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    AR51 build in KY
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    I'm getting started on building a RickS. AR51 design. I spent most of a day getting my garage in order to start and have not made much actual progress. I'll keep the thread updated with pics and info as I build. Rick has been very helpful with drawings and advice so far. Realistically I should have this thing as a roller before spring of next year, and then the sourcing of a motorcycle and finishing it off will determine when it actually gets put to use.







    I would really like to get this one complete and then also build a two seater. Let's see how this one goes first.
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    Welcome WJ, you'll love how it will go together; I have built one of his buggies been very pleased with the detail of his plans. Enjoy the build
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    I'll be watching this build. Love Rick's buggy!
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    Interesting way to use a drill press, work well?
    Sidewinder kart to Piranha super buggy. [smilie=ninja.gif]
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    I was converting the drill press from a bench model to a floor model so I could get full range of use out of my protools tube notcher. The table height range of the 32" 2.5" pipe stand got replaced by a 5' 2.5" pipe, and I had a friend turn a new collar so that I could move the table rack up and down the pipe for more flexibility. I bought this 82 model duracraft from a local guy off craigslist because it has a 1725 rpm 3/4 HP motor, and the lowest speed is 195 rpm.
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    A few more pictures. Hopefully I'll have the front end together in the next couple weeks.

    Pile as of yesterday:



    More tubes from tonight. I'm using a chop saw for the first angle and then a cutoff wheel for the second on compound tube ends:

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    Great work , plenty of pic's are required.

    You have quite a bizarre collection of garage stuff, does the boss know you are showering her stuff with grinding dust. hehehe
    Ride it like you Stole IT!!!
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    I move stuff around and use a big fan with the garage door partially open when I'm cutting and grinding. I usually take pictures after I clean up and make room for the wife's car again. My wife relocated a lot of things to the garage when she had one of those pyramid scheme parties (tastefully simple/candlelight/scrapbookers anonymous/etc.).
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    Awesome. Hey he can play rock band drums form the garage. Hey your not alone. My wife decided to shop early for xmas yesterday and thinks the garage is the perfect place to shore her stuff..(Just as a side point.. its a 1 car garage... WHO builds houses with 1 car garages)

    Here is my garage as of yesterday Any way look forward to your project... and your not alone with the storage issues...HA I gave my wife this face yesterday>



    Thats funny shit...My wife went to a candle party/Scheme last weekend. Yeah were out 38 dollars, and she wants US to have a candle host party... Yeah right! Her argument was and I quote "Oh.. well we make 25% of the total sales....we can make some money"
    I bet you had the same conversion??
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    Got my first package from RickS. Somehow he got all those parts into that small flat rate box:



    I started putting some holes in tubes and bar for the steering rack mount:



    Here's the extended drill press that was once on the floor:

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