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Trouble675
01-19-2013, 10:43 AM
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It has begun!

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Got started a couple weeks ago. I ordered the front plate kit, pivot bolts and crush sleeves from RickS and dug in. The plans are AMAZING and so easy to follow, it's just silly. I did get confused a bit on some hole size/tap size specs but only because I've never built anything from blueprints before. After an embarrasing email to RickS, it all made sense in short order!

I found a good deal on a nearly complete Hayabusa engine and I can't wait to hear it run!

I drive a truck OTR for a living so my shop time is limited. I can usually squeeze in about 6-8 hours a weekend. This may take a while but I'll keep updating when I can.

custom39
01-19-2013, 12:37 PM
Congrats! will be a fun build!

sodman
01-23-2013, 10:17 AM
The plans are great and I had no problem following them. Ricks always there to help ya along.I read on Large 's thread your thinking of frame mods if you have access to a cad program great if not there is a lot of trail and error changing 1 thing changes everything and you have to be looking 5 steps a head of where your at now . If Rick was closer it would help but trying to get across what you're thinking and what you explain is some times 2 different things" Thanks for everything Rick you've been great". I changed my frame by 5.75inches and as it looks every thing seems to be working out but its not done yet this is why I'm still just tacking things up
Good luck and keep us posted
Sodman

Trouble675
01-23-2013, 11:21 AM
Thanks Custom39. What little I've done so far has been really fun!

Yes Sodman, I was thinking I might have to stretch the cockpit a bit to fit my long legs and fat butt. I did talk to Rick a while back about it. He said it shouldn't be a problem stretching it somewhere around the seat area. Honestly, I'm just not far enough along to tell if I need to yet. It wouldn't be too hard to lay out some measurements on some cardboard. I may do that when I get home. :)

Trouble675
01-26-2013, 10:28 AM
Got a little more done last weekend. I'll try and get the shock mounts done today.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/602844_562595437101254_1634326965_n.jpg

daaboots
01-30-2013, 08:18 AM
Cool. I'm watching this one.

Trouble675
01-30-2013, 11:16 AM
Cool. I'm watching this one.

Right on! That gives me motivation!

I got the shock towers built and mounted last weekend. I'm gonna try photo bucket to upload photos from my phone. Otherwise, I'll have to wait till I get home and go to the library to upload. My phone company ticked me off a while back and I shut of my internet at home. Who knew you could actually live without internet!
:D

Trouble675
01-30-2013, 02:45 PM
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Trouble675
01-30-2013, 02:48 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0566_zps926f64a3.jpg

Photo bucket works great!

Trouble675
01-30-2013, 02:54 PM
Then I plotted out the cockpit on some cardboard to see if I'll actually fit in the damn thing...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0571_zpsb65680c4.jpg

Turns out I'll fit just fine. No alterations to the design are necessary.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0574_zpsbde44c70.jpg

custom39
01-30-2013, 02:58 PM
Looks good! keep it up!

Now ne honest with us.....did you make motor sounds and pretend to drive while sitting on your template?

Trouble675
01-30-2013, 03:06 PM
I tried to fit the pedal assembly I bought but I can't give it a permanent home til I mount the steering column.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0576_BURST002_zps86043c56.jpg

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Trouble675
01-30-2013, 03:09 PM
Looks good! keep it up!

Now ne honest with us.....did you make motor sounds and pretend to drive while sitting on your template?

Honestly? No. I figured I'd add some vroom vroom pics once I get the chassis framed up! Lol

Trouble675
02-05-2013, 07:42 AM
I got a little bit more done on Sunday. The bottom of the cockpit is cut and holes drilled, nearly ready to be welded. I'm having the a-arm jig (sec 7 of the plans) laser cut at a local fab shop and should be ready when I get back home.

Side note- The company I work for said we'd never haul into California again due to the new laws passed recently for big trucks. Well, the rates must have went up cuz I'm headed to LA right now. Funny how things work in this business.

Trouble675
02-08-2013, 05:25 PM
Not much of an update but I did manage to order some more stuff from Rick today. Also, the fab shop called and my a-arm jig is done and it only cost $50!

comegetsome
03-13-2013, 02:04 AM
whats up? any progress in the last month?:cool:

Chikin
03-13-2013, 05:55 PM
Yeah I second that. I think he is over the road "trouble"
Yeah companies say lots of things. But the truth isn't one of them.


So I will say what rat would want me to say..... MOAR MOAR pics and updates.

MOAR!!!!!

custom39
03-13-2013, 09:30 PM
+2 Moore!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I will name my track "MOORE"!!!!!!!

Trouble675
03-14-2013, 12:59 PM
Been really busy the last few weeks. And I've been waiting on parts that were back ordered. I know that's no excuse. There are some little things I could've been doing. Also, I've been shopping around for DOM tubing. Holy crap that stuff is expensive!

Chikin
03-14-2013, 03:59 PM
+2 Moore!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I will name my track "MOORE"!!!!!!!

YES!!! That's the new name for the track. MOAR raceway!
I am taking credit for that!! That's freaking awesome.



Oh and Dom tubing used to be priced right. And well I went a few weeks back and I looked at the guy like........ Ah u are giving me that discount still??? Right???
He laughed and said the total again. Pwned!

Trouble675
03-14-2013, 04:06 PM
MOAR Race Park! That has a nice ring to it!

....pwned indeed! Lmao!

Trouble675
03-15-2013, 02:13 PM
Just ordered the rest of the tubing I'll need. CRIPES A MIGHTY! DOM is expensive! But at least I can get started on my A-arms soon.

mmobley
03-15-2013, 02:36 PM
That's what I thought, but bending it was a breeze compared to HREW due to it's O.D. being true and consistent.

Trouble675
03-15-2013, 06:16 PM
That's what I thought, but bending it was a breeze compared to HREW due to it's O.D. being true and consistent.

Ya, I've never messed with HREW...or DOM before. So this oughtta be interesting.

SoapKart
03-16-2013, 07:51 AM
Hey Trouble;

Where did you end up finding your best price?

Trouble675
03-16-2013, 08:31 AM
Hey Trouble;

Where did you end up finding your best price?

I ended up ordering it through the local machine shop. I'm close to Omaha and all the big companies up there don't even deal with DOM in the sizes I need. The local shop had to order from several places to complete the order.

