I know Jim, the guy who owns this mule, and I have seen it in person. I believe he bought this "mule" already fixed this way. What the PO did was take the running gear and frame of a mule and build a custom top end with new pedals, steering, etc.... While the mule is not what I would want, somebody did put a heck of lot of work into the effort.
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