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I agree with Snowy, cut out and weld in some heavier than stock sheet metal (reinforce around axles). If to far gone, give MN Outdoors a call...might have a frame.
I have found so much, I think I am just going to start from scratch. And replace almost everything.....maybeRust is always a concern.
Can you cut out the bad stuff and graft in new material ???
I will try and reload them. Sorry about that!OTB, your photos are quite large and some folks will not open them, because of that. Do you have the ability to reduce them?
Well, the fella I bought it from had it inside I think and tried to take care of it, but the previous owners to him really let it go. The frame I think could be saved, but with all the time I'll have into it, I think I am just going to start from scratch.I feel your pain.....
I went through the rust thing myself....But it was inside the differential that had filled up with water and ruined all the bearings.
In looking at the piccy's it does look like the frame is pretty sad..
Was the machine just sitting in the elements ????
Almost looks like a serious attack of "Salt poisoning"
If you have enough good metal so you can copy the parts for patterns your set.
Any places that have cracks you can figure out where the stress risers were and make things better....
Good luck....Not always the destination.....but it's the journey that counts......