Trouble675
03-28-2013, 06:21 PM
Took a week off to get some stuff done. Ended up with the flu since Saturday. I finally felt good enough to get out to the shop today. What a waste of a week. [smilie=icon_furiou:

Trouble675
03-28-2013, 06:23 PM
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Trouble675
03-28-2013, 06:24 PM
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Chikin
03-28-2013, 06:35 PM
Being sick sucks. But will this help u feel better.



MOAR MOAR MOAR.

[smilie=alright.gif] ha

Trouble675
03-28-2013, 10:13 PM
Being sick sucks. But will this help u feel better.



MOAR MOAR MOAR.

[smilie=alright.gif] ha


Dude! You have no idea! I've been planning this week for a month. If things went smoothly I wouldda had the chassis all framed up and A-arms built. The only things I'm missing parts wise are shocks, tires and the rear plate kit. There's a few odds n ends too but MAN I was ready to hit it hard and make some progress. Oh well. [smilie=dunno.gif] What's a girl to do...?

mmobley
03-29-2013, 05:57 AM
Looks good Trouble.I just got my bill for the tubing for three buggies and it was a little under $1200.00. So... about $400.00 a piece in steel. I did buy a stick of 1" which I didn't need and I do have a stick of 1-1/8" left over. That is good because that is A Arm material. I have never spent so much money so fast in my life other than buying a car or my house. I think I am getting close to the end of buying things.

custom39
03-29-2013, 08:44 AM
That sucks!!! hope you feel better!

duneodan
03-29-2013, 08:54 AM
Got a little more done last weekend. I'll try and get the shock mounts done today.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/602844_562595437101254_1634326965_n.jpgi like your work table i like to get one like your

Chikin
03-29-2013, 04:23 PM
What's a girl to do.



Lmao :o

Trouble675
03-29-2013, 05:48 PM
Looks good Trouble.I just got my bill for the tubing for three buggies and it was a little under $1200.00. So... about $400.00 a piece in steel. I did buy a stick of 1" which I didn't need and I do have a stick of 1-1/8" left over. That is good because that is A Arm material. I have never spent so much money so fast in my life other than buying a car or my house. I think I am getting close to the end of buying things.


dang. I wish you wouldda said that sooner. I just picked up my A-arm tubing. I could have taken that 1 1/8 off your hands! I am sure you'll use it on something tho.

Trouble675
03-29-2013, 05:50 PM
i like your work table i like to get one like your


http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/shop-talk/18497-marks-welding-table-build.html

Trouble675
04-22-2013, 12:01 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0703_zps3b7e8eb4.jpg

Got about halfway done tacking the first upright when the welder ran out of wire. I figured that was a good time to go take a nap.

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Jase69er
04-24-2013, 02:48 PM
Interesting looking project indeed, I'll be following your progress with intrest.

Trouble675
04-24-2013, 07:18 PM
Interesting looking project indeed, I'll be following your progress with intrest.

Thanks! I hope you have lots of patience! ;)

Trouble675
05-12-2013, 02:13 PM
I fixed my welder and tacked up the front uprights.



https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/p480x480/971388_623419584352172_1033148571_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/942502_623420444352086_813502049_n.jpg
...and I set up my A-arm jig. ;)

Trouble675
06-16-2013, 06:42 PM
It's been absolutely stupid busy at work. Every weekend it seems I only have just enough time to mow the lawn and do laundry. I did manage to sneak out to the shop yesterday and cut the pieces for the upper frame. Holes are drilled and tap plates are welded in for the nerf bar mounts. I still need to notch the tubing to allow for the rear roll bar and weld 'er up.


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0072_zps2ae54527.jpg

tbwcurtis
06-16-2013, 08:06 PM
Looking good!!

mmobley
06-17-2013, 06:48 AM
I know what you mean...every time I think I am going to be able to work on the buggy something comes up that is more important. Oh well...it's not a race. BTW, it is looking good.

Trouble675
06-17-2013, 06:57 AM
Thanks guys! Soon I'll be bending the roll bars. I've never done it before so wish me luck!

wjfawb0
06-17-2013, 07:17 AM
Tube bending, coping the tubes and welding was my favorite part of the build. Just remember to lube any backing blocks, keep the tube and die clean, and be ready for some springback.

I used .133 wall 1.315" OD seam welded pipe. If you're using the 1.25" tube, yours should bend more easily. It took me two tries to get the rear vertical tubes correct, but I reused the 'practice' set to make my extra headroom tubes. The main hoop and windshield hoop came out great using the templates.

Keep up the good work. :)

Trouble675
06-17-2013, 10:28 PM
Good info! Thanks!

Trouble675
07-28-2013, 07:17 PM
Took advantage of the nice weather and spent some time on the shop today.


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0123_zps6d4b96ec.jpg

Duane
07-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Good to see some progress! From now on turn your shorts inside out so you do laundry half as often. More shop time!

Trouble675
07-29-2013, 09:29 AM
Summers in Iowa are BRUTAL for me. I'm a winter person. I have a central air unit laying around that I could put in the shop but it's been too hot to install it. Maybe that'll be a side project for this fall.

Duane
07-29-2013, 09:58 AM
I pay the highest electric rates in the country in this area. Not to mention the "fees" they add to give free stuff to people not willing to work for it. So no A/C for me. At least the weather is tolerable most of the summer.

Trouble675
07-30-2013, 08:42 AM
More pix...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0119_zps1c1c7975.jpg

Trouble675
07-30-2013, 08:43 AM
Moar...

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Trouble675
07-30-2013, 08:45 AM
MOAR!

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daaboots
07-31-2013, 05:46 AM
Nice. Keep it coming.

Rat4020
07-31-2013, 05:51 AM
Rockin Roll [smilie=wbounce.gif]

Trouble675
07-31-2013, 06:22 AM
Rockin Roll [smilie=wbounce.gif]

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Chikin
07-31-2013, 08:31 AM
(You knew this was coming!!)

http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo237/Spora1337/moar.jpg

Trouble675
07-31-2013, 10:58 AM
I wondered what took you so long! Lmao!

Trouble675
07-31-2013, 11:07 AM
Here's a pic of me in Kmart...for no apparent reason.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0053_zpsff89c2c7.jpg

speed12
08-29-2013, 06:49 PM
Looks like u got s pretty good start. I cant wait to get started im just trying to figure out which model to build

Trouble675
08-30-2013, 08:50 AM
There are so many choices, I know. Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions on here. There's a lot of info to be had on this site. And lots of people willing to help.

Trouble675
09-02-2013, 03:53 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0168_zps9eaf3a2e.jpg

Trouble675
09-02-2013, 03:55 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0171_zpse9e3b72d.jpg

The welds ain't real pretty but I think they'll hold. Still playing with the settings on my (new to me) welder.

