I get that figured out the next step will be putting the skid back in. I think I will hold off on the longer track for this year since I've been itching to get out fishing and I don't want to walk 2 miles out to my favorite spot. I'll drill new holes in the front hangers as low as I can and make some drop brackets for the back. I'll check to see how thick the original ones are but I'm thinking 1/8" steel plate coming down from the inside of the tunnel and a 1/8" thick angle bracket under the foot boards. Plug weld or rivet the two together so the skid bolts through 1/4" of material.
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    Something to that effect anyway.

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    I cleaned up the old needles and threw them back in the carbs - it runs like a brand new machine now. I also put the new gears in, I went with a 18 top and 41 bottom. I threw the skid back in before I had the drop brackets made because I was too excited to take it out for a little test drive. So far everything works flawlessly.

    I did get the brackets made and in. I lowered the front 2.5" and the rear 3". I also made another hole at 3.75" in the rear just in case I need to go more. I put the skid back in and made the mistake of not loosening up the track tension beforehand. One of the tension bolts is corroded and froze up - I couldn't even get it to move with 3 days of continious penetrating oil and use of the air impact gun. So it looks like I will be taking the skid out again. If I can't get it to move then I will have to take bracket an bolt off and make or buy a new one. I may end up making one for now since I've got a fishing trip scheduled in two weeks.

    I also got the tow arm made for the fish house. It works great! After I got it on I drove around the yard with the wheeler and gave it a good shakedown.
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    More updates to come. Once I get the track tensioner moving again I'll start on the rack / tunnel extension. After that it should be pretty well complete until next year when I get a longer track.

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    Well, I ended up snapping off the track tensioner bolt and I was feeling a little too impatient to wait around for a new part to arrive - so I made my own. It actually works pretty good. It's just a chunk of 1/4" angle I had laying around cut to size and 3 holes drilled.
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    After I got that done I found more problems. I've got a few holes that need to get filled in and redrilled - they're pretty ovaled out. Good thing I have a TIG welder.
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    I threw the skid back in just to see what it looks like and try it out. I also dropped the back all the way down to see what would happen. It kinda looks like a drag car with the back end that high but we'll see what happens when I get another person on there too. I rotated the rear stop blocks around to the highest setting and that also made a bid difference.
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    And here's a picture of the drop brackets. (I screwed up my angles, that's why the holes are not centered on the bracket but it still works fine.)
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    Next will be fixing the holes in the skid and making a rack. Depending on how it sits with 2 people on it I may move the skid up a notch and I have a feeling I will also have to make the ski risers.

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    WOW!! get on it too hard and I think skis will be off the ground. Time to find some longer shocks.
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    1997 XCF 440

    1997 XCR440
    HSP Black,S51HR, Team Sec,19/39,380 main,17.5 PAJ's,ufo's,T-flow below shelf,159 P-4 nozzles, stock 6DH7 needle #2 pos.

    1998 Indy 500

    1987 Sport 340

    Past toys;
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    1998 XC 700 | 1996 ULTRA SP | 1995 XCR 600 | 1991 RXL | 1992 XCR 440 | 1990 INDY 400 | 1987 INDY 400 | 1987 INDY TRAIL |

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    Updates on this project?
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    I had a friend stop by last Wednesday and we both sat on the sled. We're both about the same build and around 220lbs. With both of us on the sled it only squatted down 2"-3"!!! I can jump up and down on the back grab bar and not bottom it out. That being said, I think I can bring the back end down a little and maybe move the spring blocks down to soften up the ride a little - there will probably be quite a bit of trial and error going on until I'm happy with it.

    I took the skid out again and got the holes filled in and drilled on the rails where they were bad. I also got a good start on the rack for the back. It looks like I'll be pretty busy at work this week so I'm guessing I won't get the rack done before this weekend (I'll try my best though). Besides putting the skid back in and the rack on, getting longer shocks for the front or making ski risers is the last thing I'll probably do to it this season. Once I get the rack done and on it I'll make sure to put some more pictures.

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    now this is a ice fishing sled

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