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hey guys, i'm trying to figure out how in the world the lower grill on my 70's rt10 is bolted to my chassis. like most of our tractors i got the tractor with a broken lower grill. lucky for me the upper grill is in good shape. the previous owner got creative with some 1/8 plate and some 3/4 plywood. the holes on my frame are about 6 inches apart from each other

and looks like this.

this is what the grill configuration is supposed to look like.


but for the life of me i can't find a pic on the web that focuses in on the lower mount area (always hidden by the grill). i've seen the mount brackets used on the ss16's and such, however their holes are approx 3 1/2 inches apart, not the 6 inches i need.

so if anyone could snap any pics, or give me ideas on what the lower mount on my tractor should look like it would really help a guy out.

as a note, these are not my pics. i pulled them from the net to illustrate what i am trying to describe and hope that the owners of these pics don't have a problem with me using them in this fashion. thanks

pics can be sent to [email protected] if easier than posing here.
 

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A 70s Sears ST 10 will also have the same one.
 

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it looks like i found the answer to my own question. by googleing st10 i found some new to me pics that i hadn't seen yet. i knew the grills were different from the st16's and such, but as it turns out it seems that the rt10/st10 doesn't use a spacer or bracket between the frame and the lower grill at all. the cast for the grill incorporates mounting holes at the correct distance so it can be simply bolted to the frame. now the question is can i find a new proper one or make mine work some how. the busted off hinges on the top are giving me the most trouble. thanks guys
 

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it looks like i found the answer to my own question. by googleing st10 i found some new to me pics that i hadn't seen yet. i knew the grills were different from the st16's and such, but as it turns out it seems that the rt10/st10 doesn't use a spacer or bracket between the frame and the lower grill at all. the cast for the grill incorporates mounting holes at the correct distance so it can be simply bolted to the frame. now the question is can i find a new proper one or make mine work some how. the busted off hinges on the top are giving me the most trouble. thanks guys
Here is one on ebay now, http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEARS-ST-SS...687?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45ff5888c7 It says it needs a little work. Looks like part of the side is missing though. Dont know if it will help or not. Your right, the lower grill just bolts onto the frame. I believe the twin cylinder tractors were the only ones with the spacers under the grille.
 

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