Trouble675
09-02-2013, 03:56 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0170_zpsfd9cd9d1.jpg

Trouble675
09-02-2013, 03:58 PM
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Rat4020
09-03-2013, 07:24 AM
Lookin good man . I wouldnt be afraid to turn up yer heat a bit but the welds look like they will hold :cool:

daaboots
09-03-2013, 07:44 AM
Those last welds look a bit better. Are you running enough gas? The bubbles in the welds usually mean there was contamination. What kind of welder do you have?

RickS.
09-03-2013, 10:35 AM
I would suggest sanding every part to white steel before welding.
(Tubing and lasers) clean metal welds much cleaner (stronger welds) and with less spatter.
I also bevel all sharp edges on the lasers. This will help later with paint or powder coat.
And easier doing this before weld than later. Get some 2" 60 grit saning discs and mandrel for your 1/4" right angle die grinder.
I am surprised at the number of people on here who don't seem to do any of this.
All of this pays off in the end.
What's the rush? Turn up the heat too.

Trouble675
09-03-2013, 01:40 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0174_zpsfe2a42fc.jpg

Trouble675
09-03-2013, 01:52 PM
Those last welds look a bit better. Are you running enough gas? The bubbles in the welds usually mean there was contamination. What kind of welder do you have?

The guy at Linweld said to run 25lbs on the regulator. I'm probably at 27-28 lbs. I had my fan blowing right at me when I welded this all together. I've been so impressed with this welder I thought it'd see how it did in a breeze! Didn't do too bad. Next time I'll point it away or shut it off and see if my welds are still porous. AND NO, I didn't clean the metal beforehand! That's my bad. I shoulda knowed. That's just the farmer in me, I guess. But then, I'm not welding an old rusty farm implement with a stick welder and 6013 either, like Dad used to. (I never could do worth a crap with a stick welder) I'll endeavor to do better!

Rat4020
09-03-2013, 02:22 PM
Trouble the fan prob had a lot ta do with the bubbles and more gas aint always better . Yu turn yer heat up a bit and the bubbles will prob cook away . You should be able to see them formin .When ya are weldin and see them comin on just slow down a bit and weave the torch a bit .If ya were welding a hydraulic cylinder together and had bubbles like those you would most deff have a leak. But with your buggy No problem:pIts all good

Trouble675
09-05-2013, 11:45 AM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0178_zps66b85d56.jpg

It has front legs!

daaboots
09-05-2013, 12:18 PM
Yeah, it was probably the fan blowing the gas away. I run my welder at 30 lbs.

Trouble675
09-05-2013, 02:42 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0177_zps98e605fa.jpg

Trouble675
09-05-2013, 02:44 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0176_zps079ade17.jpg

Snoopy
09-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Very nice ! It's gonna be a tight fit in the garage when the rest of the cage starts coming together. I'm sure a lot of people would love to have the same problem ! Great work so far

Trouble675
09-05-2013, 05:28 PM
Very nice ! It's gonna be a tight fit in the garage when the rest of the cage starts coming together. I'm sure a lot of people would love to have the same problem ! Great work so far

Thanks! Ya, it shouldn't be too bad. I've overhauled a Chevette in this shop. I can park our 2 Farmalls in there. I can move stuff around and make more room if I need it. It's an old shop but it does the job! My dad and grandpa built it back in the 50s. I'll keep it forever!

Trouble675
09-05-2013, 05:43 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0146_1_zpsf3a19fdc.jpg

My bender is a Woodward Fab and the die is ProTools. I was told by Woodward to purchase the site from PT. So that's what I did. WORD TO THE WISE!!! If anyone reading this goes this route, be sure to tell ProTools the size of the holes where the pin goes thru the die's 6 holes! The holes on my bender are 7/8" and 3/4" on the die. I just got my die back from the machine shop and spent $85! Since ProTools makes your die when you order it, it only makes sense to tell them (just to make sure) beforehand.

So, hopefully I'll be bending soon! I'm a little nervous cuz I've never done it before and DOM tubing is expensive! Wish me luck!

Duane
09-05-2013, 11:33 PM
Man that Rick S. design front suspension is top notch!
On the gas flow thing, I always worked in CFM flow numbers. Not a bad idea to upgrade your flow meter to floating ball type. Easy to tell whats going on. With that welder I would stick to .023 wire and no bigger.

Trouble675
09-06-2013, 07:32 AM
Man that Rick S. design front suspension is top notch!
On the gas flow thing, I always worked in CFM flow numbers. Not a bad idea to upgrade your flow meter to floating ball type. Easy to tell whats going on. With that welder I
would stick to .023 wire and no bigger.

I have the floating ball type. .023 wire? Honestly, I didn't know they made it that small. I was a production welder in a factory about 25 years ago. We used .035 & .045. We found that .035 was BY FAR easier to work with. Maybe smaller is better! I'll buy a small spool of it and give it a try. Thanks!

sodman
09-06-2013, 01:59 PM
Mark, Follow the details on the plans and there spot on . Did you get the full size templates from RickS ? Since I lengthened my engine compartment by 5.75" the templates wouldn't work for the tubes behind the rear main tube and the nerfbars had to be changed so Rick sent me a few drawings and I drew my tube templates on sheet of plywood worked for me. The only problem I had was convincing myself that the bends were right looked at for a while before I made my bends
It will start looking sharp when the tubes start coming together
Good luck

Trouble675
09-06-2013, 02:09 PM
Yes, I do have the bend templates. Thanks Sodman! My next step is to start bending! My plan WAS to at least gettthe main loop bent tomorrow, but there's supposed to be a 105℉ heat index tomorrow. Maybe I can sneak out to the shop right after breakfast. [smilie=dunno.gif]

Trouble675
09-28-2013, 02:33 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0192_zpsbd48f02f.jpg Started bending today.

Trouble675
09-28-2013, 02:39 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0193_zps4583c4e7.jpg I couldn't find a good way to mount that cheap ass pointer on the bender so I added a nut to the clamp bolt thing and tacked a piece of wire to it. Later I took an old welding rod and tacked it to the nut. It was stiffer and worked better.

Trouble675
09-28-2013, 02:45 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0202_zps68787879.jpg I got the main roll bar bent and mocked up the frame. It's starting to come together! A special thanks to my son Mike for lending me a hand today!

