MiniBuggy.Net: The Ultimate Off-Road Buggy Community

Go Back   MiniBuggy.Net: The Ultimate Off-Road Buggy Community > :::Fabrication::: > Frame

Frame Discussions for off-road buggy and sand rail frame design.

Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)

Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: North East Utah
Posts: 2



Default Looking for 4WD mini buggy frame (like pictured)

Hi,

Looking to get this, it uses everything (almost) from a Polaris Sportsman 700. Not sure where to find the builder or plans thou. I need your help pleaseI need something for everything, mud, snow, sand, rocky terrain etc. Plus be a one seater.

Thanks



Last edited by minibajaman; 06-02-2009 at 09:10 AM.. Reason: fixed picture
bowtieguy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-01-2009, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)

Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: KC, Mo
Posts: 11



Default Re: Looking for 4WD mini buggy frame (like pictured)

Thats Bad A$$ looking if you find one let me know. I just would want to make it longer lol
WiLL_FLY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 12:47 AM   #3 (permalink)

Admin
 
Gene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Soyo, Angola Africa
Posts: 6,726



Default Re: Looking for 4WD mini buggy frame (like pictured)

Here is a link to Rustynuts build 4x4 Mini Buggy

The one above looks good too but the roll cage is not as substantial/protective.
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 12:27 AM   #4 (permalink)

Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 35



Default Re: Looking for 4WD mini buggy frame (like pictured)

Here is build log for that buggy.

Polaris ATV gets a new Rollcage Chassis - OFN Forums

There are a lot of people who want a 4wd buggy, myself included, but there does not seem to be any good option for a small 4x4, besides taking an existing quad/SxS converting it to a buggy.

Here is another good build, one of the better 4x4 buggies.

ROCK RACER
Little Bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)

Senior Member
 
nutz4sand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Petoskey, Michigan
Posts: 5,919



Default Re: Looking for 4WD mini buggy frame (like pictured)

If I was gonna make a 4x4 buggy and did not like above mentioned just use a 4wd quad for its parts here is how I have thought about it. This is genrally for way more power than the typical quad.

Find two IDENTICAL of the smallest diffs you can out of IRS cars. The size would depend on the power you plan to feed it and the honest weight it will be.

Place both diffs facing forward in the chassis bottom.

Run a shaft along the side from the front to the back. Then connect from this shaft to the diffs with chains.

Turn the motor sideways and hook it to this shaft with a chain as you see fit (directly or thru a reversing gearbox)

If one was going to use less power like an industrial engine they could use diffs out of quads and just face them the correct direction for rotation.

The car diffs would add a lil weight and drag. But be very tough to break. For a fun car a few pounds of reliabilty is better than a light weight breakdown waiting to happen. (To me it is!)

The other thing I have thought about is diffs out of something like a Toyota IFS truck. Both facing rearward. These can have a lot of travel setup right (not great for a setup that needs to be super narrow though) With a front Wheel drive car motor and tranny in the back right over the rear axle/diff. A shaft runs to the front and scince the rear is right above it you connect it with chain. This would keep it from being to long is thats an issue.
__________________
Some people need a sympathetic pat on the head................... With a hammer.
nutz4sand is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-11-2009, 11:48 PM   #6 (permalink)

Senior Member
 
wyattboche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 406



Default Re: Looking for 4WD mini buggy frame (like pictured)

The challenge would be to make a two seater buggy 4x4.
wyattboche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 03:40 PM   #7 (permalink)

Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: indiana
Posts: 7



Question Re: Looking for 4WD mini buggy frame (like pictured)

I would like to build a 4x4 mini buggy using part from a quad but a motor from a super bike maybe the yamaha R1. I need power and I want the 6 speed gear box. I would also like it to be a 2 seater. Any ideas how to do this ?
richardmoubray79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 03:47 PM   #8 (permalink)

Senior Member
 
nutz4sand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Petoskey, Michigan
Posts: 5,919



Default Re: Looking for 4WD mini buggy frame (like pictured)

See the psot two above yours of mine. Not to many quad parts will live behind a good street bike motor unless you never use the throttle. Good inline bike motors (and the R1 is a good one) need stout drivetrains.

Two small car diffs to a shaft like I said would be the only cost effective way to do it that would not break every time you nailed it.

Running a T-case out of a Suzuki Samurai then to axles may be an option too.
__________________
Some people need a sympathetic pat on the head................... With a hammer.
nutz4sand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 03:48 PM   #9 (permalink)

Senior Member
 
nutz4sand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Petoskey, Michigan
Posts: 5,919



Default Re: Looking for 4WD mini buggy frame (like pictured)

Welcome to the site too! :]
__________________
Some people need a sympathetic pat on the head................... With a hammer.
nutz4sand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 04:06 PM   #10 (permalink)

Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: indiana
Posts: 7



Default Re: Looking for 4WD mini buggy frame (like pictured)

thanks that was kinda what i was thinking (the t case) but i was hoping for light weight parts going to be used in the mud and trails hoping for a total weight of 600-800 lbs
richardmoubray79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini A Arm Buggy for Kids TutTech Projects in Progress 163 03-03-2011 01:06 PM
Mini Buggy that is actually "mini"? standfast Frame 69 09-26-2009 01:09 AM
Newbie looking for mini buggy. emcphx MiniBuggy.net Lounge! 3 07-20-2008 03:24 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC7