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post #11 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-29-2018, 07:12 PM
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Strap the the tubing and put a skid plate on it , and it will last ---we use to tease a guy that rides with us , his frame was repaired several time , I use to say " be sure we got two ropes to pull both pieces of Vics bike back " , I wound up buying that bike form him and re-framing it , it is still going strong ---Mad Max - Road Warrior ----- I would like to think if I had to keep one going , I could come up with some ideas with a welding machine , tie wire , a big funkin' hammer and some duct tape
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Could be a mid80s they made LT250 for many years starting 86

I see yours has a cool Ute frame
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You might look at Powersportsnation.com and call them and ask if they'd ship parts down under.

I've shipped a few parts to Sam in the UK. Parts are cheap here but shipping gets VERY pricey, especially on packages that are big or weigh much (a diff, for example).
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I've got a used front diff and front driveshaft off from my 2000 Rancher FE with about 4300 miles on it. It appears to be in good condition. The oil was very clean (it had sat for 10+ years in a garage), all bearings and seals are good, gears look good, etc. If you're willing to cover the shipping cost to your address in AU you can have them! If you choose to include the cost for OEM axle seals, I'll buy them and install them for you... ships fast by the carrier of your choice. PM me if you're interested in free gratis stuff.


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I've got a used front diff and front driveshaft off from my 2000 Rancher FE with about 4300 miles on it. It appears to be in good condition. The oil was very clean (it had sat for 10+ years in a garage), all bearings and seals are good, gears look good, etc. If you're willing to cover the shipping cost to your address in AU you can have them! If you choose to include the cost for OEM axle seals, I'll buy them and install them for you... ships fast by the carrier of your choice. PM me if you're interested in free gratis stuff.
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I've got a used front diff and front driveshaft off from my 2000 Rancher FE with about 4300 miles on it. It appears to be in good condition. The oil was very clean (it had sat for 10+ years in a garage), all bearings and seals are good, gears look good, etc. If you're willing to cover the shipping cost to your address in AU you can have them! If you choose to include the cost for OEM axle seals, I'll buy them and install them for you... ships fast by the carrier of your choice. PM me if you're interested in free gratis stuff.
Thanks for the offer mate but ive put a seal and bearing kit in this 1. Ill see how it goes though.

Ive been cutting and welding. At first i thought id stick weld it. Then remembered i am terrible at it so i bite the bullet and bought a little gas bottle for my mig. Quite abit better. I think ill cut some tube in half to weld over the joins aswell. Welding old rusty steel sucks compared to new stuff i weld everyday haha



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Wow , your repair looks really good , but your frame looks even worst than I thought -------- I think I would make a skid plate like in this pic out of steel and weld it to the bottom of the frame


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just......WOW !!..that frame is very bad !!. if you get that thing all welded and frame back together, and it holds ?, I deff will say your one heck of a person !!. no way I would try to salvage that frame, and I got some mad welding skills with my wire welder !..lol. yeah..i'd deff look for another frame. you either are one of the best ?..or you got loadssssssssss of time ?..lol.

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just......WOW !!..that frame is very bad !!. if you get that thing all welded and frame back together, and it holds ?, I deff will say your one heck of a person !!. no way I would try to salvage that frame, and I got some mad welding skills with my wire welder !..lol. yeah..i'd deff look for another frame. you either are one of the best ?..or you got loadssssssssss of time ?..lol.
You have to remember that frame swaps here are easy, because frames are easy to find.

Down under I'm guessing finding a decent used Rancher frame that didn't cost both arms and a leg would be like finding someone with a working brain in Washington DC.

It ain't happening.
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just......WOW !!..that frame is very bad !!. if you get that thing all welded and frame back together, and it holds ?, I deff will say your one heck of a person !!. no way I would try to salvage that frame, and I got some mad welding skills with my wire welder !..lol. yeah..i'd deff look for another frame. you either are one of the best ?..or you got loadssssssssss of time ?..lol.
You have to remember that frame swaps here are easy, because frames are easy to find.

Down under I'm guessing finding a decent used Rancher frame that didn't cost both arms and a leg would be like finding someone with a working brain in Washington DC.

It ain't happening.
yeah..your right..i keep forgetting he's not around frames like we are ?!..lol. if he gets that frame back together ?, then he's one bad '' you know what '' !..lol.
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