Trouble675
09-28-2013, 02:52 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0200_zpsb328a5a7.jpg and here's your vroom vroom pic.

mmobley
09-29-2013, 07:09 AM
Lookin good Trouble. The bender looks good. You will have fun bending the tubing and seeing the AR51 come together.

Rat4020
09-29-2013, 09:07 AM
:cool:Keep plugin away at it . Looks cool

Trouble675
09-29-2013, 10:06 AM
Thanks guys! My son and I had a lot of fun working together. Unfortunately for me, he takes after his mother and isn't very mechanically inclined. But he was eager to spend time with me in the shop. He did get to see some stuff he'd never seen before, like a tubing bender and how to use it. To be honest, the whole bending thing as a learning experience for me as well. We had fun and some quality time together. That's what counts! :)

Trouble675
10-25-2013, 05:36 PM
I got some stuff from RickS in the mail yesterday. She'll start coming together now!


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0250_zpsdb26344b.jpg

Trouble675
10-25-2013, 05:37 PM
Sweet!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0252_zps179727c7.jpg

Wheels
10-25-2013, 07:16 PM
that's good stuff right there!!

Rat4020
10-26-2013, 05:40 AM
Sweet!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0252_zps179727c7.jpg

Ill take one on a black T shirt size Large :cool: Hint Hint Rick

mmobley
10-26-2013, 08:27 AM
nice customization!

Trouble675
11-04-2013, 04:15 PM
Rear uprights are done.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0285_zps3e560549.jpg

Duane
11-04-2013, 07:58 PM
Those look nice. Mmmmmm.... shiny new parts:D

2kmoss
11-04-2013, 09:16 PM
Beautiful work!

Rat4020
11-05-2013, 06:08 AM
Those look nice enough to clear coat and leave as is :cool: I still want a Tee with ricks logo on it ....

Trouble675
11-05-2013, 07:39 AM
Those look nice enough to clear coat and leave as is :cool: I still want a Tee with ricks logo on it ....

Get in line! I wear 3X , Rick. Coffee mugs, koozies, hats, stationary...I want it all! Lol!

Trouble675
11-05-2013, 04:25 PM
Rear assembly is almost done. I HOPE to have a roller by the end of the week.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0290_zps2274a232.jpg

mmobley
11-06-2013, 07:05 AM
Looks great Trouble!

Up north
11-06-2013, 01:15 PM
Roller by the end of the week? Good luck to you sir!!! You are one ambitious person!

Trouble675
11-06-2013, 04:42 PM
Rear A-arms are done. Chassis assembly tomorrow.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0293_zps9d710f80.jpg

Trouble675
11-06-2013, 05:30 PM
Roller by the end of the week? Good luck to you sir!!! You are one ambitious person!

What I actually should've said was: I hope to have it sitting on wheels by Fri.

Up north
11-06-2013, 05:45 PM
What I actually should've said was: I hope to have it sitting on wheels by Fri.

I knew what you meant, I was just poking fun!

Trouble675
11-07-2013, 02:16 PM
Got the front hoop of the roll cage done today.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0294_zps64801777.jpg

Trouble675
11-07-2013, 02:18 PM
....roof bars...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0295_zpsc731de7c.jpg

Trouble675
11-07-2013, 02:21 PM
....and the rear bars. Chassis assembly coming right up!


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0297_zpse7518fcf.jpg

Trouble675
11-07-2013, 02:23 PM
My supervisor said to get off the internet and get back to work!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0296_zpsc0e69c25.jpg

Rat4020
11-07-2013, 02:24 PM
Looks great & for God's sake dont rolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll it[smilie=ashamed.gif]

Trouble675
11-07-2013, 02:29 PM
Don't you dare jinx me!

Pstegs 101
11-07-2013, 03:38 PM
Don't you dare jinx me!

Famous last words LOL:D

Rat4020
11-07-2013, 04:40 PM
Just dont say "Yer goin for a shake down run";) And Iam stickin ta that

Trouble675
11-08-2013, 12:05 PM
Everything fits together nice!


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0298_zpsfea041da.jpg

Trouble675
11-08-2013, 12:07 PM
I sat in the seat and got a bit teary-eyed.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0300_zps7cf10b72.jpg

bamabuggy
11-08-2013, 01:10 PM
Nice build keep it up

daaboots
11-08-2013, 01:21 PM
You're supposed to sit in the seat and make "vroom vroom" sounds, not cry... :p

Trouble675
11-08-2013, 01:33 PM
You're supposed to sit in the seat and make "vroom vroom" sounds, not cry... :p

"Vroom vroom....*sniff*....vroom vvrooooohhooohhhoooooom"

blaster
11-08-2013, 09:56 PM
looking good so far but I have one question what are the measurements of the space to fit that busa in. :)

Duane
11-08-2013, 11:34 PM
Is there a detail of the seat mount? Is it adjustable?

Trouble675
11-09-2013, 09:15 AM
Is there a detail of the seat mount? Is it adjustable?

I have a seat adjuster on it. I'll see if I can sneak out and get a pic later.

Trouble675
11-09-2013, 09:22 AM
looking good so far but I have one question what are the measurements of the space to fit that busa in. :)

20.75" deep, 27.38" wide at the front, and about 18" at the back.

MrBracket
11-18-2013, 01:06 PM
Lookin good man!

Trouble675
11-18-2013, 02:31 PM
Lookin good man!

Thank you sir!

Large
11-24-2013, 04:09 AM
Starting to look a lot like a buggy now mate.

Trouble675
11-24-2013, 06:39 PM
Starting to look a lot like a buggy now mate.


Sure is! I busted my butt on my week off. But that's as far as I've gotten. I haven't been feeling well the last couple weeks. I'll have a 4 day weekend coming up. I want to fit the motor and get it up on it's feet. Waiting on rear tires. Should have them this week by the time I get home Wednesday.

Wheels
11-24-2013, 07:08 PM
Trouble, it's looking good! getting the motor in and up on it's feet are big tasks... I look forward to seeing it.

2kmoss
11-24-2013, 07:20 PM
Looking good! That looks familiar, i'm at about the same spot on mine.

Trouble675
11-24-2013, 09:05 PM
Thanks guys! By "fit the motor" I meant- put it on the hole and make sure it fits. Lol. I have to acquire the rear spool parts yet before it gets its permanent spot. I'm sure the Busa will fit just fine. But I want it in there to see if I have to deviate from the plans any on the mounts.

Large
11-24-2013, 11:09 PM
Don't forget to leave room for a turbo.

Those Busa's can be a bit sluggish without a 30psi tailwind

Trouble675
11-25-2013, 05:16 PM
Don't forget to leave room for a turbo.

Those Busa's can be a bit sluggish without a 30psi tailwind


Think so? I'm ok with "a bit sluggish". I'm old and don't need to go 900 mph. Lol! I'll be just fine with 850 mph!

Rat4020
11-26-2013, 05:35 AM
Think so? I'm ok with "a bit sluggish". I'm old and don't need to go 900 mph. Lol! I'll be just fine with 850 mph!

But there aint nothin like the wine comin from behind ya "at least when it aint yer Old lady"

CARLRIDDLE
11-26-2013, 05:54 AM
But there aint nothin like the wine comin from behind ya "at least when it aint yer Old lady" Love that!!

After a few ride in a buddies turbo busa at the dunes, I was hooked on boost like a whore on meth. When I built this car I knew I was going to turbo the zx12 and left room for it. Got 90% of parts ready to go.

A 1 seat turbo busa would be stupid sicko fun. I like it.

Trouble675
11-26-2013, 08:43 AM
Ok, you've piqued my interest.

Trouble675
11-27-2013, 01:32 PM
Well....it fits. Tightly, but it's in there. Not really sure where it's gonna sit permanently yet. But at least I know I won't have to modify the frame. That was my main worry. I coulda measured til my fingers fell off but, ya know what they say....it looks good on paper.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0347_zps3fd55524.jpg

K-fab
11-27-2013, 06:31 PM
I'm too lazy at the moment to check, but are you going to run an FNR or just engine to rear end?

Looks like it fits well. Tight but well.

Trouble675
11-27-2013, 08:59 PM
I'm too lazy at the moment to check, but are you going to run an FNR or just engine to rear end?

Looks like it fits well. Tight but well.


No, I wasn't planning on an FNR. I don't know where one would even go. There's barely enough room to put an idler gear.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0351_zps49dcef28.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0351_zps49dcef28.jpg.html)

RickS.
11-28-2013, 06:20 AM
If you give me xyz dimensions to the sprocket and some side photos.
I can do some mounts that key into the housing tabs and incorporate an idler mount. (If you need it.)

Trouble675
11-28-2013, 07:36 AM
First I'll need the spool and sprocket, won't I? I'll have to line up the sprockets to locate the engine. I'd love to have those mounts!

RickS.
11-28-2013, 09:06 AM
I can give you the dim. from the 3 hole mtg. plate (on the housing) to the inside edge of the sprocket.
I need to see a sprocket side photo of your motor that shows the lower mount hole and sprocket.
Photo taken from straight on so that I can get a general idea of the relationships.
Also need spread between the lower mounts and dim. from centerline of sprocket to face of left hand lower mount.

RickS.
11-28-2013, 09:10 AM
Email or text me the photos and dimensions.

Trouble675
11-28-2013, 10:46 AM
Ok. Thanks Rick. I'll do that this afternoon after dinner.

Trouble675
12-01-2013, 05:49 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0410_zps6a725619.jpg

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0409_zps620d07b2.jpg

I've been working hard on getting the motor set in place. Got it set and took measurements for mounts. Then I trial fit the rear A-arms. Kind of a tight fit. A little more grinding and they'll be just right.

mmobley
12-02-2013, 06:37 AM
Looking good. Should be plenty powerful.

Trouble675
12-02-2013, 12:21 PM
Looking good. Should be plenty powerful.

Thank you sir! Yes, it should have plenty of power. Although Large has the wheels turning in my head about adding a turbo. That'll be a ways down the road tho. :D

Trouble675
12-28-2013, 01:27 PM
For those who are wondering, yes, a Hayabusa will fit through the side easily. I just turned it 90 to the left and pulled the bottom out first, then moved my hoist to the outside of the frame. It came right out with room to spare.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0449_zps8lxmflz7.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0449_zps8lxmflz7.jpg.html)

Trouble675
12-30-2013, 01:21 PM
I got the rear portion of the cage done yesterday. Installing the rear engine mounts next weekend and taking measurements for the side and front mounts. Slowly but surely.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0457_zpsf8iji4sa.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0457_zpsf8iji4sa.jpg.html)

Trouble675
12-30-2013, 01:23 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0459_zpsahj7bdqu.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0459_zpsahj7bdqu.jpg.html)

Trouble675
12-30-2013, 02:00 PM
It's getting cramped in my itty bitty shop.


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0460_zpsaphzaqbi.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0460_zpsaphzaqbi.jpg.html)

RickS.
12-30-2013, 03:05 PM
Looking good. Mounts shipped today. receipt says you will see them Thursday.

Trouble675
12-30-2013, 06:11 PM
Looking good. Mounts shipped today. receipt says you will see them Thursday.

Thank you Rick! I'm anxious to get this thing up on it's feet!

Rat4020
12-31-2013, 05:47 AM
It's getting cramped in my itty bitty shop.


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0460_zpsaphzaqbi.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0460_zpsaphzaqbi.jpg.html)
Dude ya got no insilation on yer walls :cool: Ya in southern Iowa ? LOL .. That AR51 is gona flat out haul ass with that BUSAAAAAAA

Trouble675
12-31-2013, 08:47 AM
Dude ya got no insilation on yer walls :cool: Ya in southern Iowa ? LOL .. That AR51 is gona flat out haul ass with that BUSAAAAAAA

Insulation isn't really necessary when ya got a good oil-burner. That thing will run you outta there. I shut it off when I start sweating and it stays nice and toasty.

Large
01-01-2014, 12:34 AM
Insulation isn't really necessary when ya got a good oil-burner. That thing will run you outta there. I shut it off when I start sweating and it stays nice and toasty.

You do know I was joking about the turbo, don't you Mark?

A Busa will be plenty powerful enough to get you into trouble.

Then again, a mate in the factory behind me built a stock wheelbase turbo ZX12R that makes 408hp and the owner's only run it a coupla times and already wants to "explore the limits" or some such...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e7WGt2e6TE

Trouble675
01-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Yes I knew you were giving me the business...but I have been giving it some thought, nonetheless. :D

Trouble675
01-04-2014, 04:43 PM
Rear motor mounts came in and they fit PERFECTLY! RickS does an amazing job!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0465_zpsqb3g5vsn.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0465_zpsqb3g5vsn.jpg.html)

Trouble675
01-04-2014, 04:44 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0466_zpsb0b8flyp.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0466_zpsb0b8flyp.jpg.html)

Trouble675
01-04-2014, 04:45 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0471_zpscc2yyunt.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0471_zpscc2yyunt.jpg.html)

Large
01-04-2014, 06:12 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0471_zpscc2yyunt.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0471_zpscc2yyunt.jpg.html)

Looks good Mark.

