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    couple more FXT buggies
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    Time to get my build fix on.

    So my son is 17,, gonna be 18 later this year. taught him to run the mill , lathe,, work in my shop the past couple of years.
    he is taking welding in school , done with mig and currently wrapping up tig

    I have never built a complete buggy with him though,,,,,,, my bad as a Dad,,, always working

    so we are going to build a couple of FXT buggies,,, one for him and one for me that we are going to keep.
    after all,,,,, I don't want my race track turning into a grass track
    so I can also get my racing fix taken care of too

    these builds may take longer as we are doing them in or spare time, after work and after he gets out of school and work and homework.
    but these builds are not about how quick we get them done, but more about teaching / learning
    well,,,, his will take longer. I have a little free time right now and busting out a roll cage this week


    the pics are all gone from the original FXT thread so I am going to add a couple of finished FXT pics to start
    then I'll add some current build pics as we go






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    current build pic of first roll cage we started last Saturday.
    should be off the build table this week

    unlike builds in the past,,, I will let the build mess show as we go

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    Very cool! Glad to see you back here.

    That blue one is really sharp!
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Thanks Bull !

    yes, I loved the black & blue one too, one of my favorites

    picking colors is going to be tough on these, I've already done all my favorite color combos over the years.
    doesn't mean I can't repeat,, cool is still cool
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    Such a pity all the old pics are gone.
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    Ya , I hear ya Jimmy,
    shame to loose such a wealth of pictorial information MBN has built up over the years

    maybe some day I will find the time to go back thru my build threads and re load pics , but we all know how that goes LOL


    so my son comes home today and tells me he got first in the state high school welding competition ( in Michigan)
    they gave him a bunch of gifts, welding gloves, ,,,,etc
    super Proud Dad here and ready to build these chassis's with the state champ lol
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    Nothing wrong with a bit of young bull old bull rivalry.

    Give the young fella a chance to see that grey hair is earned and wisdom is gleaned through the passage of time and countless cockups best never repeated.
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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    Congrats to the state welding champ! That's awesome!
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

    Quote Originally Posted by TALON View Post
    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Wow! state champ look out! Congrats!
    That track looks amazing, I'd love to race you guys on there some day!
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    Thanks Jerm
    Track is fun, 4 different corners , some sweeping some tight. .2 miles long and 30 plus ft wide.
    perfect for this size race buggy and power plant



    more messy tool build pics



    Front shock mounts, A arm tabs / plate




    handing pedals, MC mount, steering rack mount plate





    Swing arm mounts, jack shaft , bearing blocks mount plate, engine mount plate




    steering tube, dash bar





    rear supports, fuel cell mount plate







    need to add nerf bars and add some welds (just tacked right now) then pull it from the build table / jig plate
    then finish building it in the rotisserie so we can start the next one on the build table
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