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    Transgender Piranha to AR51 Identity Crisis
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    I found this Piranha on Craigslist and traded a quad for it. But the AR51 has so many performance upgrades My poor little Piranha kept telling me it always knew it was an AR51 on the inside. So we discussed at long length and had many visits with Dr. Rick and decided it would be best for all to let the inner freak fly.

    We started the surgery this morning and I think I have it cut down to clean up and install the new front and rear end. I teach High School and Christmas Break started this morning so I should have a good chunk of time over the next 2 weeks to release all the stress caused by freshmen.

    First Picture is where we started and then where we ended today. The new identity parts are on the surgery table ready to go to work.
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    Too funny - great post.

    How's it going thus far?
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    HAAA!! Well done on the post!

    It will be such a killer little car when you are done with it!

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    Nowhere near the desert.
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    Progress has been pretty good so far. I was able to construct and install the rear carriage assembly. Next I will start on the A arms and axles.
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    A arms and hubs are in. I made them a little different then the plans called for. I used what I had on hand.
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    Good job. Are you going to run the links from the uprights forward to the chassis?
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    I am contemplating that. I think I will remount the motor and assess the situation at that point. I want to make sure that nothing gets in the way or I may relocate the bars a little.
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    If you go to the first page of my build you will see I put a brace in from the top of the bearing "saddle??" to help stop the carrier twisting under load. Some of the blokes over east had issues with this flexing. Mines been spot on.
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    This weekends progress. I have a few more pieces to install but it's moving forward.
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    They are a good looking buggy aren't they!
    I like the use of heims as well.
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