I didn't make that mount removable on mine...kinda makes installing the donk a bit interesting.

Bullnerd
01-04-2014, 06:28 PM
Nice job, perfect mig welds!

Trouble675
01-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Steering is done.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0484_zpsdqhyrudw.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0484_zpsdqhyrudw.jpg.html)

Trouble675
01-05-2014, 06:47 PM
Moar...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-01/IMAG0485_zpsyhblku5q.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-01/IMAG0485_zpsyhblku5q.jpg.html)


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0483_zpss9eruhhv.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0483_zpss9eruhhv.jpg.html)

MrBracket
01-06-2014, 10:39 AM
You are darn close to test drive!!!! keep it up.

Trouble675
01-06-2014, 12:14 PM
You are darn close to test drive!!!! keep it up.

Getting closer. But I'm quite a ways away. Money is the big issue right now. Christmas really put a dent in the ol wallet. I'm trying to get stuff done with what I have right now. My pickup will be paid off in April, then I'll really go to town on it!

Rat4020
01-06-2014, 04:40 PM
Looks great man :D We all know that most of us can build faster than we can aford ta buy our goodys to supply our buildz .. But man it sure is cool when BusterBrown drops a package off that ya saved for weeks for [smilie=bow.gif] .. I just keep sayin ta myself " Its too shitty ta ride any wayz right now LOL . I got a WC of at my shop
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad89/rat4020/1027131334-1.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/rat4020/media/1027131334-1.jpg.html)
Soooo

Trouble675
01-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Looks great man :D We all know that most of us can build faster than we can aford ta buy our goodys to supply our buildz .. But man it sure is cool when BusterBrown drops a package off that ya saved for weeks for [smilie=bow.gif] .. I just keep sayin ta myself " Its too shitty ta ride any wayz right now LOL . I got a WC of at my shop
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad89/rat4020/1027131334-1.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/rat4020/media/1027131334-1.jpg.html)
Soooo

Ya! It'th like Chrithmith all over again!

Wheels
01-07-2014, 09:16 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0471_zpscc2yyunt.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0471_zpscc2yyunt.jpg.html)

that's a cool idea to make the mounts removable. good job.

bmanga
01-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Subscribed! Looking pimptastic! [smilie=rockout3.gi:

Trouble675
01-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Subscribed! Looking pimptastic! [smilie=rockout3.gi:

Thanks!

Trouble675
01-14-2014, 01:23 PM
Didn't get a whole lot done this weekend. Just some bracing.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0504_zpsx8b9zsqa.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0504_zpsx8b9zsqa.jpg.html)

Trouble675
01-14-2014, 01:24 PM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0505_zpsewgu8ew2.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0505_zpsewgu8ew2.jpg.html)

Trouble675
01-14-2014, 01:27 PM
Just ordered the rear shocks. The fronts will have to wait, so I made a couple bars to hold the front end up til I can order them. She should be sitting on her wheels this weekend!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0512_zpsj3ohaubm.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0512_zpsj3ohaubm.jpg.html)

mmobley
01-14-2014, 02:18 PM
looking good dude!

Large
01-14-2014, 10:19 PM
You wont be able to wipe the smile off your face when she's a roller

Trouble675
01-15-2014, 07:17 AM
looking good dude!

Thanks Mitch!

Trouble675
01-15-2014, 07:18 AM
you wont be able to wipe the smile off your face when she's a roller

:d :d :d

2kmoss
01-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Love that pic of the front end. The way the light is gleaming of the shiny parts is just cool!

Looking great!

bmanga
01-19-2014, 08:19 PM
Love that pic of the front end. The way the light is gleaming of the shiny parts is just cool!

Looking great!

X2! [smilie=biggrin.gif]

Trouble675
01-19-2014, 10:54 PM
Shocks won't be delivered until tomorrow (Monday). So no new news to report. I did spend a small fortune at Fastenal and got all the nuts and bolts for the front suspension. Got those put in. I also had the local fab shop cut out and bend a dash to trial fit. It turned out waaaaaay off. Not sure what happened there. Thankfully the test version didn't cost anything. We'll make adjustments and hopefully get it closer next time. I also ordered a 12mm bolt for the rear lower motor mount. Got that put in and the motor is in there SOLID. No wobbling at all. So I measured for the front motor mounts and RickS will have those done and in the mail soon.

Rat4020
01-21-2014, 05:27 AM
[quote=Trouble675;276539]Shocks won't be delivered until tomorrow (Monday). So no new news to report. I did spend a small fortune at Fastenal and got all the nuts and bolts for the front suspension. Got those put in.

Trouble are ya on a first name basis at Fastenal LOL [smilie=giddy.gif] Thats a joke around here about Fastenless and the other is hearin the counter shmuck say "We dont have it in stock but in two days"

Rat4020
01-21-2014, 05:33 AM
Double post dunt know wtf

Trouble675
01-21-2014, 08:16 AM
Trouble are ya on a first name basis at Fastenal LOL [smilie=giddy.gif] Thats a joke around here about Fastenless and the other is hearin the counter shmuck say "We dont have it in stock but in two days"

Actually, I am! One of the guys there is a friend and for some reason, I get I get some sort of discount.... :D

Large
01-21-2014, 05:47 PM
[quote=Trouble675;276539]Shocks won't be delivered until tomorrow (Monday). So no new news to report. I did spend a small fortune at Fastenal and got all the nuts and bolts for the front suspension. Got those put in.

Trouble are ya on a first name basis at Fastenal LOL [smilie=giddy.gif] Thats a joke around here about Fastenless and the other is hearin the counter shmuck say "We dont have it in stock but in two days"

Small world.

The local bolt suppliers are Bomonds. Fine for metric stuff, but most AF/UNF is "we can get that in in a coupla days".

Trouble675
01-21-2014, 06:22 PM
[quote=Rat4020;276645]

Small world.

The local bolt suppliers are Bomonds. Fine for metric stuff, but most AF/UNF is "we can get that in in a coupla days".

It's the same here. I got just about everything I wanted except some 1/2-20x3s. They should be in by Thursday.

wjfawb0
01-21-2014, 07:18 PM
I used the local hardware store, mcmaster.com, and boltdepot.com to buy most of my stuff. I bought some oddball stuff at pegasus auto racing on the internet too. I may have bought heims at speedway motors. I don't recall anymore. :eek: I'm getting old.

bmanga
01-21-2014, 08:08 PM
I use McMaster.com a lot too, not because they're the cheapest but for at least my scenario they ship out of ATL which means I get it the next day being in north metro ATL. They heave a good selection too.

