Mtd build ratrod

Started with a frame that was damaged AAD30E56-876B-4E03-AD71-8074EF3D7BED.jpeg

Then found some mtd wheels and sprocket off the ugly mtd model

Sprocket was a bit bigger but worked well for my expectation (no aftermarket parts)


Finally swapped my spare motor H35 on and seat from my scrap pile


Then mounted fenders that took forever to source and fixed missing rear bracket and footpeg brackets

Then sourced the rare chain guard and made a bracket for it and fixed broken foot pegs


Finally stuck older decals on newer engine to kind of blend it in a bit better


Kind of a neat built just found parts here and there may replace the seat later on

Started in sept 2018 and finished mid December 2018

Would like to swap the late model shroud with one more period correct
Also decided to put an early model H35 tag on the shroud just cause I had it...may replace later if I find an early model shroud

If anyone has one let me know

I have a few mtd’s and this one is by far my favorite and rides great

As requested a few closeups of the rear bracket I made that was broken off to mount the rear fender


I don’t weld much anymore so I’m a little rusty but all in all they turned out decent


The front spring was cracked and rusty and I found my spare I had nickel plated for my red mtd

Looks out of place but it does the job


With advise from a few other guys I Flipped the air cleaner and it’s fits great now! (Not sure why I didn’t think of that...

All that is left is to swap the Tec housing to an earlier model to give a more period correct look (Markus found me one on eBay)

Stay tuned...

Who knows I may end up powdercoating it back to pearl teal...