Trouble675
01-21-2014, 10:21 PM
I like walking in and getting what I need. Of course, it does help to call a couple days ahead of time to make sure they have it and order it if they don't. Did I mention the discount? Lol!

Rat4020
01-22-2014, 05:27 AM
[quote=Large;276709]

It's the same here. I got just about everything I wanted except some 1/2-20x3s. They should be in by Thursday.

But dude I didnt say that [smilie=excuseme.gi:Im easly confusled before my 2nd cup of java must be the argon in the shop air?

Trouble675
01-30-2014, 12:22 PM
FINALLY!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0546_1_zpsyhio5hxh.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0546_1_zpsyhio5hxh.jpg.html)

mmobley
01-30-2014, 12:59 PM
Looks great! Keep it up man.[smilie=rockout3.gi:

skreikem
01-30-2014, 01:23 PM
Nice lookin' buggy you got there!! Well done!! I didn't remember the AR-51s looking that good :D (I kid, I kid)

MrBracket
01-30-2014, 01:32 PM
It's a roller!!! Congrats!! Feels pretty good doesn't it?? Looks great!

Trouble675
01-30-2014, 03:04 PM
Thanks guys! Yes it feels great! I'll add moar pix later when I get time.

Now to finish up the bracing and make the nerf bars. Now that my table is cleared off, I can get some work done.

Trouble675
01-31-2014, 07:34 AM
Coming off the table!


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0540_zpsknftu12q.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0540_zpsknftu12q.jpg.html)

Trouble675
01-31-2014, 07:35 AM
On the floor!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0542_zpslamyernb.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0542_zpslamyernb.jpg.html)

Trouble675
01-31-2014, 07:37 AM
...and out the door!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0544_1_zpsandmgwnn.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0544_1_zpsandmgwnn.jpg.html)

Rat4020
01-31-2014, 07:38 AM
Looks might fine .. But were's the snow ?

Trouble675
01-31-2014, 07:39 AM
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0548_zpstqm4icrc.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0548_zpstqm4icrc.jpg.html)


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0547_zps2f6zjbbs.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0547_zps2f6zjbbs.jpg.html)


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0545_zpsjysgbvgl.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0545_zpsjysgbvgl.jpg.html)

Trouble675
01-31-2014, 07:42 AM
Snow? Lmao!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/1544469_10202339526401639_1907591487_n_zpsqhkwttam .jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/1544469_10202339526401639_1907591487_n_zpsqhkwttam .jpg.html)

Wheels
01-31-2014, 07:51 AM
man, that looks clean. i gotta admit, i'm surprised to not see snow myself. :)

MrBracket
02-03-2014, 11:15 AM
Mark, that is one good looking ride!! Nice work!!!

Trouble675
02-03-2014, 02:20 PM
Thank you gentlemen!

Trouble675
02-03-2014, 02:24 PM
Gave 'er some eyeballs the other day. And we got a tad bit of snow. Just a teaser, as it's been all winter. Not enough to even think about getting the sled out.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0552_zpsu0linrya.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0552_zpsu0linrya.jpg.html)

Trouble675
02-03-2014, 02:28 PM
Oh, and the dash is just a mock up. It definitely needs some adjusting. I'm waiting on the bonnet to show up from Edge so I can get a better idea of the fitment.

Large
02-03-2014, 09:53 PM
That looks great mate.

Tho' I reckon the front shocks might loosen a few teeth...and your bowels over the rough stuff.

Rat4020
02-04-2014, 05:39 AM
Au he said he's got springs comin that autta smothe it a bit[smilie=rofl.gif] But yer AR looks bitchin

Trouble675
02-04-2014, 10:09 AM
Oh, you're an evil one, Large. Lmao!

wjfawb0
02-04-2014, 08:27 PM
That's one way to reduce body roll. :D Looking real good.

Trouble675
02-09-2014, 02:43 PM
VROOM VROOM!!!

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0562_zpsfn44geza.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0562_zpsfn44geza.jpg.html)

Rat4020
02-09-2014, 03:08 PM
COOL Tell Spot ta sit his ass on the seat so he can reach da peddlez:D

Trouble675
02-19-2014, 05:52 PM
A while back, someone posted a link to some site that makes wiring harness extension kits that use the factory plugs so you don't have to cut any wires on the harness. Does anyone remember seeing that? I meant to bookmark that website but didn't. Silly me. If someone could point me in that direction, I'll buy you a beer!

Trouble675
02-19-2014, 06:02 PM
Crap....I found the thread. Never mind.

Duane
02-19-2014, 11:05 PM
I want the beer anyway.

Rat4020
02-20-2014, 05:51 AM
Ya me too[smilie=mhihi.gif]

NinjaRaptor
02-20-2014, 08:47 AM
Crap....I found the thread. Never mind.

Hey Mark,

Just out of curiosity, where is the thread that lists the company for the wire extension harness? Might be something to use in the future...

Trouble675
02-20-2014, 10:17 AM
The one I was looking for was your thread, NinjaRaptor. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for but it put me in the right direction.


http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/controls-electrical/19707-motorcycle-electrical-connectors.html

Trouble675
02-20-2014, 10:18 AM
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I want the beer anyway.

NinjaRaptor
02-20-2014, 10:22 AM
The one I was looking for was your thread, NinjaRaptor. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for but it put me in the right direction.


http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/controls-electrical/19707-motorcycle-electrical-connectors.html

This site does offer all the connectors, I thought you might have found someone that builds custom wire harness extensions. That would have saved some time in the long run depending on the cost. I can tell you that the connectors I bought work well and fit as intended.

Trouble675
02-20-2014, 11:15 AM
This site does offer all the connectors, I thought you might have found someone that builds custom wire harness extensions. That would have saved some time in he long run depending on the cost. I can tell you that the connectors I bought work well and fit as intended.

Sweet! Ya, all I'm really looking for is the oem Hayabusa male/female connectors. I can do the wiring myself, no problem. I can even cut/splice/extend too. I just thought it'd be cleaner looking.

I emailed Joe at cycleterminal.com. I told him what I was looking for. He said to send him pix of the connectors I needed. He said he most likely had them. I'll be doing that today.

Rat4020
02-20-2014, 11:57 AM
I still want a BEER [smilie=mhihi.gif]

NinjaRaptor
02-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Sweet! Ya, all I'm really looking for is the oem Hayabusa male/female connectors. I can do the wiring myself, no problem. I can even cut/splice/extend too. I just thought it'd be cleaner looking.

I emailed Joe at cycleterminal.com. I told him what I was looking for. He said to send him pix of the connectors I needed. He said he most likely had them. I'll be doing that today.

He has what you need. I may have found a source for OEM wire as well, but the pricing may not be worth it. I will let everyone know what I decide once I get to that point. Its easier to trace and troubleshoot when the colors are the same....

Trouble675
02-21-2014, 08:47 AM
I still want a BEER [smilie=mhihi.gif]

You ain't too far away. You got any snow on the ground? You got a sled? I have sled-will travel.

Trouble675
02-21-2014, 08:51 AM
QUOTE=NinjaRaptor;279321]He has what you need. I may have found a source for OEM wire as well, but the pricing may not be worth it. I will let everyone know what I decide once I get to that point. Its easier to trace and troubleshoot when the colors are the same....[/QUOTE]

You're right! It would be a lot easier. But not necessary for me. As long as I can keep my wires different colors in the same loom, I'm good. Then I can keep my looms separate.

Rat4020
02-21-2014, 10:09 AM
You ain't too far away. You got any snow on the ground? You got a sled? I have sled-will travel.


Dude we got some nice weather goin now 1 above 30mph winds and 12" of snow last night gives us about 5ft for the season

I got a 95 pissaris I havent driven it in 5 years , We are mainly into Quadbikes got four of them and I spend about all my mad $$$$$ on buggy parts LOL oh and BEER[smilie=ext_hooray.:

Trouble675
02-21-2014, 11:16 AM
I have a friend up in Park Rapids. One of these days I need to get up there for a visit. Come on up. First round is on me! [smilie=ext_beer2.g:

Up north
02-22-2014, 01:40 PM
I have a friend up in Park Rapids. One of these days I need to get up there for a visit. Come on up. First round is on me! [smilie=ext_beer2.g:

I'm 45 minutes from Park Rapids, I want in! I have a sled and I'll buy the first round too!!!

Trouble675
02-22-2014, 04:35 PM
Right on!

Trouble675
03-16-2014, 10:27 AM
I'm in the shop for a bit today. Taking inventory and prepping the drive line for assembly.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0627_zpsr2ujpe4q.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0627_zpsr2ujpe4q.jpg.html)

Trouble675
03-16-2014, 10:33 AM
Question: does it make a difference which way the cv's are installed? These have a groove on one side. Is the grove supposed to be inboard or outboard?


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0628_zpstpyql7iz.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0628_zpstpyql7iz.jpg.html)

Duane
03-16-2014, 10:48 AM
That's a nice lookin pile of parts!

sodman
03-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Here's a link CV Assembly (http://www.outfrontmotorsports.com/cv_assembly.htm) this might help ya out
If link doesn't work its a sticky on driveline section

Trouble675
03-16-2014, 11:02 AM
Thanks Duane. That's about half of my tax refund sitting there.

Thanks Sodman! That really spells it out, doesn't it? [smilie=tr_thankyou:

Pstegs 101
03-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Hey trouble, the buggy is looking great. Btw could you give me measurements for the CV joint. Thank You :D

Trouble675
03-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Hey trouble, the buggy is looking great. Btw could you give me measurements for the CV joint. Thank You :D

Which measurement? I'm not sure I follow.....the cv's are EMPI 930s. Axles are 24".

Pstegs 101
03-16-2014, 03:23 PM
Sorry that was a little bit vague. I was talking about the width and how thick it is. Sorry

Trouble675
03-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Oh ok. I used Google to find this. I hope this helps.

http://www.blindchickenracing.com/how_to/cvjoints_axles/cv_joints_101.htm

Pstegs 101
03-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Oh ok. I used Google to find this. I hope this helps.

CV Joints 101 (http://www.blindchickenracing.com/how_to/cvjoints_axles/cv_joints_101.htm)

Thanks your great !

RickS.
03-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Groove side goes against cv flange. opposite of boot.

Trouble675
03-22-2014, 03:20 PM
Got a little bit done today. Left and center axles are in. The right axle will have to wait. It seems either Moore Parts or EMPI shorted me a cv flange. I meant to call them this week but forgot.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0633_zpsxwp4qfxx.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0633_zpsxwp4qfxx.jpg.html)

Trouble675
03-22-2014, 03:24 PM
Moar pix...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0642_zps0asqjfpf.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0642_zps0asqjfpf.jpg.html)

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0638_zpskpr8rw2v.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0638_zpskpr8rw2v.jpg.html)

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a617/Uglyduck675/IMAG0637_zpspmttu0z1.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Uglyduck675/media/IMAG0637_zpspmttu0z1.jpg.html)

RickS.
03-22-2014, 05:38 PM
Looks good. At final assembly flip that center axle around.
I always put the removable splined flange on the rotor side.
(Like shown in the plans.)

emkc02
03-22-2014, 08:04 PM
Thank you for moar pix Trouble, always appreciate some pics!

Up north
03-22-2014, 08:16 PM
Thank you for moar pix Trouble, always appreciate some pics!

X2, I can't read so pics are good!

Trouble675
03-22-2014, 09:59 PM
Looks good. At final assembly flip that center axle around.
I always put the removable splined flange on the rotor side.
(Like shown in the plans.)

I had it that way when I tacked the lower collar halves on. Took it all apart for welding and when I put it back together I noticed I had it wrong. I'll fix it later.

Rat4020
03-23-2014, 09:23 AM
Lookin great so far :D And I can read picts just fine

Wheels
03-23-2014, 02:53 PM
those are some tight clearances on there with the sprocket(i'm sure it's just the pictures). pretty cool. i'm with Rat and everyone else... i can read pics just fine too. :D

Pstegs 101
03-24-2014, 09:14 AM
Looks good :D can't wait to see you riping across the lawn :cool:

RickS.
03-24-2014, 09:43 AM
those are some tight clearances on there with the sprocket(i'm sure it's just the pictures). pretty cool. i'm with Rat and everyone else... i can read pics just fine too. :D

Upper arms clear chain pins by 1-1/16"
Lower arms clear by 9/16"

masternate
07-30-2014, 02:52 AM
Oh man i want to build one of these so bad!! Were the plans sent to email....or were they mailed in print? I'm a tad bit old fashioned.